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daily exersise 10 minutes
Electronic Assembler/Contractor (Current Employee), Redondo Beach, CAApril 14, 2014
Pros: 9-80 work week
Cons: no heath care contractor
start 5:30 get work break 8:00 -8:15
co-workers very helpful
the hardest when you have to wait on parts or m.e
enjoyable part learning something new or a new way to do the job
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A decent place to develop your career and technical skills
Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee), Huntsville, AlabamaApril 14, 2014
Typical defense contracting environment. Periods of high activity spaced by proposal and support work.
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Paid the bills
Brush Painter X33 (Former Employee), Newport News, VAApril 14, 2014
Pros: paid weekly
Cons: some management didnt need the position
I worked for Northrop Grumman when they owned a shipyard in Newport News Virginia. Some of the foremans and general foremans and even hr personnel needed to be forced to retire or needed to be fired but all in all it was a good place to work with many pay raises and paid weekly. Always keep food on the table and a roof over you head with this job. Just – more... stay to yourself and watch who you tell your business to...... – less
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Well-developed SE processes
Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee), Huntsville, ALApril 11, 2014
The SE team I am working with is very talented and efficient. I have enjoyed working with them and getting to know them.
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A great overseas location
Principal Trainer (Former Employee), VAApril 10, 2014
My day at work included writing a lot of lesson plan to be reviewed and implemented to the National Guard.
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Productive
Tech II Mechanic (Former Employee), Sierra VistaApril 10, 2014
Northrop Grumman Technical Services could have been a great place to work with a little more knowledgeable management team.
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Challenging projects with very smart people
Software Engineer II (Former Employee), Melbourne, FLApril 10, 2014
Pros: cutting edge technology
Cons: code you write kills people.
At Northrop Grumman you work with some of the best talent in the industry, with some of the most cutting edge technology.
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Large Company, good compensation
Contracts Administrator (Current Employee), VirginiaApril 8, 2014
Pros: free coffee
Cons: mentally exhausting and sense that your job will be cut at any time without cause.
Long hours, marginal recognition, too many meetings and not a lot of time to get work done.
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Great company with good benefits
Quality Control Analysts (Former Employee), Tooele, UTApril 8, 2014
This is a major Aerospace Defense contracting company, with good benefits and great people to work with.
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Good UAV Product Base but Old Culture of Design, Analysis, and Management
Project / Stress Engineer (Current Employee), San Diego, CAApril 8, 2014
Pros: stability
Cons: old culture trying to compete in a new world
Significant cost cutting has been done over the last two years. That has saved some programs but has also cut salaries, bonuses, and the tools we work with to do our jobs. Northrop lacks any good rotation programs for the engineers or for any good MBAs that could turn around an old culture. Management is overpaid and you just get in line with everyone – more... else for a promotion which only comes once you are at the high end of their experience charts. – less
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Great place to Learn
DMSMS Engineering Technical Lead (Current Employee), San Diego, CAApril 7, 2014
Northrop is a great place to learn!! Advancement is more difficult in this economy but there are no shortages of ways to be recognized for hard work.
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Fun, Smart and Interesting People
Executive Assistant to IS Director (Former Employee), Redondo Beach, CAApril 7, 2014
Pros: great benefits
Cons: lay offs
I loved working for Northrop Grumman, unfortunately I was laid off.
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great pay, good co-workers
Software Analyst (Former Employee), Lawton, OKApril 6, 2014
Good Job, relaxed atmosphere, great benefits and salary, semi-flexible hours
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outstanding company
Logistics Analyst (Former Employee), PARApril 6, 2014
Love working for this company, a lot of room for growth if you put in the time, and show that you belong.
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Northrop Grumman Ft. Irwin is not Employee Friendly
Employee (Former Employee), Fort Irwin, CAApril 4, 2014
Pros: employees are friendly, the union pay is good
Cons: location requires many to work outside in extreme heat, cold, and wind. location is not employee friendly.
Northrop Grumman Ft. Irwin is not an employee friendly place to work. Corporate Northrop Grumman tries to promote a workplace that is engaging and friendly which creates productivity and better safety. NG Ft. Irwin treats engagement practices as another silly requirement that does not promote high completion rate numbers to show the government even – more... though research proves otherwise. There is also the mentality that "one aw shucks wipes out 1000 attaboys." Do not expect to get any kind of reward or pat on the back if you make any mistakes. Managers do not grasp the concept of positive reinforcement.

Problems in procedures are fixed with "bandaids" instead of correcting the root of the issue. It is a corporate company that is run in a military style. Many issues are created when civilians who have never been in the military are mixed with prior military and made to follow directions in a military style. It becomes a clash of cultures.

Rumors are rampant and pranks are played. There is a definite "union employees vs the company" attitude by many (on both sides).

Hiring practices are definitely focused on having a military connection (whether it be a spouse in the military or you yourself are prior military).

If you do not have to work at this location, find somewhere else to work. If you need a paycheck and can "come to work, do your job, and go home" as they advise in their orientation then there is good protection and pay once you pass your union probation. – less
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Great Company to work for
Quality Assurance Analyst I (Current Employee), Virginia Beach, VAApril 3, 2014
Pros: reach back, benefits, etc.
Cons: n/a
Tons of rewarding and challenging careers working alongside some of the best and most interesting people.
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Great company to work for. Learned many valuable skills.
Material Planner. (Former Employee), Salt Lake City, UTApril 2, 2014
Pros: competative pay and benefits. great learning atmosphere.
Cons: advancement opportunities lessened as time went on.
Stqarted as a Electro Mechanical Tech. Worked up to Material Planner. Many valuable skills.
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Awful company to work for if you are not in the business unit.
Jr. Test Engineer (Former Employee), SacramentoApril 2, 2014
Pros: benefits used to be really good. now they are just average. they'll soon be completely gone.
Cons: too many to describe here.
A typical workday consist of many status update meetings and very little time to actually do you work. You will learn that this company does not promote growth. Everything you actually learn about engineering will have to be conducted on your own time. Your coworkers are great because they are in the same miserable position that you are. Many just want – more... to make it a few more years into retirement. The hardest part of your job is going to it. The most enjoyable part of your job is leaving it. Day-to-day, you will notice many VIP tours of customers and corporate hotshots walking through the labs observing you working. They'll expect you to explain what you're working on in remedial terms that they can understand. You will have to keep your work area clean just in case they stop in unannounced. Expect no opportunities to train and no mentors. Work starts immediately when the contract gets funded but takes weeks to trickle through the finance unit until there is something an engineer can charge to. Once those charge numbers are activated weeks later, you're already behind schedule. There is a big push for employees to compete their engagement surveys about the quality of your work environment. From the results of the engagement survey, your group is supposed to come up with corrective actions. First, the corrective actions can not cost the company any money and second, must not be worked on during work time. A proposal to train on personal time using company equipment was denied. Actually, ever proposal put forth by our group has been denied. It's an absolute mess. – less
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great people to work with.
H. R. Specialist (Current Employee), El Segundo, CaliforniaMarch 31, 2014
Pros: great benefits
Cons: company changes
customer statisfaction, manage a contingent workforce of 700+ communicate and perform business with 15 vendors.
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Cutting edge technology
Space Program Operations (Current Employee), Linthicum, MDMarch 31, 2014
There are so many brilliant people that work at Northrop Grumman. I'm amazed every day at some of the things we are able to accomplish.

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