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Excellent work life balance, stable but bureaucratic

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Every other Friday off. Paid overtime for engineers available. I never worked any unpaid overtime. California locations have delicious cafeterias in every building.

Cons

Work progresses very slowly so it takes years to experience enough to really grasp the big picture of your job. Budgets are very tied to government budget and they are tight now.

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  1. Excellent company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Good people and excellent work

    Cons

    Personal grwoth and benifits, compensation


  2. Helpful (3)

    There are worse places to work.

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    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

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

    Pros

    The 9/80 schedule is nice. Employment experience varies greatly across the company, but not unexpected for such a large company. Advancement is possible as are lateral transitions to different functional areas. Software Engineers can transfer to Systems Engineers as can Mechanical and Electrical Engineers. There is some opportunity to move around and do different things. The company still does some R&D. Raises and bonuses vary widely across the company. Corporate IT is attempting to improve service and has been somewhat successful.

    Cons

    Personal growth like gaining new skills is expected to be done on employees' own time and at own cost except for degrees and certificates. Work-life balance is tilted toward work - many projects are continually in crunch mode. Employees can be expected to work evenings, weekends and even overnight shifts. Technical employees can be expected to work more than 80 hrs per pay period including 'off-Fridays', however this is not unusual for the IT industry. Staffing planning is spotty at best, so there can be little to no warning of a layoff. Just a warning: Northrop Grumman is in the top 15 companies for chronic layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate should consider more carefully how messages are presented to employees. What are supposed to be positive messages often come off negatively. Policy changes should be explained, not just implemented.


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