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Solid Defense Contractor to work for

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Washington, DC

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

Pros

Benefits were excellent. 401K match. Tuition reimbursement. A lot of freedom to work the job.

Cons

Difficult to move laterally withing the company. No clear cut guidelines on career progression.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start some type of "Your career with NG - 101" class that is given yearly. This would list and discuss the steps in developing one's career over the long term with NG. Talk about what is possible.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Good company headed in the wrong direction

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

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule
    contributing to national defense
    interesting work, products, and projects
    (generally) good co-workers
    easy to take time off
    on-site exercise room

    Cons

    Lots of corporate double-talk: ex. great performance and record bonuses (for the few who get them) then followed by another year of 2% raises because the economy is bad.
    Raise cycle switched from 12 to 18 months, makes 2% into 1.3% annually - inflation is higher.
    "Harmonizing" benefits to "retain the best talent" with means reduced 401K match (double-talk).
    Steady reduction in benefits over last decade: insurance, pension, weekly to 2 week pay period.
    Company seems to care more about pandering to women, minorities, and homosexuals than anything else, including performance - sorry if you are a straight white male with religious beliefs.
    Too much bureaucratic oversight from "Baltimore" which dictates policy for everything but can never be questioned.
    Too many disjointed computer systems that don't talk to each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify and reward talent - you'd have to stop patting each other on the back and pay attention.
    End the double-talk.
    Get rid of "Baltimore" and their policies - that would save a ton of time & money.
    Stop being so cheap to your employees and calling it "affordability" or "harmonization".
    Your "engagement" effort is a farce as employees are not honestly answering the Gallop Q12 to avoid hurting the employee's direct manager.
    "Diversity" means straight white males have limited career path - seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not a place for young engineers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Off every other Friday, work at times is interesting

    Cons

    Lousy raises, no promotions, benefits cut, holidays cut, pension eliminated, pay Not competitive and the threat of constant Layoffs. In the ELectronic systems sector they just increased raises to 18 months AND the average is 2 percent so you are only getting about 1.3 percent per year. Last year the raises we're only 2 percent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay workers better and start giving raises again or risk losing workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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