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"I have had wonderful opportunities, and solid management with excellent accountability."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Analyst in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Analyst in McLean, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Constant drive to improve quality and efficiency; industry-leading emphasis on ethics and standards; great training opportunities; flexible work schedules and work locations depending on the specific job.

Cons

Can't think of any - I'm sure other parts of the company have issues that my sector doesn't.

Advice to Management

Stay objective in your evaluation of your people - don't be quick to judge based on one thing you see/hear - give your people the benefit of the doubt, and they will respect you.

Other Employee Reviews for Northrop Grumman

  1. Helpful (4)

    "A good place to start a career but a lot of luck is necessary to reach the best programs and upper echelon."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a large company it provides various opportunities for engineers early in their careers to try out different roles and a position that fits with both their strengths and personality. The company is involved in full life-cycle product development from inception to customer delivery to maintenance so it is possible to participate in multiple stages of a product's path to creation.

    Those who perform well and aggressively seek out opportunities can find a rewarding career at Northrop. Once you exit the company it is a large and known company on your resume to point to in future interviews.

    Cons

    Access to the best opportunities requires a combination of luck and ninja networking tactics to get noticed by senior engineers or program managers.
    Top performers who are not vocal about their career aspirations can find themselves stuck on a project and with a depressed salary.
    Performance reviews are administered by a manager that meets with you at most twice a year. The review manager is a different individual then the employee's direct supervisor (likely an engineer) and program manager. The advancement process can seem slow and linear to the ambitious but this is common in most large corporations and not specific to Northrop.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the process for approval of research projects and submission for outside publication. The performance review process should be administered by a direct supervisor of the employee. A manager that meets with an employee once or twice a year is likely not in a position to recognize or advocate for top talent.

    Modify the advancement process for engineers so title and pay is tied more towards performance, ability, and future prospects than to class year and graduate degrees.

    Reduce the layers of management and bureaucracy between the engineers and senior management.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great co-workers, and lots of opportunities!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits; lots of opportunities to work on pretty cool stuff that benefits the US military (and others)! If you're willing to relocate, NG has lots of opportunities across the company, and seems to do a good job of enabling employees to move to a new job/place.

    Cons

    - As a defense contractor, NG follows the highs and lows of defense work -- right now defense is shrinking, as seen by lots of defense contractors (Lockheed Martin, NG, Raytheon, etc.) having layoffs.
    - If you want to work on cool commercial stuff, a defense contractor isn't the place.
    - For software developers, not a lot of decent process in place across the company, nor decent training company-wide for developers.

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