Northrop Grumman

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If you are a senior in engineering or computer science, apply to Northrop Grumman!

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD (US)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD (US)

I have been working at Northrop Grumman

Pros

Northrop really respects their employees and is very focused on work/life balance. They really go after college students for internships and their personal development program, which is great for 'touring' different offices for a few years.

They also have telecommuting for some work, and its likely to get easier to this in the future!

Cons

The compensation is not as high as some of the other defense contractors, but its not too far off and the benefits of working @ NGC probably outweigh the difference.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work. The focus on work/life balance is important in today's busy life.

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    Nice Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Section Manager
    Former Employee - Section Manager

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Great training opportunities for new college graduates.

    Cons

    Like all organizations, relatively few enrichment opportunities for senior staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, in general, but make sure that mid- and front-line managers get the support they need.

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    All the advantages and disadvantages of a large company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    If you find a group that is doing the kind of work you like to do, then that work will continue for a while and/or they will find similar work with a different customer. Plus, it is an "Information Systems powerhouse"!

    Cons

    Throughout the enterprise, all performance metrics are based on the industry standards. Rather than setting industry leading standards, the company performance would be viewed as good if the stock price appreciation matches the average of industry peers. Everything from the bottom up is consistent with this view. The end result is that the company will never lead the industry. When the stock performance lags that of the industry leaders, company management reacts by trying to match the industry leader in terms of investment and sector concentration (based on the lagging metrics available from the industry leaders' public reports). But by this time, the industry leader(s) has already advanced beyond the lagging metrics. The end result is that the workers are congratulated on their work to contribute to the company's success, but then are subjected to hand-wringing and repeated reorganizations as management tries to figure out why it can never catch the industry leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aim higher than average if you want to lead the industry. This will require above average R&D investment, less aversion to projects with riskier up-front development costs, and policies/compensation to attract and retain above-average employees.

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