Northrop Grumman
3.4 of 5 1,626 reviews Falls Church, VA 5000+ Employees

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NGES is an excellent place to work, and rewarding for the folks who work hardest.

Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Baltimore, MD

Pros* Rotational development program (PDP) lets new employees discover where they fit
* The best people inevitably rise to the top, although sometimes with a few bumps and hurdles
* The technical staff are truly leaders in many engineering fields - electrical, mechanical, systems, materials, etc.
* There are lots of different programs and areas in which to work, so there are lots of opportunities
* Management has really been working hard on work/life balance issues over the last few years

Cons* The large size of NGC and the nature of the defense business create a huge bureaucracy, and swimming through it can be frustrating
* Delays and limits in security processing and clearances can result in times when you have to work without important information or just do busywork until you are cleared to do real work
* There is an incredible amount of specialization in certain areas, so you may get stuck working in a very narrow field for a long time

Advice to Senior Management* Maintain the inertia on work/life balances issues - 9/80 Fridays and the new employee gym have been welcome changes
* Continue to find, nurture, and promote people who excel
* Try to find a good way to balance knowledge transfer and annoyance of senior technical people - they are wary of getting involved with constantly changing programs for mentoring and knowledge capture. Find a way to make it work for them, as well as the mentees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst facility I have ever worked in.

    Applications Developer (Former Employee)
    Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros: Colleagues were very friendly and inclusive of new people. Made friends that I… Cons: Facility is >50 year airplane manufacturing facility. Filthy break area with nothing provided. Primitive bathrooms. Never saw any facility maintenance or cleaning… Advice to Senior Management: Your professional employees deserve at least a minimum of cleanliness… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    IT Manager (Current Employee)
    Linthicum, MD

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    Pros: 1. benefits are decent 2. ability to work from home is… Cons: 1. An environment where it's acceptable for people to speak down to others and even yell. 2. Almost impossible to advance unless you "make friends" with… Advice to Senior Management: 1. Stop putting the wrong people in positions because "you know them" or friends or yours. I see so many people that have great… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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