Northrop Grumman

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Make your own career here-it's who you know, for better or worse

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA

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

Pros

Mobility within company, great people, amazing products and technology. 9/80 schedule, educational reimbursement, health plans, on-site cafeteria, credit union, doc/nurse, health coordinator, employee resource groups (ERG).

Cons

Politics, politics, politics, the "good old boys club" runs rampant, ignorant uneducated management (mismanagement), poor (none) design-for-manifacturability, HR is corporate and on the side of the company not an advocate for employee, NEPOTISM from the TOP down (hiring and promoting incompetent, unqualified people based on bloodlines, personal relationships, shared foreign nationality -hint hint Middle East), harassment and different treatment of women, rewards and awards programs"revamped" designed to minimize opportunities for employees and reduced $ amount of awards, employee reviews based on politics and quotas (allegedly) from corporate (think of that one horrible teacher in college who only gave two A's max no matter the merit), regular layoffs, layoffs based on management politics.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be leaders, not sheep. Do the right thing and do the thing right, be ethical, hire, reward and promote on merit and potential not on personal relations,

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    I want it back

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    Former Employee - SQA Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - SQA Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    It was great working on military aircraft systems quality control before it was installed.
    The oldest projects Did want to expend for much process, getting a CMMI or ISO 9001 certification. That fulfilled my goal of being an efficiency expert as in Cheaper By the Dozen, the original novel, not the Steve Martin movies. All QAs should read it.
    On the later project, the week-long formal test sessions in Pax River Naval Air Station and Bethpage, Long Island were great. Long Island is beautiful, you have got to see it.

    Cons

    The last project did Not want to expend for much process, let alone getting a CMMI or ISO 9001 certification.
    Some of our offices had their restrooms and cafeteria in the attached factory buildings.
    With Sequestration and budget cuts, defense contractors face an uncertain future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the 2 (or few) remaining men-only old colleges say:
    "The student will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate those who do."
    The other code is that of gentlemanly behavior, which states "The student will behave as a gentleman at all times and in all places."
    No further detailed ethics or behavioral rules.
    Engineering schools could see the results and adopt these codes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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 an 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
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