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The work is challenging, but it's a good place to work.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

I have been working at Northrop Grumman

Pros

I love that the work we do is difficult and challenging, because it makes solving the problems more rewarding. The benefits are some of the best in Oklahoma, in some ways even better than what you'll find at Chesapeake or Devon. Work-life balance is encouraged here, even if you're aggressive in advancing within the company. The company does pay well, even if it doesn't always feel like its enough.

Cons

Like all work at defense contractors, work can come and go in a blink of the eye. Even programs on contract with high need are subject to cuts or cancellations, especially given the environment in Washington right now. The defense industry is an odd cross roads where it is trying to shrink, which means layoffs and budget cuts, but at the same time trying to get younger. This creates unique opportunites for those lucky enough to survive cuts, but challenges as well in that there is more work than can be done in a normal work week. At times it feels like the conpensation falls short of the work done, though the pay is still good for Oklahoma.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management does a good job recognizing people who work hard, continue to do so. Be more aggressive though in pushing for top performers.

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  1. 7 people found this helpful

    It's a job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    If you know the right people you can go far.
    Average salary for the skill sets.
    Average benefits, and like most major companies they are going up in price and down in value.
    There are cutting edge groups, but you have to search them out.

    Cons

    Too much management spread over a large and diverse product set. The current (2012) hierarchy adds three to four layers of upper (expensive) management between program execution and corporate leadership, with no defined value added to the final product.
    Constant reorganizations undo development of relationships and process efficiencies for both individuals as well as the organizations changed.
    In ability of management at any level to approve investment in a program upfront to reduce costs later on. The common approach to risk management is identify and ignore until it is an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to communicate with your workforce through surveys, and actually communicate with them.
    Flatten the organization. Make management a priority, instead of trying to sideline it to a 20% job.
    Make sure your management team can actually manage. Employees are rated annually by their managers (and themselves), add a process for employees to rate their manager.
    Responsibility delegation is good; but do not assume that because you delegated a job to someone and that job was completed that: A. the delegate had any part in its success; and B. that completion = success.
    Understand that every request made at the top of the management chain will “snowball” as it rolls down the organization, taking time and resources from already strapped projects.
    Do not ask for a monthly status report on specific programs if you are not going to come up to speed on each of those programs; and if you are, then cut out the two levels of management in between that are no longer adding value.

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  2. It was ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Technology and type of work

    Cons

    Low pay for location. Doesnt take past experience into the equation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a whole good. Specific, not really helkpful

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