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Decent Place to Work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Configuration Management Specialist in Reston, VA
Current Employee - Configuration Management Specialist in Reston, VA

Pros

From what I understand experiences can very greatly depending on the project. I'm fortunate to work at a project where everyone has their own office, there is an annual bonus of 10-15%, and we can work from home one day a week. Also, there is hardly any over time. I don't have to carry a pager or cell phone. They do pay for training but it does depend on how much we have in the budget for it. I think the pay is very good compared to other similar positions but it may be unique to the project I'm on.

Cons

The good experiences I have are not company wide. Not every project gets the same benefits that I get on my project. In many cases, you could be working in a cubicle, not allowed to do any telecommuting, and working over time. It's completely dependent on the project. They do allow you to purchase up to an extra week of vacation but both your sick leave and your vacation time come out of the same bucket. The only company sponsored fun event is the Christmas party and it's nothing spectacular. I do work in a group where we rarely work overtime so I'm fortunate.

Advice to Management

They promote based on political reasons and personal likes/dislikes rather than ability. At least that's what I've seen. Also, even when people are completely imcompetent, they're scared to fire them because of lawsuits.

Other Employee Reviews for Northrop Grumman

  1. No employer is perfect, but this one is better than most

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    depends on your group, but for the most part, a lot of the typical big corporation politics is kept to a minimum- do your job, tell someone if you don't have what you need to do your job, keep your manager happy, and he/she will keep you happy...very straightforward place

    Cons

    very, very big company, sometimes easy to get lost in the shuffle, or difficult to find someone who is an expert in XYZ because they may be in another building, or another state, or even another country

    Advice to Management

    more frequent communication from up above would be helpful


  2. Helpful (1)

    A lot of work! and poor management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in El Segundo, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting projects, lots of opportunity to try different types of work. There are also a lot of good benefits, 401K, good healthcare plans. Except there is not much help with daycare if you're just starting a family. If your'e working on a project where Northrop is the prime contractor, there seems to be a substantial amount of good resources (computers, software, development environments) available, with minimal restrictions

    Cons

    Poor management, depending on which group you work with. There is the typical old school mentality where a lot of the older/near retirement folk think their way is the best. They don't do much to retain young people.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible and more willing to listen to the younger employees


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