Northrop Grumman

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Decent place to work -- yet needs to change to survive

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Former Employee - Business Development Manager  in  McLean, VA
Former Employee - Business Development Manager in McLean, VA

Pros

For 95% of the time, NG does indeed value its employees. They offer relatively competitive salaries and good benefits. If you are in even the low level management bands, you are likely to be included in a bonus plan that depends on your performance and your unit's performance through a complex formula. NG (for now) has managed to pick the best strategic markets to survive the drought in defense spending.

Cons

The other 5% of the time, however, NG leadership manages to destroy whatever good will and confidence from its staff through mindless layoffs or capricious leadership. While NG has among the best engineering talent in industry, it oftentimes lacks the business discipline to harness that to actually win work (a lesson LM learned long ago). Just because they build it does not mean that the customer will buy it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Roll up your sleeves and involve yourself in your business, including actually understanding your bids. Do what you say 100% of the time. One mistake will nullify 100 "attaboys". Realize the markets are changing - customers and competitors - so confront that reality.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    I am satisfied with Northrop Grumman.

    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III  in  Manhattan Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Manhattan Beach, CA

    Pros

    Provides exposure to multiple disciplines.

    Cons

    Employee appreciation does not truly reflect achievement or contribution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more projects, portfolio could be more diversified.

  2.  

    Profit before employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communications Engineer  in  Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Communications Engineer in Herndon, VA

    Pros

    You get to work with some very smart people at Northrop Grumman, even though management does not appreciate them.
    There was once a pension system; only 401k, now. So some people stay with the company even though it is difficult.

    Cons

    Management does not listen to employees and makes bad business decisions. Some of the top people are not qualified to be managers and insult staff in meetings.
    The CEO expects employees to make sacrifices while he continues to make many millions in benefits. Greed is what it is about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being yes men and women.
    Listen to the experts... your employees.
    Stop putting the welfare of the CEO before families

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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