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"Good career, good people, good pay& benefits"

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - CAD/CAM Engineer in Linthicum, MD
Current Employee - CAD/CAM Engineer in Linthicum, MD

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

Pros

If you are into defense the product & technology can wow you. For most departments it's a tight knit group. You can joke around with people, when it's appropriate. The work is often enjoyable. Informal name, usually just first names unless it's a common name, so many Joes, Johns & Jim's. Many of this generations executive management started at entry level, the do understand your job & the job difficulties.

Cons

Too many reorg's & renamed department titles. Sometimes processes & procedures are too much red-tape leaving you frustrated. Sound exhibition of The Peter Principle. More than a few employees work well into retirement and bogs down upward mobility. Sometimes it's hard to affect change because 'that's the way we have always done it.'. Too often the news that there was record profit for the term is followed by an announcement that raises will be lower that year. In a blizzard teams will work to clear the parking lots & announce that it is open, if you can't get it it is vacation & not a plant shutdown paid disaster. Lots of overtime to keep on schedule.

Advice to Management

Don't hold the all hands meeting in the summer. The hangar is too hot. Demote the incompetent Peter Principal & adjust their pay appropriately. It may be ok if they leave for wage stagnation, that money should go to the people doing that persons job.

Other Employee Reviews for Northrop Grumman

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits but otherwise boring work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Redondo Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Redondo Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Team was very friendly and helpful
    - Meet a lot of good people
    - Good pay
    - Good location

    Cons

    - Not very exciting work
    - Everything takes forever because of red tape
    - Felt like I didn't learn very much
    - You don't really know how much you contribute, especially if you have a low security clearance

    Advice to Management

    Help your employees find their niche


  2. "great mentors if you find them, great place to learn analytical skills"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Proposal Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Proposal Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    seasoned experts, some very competent upper managers who are very sharp and genuinely care about your growth. not too much politics

    Cons

    culture is very old school,slow. not much young blood. you become very specialized and may become bored quickly with little room for innovation.

    Advice to Management

    it takes too long for employees to orient themselves; assimilate your employees better and create an agile environment and drive your tasks to completion aggressively.


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