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If you are a senior in engineering or computer science, apply to Northrop Grumman!

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Baltimore, MD
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD

I have been working at Northrop Grumman

Pros

Northrop really respects their employees and is very focused on work/life balance. They really go after college students for internships and their personal development program, which is great for 'touring' different offices for a few years.

They also have telecommuting for some work, and its likely to get easier to this in the future!

Cons

The compensation is not as high as some of the other defense contractors, but its not too far off and the benefits of working @ NGC probably outweigh the difference.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work. The focus on work/life balance is important in today's busy life.

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    A challenging, satisfying place to work

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Research Analyst  in  Redondo Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Laboratory Research Analyst in Redondo Beach, CA

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    If you want to help create cutting edge projects, this is the place to be. You are not held back by your job title. I started out in the M3 Shop (PA Tech) and now lead a team creating a major sub-assembly. If you are ambitious, you can move around quite a bit at the company. I can't include too much personal detail, except to say...it's a great place to spend your career if you stay focused.

    Cons

    Nothing moves fast. It's a combination of customer requirements and the bureaucracy of a large company. But, no union work rules, so you do have a lot more freedom to get the job done.
    Not enough parking at some of the buildings is a hassle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get down to the shop / highbay floor and talk to some of the average employees about what is going on.
    Or better yet....provide anonymous feedback on Section Heads and Center Managers. In my former area, there is so much nepotism and office politics, but upper management seems clueless.
    Put a standalone computer in each area that allows anonymous access to the Employee Forum.
    Currently you must sign in to post on the Forum.....so you are identified. This limits critical discourse.

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    Good balance of work and life.

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Northrop Grumman offers good benefits and good opportunity to balance work and life.

    Cons

    If you work on a contract you'll periodically go through the rebid process. Finding other work at Northrop if a contract ends is far from guaranteed. But, while the contract is good you know you're good, so it goes both ways. Also when on contract your raise will probably barely keep pace with the cost of living because the company wants to make a certain percentage profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more flexible in allowing former employees to come back at their prior level of benefits.

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