Pros: close-knit engineering group.
Contracted through AmeriForce (they also held/maintained my security clearance) to Northrop Grumman. Typical day started at 5:00am reviewing schedules, meetings to attend and lab activities. AmeriForce management were very hands-off. Because, as a contractor, I was immersed in the Northrop Grumman work site with Northrop Grumman engineers (many that I knew), the work-day was exciting and fulfilling. The greatest challenge of the work was keeping the customer (Air Force and Navy) customers informed and satisfied with progress. The best part of the work was the final verification and sell-off of a system to the customer.