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"Be wary!"

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Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Newport News, VA
Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Newport News, VA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

I worked at the Newport News sector...most managers were very flexible when it comes to time off or coming in early/later. That's what keeps a lot of folks there. Most of the folks there are very friendly and helpful if you have any questions.

Cons

Good ol' boy/girl network. Only the ones that management likes has a chance of getting promoted, and then it is done in secret. Very poor merit increases. No bonus for non-management. Even though they claim they let you go in any direction you want to go in, they are very quick to pigeonhole you into one thing. A lot of the older folks are eligible for retirement and there will be a huge brain drain in the next few years. On the other end, they can't keep the younger folks around b/c either they don't want to deal with the old technology or they know they will not be promoted. Very hard to get training.

Advice to Management

Stop listening to middle management and go directly to the folks at the bottom that are actually doing the work. Don't gather them all up in a room and expect someone to speak out about it.

Other Employee Reviews for Northrop Grumman

  1. "Bored yet content"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in El Segundo, CA

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to do different types of work if you are motivated and/or willing to move. Decent salary, benefits that are better than most companies, even though they have been cut.

    Cons

    Can get pigeon holed into your positions and have to fight your way out at times by applying to other positions

    Advice to Management

    Too many people in the East Cost make decisions that negatively impace other sites. "ACE" was a nice cool acronym, but people know achieveing competitive excellence meant standarizing and dummy-ing down jobs. People would rather have you "tell it like it is" rather than glowing about how many jobs were open across the country. If you are cutting systems administrator jobs and salaries, just say it.


  2. "One sentence is not enough."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Ability to follow a project from conception to final production. The personnel that I have been able to work with - team spirit.

    Cons

    Size of projects is limited by the company size.

    Advice to Management

    We need a realistic plan that involves the technical personnel - not just a business plan to increase the sales and profits.

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