Northrop Grumman

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Northrop Grumman Space Park (formerly TRW)

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Current Employee - Manager in Redondo Beach, CA (US)
Current Employee - Manager in Redondo Beach, CA (US)

I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Engineering based business model - management still places product performance above financial results. Recent cost pressure has put this at risk and some shortcuts are starting to be taken. Management has a basic understanding of risks associated with shortened and less rigorous (costly) product development cycles and is communicating this to customers.
Management embraces specialization and makes good efforts to provide adequate training and tools to employees.

Cons

Political and silo'd culture. I heard about this prior to working at NGC Space Park and it's true. There is inadequate communication between engineering disciplines and an 'Us vs Them' mentality that generates discord.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Basic MBA advice - look at the cash flow along the product development life-cycle. More resources earlier in the process will result in less problems down the road. Review processes need to be real and not just 'Check the box.' In this era of lower budgets make sure to rigorously understand customer needs (again, don't just check the box) and execute accordingly. The companies that will win are those that get the balance between customer needs and budgets right. It's not an easy task.

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Neutral Outlook
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    Meh

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    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst III in Huntsville, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst III in Huntsville, AL (US)

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Good company with solid future

    Cons

    Poor team lead that has lead to dissatisfaction. Limited growth opportunities and a general lack of care regarding career development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Different groups within the company competing for the same contract is foolishness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great variety of work will allow you to find something you love.

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    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer II in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer II in Baltimore, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    -Good process
    -Good leadership
    -Good resources and equipment

    Cons

    -Lots of red tape
    -Days off can be stingy
    -Overfocus on schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Let your employees train all the time
    -Improve scheduling technique

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    Negative Outlook
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