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Positive overall experience but not my dream job

Software Engineer II (Current Employee)

ProsYour experience will vary based on the business unit and project your work on but:
* I have had lots of opportunities to advance my career and position with in the company. If you are a competent and motivated employee you will get your chances.
* Large company with plenty of opportunity to change job roles or move laterally to another project.
* If you have good managers, they will take care of you with out-of-cycle raises and TAP bonuses.
* The leadership on my program has steadily improved in championing change, such as process improvements and weeding out a lot of sub-par employees.
* Flexible work schedule
* Easy going environment

Cons* Government contracting. Opposite of cutting edge, tons of red tape, customers who don't know what they want until you finish and they see that's not what they want, etc.
* Employees with entitled attitudes where they think just doing job is going above and beyond and get upset they don't get recognition for doing the bare minimum.
* Tuition reimbursement cap is extremely low.
* Lack of transparency from upper management.
* Hiring process is so convoluted that it is impossible to bring in quality people when you need them.
* No lateral awareness across programs and business units which results in redundant capabilities being implemented, wasting lots of tax payer money.

Advice to Senior Management* Improve transparency and communication.
* Win more contracts by not trying to unnecessarily inflate costs.
* Fix the recruiting process.
* Don't let the people who do sub-standard work coast and collect a paycheck.
* Foster a small business atmosphere within programs and projects and stop trying to push this One NG concept. One size does not fit all.

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    Northrop Grumman is an excellent employer and I would like to continue with them through to retirement.

    Network Engineer III (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman


    Pros: Northrop has good education benefits, the best pay of 3 companies I have worked for to date and the management (at least here locally) really… Cons: The higher corporate execs get into the weeds sometimes and make decisions that seem to be detrimental to winning business (future contracts). They seem to… Advice to Senior Management: Create an oversight board from headquarters to manage multiple division contracts so their is one decision maker without… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Good people to work with need new senior management that understands good leadership principals

    Director (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman


    Pros: Good people to work with. Cons: Hurry Hurry quick quick slow environment. People are afraid to say what they… Advice to Senior Management: Need to listen to their people and stop driving from… More
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