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Helpful (5)

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

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Engineer IV
Former Employee - Software Engineer IV

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Helpful (9)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Lot of politics within organization.


  2. Its a great company.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IAM in Bethpage, NY
    Former Employee - IAM in Bethpage, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall, a great and strong company.

    Cons

    Very stable, yet helping company.

    Advice to Management

    Very prosperous company to work for.


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