Northrop Grumman

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Management is NOT to be trusted!!

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Cheyenne, WY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Cheyenne, WY

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

    Pros

    The checks didn't bounce. Great co-workers!

    Cons

    The management team seemed to have no sense or appreciation for concepts like honesty or integrity. I was told that the person in charge had been moved to our division because the employees at their last one were ready to mutiny. We were told that they were "working on this". Apparently it didn't take

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Truly encourage middle management to be honest and to act with integrity. Northrop Grumman is too good a company otherwise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Awful, horrible management, no training, like being in high school again

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    Current Employee - Program Cost Schedule and Control Analyst IV in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Program Cost Schedule and Control Analyst IV in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    every other Friday off, 2 week vacation for Christmas

    Cons

    no training, awful management, favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat everyone equally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not the same Northrop Grumman

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    Former Employee - Sheet Metal in Saint Augustine, FL
    Former Employee - Sheet Metal in Saint Augustine, FL

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

    Pros

    Back years ago the people that built this great company made things happen.

    Cons

    To slow for hiring, rumors, games with peoples lifes. Blacklisting with Edwards AFB

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make up your minds with your HR Department, people have lives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Corporate Giant SUCKS!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager III
    Current Employee - Program Manager III

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

    Pros

    They pay pretty well for the 60 hours a week they expect you to put in.

    Cons

    Company ripped me off!!! They took money out of my check for Health Insurance long after I asked them to stop and then refused to refund it. They are a corporate giant with lawyers and no common sense, they owe me $1000 and I will never see it. Don't trust anybody.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about what damage people you screw over can do to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 8 people found this helpful  

    Where to begin?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Rolling Meadows, IL

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

    Pros

    Interesting industry, exposure to government contracts, good resume builder if you can stand to stay long enough

    Cons

    When I arrived for my first day, I found out that the person who hired me had retired and nobody knew which department I was supposed to be in, who would be my manager, where my desk was, etc. I did not have a computer nor any training or communication with anyone at the management level for 1.5 months. I sent my resignation to an administrative assistant in the office where HR finally found me a place to sit and I never heard back from anyone regarding it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please see cons section.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 9 people found this helpful  

    started great; ended miserable

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Analyst in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    pay and benefits.. most of the people are wonderful.

    Cons

    I am still haunted and upset. If you get the wrong boss watch out. nothing is fair.. all politics. Never go to HR for help. They always take managers side. Fit in with the culture. Keep your mouth shut, do your job, and go home. Never try to shine... you will be sorry. I worked harder and longer. My boss was threatened and found a way to get me out. My first boss was a dream come true. Second boss nightmare. She made up lies, was condescending, and only got the job after 30 years because she was a woman. Terrible micromanager who didn't care about company.. only cared about saving her own skin and being right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lot of politics within organization.

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

    Get great work experience and free education. Then GET OUT.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rolling Meadows, IL

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

    Pros

    The company paid for my certifications and masters degree
    Awesome work experience

    Cons

    Unless you are somehow in the "in crowd" you will not go very far in this company. After 5to 10 years, it will be a road to nowhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the company culture by giving people that don't look like you a chance at leadership and SUPPORT them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Stuck in the past, little innovation, too much management.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Exceptional work life balance. I was never asked to stay late. 40 hour work weeks, on the dot, plus the 9/80 schedule.

    Higher management is competent, and responsive. If you can ever find time to get a hold of them.

    Cons

    Employees seem to just want to "do their hours" and get home. There's no passion for the product.

    Too much middle management (and old middle range engineers), filled with self centered and arrogant people who have been in their positions for decades. You do it their way, or it doesn't happen at all. It's trickle down engineering. The higher ups make all the decision and there is no consideration given for ideas that come from below, regardless of their merit.

    Engineers have seemingly been there forever. Some looked at me quizzically when I asked Java questions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nobody would really listen. And that's the problem. The younger people have good ideas, but the entrenched management just doesn't listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 7 people found this helpful  

    Very dissatisfied after 7 years

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    The group which I work with is the best group of professionals I've ever worked with. I've learned a lot and I've been able to make some meaningful contributions. The 9/80 schedule makes it easier for employees to maintain a better work/life balance

    Cons

    I've had some bad supervisors over the years but my current supervisor is the worst I've ever had. After being in the work force for more than 20 years, never have I had a worse one until now. My current supervisor does not give me any direction and goes out of their way not to communicate with me. When this supervisor does speak to me, it's to remind me of all the past mistakes I've done. As a result, I've discovered this place is not the most nurturing of places to work.

    Over the last 5 years, NGC has diminished their employee benefits. Medical insurance costs have gone up, according to NGC, due to the passage of the Health Care Reform Act. As a result, co-pays have doubled and our health care insurance rates have gone up as well.
    NGC had also taken away 5 days of personal time off during XMAS and New Year's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better front line supervisors or perhaps give them a refresher course on positive supervisor/employee communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    For the day i was hired till I left, I hated working for NGIS

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    Current Employee - Cyber Systems Administrator in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Current Employee - Cyber Systems Administrator in Annapolis Junction, MD

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

    Pros

    I honestly don't have one good thing to say about the company.

    Cons

    Co-workers were out to get me because I was younger cheaper talent. HR could not have screwed up more getting me on the job site. It took a month ! Once I did start working on the job site, I had two people who had been on the contract for 6 years basically talk crap to me day in and out till I left, because of their fear of me taking their job. Management was well aware of the situation and did nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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