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Ok at mid management level, further up is not so solid

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Current Employee - Engineer III  in  Redondo Beach, CA
Current Employee - Engineer III in Redondo Beach, CA

I have been working at Northrop Grumman

Pros

Pay
What was flexible work time in HR
Lower and mid management are helpful and understanding
Large company with diverse people (for engineer types that is)
Unique work

Cons

Upper management not developing consensus, most actions and policies are all "pushed down" to us.
"Challenge up, support down" does not really seem to be practiced in many areas re: project execution, flexible work, telework, general communication styles.
Losing telework
Engineer types

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Develop consensus with bonafide employee committees
End nepotism of the good ol buddy kind
Try that one show, Undercover boss out at Northrop. Boy, you might be surprised.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Great place to work, with typical big company issues

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III  in  Redondo Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III in Redondo Beach, CA

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    NGST allows engineers to work on technical and very complex projects. It has the resources and experienced personnel to find answers to almost any problem. They will send you to school, send you to workshops/conferences, and bring in teachers for technical subjects. Good managers who treat you fair and let you take vacation. Because it is big there are a lot of other people your age and experience so you can make connections. Pay a bit more than average. Opportunity to make your own career path.

    Cons

    Typical aerospace problems not really NGST specific. Slow pace work, risk aversion, dead wood, government funding cycles, and despite their best efforts promotion by seniority not merit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find some way to speed the process up

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Test Engineer on a Far Field Antennae Range

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Test Engineer  in  Linthicum, MD
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Linthicum, MD

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great location
    More laid back than one would initially assume for a defense contractor
    Friendly people
    Shared office with a highly experienced coworker when starting out
    Great Pay

    Cons

    Not much manager feedback on completed work
    Training was impersonal and short
    Sometimes traffic in the Baltimore area can be awful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more available and have more feedback for new employees on their first few projects to keep them interested and make them feel like they're doing a good job. Don't just leave them hanging and assuming their work is correct.

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    Approves of CEO
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