Northrop Grumman Program Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

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Program Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee  in  Rolling Meadows, IL
Anonymous Employee in Rolling Meadows, IL
Application Details

I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Northrop Grumman in March 2012.

Interview Details

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.

Declined Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Linthicum, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Linthicum, MD
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Northrop Grumman in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    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.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Program Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Northrop Grumman in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    One on One with multiple Directors and Program Managers

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Program Manager Interview

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

    The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Northrop Grumman in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    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?   View Answer
    • How do you handle implementing change within an organization?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They offered me the salary I requested so there was no need to negotiate salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Program Manager Interview

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

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Northrop Grumman in March 2009.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Woodland Hills, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 5 days - interviewed at Northrop Grumman in June 2008.

    Interview Details

    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
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Reston, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Northrop Grumman in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    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.   View Answer
    • What would I do if I found out one of my managers had been advising employees to use the wrong charge code.   View Answers (2)
    Reasons for Declining

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

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 5 months - interviewed at Northrop Grumman in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    They low-balled me, as expected.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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