Northrop Grumman

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Great atmosphere to learn and experience a lot about the aerospace & defense industry

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Current Employee - Product Follow Engineer in Rolling Meadows, IL
Current Employee - Product Follow Engineer in Rolling Meadows, IL

I have been working at Northrop Grumman as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Salary. Technology, Type of work, Benefits

Cons

Company budget is based on politics and government based

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    My program definitely appears to be mismanaged

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Government always seems to have money for defense contractors. Great benefits

    Cons

    Management always seems to be a little incompetent. Work/Life balance can be lacking at times, and there is this mentality that new technologies are bad or not as good as ones that management or senior engineers are used to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brilliant people, inherently ineffective culture

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    Former Employee - Chief Technology Officer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Chief Technology Officer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Northrop Grumman has an amazing heritage, and it is a company that I felt proud working for. Many of the people I worked with or worked around were very intelligent.

    Cons

    The world of government contracting is not conducive to running a real business in my opinion. A company whose revenue primarily comes from the federal government (approximately 98% for Northrop Grumman) is one in which the federal government effectively dictates prices, schedules, profits, and headcount. Add the corruption within senior government officials and political parties to the mix, and you have a 'business' environment that isn't business-like at all. The ebbs and flows of government contracts put tenured employees at risk on a regular basis, and due to the fact that each contract is its own business, over which Northrop Grumman acts as a logical umbrella with shared back-office services, this means that the business model cannot support a bench of employees between contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not succumb to the power that is implied by working in a big office with big customers and big secrets. Default to an open approach to information and communication instead of a default which is closed and secret (except where legally necessary of course). Measure your leaders based on their ability to execute and their ability to lead and create teams that consistently execute. Do not stand for employees who are ineffective, no matter how long they've been working there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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