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"Cool projects, poor leadership."

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Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Your work revolves around state of the art aerospace/defense projects. Access to a laboratory environment. Programs are very stable and can offer a long and rewarding assignment.

Cons

Pay is significantly lower than software engineers make in commercial industries. Like most defense contractors, Northrop Grumman seems to be ~10 years behind the trend when it comes to process, technology, and management style. Programs can be top heavy, with layers of management and overrun with stubborn "senior" engineers who refuse to retire.

Advice to Management

Remove a layer of management from both the project and functional organizations. Identify top performing talent and pay them to stay.

Other Employee Reviews for Northrop Grumman

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits, nice place to work

    Cons

    Used to be family company where we all looked out for each other. No longer have that benefit

    Advice to Management

    Treat each entity equally.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Typical Defense contractor company"

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    Former Employee - Engineer Systems Test in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer Systems Test in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flex Time, job security, OT pay, education assistance.

    Cons

    Zero pipeline for growth, poor work atmosphere,

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