Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Decent pay, but the culture has definitely changed...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits; I enjoyed working with the people in my building and have made lasting friendships with a few

    Cons

    Culture has changed over the last several years; it seems to be less about the employees and the work and more about keeping shareholders happy

    Advice to Management

    if you want to retain your talent treat your employees as if they are vital to the company's overall well being


  2. Kaiser costs more than obamacare

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Large company with many opportunities

    Cons

    Kaiser's health care option is close to $12,000/year; Obamacare is closer to 11,000. Still going with NG's benefit because it is pre-tax. Other choices are lower, but

    Advice to Management

    Lower Kaiser costs


  3. Helpful (2)

    General

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people to work with

    Cons

    Poor management Awful pay raises Insufficient work


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Northrop Grumman will take

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Great career path for engineering types and those with exceptional technical talents you're willing to sign over to the US government. - Paid overtime for some positions - Good benefits

    Cons

    - No credit is given for skills learned at other companies (especially non-defense). The general attitude is if you didn't learn it at Northorp Grumman, you must not know how to do it. - The bonus plan is unattainable for most individuals - Work/life balance is all talk

    Advice to Management

    Start staffing at realistic levels to allow everyone to enjoy reasonable working hours and actually be able to use and enjoy the vacation time that is granted.


  6. Configuration Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Adheres to best practices workflows. Good pay, good hours, nice people generally to work with. Provides ongoing training.

    Cons

    I didn't care for the corporate culture at the particular facility I worked at. Might have been better elsewhere. The managers I worked for had their favorites.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Great Pay and Benefits, Not much Growth Opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redondo Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redondo Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay and Benefits 4/80 Schedule Holidays and Winter Shutdown

    Cons

    Cubicles Not many growth opportunities High turnover rate within first five years


  8. Helpful (5)

    No clear direction

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, work life-balance, comfortable work environment.

    Cons

    No clear direction on future of organization. Trumpeting growth while laying off employees.


  9. Helpful (7)

    Old and slow...young people leave!

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    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer I in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer I in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Stable paycheck. -Decent benefits, stock options, healthcare etc. -9/80 Schedule

    Cons

    Where to begin.... -I was hired fresh out of college as an industrial engineer. I was told the position would be more oriented towards lean manufacturing and support. Currently, I run reports and make charts that track how production is progressing rather than actually help production be more efficient. In short, we produce reports, management looks at reports and yells at lower levels to do better. It's abusive and a complete waste of talent. I'm an engineer being paid an ok salary to click buttons. -Old and Slow. Business has been slow the past few years and Aerospace Systems continually has been cutting investment. I've never seen a company rely so much on people and machines and then unwillingly invest in them. We literally run machines 24/7 in order to meet schedule, neglect preventative maintenance and when they catastrophically fail, wonder what happened. The same is true of employees. -No training, expectation of perfection. I received about an hours worth of training my first day from a co-worker who had been there 30 years and acted as if I was imposing on their time. People are busy, but lacking any formal training or investment in people is egregious. Worse, it's just sad when management fails to give you that training and expects your work to be perfect on the first go. Further, people don't help until their butt is on the line. Otherwise, you tend to be on your own. -Huge age gap. Aerospace has been struggling lately and has held onto many tenured employees, while laying off less tenured ones. They then hire in new graduates to back fill a 30+ year employee. I have no problem against older employees, but when you're the only 20 something in a group...you know there's something wrong. To compound that, the company is bleeding younger folks. Most 20 somethings I've met in the company are looking for other jobs outside of Northrop. -I feel bad for my managers. Management works about 60+ hours per week, constantly on their blackberry or responding to e-mails. They don't have time to mentor or even meet with employees on a regular basis. Adding to that fact, most of them don't know how to manage. On a regular basis I watch managers berate employees. They ask for turn around times on tasks that are rather impossible and then insult employees when they can't meet those expectations. -Raises. I received a 2% raise my first year. This is barely in line with inflation and laughable at best. I've met many folks who've come out of retirement to assist Northrop from "the glory days" and they are some of the best and brightest people I've ever met. The company has retired them, cut salaries and recruited cheaper, but less adequate managers whom can't manage and are generally miserable people. -Old facilities. My workplace has not been touch in 20+ years. The carpet is old and stained, computers are slow and the floors are peeling up. The companies attitude shows in its neglected and antiquated buildings.

    Advice to Management

    I hope you get another good contract so you can hire better people and have a massive cultural overhaul. Otherwise, you'll be Boeing in a few short years.


  10. Helpful (2)

    NG

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work, lots of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Risk adverse, work environment is not good.

    Advice to Management

    Need to replace some management.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Financial Analyst

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Schriever AFB, CO
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Schriever AFB, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity for learning for a college graduate.

    Cons

    Very, very little growth and learning for everyone who is not a recent college.

    Advice to Management

    To encourage retainment of seasoned employees, offer more company and contract relevant training and larger salary increases.



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