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Great company with people who car about what they do, but it can be improved.

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Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Falls Church, VA
Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Falls Church, VA

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

Pros

1. Competitive pay and excellent benefits, including flexible work arrangements for many people (9/80, 4/10, WFH).
2. Exposure to interesting cutting edge engineering technologies.
3. People who care a lot about their mission to help protect warfighters.
4. Lots of opportunities for advancement.
6. Good work life balance.

Cons

1. Lots of meetings that don't seem to have a purpose.
2. Ineffective managers and staff are often coddled. These individuals are not fired and often are not even confronted for their inappropriate behavior.
3. Very hierarchical organization. Although "open door" is promoted, using it is not likely to get you the outcome you desire.
4. Some areas of the company are understaffed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

1. Weed out the poor performers.
2. Hire more young people. NG needs to do a better job of marketing itself to college students. Most college students today are concerned about finding a job when they graduate, and NG has many jobs to offer IF students obtain the right degree. These students already have a leg up because of US citizenship requirements for employment in the defense industry, but they don't know it. We need to reach out to them and let them know there's a great chance of a job at NG if they get the needed skills.

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    Cutting edge research and development of aerospace technology

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The most exciting, interesting technology I've ever worked on, with some of the sharpest people

    Cons

    Large bureaucracy, and the ultimate boss driving the bureacracy is congress, the most fickle and near-sighted customer you can imagine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * use and contribute to open source projects to get the latest and greatest capabilities
    * use knowledgebases, not wikis and forums
    * use company-wide VCS for all documents and software

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good Company - Challenging time in Aerospace

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Challenging Engineering Assignments with Good Benefits and Training

    Cons

    Current focus on cost reduction due to decline in government aerospace spending

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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