Northrop Grumman

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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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    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Annapolis, MD

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Pride in the systems being designed and built. Tuition reimbursement policy. Opportunities to see systems in the field. Travel opportunities. Opportunities to work with other Northrop Grumman divisions and sites.

    Cons

    Stagnate environment. Limited career paths and opportunity for advancement. Outdated management philosophy. Management rewards years of service and long hours rather then performance and skills. Lip service given to work/life balance. A clear tier two provider with no real aim or pathway to grow the company. Travel policies lag similar defense contractors. Benefits lag other defense companies. Limited opportunities to excel technically or climb management ranks. Lack if transparency in hiring practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benchmark other industry players. To attract and retain the best and brightest you need to be at least competitive.

    No opinion of CEO
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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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