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"Aerospace Artist"

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Current Employee - Graphic Artist in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Graphic Artist in San Diego, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The projects are always different.

Cons

Too many administrative tasks. Inter charging is a mess.

Advice to Management

Manage. Your suboordinates shouldn't be over whelmed with administrative tasks. Productivity lessens when people are performing too many tasks outside of their job classification.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Lot of Experienced people (average age is 48 to 49), well Managed but very political, with little opportunity for growth"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Has one of the better if not best run Business Management and IT Groups in the whole company. They are better run than 3 other large/medium size companies I have worked for.
    - Pretty good salary and benefits.
    - Good place to start out at due to mature processes, and management/tracking tools. One is able to see how very complex process work fairly well, and learn a lot of Good PM, Finance, Software, Purchasing, Contract, and Engineering methods/processes.
    - Very well managed R&D projects. They tend to perform on below budget (there are exceptions).
    - If you know how, can learn a lot by talking with a lot of very experienced personal who are everywhere.
    -Lot of cool R&D projects going on all the time. If you are an Engineer, long hours but interesting work in many cases.

    Cons

    - Since a lot of Cost-Plus jobs little incentive to cut cost especially since this would decrease the profit margins.
    - To specialized, tend to get stuck in one highly specialized job for a long time.
     - Little opportunity for lateral movement unless you are part of the 5% of people on the inside (unless you move out of State).
    - Difficult to try new things, and present information in a new way or new information because of the mature processes, and culture. People do not like to shake things up or change unless it is from above.
    - Due to the above reasons hard to learn thru experience. Have to learn by talk and observation.
    - Highly political, a lot of B.S. trying to massage the message and data to Top Level executives, also Top Executives to the employees (little content to the message). HR communication is some of the biggest BS I have ever read in my life. Example: 500 words on new organization, that after I have read it I am still clueless at to anything they do.
    - To get Salary increase you need to quite then come back (fairly typical in Corporate America I think)
    - HR group worthless in almost all functions, act like big brother, very command and control.

    - Business Magament Directors/V.P.'s need to do a better job level loading the work load, then they would not need as many people. Hard, but a lot of ways to go about it.
    - Annoying trying to find something to do, partly due to to many people, but mostly do to not being allowed to try new things.

    Advice to Management

    The excuses you do not have time to listen to people at the bottom because they do not understand the big picture hurts a lot. Wade thru the Levels of B.S. done by management changing the data/message or get really smart people you can trust to do this (not advancing their promotion well being) so as to tell you the truth no matter what). You would get a lot better ideas and ways to improve things and employees would be a lot more stratified.


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Ambitious?? Work somewhere else."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redondo Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redondo Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits but nothing earth shaking beyond that.

    Cons

    Move you around from office to office without notice and expect you to keep up your work load while interrupting it all the time. You like working in an 8 ft by 8 ft cell? Come work here! Cubicle city. Management doesn't care about their employees. The job market is bad and they know it. After all where are you going to go? Boeing??

    If you are looking to further your career, look elsewhere. This is not the company for you. Promotions and positions of authority and power are handed out to friends and friends of friends to the detriment of the mission and the employee morale. Positions are posted as required but they are taken down as soon as a "qualified candidate" is found which usually takes hours. Individuals that are part of the "management click" are moved from one location to the next while a position can be created to bring them in under the protection of a friend that just happens to be the hiring manager. Seen that more than once.

    If you happen to be a woman or minority you have a much better chance of success at North Grumman. They are promoted over others to maintain the "diversity" to the misfortune of better qualified candidates.

    For better or worse, that's the way it is at Northrop Grumman. I have been here for more than a few years and have seen this behavior more than once.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the good ol'boy/girl networks. It obvious to the rest of us.

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