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Northrop Grumman Space Park (formerly TRW)

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Current Employee - Manager in Redondo Beach, CA (US)
Current Employee - Manager in Redondo Beach, CA (US)

I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Engineering based business model - management still places product performance above financial results. Recent cost pressure has put this at risk and some shortcuts are starting to be taken. Management has a basic understanding of risks associated with shortened and less rigorous (costly) product development cycles and is communicating this to customers.
Management embraces specialization and makes good efforts to provide adequate training and tools to employees.

Cons

Political and silo'd culture. I heard about this prior to working at NGC Space Park and it's true. There is inadequate communication between engineering disciplines and an 'Us vs Them' mentality that generates discord.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Basic MBA advice - look at the cash flow along the product development life-cycle. More resources earlier in the process will result in less problems down the road. Review processes need to be real and not just 'Check the box.' In this era of lower budgets make sure to rigorously understand customer needs (again, don't just check the box) and execute accordingly. The companies that will win are those that get the balance between customer needs and budgets right. It's not an easy task.

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Neutral Outlook
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    Great variety of work will allow you to find something you love.

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    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer II in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer II in Baltimore, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    -Good process
    -Good leadership
    -Good resources and equipment

    Cons

    -Lots of red tape
    -Days off can be stingy
    -Overfocus on schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Let your employees train all the time
    -Improve scheduling technique

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Loosing Employee Focus

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large company that is doing very well in the defense market.
    Top of the line innovative technologies have been made by this company.

    Cons

    Slipping employee focus has resulted in the lowering of benefits, and more focus on shareholder wealth than the betterment of employees.While the matrix structure of management can be useful, Northrop uses it poorly.The emotional feel is becoming bitter toward management because of the calculated cold treatment of employees. The vision of this company seems limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember who is getting things done and solving the problems in your company. The emotional feel is becoming bitter toward management because of the calculated cold treatment of employees. Make a point to promote a high vision for employees. If Northrop Grumman keeps on trying to play with the big aerospace companies instead of trying to lead them, we will never get ahead, and never be the best.

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