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Northrop Grumman Reviews in Baltimore, MD

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
1,751 Reviews
3.4
1,751 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The 9/80 schedule makes it easier for employees to maintain a better work/life balance (in 121 reviews)

  • Flexible work hours, 9/80 schedule gives you every other Friday off (in 102 reviews)


Cons
  • 15-23 yrs experience engineers quietly in order to save upper management staff (in 49 reviews)

  • Very large company sometimes takes longer to get things done (in 35 reviews)

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130 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    New to big business, feeling confident thanks to NG

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    Current Employee - PDP Business Management  in  Elkridge, MD
    Current Employee - PDP Business Management in Elkridge, MD

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of room to grow, they allow flexibility in moving both vertically and laterally in order to increase your network and on-the job experience.
    Big company=big opportunites in this case

    Cons

    Communication is hard in such a larg company, all about who you know and knowing who to call.
    Can be difficult when first starting out creating your network.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Painful and completely unsatisfying

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trade Analyst  in  Linthicum, MD
    Former Employee - Trade Analyst in Linthicum, MD

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free MBA - they paid for your education up front, including books. The 9/80 Program.

    Cons

    Inept managers promoted and shuffled around rather than let go. Incompetent employees receive raises. No employee development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that more than half of the employees sit and watch birds out the window all day and are being treated the exact same as the few who work. Innovation shouldn't be a rarity and the strong discouraging message from management on involving HR in employee issues is a problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good projects

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Can learn a lot in short period of time

    Cons

    work-life balance is tough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please look at the work produced by employees and compensate them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic experiences, highly intelligent staff, great benefits......overall a great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Manager, Engineering  in  Linthicum, MD
    Current Employee - Manager, Engineering in Linthicum, MD

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology
    Great people
    Diverse assignments
    Technical Breadth and Depth
    Above average benefits
    Honorable Mission

    Cons

    Staffing shortfall causes many individuals to work excessive overtime. Difficult work/life balance in some instances. Large company and facility can make it difficult to know the experts. Due to the high degree of technical expertise in product areas people become highly stovepiped.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the company values. Emphasize the mission and product end-user. Create a stronger link between the employees and their customers/users via demos, on-site tours and info-sessions. Promote cross-functional development via technical rotational assignments. Enforce the highest standards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I have enjoyed and profited from my time at Northrop Grumman

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are plenty of opportunities. The benefits and salaries are better then average. The company is well balanced and stable despite some small corrections over the past 10 years.

    Cons

    It is a large company and you can get lost. The work force is older and set in their ways. It can be difficult to foster change and like any large company, it does move slowly at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As mentioned above the work force is older and well experienced. I am very much afraid that this experience is not pasted down. In short, we need to do a better job of mentoring and thinking multiple years out instead of one or two

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall a Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Northrop Grumman has great opportunities for growth. Since it's a large company and they are open to you moving around to various jobs, you can experience a broad amount of areas and grow various skills. They also have a mentoring program which allows senior technical advisers to mentor employees. This allows for great advice in career development and a great way to network. They also help with local middle schools, high schools, and colleges that employees can take part of. It's unpaid to do so, but it allows employees to give back to the community.

    Cons

    You do need to find work that you enjoy, since some areas are not as good as others to work in. You need to find an environment that you're comfortable with. Furthermore I've seen some drama that can hold back production, but this also varies through programs and the type of people that you are working with. Most of this 'drama' I've seen personally sources from senior technical leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay open minded when listening to feedback or discussions. Then make a decision after fully listening to all options and opinions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The opportunities are endless for any type of career.

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    Current Employee - College Technical  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - College Technical in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    The company encourages you to find a job within the company you love and allows you to move around until you find your position.

    Cons

    It is a large company so often times some processes are slow and monotonous, but that is just the nature of a government contractor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Mediocre company with average benefit/pay and no work life balance

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    Current Employee - Senior Digital Engineer  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Digital Engineer in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Overtime pay can help you financially.

    Cons

    Most project managers have no idea what it takes to design a product. Often make unrealistic schedules and the team is forced into working a ton of overtime. The benefit is mediocre. if compared to the private sector. The company has no real attraction to keep young talents for long term career commitment. Almost all of the top notch people that joined the same time I did are gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know the business environment is hard, but if you keep underbidding the projects and overwork your engineers, more people will leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    30+ years with the company

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Linthicum, MD
    Current Employee - Director in Linthicum, MD

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great pension plan and good technology company. Try to take care of their people where they can, but it's changing due to down turn of our business..

    Cons

    Continue to cut costs to be competitive including defined pension. Management seems to not care for employees other than providing self serving advice...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Linthicum, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Linthicum, MD

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Culture and Westinghouse mentality still exists

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep promoting the same "old" unqualified people and not considering the up and coming qualified people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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