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"Once excellent, now declining"

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Former Employee - Technical Project Manager V in El Segundo, CA
Former Employee - Technical Project Manager V in El Segundo, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Telecommute, stability (so long as defense budget is stable or growing)

Cons

Politics, too many layers of management, resistance to change

Advice to Management

Bring in good people from outside for high level management positions to revitalize creativity

Other Employee Reviews for Northrop Grumman

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Don't stay with them too long"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Flexible work schedule
    - Decent amount of PTO
    - Average benefits

    Cons

    - Too many middle managers that eat up all of your projects funding
    - Promotions are based on years with the company
    - After 3 years you will be under paid
    - Education assistance depends on your department's budget


  2. Helpful (2)

    "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.

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