Northrop Grumman Interview Questions

Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014
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    Structural Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redondo Beach, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redondo Beach, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Northrop Grumman.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, but had been hitting the company hard with on-campus interviews (I was at grad school going for my Master’s at the time) and a friend of a friend. It's highly possible that the position I interviewed for had nothing to do with my other actions. A couple of weeks later, I got the email from someone who I later found out wanted to advocate me. We did the phone interview, which I thought I could've done a lot better in. A couple of weeks later, I received no follow-up, and contacted the person again to see if I made it to the next round of interviews. Turned out that I did, but talent acquisition was very slow and was supposed to contact me the week before. Talent acquisition and I soon planned out my on-site interview, which I did on 30 minutes of sleep (Note: do not drink Thai iced tea the night before... turns out some may be overloaded with caffeine). The interview was a group panel, and the person who did the phone interview with me sat by my side as I answered the panel's questions (we were all seated at a conference table but the panel sat opposite) on my past experiences. It was a very smooth and comfortable interview, but it was difficult to recall internship analyses that I hadn't done in years. Everyone was very pleasant and wanted to get to know me as a person and as an engineer.

    I did not receive a follow-up until I called talent acquisition a month later. They told me that they were working on an offer, and in just a couple of days later, I received that offer. It appeared to be very competitive with offers for similar positions. I accepted the offer after negotiating for a slightly higher salary and a later start date, and am looking forward to working with Northrop Grumman!

    Interview Questions
    • "Has there ever been a time when something (does not have to be an analysis) completely stopped you in your tracks after a long process that you had complete confidence in? How did you handle the situation?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Simple. I gave them a range of the higher salary that I wanted and legitimate reasons (cost of living, student loans, complete shift in life to the opposite coast, etc.) and a range of start dates that I thought were more reasonable because I still had to hunt for apartments. They were very reasonable!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Interview for Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Huntsville, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, AL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Northrop Grumman in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through the Northrop Grumman website. About 2 months after applying for the position, I got a phone call from Human Resources requesting an on-site interview. The interview was with 2 of the Program Managers, very informal but professional and only took about 30 minutes. Was mostly asked behavioral and interest questions and discussed my resume/experience.

    Interview Questions
    • What type of work or task would you least like to do, or do you not like doing?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Program Cost Control Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Northrop Grumman in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, physical interview, follow up with thank you letters and calls, contacted from hiring manager and HR so process the background check and hiring process. Included resume and cover letter.

    Negotiation Details
    good offer, no negotiation needed.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redondo Beach, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redondo Beach, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Northrop Grumman in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through their website. The process took 2 weeks before I got a phone call from Human Resources requesting an on-site interview. I then interviewed at Northrop Grumman in March 2014.

    Interview Questions
    • None. They broke down my resume and asked some behavioral questions. Very straight forward. Interview consisted of two separate hour interviews. The first interview was with two members from the software team. Second interview was with Hiring Manager and Engineer Manager.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Business Liaison Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Northrop Grumman in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got called to set up an interview a few weeks after applying for the position online. Had a great interview with the section manager. She was extremely professional and ran quickly through resume highlights. She was also very enthusiastic about her job and outlined the various positions being hired for her department.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no overtly difficult questions as the position was not a technical one.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Subcontracts Administrator I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Panel interview, all day. Tour, overview of the company. 3 rounds. Lunch. There were no real tough questions, it seemed pretty standard. They flew 6 people in and hired 3.

    Interview Questions
    • "Are you OK working for a company that makes weapons that ultimately may hurt adversaries?"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations, accepted offer
    Accepted Offer
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    Engineer III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Northrop Grumman.

    Interview Details

    Lengthy process of negotiating HR and clearances. Phone then in person interview was a one man process. From time of submitting resume to start was about 6 months due to clearances needed.

    Negotiation Details
    negotiation went through a recruiter
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    College Technical Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Clearfield, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Clearfield, UT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Northrop Grumman in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had one interview with a panel of five interviewers. They asked the typical expected behavioral questions--"Tell me about a time when you had a difficult problem..., Tell me about a time when you had leadership..., etc. They asked me about relevant coursework and time management. The interview lasted about 40 minutes. The interviewers were congenial and engaged. They took notes throughout and gave me a schedule of when to expect to hear back about the position--whether yea or nay.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were as expected: behavioral questions in regards to teaming, leadership, time management; and questions relevant to the statistical position such as coursework and analytical skills.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Northrop Grumman in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Got a phone call to schedule an interview. One 30 minute phone call. Simple behavioral questions. Also questions about the company. Heard back 3 weeks later that I got the offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Art and Marketing Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fairfax, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfax, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Northrop Grumman in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed 3 times without feeling overwhelmed. My interviewers were thorough, answered all of my questions without hesitation and made me feel at home. My salary requirements were met and I was assured that they would be due to my experience level and body of work.

    Interview Questions
    • Off of the information that you have been given so far from the client... Can you give me a quick marketing strategy you may implement for the brand if granted the position?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation I submitted my salary and they accepted saying that my offer was fair and within reason.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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