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Helpful (1)

Great gig

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - BCTP Workcell Controller (P/T) in Fort Leavenworth, KS
Current Employee - BCTP Workcell Controller (P/T) in Fort Leavenworth, KS
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Northrop Grumman

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Old school radar House losing business to other companies with strong system engineering.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Deep technically in radar. If you are into radar, this is the place. If you like electronicaly steered arrays for radars this is the place If you like devices that are used in electronicaly steered arrays for radars, this is the place If you like complex processes used to manufacture parts for electronicaly steered arrays for radars, this is the place.

    Cons

    Byzantine processes for doing just about everything. They don't see the big downsize coming as they are losing business to their competitors. The Lifers, who are in charge can't seem to imagine a world where their company disappears.

    Advice to Management

    Win more new programs by giving the customer something competitive.


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