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Great gig

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Current Employee - BCTP Workcell Controller (P/T)  in  Fort Leavenworth, KS
Current Employee - BCTP Workcell Controller (P/T) in Fort Leavenworth, KS

I have been working at Northrop Grumman

Pros

Can work up to 20+ weeks a year and make about $40k.
Admin support for part-timers is great.
Can get positions working closely with soldiers.
Helps keep abreast of current doctrine.

Cons

12 hour shifts once an exercise starts. Can get fairly boring, depending on the type of work cell you're in, because so many aspects of exercises these days are script-driven rather than simulation driven. Also, the number of exercises, and the number of contractors req'd to run them, has diminished greatly in 2010. I'll be lucky to work 10 weeks this CY, and that's better than most.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Spend more effort on continuing education/professional development of the part-time force.

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    Great place if you like the big company feel.

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering Intern  in  Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering Intern in Annapolis, MD

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    There are definitely a large array of directions you can take to advance your career. The capital of such a large company makes it very easy to ask for things and get them, speaking in terms of equipment and supplies anyways. The online learning deal they have it pretty awesome too. You can, in your spare time, become certified or licensed in a variety of skills that will prove valuable on your way to the top of the corporate ladder. Personally, I could have learned JAVA and similar programming things if I wanted to, and once I passed all of the testing you could get a certificate saying you did it!

    Cons

    It's a big company, so response time is slow. There are too many hoops to jump through in order to get anything done. The cost to the customer is far too high, but that is to satisfy the overhead costs of such a large corporate structure. Being in such a large community, it's even harder to become recognized, which also sucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In general, the management was great at my local level. They were typically very responsive and helpful. My one gripe would deal with the recruitment service. I interned for 2 years and got a verbal offer during the christmas of my senior year in college. That verbal offer was nice, but it was no solid guarantee when or where I would be placed. When the summer came around, after about 6 months of talking back and forth, I still had no written offer, so I had to accept employment elsewhere. About 3 weeks into my job, I was sent an offer and obviously declined it. I was told that it was unprofessional of me to keep an employer on the leash for so long and then leave them hanging, even though that is exactly what they did to me.

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    Overall, A Great Place to Work, But...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    A large company with plenty of opportunities nationwide. Plenty of different type of engineering fields available & lots of opportunities in different engineering applications.

    Cons

    ES promotions to higher engineering bands (5+) are based on academic achievements like education level (MS, PhD), number of white papers written & expertise in a given field as opposed to how well you do your job compared to your peers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NGES should look to other NG sectors (like AS) and compare promotion criteria. Higher level promotions should not be limited to those with academic achievements, but also include those who excel in their particular job & exceed the expectations of their particular band.

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