Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    NGES

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineering Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Systems Engineering Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Solid technologies, processes, people, environment!

    Cons

    no cons of which to speak..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer IV in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer IV in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Awesome technology and people. Pretty decent career opportunities. Management really does try to look out for their people.

    Cons

    Long working hours. The pay raises are not very good. Only a chosen few get bonuses. It's a big company, so expect big company bureaucracy.

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

    This company is completely overrated when it comes to diversity.

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    Former Employee - Technician in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Technician in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    9/80, family time, pay, cafeteria food.

    Cons

    Discriminating HR, incompetent management. They both work together to keep the employees that don't want to work or use their brain. They treat Union members like garbage. The professionals are highly underpaid, especially the engineers that are well educated and highly intelligent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up and stop rewarding the people who are your buddies. Start rewarding the folks that actually work and are smart enough to comprehend the job they were hired. Also, stop pushing diversity so much. It actually is destroying employees trust because promotions are only mostly given to the diverse that have no experience to do the job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Meaningful Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    The company cares about creating a positive environment for employees. Employees are very committed to the mission.

    Cons

    To remain competitive for the long run, the company has had to make some hard decisions to take away certain benefits and increase the cost of benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New performance management rating distributions are demotivating and are creating undesirable behavior.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Process Assessor in Linthicum, MD
    Former Employee - Process Assessor in Linthicum, MD

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Great place to work, great team environment

    Cons

    Cannot think of anything that should be changed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Great benefits, poor salary

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Linthicum, MD
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Linthicum, MD

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule, flexible hours, child-care resources, 100% tuition reimbursement (for job related classes)

    Cons

    Very rigid promotion structure, the company's "pay-for-performance" motto doesn't really hold up too well since you can receive an above average performance rating but only get the average merit increase

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 4 people found this helpful

    No Upward Mobility

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very Little, Stable Company, Education Benifits

    Cons

    Management doesn't look after its people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being self serving

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Good, overall

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Work schedule is flexible, the pay is fair but not great, locations in major parts in the country, mostly good people

    Cons

    The annual Gallup survey is a joke, pay could be better, there is too much pressure to meet ridiculous schedules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Essentially eliminating (capping) TAP awards in the ES sector was a very bad idea, bring those back to what they were. Improve monetary recognition (all other recognition means little) for job well done. Hold lower management more accountable to employee satisfaction, and better schedule planning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Northrop Grumman good employer

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    Current Employee - Software Development Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Software Development Analyst in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Large Company, Many Opportunities, Stable Employer, good benefits

    Cons

    Large Bureaucracy / Corporate structure that tailors business to Department of Defense, Federal, and State governments and other large corporate bureaucracies you will deal with the headaches and frustrations of navigating and trying to accomplish goals in a bureaucracy on both the employer / worker and client side of the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Northrop Grumman has delivered and has maintained legacy systems for Federal government and states. NG has a strong tight relationship with clients, and while this is good, I think it has led to a situation where it is becoming detrimental. NG's focus on the relationship with the client instead of the product has led and can lead to cost overruns and long term dissatisfaction with NG because the product hasn't been a focus. To mid level and higher management I would suggest that you listen to your boots on the ground employees and developers when they bring ideas and criticisms of client requests. Often these developers have the clients goals in mind and want to save everyone work and are planning for the future. A personal frustration I had is that in software development you get what you pay for, bringing in many contractors to boost staff for a temporary term often backfires because they are not committed to the long term goals of the product and company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 7 people found this helpful

    Used to be a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Fellow Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Fellow Engineer in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is work to do, but not too much 'cutting edge' stuff. Benefits are nothing to cheer about, but at least they offer them.

    Cons

    There are plenty of 'jobs' listed in the internal website, but they appear to be written for a specific person when posted. Rarely do you get any feedback when you are no longer considered for a position. In an effort to be more competitive (standard line from upper management), benefits have been cut back in an effort to make NGC more affordable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from your competitors. If we keep losing to the same companies, find out why & how & adjust accordingly. Don't keep doing things the same way because it the way that its always been done. Don't be stupid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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