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Overall, a good company to work for

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Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Apopka, FL (US)
Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Apopka, FL (US)

I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

*Great environment for those who like loose management (not the case 100% of the time though)
*Good benefits (Education reimbursement, 401K, health, etc)
*The company as a whole is great - fantastic CEO
*Good facilities
*Many opportunities to learn from knowledgeable people
*Fascinating work

Cons

*Very, very little accountability; those who were a detriment to the company weren't dealt with very well or at all
*Very little acknowledgement for those who performed in an outstanding manner. Generally in the form of "Lets just make everyone feel good" rather than pointing out stellar contributors
*Multiple reductions in force over the last couple of years, >50% downsizing in my division
*Poor communication between management and the production floor
*Poor design for manufacturing
*Poor designs in general many times
*Military contract dependant

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I can't even being to stress how important communication is... all the way down the line.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Northrop Grumman

  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Robust transition experience from senior military officer to mid-level manager in a major corporation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Virginia Beach, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Virginia Beach, VA (US)

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You are hired for your demonstrated ability to get the job done, company gives you significant room for professional autonomy which not giving you too much room to cause serious financial harm, I came into corporate world expecting to be "spoon fed" training on how to perform at the PM level and being a profit and loss entity individual training dollars are tight so you are left with a lot of OJT or self training.

    Cons

    Too little resources for new hires (managers) to get acquainted with the corporate's tools and procedures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer  in  El Segundo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in El Segundo, CA (US)

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Northrop works to keep people employed, moving them to different programs when current programs wrap up.

    Cons

    Keeping your salary advancing requires that one only stays there for 3-4 years max before moving to a different company. Same as all aerospace companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time planning and tracking detail-level work. Do it carefully, and have it done by someone who really knows the task, not just whoever you can get a team to give up.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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