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Lousy Place to Work

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rolling Meadows, IL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rolling Meadows, IL

I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time

Pros

9/80 Flex Time Off, health benefits

Cons

Incompetent management, raises/promotions based on what circle an employee spins in, no credit for good work done, managers allowed to act on personal biases towards subordinates, extremely-high level of undeserved hubris among some employees and managers, denied opportunities, an environment where turning in one's co-worker for frivolous reasons is highly encouraged, sub-standard compensation

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn from "top" companies and maybe you wouldn't be ranked near the bottom!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Northrop Grumman Space Park (formerly TRW)

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Redondo Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Redondo Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Engineering based business model - management still places product performance above financial results. Recent cost pressure has put this at risk and some shortcuts are starting to be taken. Management has a basic understanding of risks associated with shortened and less rigorous (costly) product development cycles and is communicating this to customers.
    Management embraces specialization and makes good efforts to provide adequate training and tools to employees.

    Cons

    Political and silo'd culture. I heard about this prior to working at NGC Space Park and it's true. There is inadequate communication between engineering disciplines and an 'Us vs Them' mentality that generates discord.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Basic MBA advice - look at the cash flow along the product development life-cycle. More resources earlier in the process will result in less problems down the road. Review processes need to be real and not just 'Check the box.' In this era of lower budgets make sure to rigorously understand customer needs (again, don't just check the box) and execute accordingly. The companies that will win are those that get the balance between customer needs and budgets right. It's not an easy task.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Meh

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    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst III  in  Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst III in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Good company with solid future

    Cons

    Poor team lead that has lead to dissatisfaction. Limited growth opportunities and a general lack of care regarding career development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Different groups within the company competing for the same contract is foolishness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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