Northrop Grumman

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Average place to work with above average benefits, but certainly not for everyone

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Network Engineer V in Fairfax, VA
Current Employee - Network Engineer V in Fairfax, VA

I have been working at Northrop Grumman

Pros

There are several great reasons to work for Northrop Grumman IT (now Northrop Grumman Information Systems). They are, in no particular order:

1. Pretty good pay relative to the other contractors in the area. Be warned though, this is directly related to how badly they need to fill a position, so it does take a little bit of luck.

2. Great benefits. 401k match with a defined benefit pension plan for current and former employees. New employees can see an additional 4% match to their 401k in lieu of the pension plan. Health care plans are numerous and fairly good in my opinion.

3. Depending on your manager/client, they can be pretty flexible about work hours and dress code.

4. Plenty of opportunities to get involved with other things AS LONG AS YOU ASK. It won't be done for you.

Cons

1. The biggest downside is the same problem that plagues all contractors....you are a body that is generating revenue. If you're not happy with your position, don't expect any help finding another one. Why would your manager want to let you go to another position when that means s/he will have to backfill you?

2. Along the same lines, it's common that people are just showing up to get a check and not trying to cause any shake-ups or problems.

3. Be ready for "bait and switch" when it comes to the job you'll be doing.

4. Don't expect to be able to take advantage of the promised training opportunities.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let people do the training they want to do. Listen to employee's concerns and try to address them.

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    NG provides opportunity for advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Good growth potential for those with career goals

    Cons

    Northrop is made up many companies that were acquired over the past two decades. Some of the employees from those acquisition do not easily veer from the "way business is done" mentality. This includes management and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Process must be developed and followed across the board

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Northrop Grumman IS - A great place to work for the driven professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Redondo Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Redondo Beach, CA

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Northrop has an amazing amount of resources available that you won't find in smaller businesses. Northrop has the knowledge and expertise to compete with any other company in aerospace, and they have the facilities and hardware to get work completed. The work that Northrop does is very interesting, and seems important to the nation. When it comes down to it, some of the best minds in the nation are at work at Northrop, and there's as much to learn as there is to do.

    Cons

    Northrop is a huge company, and if you're not a self-starter, you can get lost in the company, or think that you're doing a lot better than management thinks you are. There are politics involved, and one must be good at playing the game just as one must be good at doing the actual work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management could do more to increase the salaries of its employees. Northrop does pretty well compared to our peers, but profit-sharing might be nice to have.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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