Northrop Grumman is one of the leading global security companies in the world. Providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, space, strike (the ability to project air power anywhere in the world), and logistics, Northrop Grumman brings cutting edge services and technologies to its customers worldwide. They work on programs such as the Advanced Hawkeye, Airborne Mine Detection System, Joint STARS and other advanced development programs, with top tier capabilities in surveillance, battle management and strike.
Along with their extensive operational feats, Northrop Grumman continues to drive talent across the globe. A sophisticated team like this needs an integrated system of employees to operate at its highest gear. Northrop Grumman employs over 85,000 people across all 50 states and in over 25 countries.
STRIVING TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN THE BEST EMPLOYEES BY PROVIDING AN INCLUSIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT WHEREIN EMPLOYEES ARE RECEPTIVE TO DIVERSE IDEAS, PERSPECTIVES AND TALENTS ARE KEY.
The workforce of Northrop Grumman is comprised of five generations and numerous skillsets. This diversity provides abundant backgrounds and perspectives from each generation, creating unique solutions when facing problems. When new graduates join the Northrop Grumman team, they bring with them fresh takes on how to overcome new processes. Older, more experienced professionals may better understand the processes from past experiences of implementing them. However, the union of minds between the generations supports this collaboration and innovation
With the abundance of educational opportunities on the Space Coast, Northrop Grumman has been influential in supporting and introducing fresh talent. The Pathways program that Northrop Grumman offers
“allows entry-level employees to rotate jobs during a three-year period to gain business insight into many areas of the company,” says Jacquie Jeransky,
who works as the Public Relations Official. This program helps to take new college graduates and expose them to multiple facets of the corporation to determine where they would best fit.
The need for top-tier talent is driven from the fact that Northrop Grumman is working on the most important programs for global security. Employees of Northrop Grumman are driven doers. These doers are keen on expanding human discovery, and that drive is how Northrop Grumman attracts their top-quality talent.
“Disruptive thinking and ingenuity are valued and supported so we’re always looking to pull in new talent that can bring a diverse opinion and help us drive toward mission success.”
Brevard County is our home. We are growing and we are here to stay. We’re bringing new jobs and new families into our communities. We are thoroughly engaged on the Space Coast.
To encourage the onboarding of these fresh-faced graduates into their organization, along with their experienced professionals, educational opportunities are offered to enhance and further the opportunities for them. On-site master’s programs in engineering and business, educational reimbursement, internal training, and continuing education opportunities help incentivize employees to strive for more. These opportunities are driving professionals to the Space Coast to utilize the educational and career opportunities.
Northrop Grumman’s reputation greatly contributes to its ability to easily draw top talent to the area. It has been ranked as a top aerospace & defense company on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for the past 9 years. Along with this, Northrop Grumman won the 2018 Catalyst Award for commitment to make pathways for women in leadership positions. Their contributions are helping provide fantastic opportunities for the growth of women in leadership, veterans, and those with disabilities. Popular job-search site, Indeed, even classified Northrop Grumman as the top- rated work place for Millennials, showing their continuous acquisition of bright leaders of the future.
With their location in Brevard since 1987, they are able to utilize all of their capabilities in a common location, increasing their collaboration and the utilization of complementary skills. In the past 5 years, Northrop Grumman has grown from 1,200 to nearly 5,000 workers in Brevard. This surge drives home building, school enrollment, the need for teachers and doctors and a multitude of factors that drive the economic progress in our area. Florida’s business climate is a key for the operation and expansion capabilities of this organization.
“The caliber of schools, economic development organizations, community offerings, and our beaches – the Space Coast is a great place to work, live and play,” says Jeransky.