Northrop Grumman

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Systems Engineer

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Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Fort Belvoir, VA
Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Fort Belvoir, VA

I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

NG maintained a training budget that employees could use with their manager's approval. Training required a 1 year commitment to remain with NG.

Cons

Almost impossible to advance out of a billable position. Once they had you brining in a check from the customer, they did not want you to leave for another position within the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Allow your employees to develop full careers instead of thinking of them purely as a piece of a contract vehicle.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Northrop Grumman Aurora

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Aurora, CO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Still looks like a good place to start a carreer.

    Cons

    Senior employees, it is best to move on if you can. Erosion of benefits and retirement make it even more compelling to do so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have clearly been loosing top software/systems engineers over the past few years. Your talent is leaving to Bit Systems in droves. It appeared to me that recent reorganizations seem to have left no single corporate entity with an interest in growing the business in Aurora. Raytheon is eating your lunch.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Overall, a good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Apopka, FL
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Apopka, FL

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

    Pros

    *Great environment for those who like loose management (not the case 100% of the time though)
    *Good benefits (Education reimbursement, 401K, health, etc)
    *The company as a whole is great - fantastic CEO
    *Good facilities
    *Many opportunities to learn from knowledgeable people
    *Fascinating work

    Cons

    *Very, very little accountability; those who were a detriment to the company weren't dealt with very well or at all
    *Very little acknowledgement for those who performed in an outstanding manner. Generally in the form of "Lets just make everyone feel good" rather than pointing out stellar contributors
    *Multiple reductions in force over the last couple of years, >50% downsizing in my division
    *Poor communication between management and the production floor
    *Poor design for manufacturing
    *Poor designs in general many times
    *Military contract dependant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I can't even being to stress how important communication is... all the way down the line.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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