There are newer employer reviews for Northrop Grumman

 

Overwhelming policies and procedures.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Network Engineer
Former Employee - Network Engineer

I worked at Northrop Grumman

Pros

Northrop Grumman is a large, structured organization. The systems and products are important and participation in them gives a sense of accomplishment.

Cons

There are endless policies and procedures, many of which seem inconsistent and poorly thought out. There is relatively little opportunity for independent initiative.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Increase local autonomy and responsibility and focus on strategic goals. In a large organization (120k+ employees) not everything is the same everywhere.

Approves of CEO

1747 Other Employee Reviews for Northrop Grumman (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical Defense Contractor Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Great schedule, flexible hours. Not too difficult work. Interesting programs. HAs the potential to be really fun. After doing some decent research, have found my compensation with regard to salary, is fair. Very stble and safe company in this economy.

    Cons

    Slow, boring tedious work, when it could be really fun. No one seems to be enjoying life, At times I feel like Im working with robots. Greeting others with "good morning" is rarely returned. Meetings are held ad nauseum. Poor collaborative efforts with other off site teams. Careers can really stagnate if you are not in the "club". I have never seen my dept org chart, cannot qauntify the number of people in my department. In short, working here you realize you are a small cog in big wheel. Not much is expected. My performance review had exact writing as last year, to the letter. Come to work, do your 9 hours, get something done and go home, repeat process until weekend. They have even out sourced HR, so be prepared to press 1 for english,then your MYID number, then date of birth, then last four of social, and stay on hold until someone in Dallas Tx can pick up the phone. We have two on site HR members and still cannot figure out what they do. Its a job, it pays for the weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop letting EVMS bean counters run programs and focus on quality, this is stifling innovation.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent steady place to work, but lacking in excitment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    _Secure Job
    _Good Benefits
    _Little to no overtime required
    _Not a lot of pressure
    _Can comfortably stick with a program from hire to retirement

    Cons

    _Lack of team-feel (People concerned only with their individual part)
    _Too much nepotism creating limited promotional opportunities
    _Work is repetitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    _Promote based on merit rather than family connections
    _Don't pigeon hole people into a particular job
    _Promote more team work and ownership of projects

    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Northrop Grumman

Worked for Northrop Grumman? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.