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Innovation is key

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington, VA

I have been working at Northrop Grumman

Pros

Great opportunities to do different stuff, you just have to put yourself out there
Support from upper management about getting more involved in the company and persuing activities
Management is trying to be more "innovative" which is really (slowly) shaking things up (positively)
Internal programs to stimulate employees being empowered to take over their own careers

Cons

If your project ends, you are out of luck. You have to find your own new position and you are given the same priority as an external employee. (although I think this situation depends on the group)
HR center is worthless, you call for help and they just read back the literature. No deeper understanding of benefits.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep pursuing more modern ways of growing the company.
Find something to do when people have gaps in charge numbers because you can really be loosing great people due to funding issues on projects.
Employees really like getting involved in helping out

Recommends
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Bureaucratic and unfulfilled promises

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Linthicum, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Linthicum, MD

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Provides a security clearance. Made some great friends among my peers. Intramural sports leagues and regular social outings. Great health benefits. OK 401K plan (you put in 4% and they'll match 2% max).

    Cons

    Lack of communication and feedback; managers wait until end of year to provide anything meaningful. Employees put into leadership positions without demonstrating any ability to manage people. Far behind the cutting edge. Laid off 800 people 3 times in the past 2 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop laying people off while still giving upper management bonuses. Place an emphasis on providing real feedback monthly, with meaningful goal setting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Exceptional Senior Management - Inconsistent Middle Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Work on top programs, with bright people, in an excellent work environment

    Cons

    Pockets of excellence, and some pockets of surprises. The good news is word travels fast within the company, so not-so-great middle managers become known. However, when joining as a new-hire, it's daunting to determine if you'll be working for an ace manager, or a sociopath.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Minor suggestion - better feedback system on middle managers. Where there are constant complaints, there may be a management problem. High turnover in groups is also an indicator.

    Recommends
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