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Adventurous - With Ups and Downs

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Carson, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Carson, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Northrop Grumman

  1. Helpful (4)

    Poor mgmt, doesn't accept diversity, bad environment for female engineers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation. Worth staying if you are still eligible for a pension.

    Cons

    After 40, you are no longer appreciated if you choose to remain technical. Bonus structure design to recognize managers, promotion primarily designated to those in the good old boy network. Voice these to line mgmt, your career is over!

    Advice to Management

    Mgmt is killing the company and stop lining your own pockets with bennies and then leaving the company 2 years later!


  2. Helpful (2)

    its an alright company if you get in on a good team

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    big company with good benefits. if you land in a sector where they let you transfer around you can have many different jobs over your career while never having to leave the company. however that was not the case for people on my project.

    Cons

    weather you enjoy your job or not will vary greatly from love to hate depending on the project and team you are on. more so than other large companies i've worked for.

    Advice to Management

    be nice to your employees! we are all on the same team.


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