Northrop Grumman Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jun 27, 2014
Updated Jun 27, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Northrop Grumman.

Interview Details

I applied, I waited and then I got an interview. The recruiter was shady, never answered any of my emails. But eventually I went to the interview. The interviewers were really unprofessional, I was suppose to be interviewed by 3 interviewers at 2. Only 1 interviewer showed up like 30 minutes late. This guy was nice, respectful, then later another interviewer came this guy was perhaps the rudest person I've ever met, he asked me a question and didn't give me any time to respond.

Interview Questions
No Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Northrop Grumman.

    Interview Details

    I got laid off right before Thanksgiving, the was a large ad in the Sunday paper.
    That was back in 2000, so that has changed to a process of a resume web-submittal then an interview with the locatiion site manager, proposed supervisor and proposed co-worker, all at once in a conference room, on a 1 hour schedule so you could see the earlier competitor leaving and the next one coming.

    Interview Questions
    • They wanted to know how I would create new ideas for process improvement (never documented before)?   View Answer
    • Why did you not try to implement process quality at your last employer?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Northrop Grumman.

    Interview Details

    Met with them through the recruiting events at my university. They looked at my work experience and they booked me for an interview. They are the nicest people I have encountered while job hunting, no competition in that regard!!!

    Interview Questions
    • I wasnt asked any technical questions other than which languages i know(C,C++, Java, Linux) etc. I wasnt asked any mind boggling puzzle questions or anything.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Seems like an amazing place to work, but they dont pay like the big software companies where you can get 90-100K, the most you'll get here is 75. I would have loved to work there otherwise!!

    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Northrop Grumman.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed by a 6 person panel. Mostly project and tech questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Northrop Grumman in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Month One: Standard interview, got the job offer a few days after the interview. I pass background check. It was contingent on customer approval. I start waiting for interview with customer. Weeks go by with zero contact from recruiter.

    Month Two: Recruiter disappears. No response to weekly emails and phone calls. Odd.

    Month Three: I am passed to new recruiter and told project will be ramping up over months three and four. Great! But no response to email at end of month three. Not worried yet

    Month Four: No response to weekly emails and phone calls asking about next steps. Voicemails left as well but no response. It's now been two months with no response and no word on what happened to 'ramp up' on accepted job offer. Unacceptable.

    Month Five: I am passed to third recruiter via email. He has no idea what is going on but will check with PM. He never gets back to me. I haven't heard from him in two weeks. Shockingly he doesn't respond to email or voice mail. t guess I don't have an offer after all.

    I've been in the business over 20 years and no company recruiters have ever treated me as badly as at Northrop Grumman. I guess they just don't care

    At this point i don't really want to work for this company any more.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had a problem with a difficult customer.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethpage, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethpage, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Northrop Grumman.

    Interview Details

    The interview was with 3 senior software engineers. They asked me questions about my college courses and about my knowledge of the life-cycle of software. I was not given any tests or asked any programming specific questions.

    Interview Questions
    • I was not asked any difficult or unexpected questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interviews are simple and non-technical- though there's always a steady flow of questions regarding technologies. I've interviewed for various positions within the company during my 6 years there and I've never been asked any questions that tested my knowledge of software/development/test. Overall the interviews focus on personality.

    Accepted offer because pay is good and work is easy

    Interview Questions
    • The discussions will include simple questions like, "have you heard of _____?".

      For example,
      "Have you used clearcase?"
      "Do you know Java?"

      Chances are the interviewer is not technical enough to ask a question with significant difficulty
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Northrop Grumman.

    Interview Details

    There's no strict guideline on how to do interview. Every department or unit comes up with their own way.
    It can be 1 on 1, or 1 to many.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions are generally not too challenging, nothing like interviewing for a job at Google.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary offered lower than market rate.

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Northrop Grumman in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied for three entry level software engineering jobs as I was a senior about to graduate. This was followed immediately by an email with some general questions which I promptly answered. After waiting 4 months, I was finally contacted for an interview for one of the positions. I arrived at the facility to meet a hiring manager who seemed indifferent, almost like he didn't care that I was there. He told me that based on my resume, it's obvious that I am qualified for the position, but he is looking for a person he will like working with. Someone he can be friends with outside of work and "party" with. I felt the interview went well and he liked me. He told me I would for sure hear back within 2 weeks, because he and his boss would be travelling starting the next day. Four weeks went by and I heard nothing. I finally contacted the recruiter who setup the interview. She quickly replied saying she asked the manager who said they can't go further because of funding constraints. The recruiter was very helpful, and even helped me get an interview with another hiring manager at the same location. At that point, I felt that my experience so far there was negative, so I declined the interview. My advice to anyone who really wants to work there is to stay in contact with your recruiter, they at least seemed very willing to help.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked me if I'm ok with making software that kills people, and basic questions about if I have anything in my record that could prevent security clearance. Most questions were behavioral, trying to get to know you on a more personal level. No technical questions were asked.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Northrop Grumman in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    The Interview process was very long. The different managers were there to gauge whether I would be a good fit for the job. I walked into different interviews nervous and definitely exicted. The managers acted as though they did not want to be there. I was over the whole process. I think this is a great company but remember how you are viewed.

    Interview Questions
    • He asked me about Linked List vs Arrays? I have not thought much about this since freshman year of college.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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