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"Good work life balance, not very challenging work"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
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I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Good work life balance, no more than 40 hrs a week needed to complete work. People in general are friendly

Cons

Work isn't the most challenging, if you looking for a 9 to 5 and don't want to grow your skill set it can become complacent. If you want to learn more and be cutting edge you won't like environment. Top performers are not recognized anymore than sub par performers have to bite your tongue and ignore it.

Other Employee Reviews for Northrop Grumman

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Need more thoughtful people in charge"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Unmanned systems division provides a lot of interesting work, in a safe area of the government defense budget. Salaries are pretty good.

    Cons

    Management has gotten top heavy, and with people only interested in signing up for hyper aggressive schedules without any plan to be able to execute; leaving it up to engineering to pull off heroics for long periods of time (years, not weeks). Burns people out

    Advice to Management

    Tie schedules to actual tasking.. not on relying on everyone giving up their personal time for years (NGC is not a startup, don't pretend otherwise).


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Its not what you know its who you know unless you are a woman and in that case neither required."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Linthicum, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Linthicum, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Impossible to get fired.
    - friendly employees
    - year around 9/80 work schedule

    Cons

    - employeesssible to get an interview to get promoted in to management despite exceeding qualifications. Jobs are predetermined for hand picked employees and posting to hire process is just a formality.
    - company has a "high potentials" list comprised by upper management primarily based on popularity and children of executives. If you didnt make the list then dont expect to move up in the company.
    - Personal salary increase of less then 1% per year over a five year period. Despite the fact that work was highly regarded and only limiting factor was my compensation relative to my peers. They bring you in laterally and then tell you you are overpaid according to market research ( source unknown). If you do get an offer ask what percent you are to market.
    - performance management system is waste of time because you rating is predetermined prior to your review and no negotiations on the number.
    - countless lip service but very little action by upper management.
    - this is an engineering company. Raises are done in tiers. Even though need all functions to run a successful program engineering receives highest raise, technical mgmt next and business mgmt gets the least amount.
    - employees to management ratio too low. Most cases two employees to a manager which adds unnecessary layers and micro management.
    - work life balance is preached but NOT practiced. its frowned upon to take time.
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    Advice to Management

    Change your promotion and raise practices to attract and retain your top talent which may not be on your high potentials list.
    get all employees on cost cutting mode and not work personal agendas to survive.


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