Northrop Grumman helps do the work that matters. Whether the company is developing the next generation of cyber-secure technology or pioneering a new kind of information network, it’s doing it as one team on a single mission of helping enhance global security.
And Northrop Grumman is extremely successful at providing its clients the top-notch services they need. “What gets me the most excited about the future is how we’re positioned with the technology, and the people, and the culture, [in order] to capitalize on this technology convergence that’s happening right now. And being able to build secure software to find hardware enabled solutions. We are a company that’s uniquely able to execute on that vision,” says Mike Heard, Chief Cyber Architect and Technical Fellow.
Employees are able to accomplish amazing things because they’re consistently at the forefront of technology, which also makes it really exciting. “It’s really a big pleasure as an engineer to be able to work on technology like this,” shares Systems Engineer Stephanie Gordon. “It’s fun—everyone I know enjoys their job. We’re all excited to come to work every day because we solve problems, we’re able to move past challenges, and actually make a difference.”
Northrop Grumman is just as invested in its people and their careers as it is in its mission. Employees of all ages and experience levels thrive under a unique management style that’s only described accurately by one word—supportive. Mentors, conferences, and professional development opportunities are available at every turn. And the company leadership also works hard to keep employee engagement high with Connect1NG, a self-governed Northrop Grumman community whose purpose is to ensure new employees feel at home with their teams. In addition, there’s an emphasis placed on fun—team members can enjoy social outings to baseball games, rock climbing, and family fun days (such as renting out an entire amusement park!).
“Even though we deal with technology,” says Electrical Engineer De’Shawnn Woods, “it’s a lot more than that. It’s a people company. We are a large company, but we’re not just numbers. We are people, we are employees, and we are a family.”
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