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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Military Trainer in Fort Huachuca, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good manager, good benefits, good company.

    Cons

    Your Program manager can make or break your career. It has nothing to do with the company, just your local head honcho.

    Northrop Grumman2019-07-17
  1. "Great, Positive Work Atmosphere"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman for less than a year

    Pros

    -Great Co Workers -PTO -Come in whenever you want

    Cons

    -Can be slow at times

    Advice to Management

    None

    Northrop Grumman2019-06-10
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Stable but Slow"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineering Manager in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Northrop Grumman is a great place to work if you are a seasoned professional who values your life outside your job. If you work overtime, you get overtime pay at 100%, which is fantastic. As is pretty standard for the Defense industry, there is a program called 9/80, whereby if you work for 9 hours a day, you get every other Friday off. It's pretty great. There some tuition reimbursement, but it is contingent on... your manager approving it. Up to 6% 401(k) matching with a 3 year vesting cliff is nice as well. Lastly, Defense is a very stable industry that will always be around and never outsourced, which gives you enormous job security.

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    Cons

    Being a defense contractor, the pace of work is painfully-slow. Contracts are always delayed by months, which can be very frustrating for young professionals looking to make a splash in their career and stand out among the masses. Moreover, there is a huge problem with knowledge sharing. The old guard is retiring or getting grumpy at all the work they are doing to support their programs because their colleagues... of 20-30 years are retiring. There is incredible disorganization in onboarding materials and no clear system for how to learn the way Defense work gets done. Directors will point you to intranet websites with broken links, and there are few human beings who are dedicated to your continuous learning. It's all on you to ask questions, which makes you feel like a pest. Lastly, senior management feels immensely disconnected from frontline managers and their engineers. They talk in lofty terms without understanding how hollow and aimless their strategies are.

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    Advice to Management

    Keep making efforts to raise base pay for engineers. You are competing with the tech sector, which is far sexier and pays more competitively. Also, there are lots of people loafing around; many of the people I have dealt with feel like they are there on a job welfare program. This is frustrating for people who actually want to accomplish something.

    Northrop Grumman2019-09-10

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