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Northrop Grumman is a good company to work for

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Former Employee - Network Engineer
Former Employee - Network Engineer

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

Pros

Plenty of training. Travel if you need it. Generous benefit package. Excellent set of colleagues.

Cons

Government contractor subject to an extra layer of government controls and red tape.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You don't always have to sell the gold plated custom Cadillac. Sometimes the customer wants a Chevy S10. You have to resist government tendency to keep changing the scope of projects under construction. While you will make more money on change orders, in the long run endemic cost overruns destroy political support for funding the programs.

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    Great co-workers, and lots of opportunities!

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Orlando, FL (US)

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits; lots of opportunities to work on pretty cool stuff that benefits the US military (and others)! If you're willing to relocate, NG has lots of opportunities across the company, and seems to do a good job of enabling employees to move to a new job/place.

    Cons

    - As a defense contractor, NG follows the highs and lows of defense work -- right now defense is shrinking, as seen by lots of defense contractors (Lockheed Martin, NG, Raytheon, etc.) having layoffs.
    - If you want to work on cool commercial stuff, a defense contractor isn't the place.
    - For software developers, not a lot of decent process in place across the company, nor decent training company-wide for developers.

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    I have had wonderful opportunities, and solid management with excellent accountability.

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  McLean, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in McLean, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Constant drive to improve quality and efficiency; industry-leading emphasis on ethics and standards; great training opportunities; flexible work schedules and work locations depending on the specific job.

    Cons

    Can't think of any - I'm sure other parts of the company have issues that my sector doesn't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay objective in your evaluation of your people - don't be quick to judge based on one thing you see/hear - give your people the benefit of the doubt, and they will respect you.

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