Northrop Grumman

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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
1,862 Reviews
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Northrop Grumman Chairman, CEO & President Wesley G. Bush
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Employee value declined after new CEO took over.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    The Benefits and insurance options are on par with other companies. The 9 /80 work schedule was nice. Matching 401k program, tuition and school aides.

    Cons

    No longer an employee valued company. Leadership seems to be based on profit. Locations act like different company. Lacks diversity regarding color. Many reductions in work budgets to reflect higher profits, yet all a while the company stock is at an all time high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value, train and maintain your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good old boys

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    Former Employee - Engineer II in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer II in Newport News, VA

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

    Pros

    constant work with below market pay

    Cons

    office culture in drydocks is hate filled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of the high salaried incompetent managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    Nice benefits, awful Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Large company which enabled the benefits to be nice and relatively inexpensive for the employees. Salaries were good.

    Cons

    Management not very aggressive in getting the tools needed to complete the job. There was no parity across projects and Management from one project did not step in to assist other failing projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reevaluate your internal cohesiveness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Electrical Engineer 1

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Good training in job area, good people to work with, flexible schedule, work is very doable

    Cons

    They pay here is simply pathetic. I interned here for 4 yrs and was hired on wth a salary that is $20,000 less than the average salary for an entry level electrical engineer with 0 experience. Raises are guaranteed to never exceed 2%

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your workers a competitive salary for goodness sake. You are a multi-billion dollard corporation, share the wealth with your workers and atleast pay them competitive salaries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating - very high turnover - 24 out of 25 developers gone within 5 years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    I was told one of the pros of working for NG was the stability and lack of turnover - but after surviving 5+ years there and enduring a turnover rate near 100% (24 of 25 devs let go or walk from frustration) there is no way that stability is a pro.

    Cons

    High turnover, some of which due to low recognition. Not a single developer promoted in 5 years. Management moves up. Developers do NOT. Even developers that carry a disproportionate large percentage of development on a project due to hard work, desire to finish doing a job well, extra hours, high turnover rate making all the preceding things necessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We hear a lot of talk about how important the 'team' is. How important can it be when you hire some team members that can't do the job and have to let them go, but then don't reward the other team members that have to do extra work to pick up the slack and then leave out of frustration from lack of recognition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Felt like a number

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Eatontown, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Eatontown, NJ

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

    Pros

    My manager was great. He really went out of is way to take care of us. The company stock does well. The 401k is great.

    Cons

    The company is very large and management was constantly changing. Different executives and different strategies, but of course using all the popular buzz words.
    When Fort Monmouth closed I felt the company was saying, your job is moving to Maryland. Go get it if you want it. No incentive and no help finding another position in the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    people are great. management work life balance is great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    work life balance is great. people are nice. every other frieday off

    Cons

    maagement is horrible and alwasy pushing engagement and lies to the employees. benefits are getting much worse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be honest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was scary

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The managers were decent, but they did not enforce any kind of mutual consideration or respect

    Cons

    Planning was not something in the books

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to plan ahead and share your concerns. don't let people backbite and yell at one another

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Extremely Poor Management NGC Space and defense formally TRW

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    Former Employee - Technician in Redondo Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Technician in Redondo Beach, CA

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    It used to be an excellent place to work. The benefits, pay, and challenges were great, but they are not during much research any longer due to government cutbacks. Their are still great people working there with excellent work ethics. My last supervisor was great and I worked in another department, which offered me a job, that was great.

    Cons

    NGC took over TRW and their management really changed for the worst. Under TRW the management wasn't great, but after it rely went downhill. Management is not open and plays favorites with friends, which is fairly typical in a big company. However, now it is extreme in my department and the morale is terrible. This is not necessarily company wide, because each department is run almost autonomously. I have met people after I left that work for NGC and the overall consensus is that the effects of management are taking a toll. Their employee reviews are worthless and if you did extremely well for the year, they will find any little thing to discredit you. The management directs all promotions and it does not matter what your supervisor thinks, management tells them what to think. The upper management builds their own little empires with their own minions and if opposition occurs they deal with it harshly. I saw very good employees lose their jobs and replaced by incompetents. My manager's buddy was a total incompetent that made about 170K/year doing technician the work. HR is a completely company sided affair that any employee should avoid at all cost. I stayed for retirement benefits, but wish I had pursued another field, which I am looking into now. Be advised if your degree is not directly associated with your job, like a biology degree they don't recognize it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pier reviews and replace management with non engineers, because most engineers are not good managers. Satellites are not aircraft and you can't treat them the same.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sweatshop

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work for Northrop Grumman is the paycheck.

    Cons

    Expect to be little more than a number, even if you are a stellar producer for Northrop Grumman.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage people. People are supposedly one of your assets. You really should try to treat them as such.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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