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Northrop Grumman is a Good Company for Engineers

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Former Employee - Engineer in Palmdale, CA
Former Employee - Engineer in Palmdale, CA

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Pretty easy to stand out
- Lots of career opportunities
- Very good locations
- Excellent work/life balance (not much night shift)
- It's pretty hard to lose your job there
- Bleeding Edge product offerings

Cons

- Way too many layers of management
- Way too many managers at each level
- Management Oversight is too high on contract proposals; NG can't compete well as a result
- Transferring out of a department is difficult if you don't have someone pulling you
- It's better to look good than to be good
- Raises are the same whether you're Extremely Effective or Extremely Ineffective
- They lag upgrading personal workstations (For instance, I was upgraded from Windows 95 to Windows 2000 long after Windows XP was available)

Advice to Management

Please consider process improvement initiatives for the support functions - not just manufacturing. The true opportunities for cutting costs exists in evaluating what is really necessary to support your shop floor. Keep a watchful eye on management's "Empire Building".

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    Former Employee - Senior PA Planner in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior PA Planner in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very professional and well run organization which has contracting opportunities throughout multiple Department of Defense agencies/organizations

    Cons

    The salary offered sometimes isn't as high as competing firms. I translate this into higher overhead costs that such a large firm must incorporate into every one of their contracts.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

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    Company doesn't retain employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethpage, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethpage, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - It is a good place to start your career.
    - It offers the best work/life balance.
    - It compensates for a higher education (MBA).

    Cons

    - Young employees do not stay in the company for more than 5 years.
    - Promotion to a management level is on "who you know" basis.
    - Compensation is below industry level.

    Advice to Management

    Management should retain employees.

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