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Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Newport News, VA
Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Newport News, VA

I worked at Northrop Grumman

Pros

I worked at the Newport News sector...most managers were very flexible when it comes to time off or coming in early/later. That's what keeps a lot of folks there. Most of the folks there are very friendly and helpful if you have any questions.

Cons

Good ol' boy/girl network. Only the ones that management likes has a chance of getting promoted, and then it is done in secret. Very poor merit increases. No bonus for non-management. Even though they claim they let you go in any direction you want to go in, they are very quick to pigeonhole you into one thing. A lot of the older folks are eligible for retirement and there will be a huge brain drain in the next few years. On the other end, they can't keep the younger folks around b/c either they don't want to deal with the old technology or they know they will not be promoted. Very hard to get training.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop listening to middle management and go directly to the folks at the bottom that are actually doing the work. Don't gather them all up in a room and expect someone to speak out about it.

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  1. NGES - Lots of opportunities if you are a self-starter.

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with many brillant minds. Cutting edge advanced defense technology. Large organization with many opportunities for interesting work.
    That said, employees need to definitely take charge of their own career. NGES does have some outstanding leadership and developmental opportunities, but not all supervisors are aware of them, nor will they necessarily go out of their way to recommend them. It is also important to build strong cross division and cross functional alliances so that you can take charge of your career progression and next job opportunity within NGES.

    Cons

    Seemed as if there was a reorganization always occuring. Culture could have been better at valuing customer needs over corporate profits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More deckplate interaction with "worker bees".

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Northrop Grumman is a top tier company that brings in the best and the brightest.

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    Current Employee - Subcontracts Manager in Redondo Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Subcontracts Manager in Redondo Beach, CA

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    There's a lot of pride in our line of work. It's also a top tier company- they only hire the best. Compensation is excellent as well as the benefits. This is a great place to start a career- it gives you a GREAT foundation.

    Cons

    With any large company there's a lot of inertia. Change happens very slowly and requires 110% buy-in from upper and middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Indecision wastes tons and tons of money. All the stakeholders need to be involved when it comes to "upper level" decision making. VPs and directors cannot simply "rain down" their will/wish upon the middle management and general work force.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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