Northrop Grumman

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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
1,862 Reviews
3.5
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fewer and Fewer Projects to Work On

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Redondo Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Redondo Beach, CA

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Job Security, Nice Working Environment, Smart People, Honest People, Time-off Policies, Compensation, Technical Excellence, Process Oriented, Retirement Benefits

    Cons

    Old Boy Network, Resistance to Change, Risk Adverse, Market is Shrinking, Difficult to make lateral moves, very slow to adapt to changes in environment, business opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more risk-taking, reward innovative ideas, enhance performance measurement system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good Salary.

    Cons

    Too large to maintain personal loyalty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve leadership training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Songton

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    Former Employee - Technician On Chemical and Biological Systems Seoul South Korea in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Technician On Chemical and Biological Systems Seoul South Korea in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I learned, Government projects with little or poor control...

    Cons

    Not all that Honest, poorly managed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honesty, Face Pride & Ownership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people; disorganized management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Good people, everyone is friendly and intelligent

    Cons

    Behind technology-wise. Visibility to management is non-existence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Mechanical Engineer Review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer III in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    stable, good work life balance, interesting R and D projects

    Cons

    below market salary, skills not very transferable to other industries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to start a career

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good. Company does care about employee engagement and feedback, with an increasing focus on making it actionable.

    Cons

    Information is often silo'd between organizations, even those that operate under the same umbrella. Training and learning opportunities aren't as easily gotten as they make it out to be at the beginning. Often is not approved and you have to use your own time, even for industry certifications. Compensation is ok.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategy does not seem to consistently flow down. Talent pipeline is flawed, very good candidates often don't even make it to a manager's desk for evaluation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    A warm, though somewhat rudimentary, experience

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    Former Employee - College Technical Intern in Redondo Beach, CA
    Former Employee - College Technical Intern in Redondo Beach, CA

    I worked at Northrop Grumman as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The employees were all very friendly, and I don't imagine there being great differences in this among sectors. Even as an intern, I knew I had lots of room for growth. Well-compensated. Team-oriented.

    Cons

    Tall cubicle boxes made it difficult for employees to properly interact with each other. All work seemed to move very slowly.

    Recommends
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Training Product 2 in Sierra Vista, AZ; Technical Services

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    Former Employee - Trainin Product II in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Former Employee - Trainin Product II in Sierra Vista, AZ

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best things about working here were the benefits. The health, dental, vision, life, and 401k were some of the best I have had. When a contract dried up the management did there best to keep you employed.

    Cons

    Management. There were entirely too many managers for each section. There were entirely too many managers/supervisors/leads in any one program. Tenured employees. These employees would be a detriment to the organization but would be allowed to stay in their current position, or be able to move laterally without being terminated. We were constantly understaffed and were recommended "required" to work long days and even weekends. They would pay overtime if the contract allowed it. Management theory on problems were that of knee jerk reaction. Good old boy system in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be scrutinized just like regular employees. Managers are given certain leniency when they reach that level. There should be an outside audit of the facilities to ensure that every employees is kept to highest standard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    OK I Guess

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    My Co-workers were the best part

    Cons

    No growth for a young female... go elsewhere to touch the ceiling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involve with the people you manage more often, not just to tell them bad news or what they are not doing for you

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Fellow Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Fellow Engineer in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    There is work to do, but not too much 'cutting edge' stuff. Benefits are nothing to cheer about, but at least they offer them.

    Cons

    There are plenty of 'jobs' listed in the internal website, but they appear to be written for a specific person when posted. Rarely do you get any feedback when you are no longer considered for a position. In an effort to be more competitive (standard line from upper management), benefits have been cut back in an effort to make NGC more affordable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from your competitors. If we keep losing to the same companies, find out why & how & adjust accordingly. Don't keep doing things the same way because it the way that its always been done. Don't be stupid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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