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"Adventurous - With Ups and Downs"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Carson, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Carson, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

This is a great company with nice compensation depending on experience. It is a large company with many opportunities to enhance your career, so it is easy to stay in just one company. Since it is large, each program has its own culture, leadership and process. Generally, managers do look out for you when you need another project to go to. There are a lot of company jobs out there that you can also apply for yourself. Since it's a defense company you have a chance to work with many interesting military technologies and challenges. Just like anywhere, a good reputation counts at Northrop Grumman, which will be advantageous when you need to transition to another project, or position.

Cons

It's easy to feel comfortable in the same position, so try to learn as much as you can about other functional areas so that you can understand the business, and enable you take advantage of new opportunities.

The opportunities are not always available in California.

Leadership varies among project and organizations.

I'm not sure if this is a company wide issue, but I find that in the past, some hiring managers fail to follow-up with job seeking employees, and don't return emails or phone calls. Managers should communicate with the employee directly or via the Talent System and provide the status of interview process, whether denied, in-process, etc. I understand that there may be a lot of candidates to consider, but at least inform the job seeker, so that other arrangements can be made.

Advice to Management

When there are important technical issues to be solved, perhaps management should consider and encourage all team members in the project to participate, and not just work group members. Sometimes non-working group members may have invaluable insight which may lead to a better solution. Cultivate an open communication among employees, and catch and reward good behavior; the reward doesn't have to be monetary. Grow employees so that the project can improve by taking advantage of the existing skill set of each employee, which may extend beyond his or her functional area. Encourage employees to cross-learn other functions areas, doing this may lead to better solutions, and ultimately a better product.

Other Employee Reviews for Northrop Grumman

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Age discrimination rampant, devoted my entire career NG (appropo) & given two week to go, no outplacement support."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ample training, good benefits, nobody really cares about productivity so you won't feel any pressure, good place to work if you have a heart condition.

    Cons

    Poor communication, a sense of going nowhere, executive bonus plans creates a culture of haves and have nots. Leadership of over promoted administrative types, very poor on the technical side, consider other companies that invest in technology. be ready to spend inordinate time on the latest good idea from a management seminar.

    Advice to Management

    be engaged, many of your top managers are just talking heads who do no real work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not much opportunity for advancement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, decent pay, exceptional ethics. Lots of good training classes. Get to work on some really exciting projects.

    Cons

    Constantly reinventing the wheel. New pay/bonus structure favors upper management. Cost cutting is going a little overboard. Not a lot of room for personal advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Listen

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