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"A great career experience while helping to construct the nation's largest defense platform - Aircraft Carriers."

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Former Employee - Program Manager - IT in Newport News, VA
Former Employee - Program Manager - IT in Newport News, VA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

I retired recently after almost 35 years. I worked the entire time at Newport News Shipbuilding which NG spun off as a separate corporation. Working at NNS allowed me to have multiple careers in various disciplines while remaining in one location while making above average salary and benefits. Your potential is only limited by the restraints you place on yourself. NG and NNS were always open to trying a different route if you were not having success on your current path. You just had to ask and support your rationale for the change.

Cons

Promotion above the supervisor and manager level are limited simply due to fewer available high level positions. If you have your sights set on being a Director, Vice President or CEO, your odds become very slim after age 35 unless you have become one of the "chosen few". If you have to ask yourself whether you are or aren't, then you aren't.

Advice to Management

Provide a larger non-managerial advancement path for those not able to reach senior management positions. You need more "fellow" positions.

Other Employee Reviews for Northrop Grumman

  1. Helpful (1)

    "So far, I like what I've seen"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are helpful in acquainting new hires with current projects. IT support is better than average (still somewhat clunky as with any megacorp). Workspace is comfortable and I have access to everything I need to do my job.

    Cons

    Cubicles. Even the management gets cubes, which makes for an egalitarian environment, but I would preferred shared offices (2 or so to a room, with a door you can close when you feel like it).


  2. "NG Contracting"

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    Current Employee - Senior Military Advisor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Military Advisor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is wonderful, they take great care of their employees...managers seem to really care about their employees.

    Cons

    Contacting world is tough, often you feel trapped as a contract employee so getting into some type of upward mobility can be tough.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your employees that are filling contracting roles and see how you can mentor or guide their careers within the organization.

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