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"Decent place to work -- yet needs to change to survive"

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Former Employee - Business Development Manager in McLean, VA
Former Employee - Business Development Manager in McLean, VA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

For 95% of the time, NG does indeed value its employees. They offer relatively competitive salaries and good benefits. If you are in even the low level management bands, you are likely to be included in a bonus plan that depends on your performance and your unit's performance through a complex formula. NG (for now) has managed to pick the best strategic markets to survive the drought in defense spending.

Cons

The other 5% of the time, however, NG leadership manages to destroy whatever good will and confidence from its staff through mindless layoffs or capricious leadership. While NG has among the best engineering talent in industry, it oftentimes lacks the business discipline to harness that to actually win work (a lesson LM learned long ago). Just because they build it does not mean that the customer will buy it.

Advice to Management

Roll up your sleeves and involve yourself in your business, including actually understanding your bids. Do what you say 100% of the time. One mistake will nullify 100 "attaboys". Realize the markets are changing - customers and competitors - so confront that reality.

Other Employee Reviews for Northrop Grumman

  1. "epitome of large gov't contractor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great for 9-to-5 job, clear lines of authority

    Cons

    could not compete in competitive market where flexibility is required and innovative ideas expected


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Employees are treated like dirty diapers and the constant reorganizations will be the downfall of Northrop."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to learn about the pitfalls of working in a large poorly run organization.

    Cons

    Absolutely no job security.
    Employee morale extremely low.
    Managers are promoted into positions where they have no experience, training, or capabilities.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie to employees and tell them you will provide training, you care about quality, or you care about employees.

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