Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated June 3, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Company Protects You

    • 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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company seems to go out of it's way to not lay people off and great coworkers

    Cons

    Major programs are dwindling and many organizations are shrinking making it very difficult to find growth opportunities. Training funds seem to be shrinking as well leading to stagnation. Little to no merit raises.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more rotational opportunities to your employees, it cross trains and provides new challenges/learning which can mitigate the small merit increases.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

    • 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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The co-workers are wonderful, lots to learn

    Cons

    communication is a struggle

  3. Helpful (5)

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    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)

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

    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.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Great benefits, poor salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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

  7. Helpful (4)

    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

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

    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 Management

    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.

  8. Helpful (4)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  9. Intern

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

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  10. Still adjusting

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    constantly taking away employee benefits

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking away employ benefits. bring back bonus


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