Northrop Grumman Software Engineer I Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 21, 2014
Updated Aug 21, 2014
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Software Engineer I Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

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

Interview Details

Applied Online, took about 2 weeks for recruiter to call. She was nice, went over my resume and set up an phone interview. Phone interview was 1 hour very intense. Mainly went over resume, and ask in depth questions about projects I've worked on and also some behavioral questions. I was invited for a second in person interview later that week, was expecting a one one one however was met with a panel interview. They made me feel very comfortable and it was fairly straight forward and easy. Technical questions they asked were based on what is on your resume. It was my most difficult interviews of all the jobs I applied for however, it was due to being unprepared.

Interview Questions
  • The questions they asked are derived on what you've listed on your resume. For me they went more into my projects and what programs I used and how I went about challenges.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
entry level position, did not negotiate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Northrop Grumman

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Redondo Beach, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Redondo Beach, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer I Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Northrop Grumman in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through my college's career website. I heard from a recruiter two weeks later and did an on-site interview. The interview was typical. They asked about skills listed on my resume and a few behavioral question.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None needed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Northrop Grumman.

    Interview Details

    From the beginning the process was smooth, they contact me via phone and set up the interview right away. The day of the interview I did not expect I was going to be interviewed by really young people, one of them did not have to much knowledge of my degree, did not have any question for me. It was a pleasant experience after all.

    Interview Questions
    • I was ask about the courses I took back in college and what I did in a particular class, that have nothing to do with the position I was been interviewed for. I thought it was out of content, but I answer it.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary and working hours, they told to expect to work from 50 to 60 hours a week.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Northrop Grumman.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted for an initial interview, which was the basic interview which was with a HR. Basically just went over my resume, plans, what I was looking for etc. Got an e-mail for a second interview with an engineer. Had a problem scheduling the interview, but finally found one that works. Waited an entire hour after the given interview time but no call.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Northrop Grumman in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    My initial contact with the company was through our school career fair. I did not receive an on-campus interview; however, after about a month I was invited to an on-site interview. Several other candidates attended as well. We were introduced to the company by several panels of employees (young and old). We were then put through two interviews. Each interview consisted of 2-3 interviewers in a small office. The interviews were very down-to-earth. There were standard H.R. type questions and several questions regarding project and job experience. Several of the candidates were asked very technical oriented questions. I myself was not.

    Interview Questions
    • [paraphrasing] "You are an electrical engineer. This is a software engineering position. Prove to me that you have what it takes to work here."   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not attempt to negotiate. The initial offer was more than satisfactory.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Northrop Grumman in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Got an email saying they had my resume in their database and wanted to schedule an interview. I interviewed with two team leads, which consisted completely of behavioral questions and went very well. Got a call back for a second interview with one of those team leads, plus two others, plus the department head. It was mostly a rehash of the first interview with the only technical question being about Unit Testing. The team lead that interviewed me both times said I did great and they would do my review, which was about 3 weeks ago. Haven't heard from them since.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  McClellan, CA
    Anonymous Employee in McClellan, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Northrop Grumman.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the position through my university's job board. Was contacted for a 45-minute phone interview. It was fairly standard, essentially just a resume walk-through and a discussion of skills and experience with languages list on the resume in addition to any projects I have used the languages in.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected, just be prepared to effectively elaborate on anything pertinent you have done.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  El Segundo, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Segundo, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Northrop Grumman in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Basic Phone Interview that gives you a chance to go over your resume. If that goes well you get flown out to the office for an in-person interview. If you are being considered for more than one program/project then expect a longer (possibly all day interview). If it's just one program/project then expect maybe an hour to two hours. You're going to be interviewed by your manager(s) and prospective coworkers. It's ok if you're nervous just tell them about yourself and elaborate on what you told them during the phone interview. The questions they ask you are usually relevant to the program/project that you will be added to. For example you focused on Communications in school then expect a basic communication question or be able to talk about a project related to that experience. They might have videos for you to watch and they'll tell you more about what you could be doing.

    The questions aren't too difficult just know your basics.If the job description has to do with object oriented programming, for example, then it would be prudent to know and be able to explain what object oriented programming is in a nutshell. What's polymorphism, abstraction, etc.? Don't worry if you don't remember some rigid definition you memorized in school just explain it the way you know it. If you think you can show it to them better than telling them then by all means let them know that and show them. Just prove that you are competent, can do the job, and are personable...they called you for a reason and flew you out for a better one.

    Interview Questions
    • I didn't think any of the questions were difficult, unexpected, or off-the-wall. But here's an example: You've been given an assignment, a piece of code to write, and you're reaching your deadline and realize "Hey! There's know way I'll be able to finish this in time!" What do you do?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    You tell them what you want and they tell you what they got. Sometimes they give you more, sometimes they give you what you ask for, and sometimes they try to get close but are a little under. Be honest and just tell them the range you're looking for. It depends on the program you get hired for. This is of course the experience of a "college hire". I got the offer the same day. If (Nice location && pay on par or better && interesting project) {Satisfied = True;}
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bellevue, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, NE
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Northrop Grumman.

    Interview Details

    Applied through the company website and received an email from a recruiter just a few days later. Had one in-person interview that had hardly any technical questions; mostly just asking about projects I had worked on and how I felt about them. Honestly, no real curveball questions to speak of.

    Interview Questions
    • He asked if I had any problems with what my job would be linked to, such as targets being killed, etc.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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