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Current Employee - Electronic Engineer III in Topeka, KS (US)
Current Employee - Electronic Engineer III in Topeka, KS (US)

I have been working at Northrop Grumman

Pros

technologically advanced environment, surrounded by the industry's top talents

Cons

no room for advancement. in large corporations, extreme competition exists. many avenues for growth and exposure yet no opportunity for advancement/ recognition.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

analyze system workflow for potential faults. Implement adopted safety measures to avoid liability.

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    Cool technology and fantastic people, but really only an average place to work.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Aurora, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Aurora, CO (US)

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Really awesome work in support of a great country. Lots of great perks and the company has the type of benefits package you would expect from a large company. Pretty decent 401K, fabulous health care, and a fantastic flex-time system. The people are among the best and brightest I've met and everyone is genuinely friendly and helpful. First name basis for everyone, including division directors.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for younger people to connect and advance. Despite most management being engineering-oriented, the company seems to be run by the lawyers. It's also very easy to get stuck in project and never find out what's happening elsewhere. While their technology at its core may be "Defining the future," their software development practices are, generally, circa late 1980s. Sadly, all the bureaucratic headaches you would stereotype in a big corporation are actually there. I never filled out a TPS report, but it came close.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper-level management seems only concerned about sales and growth rates, not the quality of either nor giving back to the employees. Don't get a lot of inspiring long-term vision.

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    OK place to start a career, but look elsewhere unless you're willing to join the old boys network

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

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    PDP - the professional development program is a good way to gain exposure to different parts of the company and not a bad place to start a career. Northrop is an industry leader.

    Cons

    To move up or get into management, you pretty much have to belong to the old boys network and play golf with the movers and shakers. The work is not very challenging, at least for entry level engineers, but this depends on which group you end up. Out of 5 rotations throughout Electronic Systems as a PDP, I had consistently challenging work in maybe 1 rotation. The rest of the time, I either had not enough work, or pretty much did grunt work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your rising star engineers well and give them the respect they deserve (eg. a fair review system, decent pay). They may bail on you early in their Northrop careers, and Northrop may find itself a sinking ship sooner or later if it can't attract capable engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
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