Northrop Grumman

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Great Place to work

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Current Employee - Electronics Technician in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Electronics Technician in San Diego, CA

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

Pros

Ability to move up quickly or across multiple programs because the company likes to use its resources to their full potential.

Cons

The only cons that I have seen is the difficulty cutting through the bureaucracy that can short circuit a project as it is getting off the ground.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Opportunity to learn and grow while working with some of the best professional experience in the world

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    Former Employee - Team Lead/Lead Mechanic in Fort Irwin, CA
    Former Employee - Team Lead/Lead Mechanic in Fort Irwin, CA

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work models, pay, benefits, time off, regular opportunities to advance, opportunities to transfer to other work sites or cross-train into another field, full open-door policy all the way up to the top.

    Cons

    Little supervision on some sites, union biases from supervisors at times, difficult work conditions (rain or shine the work gets done), and often the work is done outdoors regardless of the climate conditions (cold, hot, wind, sand, and humidity- doesn’t matter), pay generally compensates for difficulty, though the “military mentality” is the general culture where some may find this kind of environment difficult to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Opportunity to advance is available to everyone including company provided training/cross-training to other fields, college reimbursement, easy transfer to other locations or work sites through an open-bid process (state-side, around the world, or the shop next door). One-on-one professional counseling from Human Resources, management, and training specialists to aid in promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Don't think about it unless you are starving to death

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer T6 in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer T6 in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    If your ambitions revolve around mindless process, loafing, disregard for customer satisfaction and pandering to questionable values then Northrop Grumman is the right place to work.

    Cons

    If you are a junior employee the company freely admits you are underpaid. New out of school hires are now getting competitive offers given the company was unable to hire, but out of cycle adjustments are still not forthcoming those already compressed.

    But on the other hand if you are in your late 40's or early 50's there is a different story where raises were zeroed out two years ago and the probability of future promotion is near zero. No secret, you are told your career is over. Over 30% of directors were demoted into management or technical grades over the past two years.

    With regards to promotions they fall into several classes. Time in grade, who you know or the need for "management" to satisfy a diversity goal. In other words positive job performance contributes little towards a promotion. On the other hand poor job performance is used to justify rotating out of position, demotion or reapplication for a position as a means of diversifying NGC's job force.

    You might ask what drives executive management (actually anyone with Annual Incentive Program - AIP)? Stock price is the answer and executive management is not afraid to tell everyone that the Federal Government is no longer our focus, it's Wall Street. So much for supporting our country.

    With the issues cited you might ask what is happening with the talent pool withing NGC? Leaving as fast as the job market will permit is the answer. What is left is an increasingly toxic and hostile environment driven by politically opportunistic individuals. It is common place for projects to totally fail but NGC has an answer. Blame the process and go forth to fix it thus creating additional process that any sane employee would dismisses as nothing more than a shield for a broken organization.

    You might be thinking that these comments are isolated to a single department, site or sector of Northrop Grumman. With visibility across sectors it is clear that Northrop Grumman as a whole is very similar. In this Northrop Grumman's corporate office accomplished its goal of unifying the operations of the corporation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing. You are doing a great job on pushing my NGC stock value up while I simply sit back and retire in place, even if I have to make up an excuse now an then to the real customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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