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Updated Dec 16, 2020

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Pros
  • "Great work life balance, great teams(in 488 reviews)

  • "9/80 schedule Good benefits Good business ethics(in 460 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "As well as heavier upper management oversight(in 137 reviews)

  • "Nothing other than what comes with working for a large company(in 126 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company!

      Jan 10, 2019 - Electrical Engineer III in Melbourne, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I like the 9/80 work week, my immediate managers are always wonderful, and there's always room for growth within the company!

      Cons

      Work always seems to come in waves. The work life balance will be solid for six months (but with not much to do), then six months of Extended Work Week. Also, upper management never seems to have much interest in the lower folk.

      2 people found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Cool Programs, Poor Upper Management

      Nov 6, 2020 - Contamination Control Engineer in Redondo Beach, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really interesting programs and knowledge

      Cons

      Upper management doesn't value employees and takes money for themselves

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Reconsider your options

      Nov 15, 2020 - PC Network Technician in Chandler, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      If your not in an IT role then it might work

      Cons

      Pro to outsource, upper management doesn't understand what is required in classified areas for successful execution of tasks. Only focused on tickets not solutions or details of why it isn't finished. No mid management support. 500:1 headcount metrics do not apply to classified as the processes require more approvals and security. Users don't know the difference between classified and unclassed so they escalate everything to the highest level.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      There are much better companies out there

      Sep 24, 2020 - Software Engineering Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      descent work life balance if you are in the right group/program

      Cons

      Compensation structure is outdated, their performance rating system is purely based on who you know and not much on actual merit. Benefits are pretty bad and there are a lot of frustrations when it comes to upper management and event though the company says it cares about your opinion, they really don't. My ultimate recommendation is that if you can find another company that is within the fortune 500 then you should try at all costs to avoid NG and the defense industry all together.

      4 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Just a stepping stone for technicians and engineer wannabees

      Sep 23, 2020 - RF Test Technician in Bwi Airport, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Awesome people to work with! Lots to learn for someone who wants to.

      Cons

      There's no promotion for technicians. Unless you have a degree, you will always be just a technician. Hence, a career stepping stone. The union (IBEW) discourages hard work. If you wanna do the same thing day after day until you retire and you don't have a degree, then this is the place for you. Otherwise, get a degree and kiss the right butt and you'll go far in this company; upper management is a clubhouse with a secret handshake.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Company - Rough Managment

      Jul 29, 2020 - Software Engineer III in Melbourne, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent benefits and pay. Long time employees extremely knowledgeable and good mentors. GREAT work life balance and good program level management.

      Cons

      High turn over rate. Upper corporate management tends to be the source of a lot of the problems. Staffing issues result in project delays and quarterly work reallocation. Promotion process is directly tied in with hiring process, so getting a promotion involves applying for the job you are already doing. As well as heavier upper management oversight. Bigger programs get more priority for promoting and hiring staff, so it's often easier to jump to another program to get a promotion. This results in much of the talent being siphoned away from smaller programs.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Former Employee

      PAM

      Sep 1, 2020 - Pam 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Worked with good people, excellent subordinates.

      Cons

      Upper management does not support you, training is horrid, they want Managers NOT Leaders!

      7 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      May 27, 2020 - Structural Engineer in West Melbourne, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good , smart and helpful people for the most part

      Cons

      As with any large corporation, there is a disconnect with upper management on some issues.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Culture. At times slow moving

      May 1, 2020 - Aerospace Engineer in Chandler, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very good engineers. Managers who seem to care, generally. Lots of smart people to get help from and bounce ideas off of. Very secure job with good pay and benefits.

      Cons

      Huge corporation with a lot of bureaucracy and slow-moving processes. Lots of situations where talent is specialized in a couple of people, and when they leave, they lose the skillset due to poor documentation and no training. Lastly, difficult to transition from large, slow legacy programs to more exciting and challenging work. If you're lucky enough to be put onto a newer, early-stage program, good on you; if you are unlucky enough to be stuck in the black hole of old legacy programs, you'll never get out. Additionally, upper management can be tone-deaf and come off very much as caring solely about the dollars they get rather than the employees who work for them.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company

      Apr 4, 2020 - Social Media Analyst in Brooklyn, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      benefits, salary, management, co-workers, location

      Cons

      schedule, benefits, upper management, some coworkers

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