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"A fabulous place to grow and contribute"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Systems Engineer
Current Employee - Systems Engineer
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

In addition to working within a culture which promotes high performance and quality, everyone is always working with the customer in mind. My co-workers are all extremely intelligent and I'm constantly amazed with how much I can learn from each of them.

Cons

Like many large companies, it can sometimes take an extended amount of time to get equipment (laptops) and software and IT support can be a nightmare.

Other Employee Reviews for Northrop Grumman

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Aging Work Force, Declining Benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    As long as your contract is funded, there is plenty of job security. There are still some clever, hard working people there so you will learn a great deal from them. The work is usually very interesting. The flexible schedule is really nice when it works out for you. Vacation time is plentiful. Starting salaries tend to be competitive. Education reimbursement is awesome.

    Cons

    NG is made up of two types of employees: People who will put up with anything in order to keep their jobs, and people who won't be around for very long. People who have been around long enough to have pension plans or people who are old enough to retire soon tend to put in enough effort to get the job done and avoid trouble no matter what. This allows the company to do things like decrease benefits, delay raises and promotions, and skimp on offices and equipment. Lots of teams operate in full crisis mode for months on end, sacrificing nights and weekends to respond to some fire drill or another. There are legions of high level "Engineers" who are really managers or bureaucrats and haven't actually had hands on a product in over a decade. After a few years, bright people tend to find greener pastures and leave the company. You are left with the old guard and the people who can't find work elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Striving for affordability at the expense of employee compensation is going reduce the quality of your products. You are competing directly with top tech firms for talent and losing. Reverse the attrition of benefits, buy state of the art equipment rather than reuse old computers from 2006, and pay top performers enough to keep them happy and loyal. Adopt Agile software development methods across the board. Your employees want to create superior products, but the company is more interested in reducing expenses. Change that.


  2. "Some good benefits, but corporate makes it clear - bottom line is way more important than employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's big, so there is opportunity to move around. Very flexible on hours. You can probably work 32 hours a week if you want to. 15 days a year for holiday/sick/whatever. 2 weeks vacation to start. Med/Dental/Life all OK prices. You get paid for every hour overtime you work with manager approval. There is a pension still in place, but they keep cutting back on it.

    Cons

    For me, the most disappointing thing about working for Northrop is they won't pay for training. They will pay about $4000 a year toward a degree, but if you're in IT, and want specialized training, forget it. They wouldn't even pay for their Own management training for a new manager I had recently. If you stay with them for 10 years, you will be underpaid, but that may be the case for any large corporation. Raises are small, but at least you get something.

    Advice to Management

    Try to think ahead and consider that trained employees will be more productive and give you more bang for the buck, than untrained employees. Computer skills needed on the job Now, cannot be learned at a college. Pay for the 1 or 2 week training and let go of needing a grade.


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