Northrop Grumman

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Big Company, Lots of pros and cons

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Redondo Beach, CA
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Redondo Beach, CA

I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Full spectrum of capabilities and access to specialists that are preeminent experts.
Flexible work plans and generous leave policies

Cons

Large company bureaucracy and overall inattentiveness to employee needs and desires.
Positive work environment is very program specific. Good programs are good, Bad programs

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It doesn't take much to make employees happy. Even small gestures of appreciation besides hollow certificates and pens would be more than enough to keep especially your younger demographic happy.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company in the Contracting world.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Professional
    Current Employee - IT Professional

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good and well known company in the Washington D.C. area. They have good benefits and seem to pay in a fair range according to your expertise. Human resources work quickly to get you through the hiring process once you accept.

    Cons

    Government contracting world is not the most stable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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