Northrop Grumman

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NG is a great place to work. I have had opportunities to move around the company in different job functions and domains

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Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Falls Church, VA
Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Falls Church, VA

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

Pros

Encourage movement within the company. Respect employees, extremely ethical company. Many opportunities to move between business areas and job functions, but you have to seek out those opportunities. Strong senior management leaders, middle management is just okay.

Cons

Heavily focused on process and lose sight of employees that perform and get results. Tend not to "fire" people, many people have been with the a long time. Risk adverse.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on performance, not tenure.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Decent place to start a career, but get out before you find yourself in the fast lane to nowhere.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer IV
    Former Employee - Software Engineer IV

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

    Pros

    Northrop often actively recruits new/recent college grads, as well as others who are early in their careers. Their strategy is more or less designed to acquire less experienced, but promising talent and coach them up within the Northrop culture. For someone who is interested in the defense sector and/or looking to start their career with a recognizable organization, it could be the right opportunity at the right time.

    Cons

    One of the other reasons Northrop prefers to recruit candidates early in their career is to control labor costs. To the corporation, lower wages mean more competitive bids - from a cost standpoint, anyway. It also means there's a good chance you'll find yourself on a project stacked with relatively inexperienced resources, often (not always) resulting in a well intended but ill executed solution. The longer one remains at the company, the more their skills reflect the Northrop way, and the more they risk falling out of touch with the broader industry. Finally, the longer one stays on, the more their compensation falls behind the market average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage your talent more effectively. Don't stifle them in Northrop bureaucracy. Invest in their skills, develop their careers, and compensate them well. They'll be worth more to you in the long run versus another line item on a low cost labor ledger assembled for the next bid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    started great; ended miserable

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Analyst in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    pay and benefits.. most of the people are wonderful.

    Cons

    I am still haunted and upset. If you get the wrong boss watch out. nothing is fair.. all politics. Never go to HR for help. They always take managers side. Fit in with the culture. Keep your mouth shut, do your job, and go home. Never try to shine... you will be sorry. I worked harder and longer. My boss was threatened and found a way to get me out. My first boss was a dream come true. Second boss nightmare. She made up lies, was condescending, and only got the job after 30 years because she was a woman. Terrible micromanager who didn't care about company.. only cared about saving her own skin and being right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lot of politics within organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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