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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. "Very Challenging and enjoyable. Provided a well rounded business and customer relations."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Product lines, new business, design & development, proposals, capture management,

    Cons

    Very large company with rigid operations parameters.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Overall good first job experience for me."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    At Northrop we have a competitive initial salary and good fair managers.

    Cons

    One possible downside is the lack of competitive raises once actually hired on.


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