Northrop Grumman - Decent place to start a career, but get out before you find yourself in the fast lane to nowhere. | Glassdoor
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Helpful (5)

"Decent place to start a career, but get out before you find yourself in the fast lane to nowhere."

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Former Employee - Software Engineer IV
Former Employee - Software Engineer IV
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Northrop often actively recruits new/recent college grads, as well as others who are early in their careers. Their strategy is more or less designed to acquire less experienced, but promising talent and coach them up within the Northrop culture. For someone who is interested in the defense sector and/or looking to start their career with a recognizable organization, it could be the right opportunity at the right time.

Cons

One of the other reasons Northrop prefers to recruit candidates early in their career is to control labor costs. To the corporation, lower wages mean more competitive bids - from a cost standpoint, anyway. It also means there's a good chance you'll find yourself on a project stacked with relatively inexperienced resources, often (not always) resulting in a well intended but ill executed solution. The longer one remains at the company, the more their skills reflect the Northrop way, and the more they risk falling out of touch with the broader industry. Finally, the longer one stays on, the more their compensation falls behind the market average.

Advice to Management

Manage your talent more effectively. Don't stifle them in Northrop bureaucracy. Invest in their skills, develop their careers, and compensate them well. They'll be worth more to you in the long run versus another line item on a low cost labor ledger assembled for the next bid.

Other Employee Reviews for Northrop Grumman

  1. Helpful (2)

    "No Advancement for Off-Site Workers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary was high. Education reimbursement available. "Brand" name on your resume.

    Cons

    Salary frozen for two-years. Pencil exercise for reviews and engagement surveys. All talk of action and change to improve but nothing actually done. Management does not have any mechanism to here advice from the workers on improving their processes. They make decisions with no real knowledge of what really needs their attention.

    Advice to Management

    Listen.


  2. "Stable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work/life balance; not exactly startup "culture". Depends on the department/location.

    Cons

    Boring -- but, again -- depend on the department/location.

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