Northrop Grumman

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Supported the AEHF 4 and 5/6 Production Programs for the project control of a major component. Responsible for the init

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Current Employee - Program Cost Schedule and Control Analyst IV in El Segundo, CA
Current Employee - Program Cost Schedule and Control Analyst IV in El Segundo, CA

I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than a year)

Pros

The company is reowned for developing quality products for the US military. It is a solid company with great benefits and many growth opportunities.

Cons

When the defense budget is cut, there is a "domino effect" on government contractors. That is the downside of this business.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I enjoy a management style that allows their employees to be creative, innovative, and that allows for team playing.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Middle Management needs a shakeup

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Carson, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Carson, CA

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

    Pros

    The work was decent and interesting. They also allow a 9/80 schedule which is a big plus! Pay is decent.

    Cons

    Seniority over attitude. Policy consistently result in the best and brightest leaving (e.g. requiring relocation across the country, only seriously considering the opinions of the grey beards)

    Middle management, in my experience is extremely lacking in this technology company. This is across the spectrum from technological understanding to work practices. For instances it's commonly acceptable for management to make statements like "I really don't understand this, its for the smart people to understand" in regards to basic technology concepts like ethernet or Linux. Management also values working overtime and doing nothing higher then working 8 hours and accomplishing task. The more hours you sit at your desk, there is just an assumption that your actually doing more. There is also no vision or risk taking whatsoever and this costs the company overall in loss of contracts due to stagnation. Middle management also cannot identify key people and skill levels of the employees.

    I will say though, that this is my experience at one location, other sectors and locations may or may not be different.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some chances, not just on technology but people. Consider promoting based on merit, enthusiasm and ideas rather then just years in service.

    Also work harder to retain good people. I've seen some great people leave due to lack of opportunity. Some of these people cannot be replaced and can be extremely productive.

    Constant cuts to benefits are a clear signal to employees to look elsewhere. Management should address this to retain good employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Industrial Workplace nestled in a nice locale.

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Charlottesville, VA

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

    Pros

    Everyone wants to do a good job. Cafeteria on premises and nearby restaurants provide a lot of good places to eat lunch. Decent learning and development opportunities.

    Cons

    Management is very secretive. Very poor organizational communication. A bit of a good old boys club. Instead of promoting their best people they promote people who have been there the longest and who won't rock the boat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your leaders lead. Don't be so overbearing and give your people the trust they deserve to do the right thing. You espouse a lot of Six Sigma principles but fall short of actually implementing it business wide.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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