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"A great career!"

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Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Rolling Meadows, IL
Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Rolling Meadows, IL
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Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Exposure to a wide range of defense electronics manufacturing disciplines including analog, digital, microwave, infrared, laser and software

Cons

Over-managed to the point of micro-managing to the extreme.

Advice to Management

Get back to the culture that made Northrop Grumman such a top notch company to work for. The many cultural changes over the last 5 or 6 years have been detrimental to the company's success.

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    "A solid stable job for new business undergrads - NGAS."

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    Current Employee - Cost Estimating Analyst IV in Redondo Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Cost Estimating Analyst IV in Redondo Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/balance is good - depending on the program and functional area. Projects are cutting edge and interesting scientifically. Lot opportunity to move around after you have a couple of years under your belt. A lot of old timers are leaving or have left. This will open up a lot of doors for new hires and recent college grads. They have a generous grad school subsidy (business and science).

    Cons

    Overachievers are not necessarily rewarded more against their peers (unless you count more work!). Raises are barely in line with inflation. Nepotism and politics can still reign over competency. Bureaucracy can be beyond frustrating. HR still approaches promotion based on years of experience first not necessarily ability or talent.

    Advice to Management

    Scale pay to performance for those working "direct" i.e. contribute directly to the bottom line. Cut down the administrative bureaucracy (too many provincial entities within company with their own agenda, missives, websites, emails, and rules). Encourage (i.e. reward) problem solving entrepreneurial spirit.


  2. "Work Hard, but in the end, just a number"

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    Former Employee - Manager III, Manufacturing in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Manager III, Manufacturing in Woodland Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are lots of challenges at the Woodland Hills site with lots of opportunity to shine.
    The products they build are very strong and have a lot of heritage.

    Cons

    As with most manufacturing, work is leaving California, so be prepared to move or get laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Be open and honest and communicate often to keep the work force from being stressed while working hard.

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