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A company that has lost its way.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redondo Beach, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redondo Beach, CA

I worked at Northrop Grumman

Pros

Excellent pay. Interesting and challenging programs. A valuable resource for national security.

Cons

An overly large conglomerate/holding company where people are treated like furniture. A company that lacks any team spirit whatsoever. Employees are so busy looking over their shoulder that they often walk into walls. Policy, procedures and bureaucracy are venerated while customer satisfaction, quality and innovation suffer as employees spend an inordinate amount of time maneuvering through the internal labyrinth of non-sense checks and balances. Northrop is consumed with fear of making a mistake or losing a dollar. This has killed the entrepreneurial spirit. Management is highly accusatory and would rather excoriate an employee than roll up their sleeves and help with the problem.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A company consists of its people. It's value and success is often determined by the quality of its people. Management has lost its humanity trading in the qualities which distinguish us from mere animals in favor of self-serving and self-promoting arrogance. Management needs to find its soul.

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    Professional Development Program

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    Current Employee - Cost Control Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Cost Control Analyst in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Flexibility (9/80 scedule); rotational assignments; diversity.
    Professional Development Opportunities - NGES offers 100% tuition assistance and is very supporting of requests to take both internal and external training courses.

    Cons

    It's a huge organization where it's difficult to get noticed for above average work. Yearly raises are fairly standard across jobs, regardless of how you perform, and employees do not receive a salary increase after earning an advanced degree or completing a certification. Salaries are lower than industry average, at least for business professionals, and many new employees leave within 2-3 years. It's very easy to leave Northrop after a short period and move to another defense contractor within the area. Management regularly discusses the need to retain talented young employees, but so far it appears to just be talk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a bonus program and/or profit sharing for all employees.

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    Some good things, more bad though.

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Pascagoula, MS
    Current Employee - Analyst in Pascagoula, MS

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    The company builds cool things. Job security. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay, Lack of training and development, sometimes unprofessional atmosphere. There is basically no training program for college hires. I was basically given a cube and a computer and went to work. I am still unsure exactly what it is I do. The company needs to create a defined training program for college hires. Class room work, group activities etc. This will allow the new employees to not only learn required skills but also get acquainted with the company and meet other new hires. The company promised a lot during the interview process and simply did not deliver. Also watch out for the relocation repayment agreements they will trap you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advise to Management: Create a defined training program for college hires. Class room work, group activities etc. This will allow the new employees to not only learn required skills but also acquainted with the company and meet other new hires.

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