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I enjoyed working there

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer IV  in  Redondo Beach, CA
Current Employee - Systems Engineer IV in Redondo Beach, CA

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

Pros

good people, challenging work. There were a good number of projects that required different skill sets such that you could push in different directions

Cons

subject to liberal cut backs. As with all jobs that depend on the needs of the Department of Defense it was not uncommon for work to be slowed or canceled because of congressional bickering

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Understand that long-range planning is important

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Analyst

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easiest job I have ever been on.

    Cons

    NO DIRECTION. I sat for weeks with no one talking to me.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Professional, decently higher caliber, good work/life balance, but completely stagnant on compensation increases.

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II  in  Redondo Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Redondo Beach, CA

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    9/80 Schedule means every other Friday off and very flexible hours (varies with role, of course).
    Decent support for continued professional growth with $15K/year in reimbursement allowance for an approved degree/class.
    Fused sick leave and vacation, so overall more vacation
    For the most part, the environment is respectful, professional, and requests for rotations into new roles are taken seriously.

    Cons

    Due to NG being almost completely dependent upon government contracts, it is currently undergoing a belt tightening period as a result of the government sequestration. Previously generous benefits are being curtailed and resources are being penny pinched. Lack of new business overall means less internal mobility within the company and stagnant wages. You can only work backlog for so long before people leave and processes, proprietary equipment becomes obsolete and mothballed. In addition, the job can be paperwork heavy especially if under Earned Value Management. In the effort to stay lean and competitive as a company, management has depressed morale by indiscriminately cost cutting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allocate more budget to fostering loyalty to your employees, especially the younger generation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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