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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
599 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The 9/80 schedule makes it easier for employees to maintain a better work/life balance (in 136 reviews)

  • Flexible work hours, 9/80 schedule gives you every other Friday off (in 115 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance can be quite nonexistent depending on the program and location you are in (in 28 reviews)

  • 15-23 yrs experience engineers quietly in order to save upper management staff (in 54 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great benefits, poor salary

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Linthicum, MD
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Linthicum, MD

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

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule, flexible hours, child-care resources, 100% tuition reimbursement (for job related classes)

    Cons

    Very rigid promotion structure, the company's "pay-for-performance" motto doesn't really hold up too well since you can receive an above average performance rating but only get the average merit increase

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Learned a few things about my area of engineering

    Good money for a summer internship

    Cons

    they didn't seem to have enough actual work for me to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    organize and plan better rather than always running around like chickens with their heads cutoff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Still adjusting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Saint Augustine, FL
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Saint Augustine, FL

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

    Pros

    The people here are the best thing about the job. Once you're in. You're part of a family. If you're a junior employee, you are able to ask questions and learn your job comfortably.

    Cons

    On the shop floor, we don't gave many clear work instructions, but you are expected to work to those instructions. There is a lot of stuff done according to the "tribal knowledge" of people who have been here for a long time.

    The equipment is archaic at least and hard to get new equipment or tools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management, it seems, is working on all of the issues. I would say the biggest thing is making sure work instructions are reworked so that they are more clear and reliable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Structural Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    9/80 work week, work-life balance is good

    Cons

    constantly taking away employee benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop taking away employ benefits. bring back bonus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Reasons for volunteering for layoff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Production Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Worked for the company for almost 33 years, would have liked to of retired from there. I enjoyed the work I did most of the time. I was proud of the fact that I put out quality work and I was part of a long chain of people supporting our country. I left allot of friends, they were hard to say goodbye to. even though I knew it was the best thing for me.

    Cons

    During the last 3 years of my employment I was consistently bullied by my manager, treated like I could not do anything right regardless of what I did. I would get a compliment from an engineer or a different manager and she would get mad at me and find something to put me down for. if I was 2 minutes late for a meeting I would get pulled in the office for being late and disrespectful. this is just an example of the type of mangers this company supports.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to pay attention to the 'ACTUAL' complaints of your employees about their bosses. there are reasons for them, being bullied by a boss will not give you happy or good employees. nor will you get company dedication from them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Uninspirational but decent place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer III in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer III in Rolling Meadows, IL

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent salaries and benefits, smart people to work with, some flexibility. nice work out facility and cafeteria. Great people here that tend to stay for years. It's definitely not the worst place you could work. They made it worth my while to come and work here.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, you feel like an employee rather than a partner in the success of the company (no bonus), focused on the hours you work rather than whether you get your work done. For a salary job, I'd rather manage my own time, but working in defense, every hour has to be accounted for. So it isn't not really a salary job. Slow with promotions and raises, and be careful that you don't get maxed out for your job grade. Rolling Meadows is an old dated facility. For high performing ambitious individuals, I don't think NG is the place for you. You'll get tired of running into walls and limitations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Going Down Hill Fast

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Ability to move around within the company

    Cons

    Good Ol' Boy Network Rules, regardless of how incompetent they are.
    The good ol' boys make sure they get the incentive pay, regardless of their performance,
    at the expense of their employees, frequently changing the rules after the fact.
    The minions get little to none. Broad Sector Incentives have been chopped.
    They are shedding experienced mid level management (the people who do all of the heavy lifting) by the thousands.
    Work environment is poor at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your bogus climate sensing survey is not reflective of the actual sentiment of the employees.
    The fact that you then use it to justify your bonuses is pathetic, and will come to bite you and
    the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    NGIT - The Power of Performance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Good place to work. My mid-level manager was a pleasure to worth wit.

    Cons

    Hard to stand out from the crowd. Too much emphasis by upper executives placed on improving profit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great to work for if you are a VP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good prospects for growth. It is a good place to work once out of college because they put so much focus on new grads. But there is little attention paid to veteran employees who have spent their lives making the company successful. So, get a few years of experience and move on.

    Cons

    Unless you are high in the management chain, there is little chance of making signifigant progress in the company. Even with a stellar year in new business, merit raises are poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return the 2 floating holidays that you took away to be more inline with the industry , as you have stated. Respect the veterans of the company. They have given their lives for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company, but lacking in some aspects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Offutt AFB, NE
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Offutt AFB, NE

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, good resources, people are very friendly and willing to help, upper management engages with lower workers to talk about new ideas.

    Cons

    If you work at a remote location, be prepared to feel abandoned. They offer little to no support for people working on customer sites, such as a military base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to engage your remote workers as well - they are still your employees even though you don't see them every day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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