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A well-paid cog

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Current Employee - Technical Writer III in Rancho Bernardo, CA
Current Employee - Technical Writer III in Rancho Bernardo, CA

I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good benefits with a decent amount of job security.

Cons

Very large. Can reduce an employee to "just another cog" feeling.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Seek more CANDID feedback from your employees.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Its not what you know its who you know unless you are a woman and in that case neither required.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Linthicum, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Linthicum, MD

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Impossible to get fired.
    - friendly employees
    - year around 9/80 work schedule

    Cons

    - employeesssible to get an interview to get promoted in to management despite exceeding qualifications. Jobs are predetermined for hand picked employees and posting to hire process is just a formality.
    - company has a "high potentials" list comprised by upper management primarily based on popularity and children of executives. If you didnt make the list then dont expect to move up in the company.
    - Personal salary increase of less then 1% per year over a five year period. Despite the fact that work was highly regarded and only limiting factor was my compensation relative to my peers. They bring you in laterally and then tell you you are overpaid according to market research ( source unknown). If you do get an offer ask what percent you are to market.
    - performance management system is waste of time because you rating is predetermined prior to your review and no negotiations on the number.
    - countless lip service but very little action by upper management.
    - this is an engineering company. Raises are done in tiers. Even though need all functions to run a successful program engineering receives highest raise, technical mgmt next and business mgmt gets the least amount.
    - employees to management ratio too low. Most cases two employees to a manager which adds unnecessary layers and micro management.
    - work life balance is preached but NOT practiced. its frowned upon to take time.
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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your promotion and raise practices to attract and retain your top talent which may not be on your high potentials list.
    get all employees on cost cutting mode and not work personal agendas to survive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Annapolis Junction, MD

    I worked at Northrop Grumman as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    I loved the people at NG they are willing to help you in what ever they can.

    Cons

    I don't have anything at this moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training is the key to successful employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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