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New Fresh ideas are required, Good old boys network needs to be dismantled.

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Current Employee - Program Manager in Rolling Meadows, IL
Current Employee - Program Manager in Rolling Meadows, IL

I have been working at Northrop Grumman

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

NGC as a company might be ok, not this location

Cons

too many to list - good old boys network is very powerful- professional growth is restircted by this group who is not competent to lead 21 st century work force.

Advice to Management

Dismantle myopic out of touch, 7th centrury mind set good old boys network. These middle managers have no competence, and subsequently are good at sabotaging efficient ideas which could result in significant savings of tax payers money

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  1. Helpful (1)

    A great company witrh competive pay and benefits.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Northrop Grumman is one of the few remaining companies with a pension plan. The benefits and 401k contributions ALMOST make up for the lack of fairness and respect toward their employees. Northrop Grumman integrates new technology and continually upgradestheir database systems.

    Cons

    The philosophy of matrix supervision used by middle management often results in sporadic coverage over multiple systems. One administator may be supporting as many as five project managers, all requesting 100% of your time. I'm willing to give 200%, but 500% is beyond my ability! Employees are frequently left with the responsibility of deciding which customer will be short changed in support .

    Advice to Management

    Senior management at Northrop Grumman should shorten the leash on their middle managers and require more responsible management practices. I would prefer senior management discard the matrix supervision philosophy, and institute a more effective style of management.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Northrop Grumman provides valuable resources for our Nation's defense.

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They provide very valuable support to the troops and are always engaged in missions that matter to the Defense Department. You have enormous opportunities to work just about any where in the world because of the size and scope of the company.

    Cons

    Difficult getting truth to power. Much of the middle management is entrenched and will filter information before it can get to decision makers. Many middle managers are required to find billable hours so are less available to provide management support than other large companies I have seen. Infrastructure is not adequate to support a very flat organization, so you are forced to managed in an out of date style.

    Advice to Management

    Find other ways of receiving information other than just through your management team. You have a very talented workforce but your management techniques are from the past.


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