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

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Management in Lake Charles, LA
Former Employee - Management in Lake Charles, LA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Northrop Grumman

  1. Helpful (2)

    Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for with great benifits and salaries.

    Cons

    Corporate structure. Have to know too many people to move up.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Once a great company to work for, but for how much longer?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager III
    Current Employee - Program Manager III
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked for NG for 15 years and loved it. People were treated like valuable resources. Compensation and benefits have traditionally been top notch. Quality mentoring program, excellent training resources and best of all – quality people to work with. Facilities and other resources were well maintained and plentiful. As with all large companies there are some challenges, but generally a great work environment!

    Cons

    The significant downturn in government programs over the last couple years have caused NG to do more than simply scale back. Pay raises are trivial, less benefits even though rates escalate. Resources are difficult to come by and staff members always worry if they are the next to fall. The challenges that NG is facing are not uncommon to defense contractors, but I fear that a company that has traditionally been an industry leader is fading into just another government contractor. NG has recently released a new series of TV ads that depict NG as continuing to be a cutting edge company, and in many ways they still are. However, in an attempt to continually increase sales the company seems willing to chance any contract that might have funding, regardless of its within NG’s core competencies. This change has had dramatic impact on traditionally stable knowledge base of the NG staff. NG management is funding capture efforts that often require the company to hire new skill sets at the expense of legacy personnel. The result of this behavior is that individuals are frequently worried about the future and are more aware of external job opportunities. People who would gladly enjoy a lifetime career at NG are now always on the lookout for an exit strategy. If you look long enough you will find something …

    Advice to Management

    Consider the following: 1) What is the ratio of employees who directly impact our deliverables to those that do not? 2) What is the ratio of employees who actually interact with our customers compared to those who do not? 3) What is the ratio with respect to compensation? 4) What percentage of employees seriously expect to finish their careers at NG? (Might be a good question for the Gallup surveys)


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