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Still a decent place to work, but things are shifting...

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Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Compensation is performance-based, which works well provided you're in a visible role. Top tier technical folks rival the top at any tech company. Domain knowledge is well established.

Cons

Opportunities for "new" development are dwindling thanks to sequestration. Instead the interest seems to be in gluing existing components together in new/different ways. While "innovation" is touted the majority of programs are on the trailing edge (older technology, using obsolete compilers, etc.). Management of internal r&d (IRAD) efforts is a tug-of-war between too many parties (BD, individual business units, etc.) which hampers getting anything done. While I have no personal complaints, the shift to functional organization is not treating the majority of engineers all that well.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If the intent is to shift from a project-oriented to product-oriented organization in light of the industry then spend some money and invest in developing those products!

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Current Employee - Technical College Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Technical College Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Corporate environment with a Cali twist

    Cons

    The red tape that comes with being a DOD contractor can limit the innovation

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    Great Place to Work (Redondo Beach, CA)

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    Former Employee - Computer Specialist in Redondo Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Specialist in Redondo Beach, CA

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting Engineering Challenges
    Highly Technical Management team that understand detailed engineering work
    Excellent work/life balance
    Best Aerospace company to work for

    Cons

    can be slow at times
    experiences can vary across different departments and programs

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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