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"NGES is an excellent place to work, and rewarding for the folks who work hardest."

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Baltimore, MD
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Baltimore, MD
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

* Rotational development program (PDP) lets new employees discover where they fit
* The best people inevitably rise to the top, although sometimes with a few bumps and hurdles
* The technical staff are truly leaders in many engineering fields - electrical, mechanical, systems, materials, etc.
* There are lots of different programs and areas in which to work, so there are lots of opportunities
* Management has really been working hard on work/life balance issues over the last few years

Cons

* The large size of NGC and the nature of the defense business create a huge bureaucracy, and swimming through it can be frustrating
* Delays and limits in security processing and clearances can result in times when you have to work without important information or just do busywork until you are cleared to do real work
* There is an incredible amount of specialization in certain areas, so you may get stuck working in a very narrow field for a long time

Advice to Management

* Maintain the inertia on work/life balances issues - 9/80 Fridays and the new employee gym have been welcome changes
* Continue to find, nurture, and promote people who excel
* Try to find a good way to balance knowledge transfer and annoyance of senior technical people - they are wary of getting involved with constantly changing programs for mentoring and knowledge capture. Find a way to make it work for them, as well as the mentees.

Other Employee Reviews for Northrop Grumman

  1. "Working as an Intern at NGES"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid pay, flexible schedule, lots of work. Overall, NGES is a great place for an internship with plenty of meet and greets and free lunches.

    Cons

    Management can be a little bit uneasy with interns and they have a very slim hiring profile this year. Many interns will not be returning.

    Advice to Management

    Get the budget freak out under control. Hundreds of interns and all the time you put in to them is going to waste.


  2. "Pretty bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, cushy long-term prospects at a job. overall i thought it was an easy place to work, but not fun.

    Cons

    bad management, hr was a pain to work with, salaries are not high and increase very slowly, most people there didn't seem to enjoy their lives

    Advice to Management

    i don't really have advice for management, i believe most defense contractors run their companies as factories, and Northrop is no different.

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