Northrop Grumman Program Manager Interview Questions

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Program Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee in Rolling Meadows, IL
Declined Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Northrop Grumman (Rolling Meadows, IL) in March 2012.

Interview

Initial Interview, Panel Interview. Poor coordination and communication throughout the process. Panel Interview consists of 4-7 interviewers, including the hiring manager, other members of the department, as well as Diverse members of other departments.

Interview Questions

  • Nothing unexpected, but they will ask in-depth questions about how you would perform in the new job roll, including laying out specific scenarios.   Answer Question

Reasons for Declining

Poor communication/incompatibility with hiring manager.

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chantilly, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Northrop Grumman (Chantilly, VA) in February 2011.

    Interview

    The process started out with a phone interview with talent acquisition. She gathered basics on salary requirements, what I was looking for as far as the position goes, verified my employment history, etc. A week later, I had a group interview with the hiring manager, engineering manager and business development lead. This consisted of questions related to my resume, how I would handle certain situations at work, my experience in SW development, change management and project management, etc. I was able to ask a lot of questions about the position as well. After that interview, I was asked to come back the following week to meet with the customer. That was more of a meet and greet than an interview. After that, I was asked to come back in a third time to meet with the Director (who was in vacation during the previous two times I was on site). Two days later, I was offered the position at my requested salary.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your experience as a project manager for a large scale IT project?   1 Answer
    • How do you handle implementing change within an organization?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They offered me the salary I requested so there was no need to negotiate salary.

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Northrop Grumman (San Diego, CA) in October 2010.

    Interview

    One on One with multiple Directors and Program Managers

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Linthicum, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Northrop Grumman (Linthicum, MD) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Slow process, HR didn't seem to be very organized. Interviewed with three people: Business Area Director, Program Manager in Business Area, and HR. Behavioral Interviews were all very relaxed and straightforward.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were all straightforward, however my work experience directly matched what they were looking for.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Standard, they made an offer and I pushed back a little on salary. They offered a small bump to satisfy me, I took the job anyway.

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Northrop Grumman (Reston, VA) in June 2009.

    Interview

    The process was relatively easy. I interviewed for a job a I know well. It was time consuming and tedious. I had the phone screening, one on one and the panel interview. I'm an experienced Program Manager so it was hard for them to come up with something I couldn't deal with. Advice do your research in advance. Know the contract.

    Interview Questions

    • What would I do if the customer asked me to hire his wife.   1 Answer
    • What would I do if I found out one of my managers had been advising employees to use the wrong charge code.   3 Answers

    Reasons for Declining

    They told me previously I could work closer to D.C. but that changed. I didn't want the long commute

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northrop Grumman (Herndon, VA) in March 2009.

    Interview

    Hiring process went fairly quickly and without hiccups. The Recruiting Manager in Atlanta; however, was extremely ineffective, and lacked visible skills

    Interview Questions

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Northrop Grumman (Woodland Hills, CA) in June 2008.

    Interview

    Approximately four 1:1 interviews with various managers. Good leadership / management team. Excellent literature describing division / products. Were able to make a hiring decision quickly. Interview occurred because they were looking to expand program management capabilities. Technology / science intensive company - suitable for those with strong technical background, even for jobs on the business side.

    Interview Questions

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Northrop Grumman in January 2009.

    Interview

    Very few questions as I already knew the hiring manager and his staff from a previous position. Cordial interviews. No surprises. EXTREMELY long on-boarding process after I'd already accepted their offer.

    Interview Questions

    • No surprises. Past projects and programs. Biggest successes and failures in previous projects/programs.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They low-balled me, as expected.

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