Northrop Grumman

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10 people found this helpful  

Great place to get a start, but don't expect to stay... Seriously disappointed.

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Former Employee - Management  in  Lake Charles, LA
Former Employee - Management in Lake Charles, LA

Pros

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Sector offers many advantages to it's employees where teaming efforts are involved. They afford the employ an opportunity to travel world wide, Telecommute, flexible shifts and reasonable time off for work life balance. The projects and aircraft are amazing in their capabilities, employees can be proud of their accomplishments. The culture is generally a family of friends making things happen. They look out for one another and offer assistance and guidance where needed. The benefits are reasonable as tis the compensation.

Cons

Northrop Grumman has many Sectors. None of which are created equal for various reasons. This makes for an environment of the "Haves" and the "Have Not's". Many employees are jealous of other sector employees because of their benefits, schedules and general work life culture. Northrop Grumman Technical Services is the worst offender of this in my experience. They have poor benefits, expect way too much from their employees and pursue unrealistic goals. Some of the Senior Leadership have a "Bully" mentality where middle Management are afraid to speak freely for fear of reprisal. Expect layoff's every couple of years and don't think you are safe from being escorted off the property with no notice. (A very humiliating practice) This is especially true for Contractors, they are hired on and let go frequently. Those of us who have the intestinal fortitude to stand up for what is right, are short lived in the Technical Services Sector.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Regardless of your position in the company or your level of education, all people should be treated with respect at all times. Those of you in Senior Positions who threaten and use bullying tactics to accomplish your mission should attend a few more Leadership conferences. You are only as successful as your work force. Once you have shown your true colors your workforce will lose respect for you and performance will be affected. As for employee engagement, try bring genuine. Engagement Survey's don't work. Acting upon the feedback from employees should be an everyday part of your responsibilities, not a forced project to account for and take credit for doing what you should be doing anyway. Finally, my best advice to the Management is; Senior Corporate Leadership needs to take a step back and evaluate the Sector Leadership and the manner in which they are executing their duties. Ensure that they are in line with the Northrop Grumman Values and are nurturing the workforce to become the best that they can be. Take an interest in these "Glass Door" reviews and take action on any that are negative. Even one negative review is to much.

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Very disheartening to work for a company held in high regard to only be let down.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    work/life balance is good. Have some good programs that help our soldiers/military.

    Cons

    very political management. It's not what you know or your abilities but who you know and how they can get you in a position you are probably not qualified for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    training of managers on accountability for employees and progressive discipline. The "buddy system" of placing employees in position is alive and well. REALLY need to address the nepotism issue

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    OK company

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Linthicum, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Linthicum, MD

    Pros

    Good benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Culture and Westinghouse mentality still exists

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep promoting the same "old" unqualified people and not considering the up and coming qualified people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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