Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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Northrop Grumman Chairman, CEO & President Wesley G. Bush
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Pros
  • The 9/80 schedule makes it easier for employees to maintain a better work/life balance (in 136 reviews)

  • 40 hour work weeks, on the dot, plus the 9/80 schedule (in 115 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is preached but NOT practiced (in 28 reviews)

  • I felt a lack of direction from upper management (in 54 reviews)

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  1. Currently employeed

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Linthicum, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Linthicum, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of training opportunities. Work 9/80 weeks which means every other Friday off. Company shuts down over Christmas holidays.

    Cons

    There is a lot of bureaucracy. Not enough office space. The culture is conservative, change happens slowly over time. Average raises are 2-3%, although it can be more for top performers.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to be more agile. Company hire top students, but advancements opportunities are limited so not enough advancement opportunities to go around.


  2. Analyst

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a great place to work because of the work life balance and the ability to interact and learn from others.

    Cons

    Very difficult to move up into management and have to do something really great to get noticed by surrounding team.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the little guys


  3. NGC review

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    pay, people, location, parking, size

    Cons

    promotions, transfer, projects, pay raises


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    Director

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Linthicum, MD
    Current Employee - Director in Linthicum, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A good benefits and flexible with hours. Many opportunities to work on difference projects and difference regions. It's always the manager you are working for that makes the difference.

    Cons

    Some sectors rotate people like a body shop due to financial challenges. Recommend try to take care people better when losing coverages.

    Advice to Management

    Need to invest in people and technology. This will draw smart people to the company and make want to stay with the company


  6. Field Service Technician

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Engineer and Technician in Elkridge, MD
    Former Employee - Field Engineer and Technician in Elkridge, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Being a large corporation so jobs are stable. There are layoffs due to contract reduction.

    Cons

    Subject to job loss due to reduction ofcontracts

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your emploees


  7. Great Place to Challenge yoursel

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer I in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer I in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    The environment at Northrop if very nurturing. Plenty of learning opportunities. Very technical. You will use things you learned in college that you never thought you would see again!

    Cons

    Not sure what to put here...


  8. Great Company, but lots of hours

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of potential for career growth, and once you're in the company its easy to move around do departments/areas that interest you Great Benefits too!

    Cons

    Lots of overtime, hard to get a raise.


  9. IT Program Manager

    Current Employee - Program Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    Learnt, contributed and grew. Worked in Agile mehodologies

    Cons

    Nothing much. Routine work. Corporate stuff

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Decent Place To Work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mission Assurance Engineer IV in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Mission Assurance Engineer IV in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company, OK pay, good work life balance, good people to work with, OK location.

    Cons

    Not all, but most middle management disconnected and overpaid for contributions. Upper management doesn't understand what motivates employees.


  11. Awesome Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great pay great atmosphere

    Cons

    the work load can be a decent amount on some days and practically none on others



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