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

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

I have been working at Northrop Grumman as an intern (less than a 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. 2 people found this helpful

    A job for a lifetime if you can handle corporate politics

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    Former Employee - Aerospace Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Aerospace Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Due to their size, Northrop Grumman has plenty of opportunities to make a lifetime career out of working with them. They pay competitive rates and have locations in just about every area of the country.

    Cons

    There are massive amounts of politics, internal struggles and even competition between divisions. Often times there will be many different groups competing for the same work and you wind up in a war of egos. Due to the structure of most major defense contracts, Northrop is forced to follow the model of putting "cheeks in seats" and just hiring warm bodies to fill positions rather than spending time to prune and recruit top talent. While this makes for a diverse team, salaries are NOT based on performance and you WILL wind up doing 10x more work than someone who makes a significant amount more than you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to reward your superstar employees with more than just $500-1000 awards (which are heavily taxed).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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
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