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Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Carson, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Carson, CA

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

Pros

This is a great company with nice compensation depending on experience. It is a large company with many opportunities to enhance your career, so it is easy to stay in just one company. Since it is large, each program has its own culture, leadership and process. Generally, managers do look out for you when you need another project to go to. There are a lot of company jobs out there that you can also apply for yourself. Since it's a defense company you have a chance to work with many interesting military technologies and challenges. Just like anywhere, a good reputation counts at Northrop Grumman, which will be advantageous when you need to transition to another project, or position.

Cons

It's easy to feel comfortable in the same position, so try to learn as much as you can about other functional areas so that you can understand the business, and enable you take advantage of new opportunities.

The opportunities are not always available in California.

Leadership varies among project and organizations.

I'm not sure if this is a company wide issue, but I find that in the past, some hiring managers fail to follow-up with job seeking employees, and don't return emails or phone calls. Managers should communicate with the employee directly or via the Talent System and provide the status of interview process, whether denied, in-process, etc. I understand that there may be a lot of candidates to consider, but at least inform the job seeker, so that other arrangements can be made.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When there are important technical issues to be solved, perhaps management should consider and encourage all team members in the project to participate, and not just work group members. Sometimes non-working group members may have invaluable insight which may lead to a better solution. Cultivate an open communication among employees, and catch and reward good behavior; the reward doesn't have to be monetary. Grow employees so that the project can improve by taking advantage of the existing skill set of each employee, which may extend beyond his or her functional area. Encourage employees to cross-learn other functions areas, doing this may lead to better solutions, and ultimately a better product.

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Neutral Outlook
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    Security

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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Wallops Island, VA
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Wallops Island, VA

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits. Flexibility and good home/work atmosphere. Good job security and career opportunities.

    Cons

    Raises and benefits are always tight to maintain competition and investor profits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Working for Northrop Grumman

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    Former Employee - Proposal Manager in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Proposal Manager in McLean, VA

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, outstanding approach to managing team members. Great access to IT tools and processes. Industry recognized from organizations outside the company.

    Cons

    The company has a broad range of capabilities across the 4 or 5 sectors. It can be hard to identify specific individuals to support developing a bid with the right technical back ground. For years it has been very hard to work across Sectors and Business units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Suggest that the company structure its business units across a wider range of cost pools so that on price sensitive bids the flexibility is available to staff programs a across a wider range of salaries and burden rates.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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