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Northrop Grumman Reviews in Boulder, CO

Updated June 11, 2014
Updated June 11, 2014
1,755 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Good pla e to work.

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    Former Employee - Sys Administrative  in  Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Sys Administrative in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Hours to work and exchange ideas

    Cons

    Very fast pasted and very new equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up thegood work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stable Job but a a little Boring

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Great Coworkers
    Stability
    Paid OT
    Low Stress
    No immediate fear of layoffs

    Cons

    Poor Raise Pool
    Hard to do different types of work at current site

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    High attrition rate due to low pay and low raises and lot of that comes from a LOT of deadweight employees

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good work life balance, not very challenging work

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, no more than 40 hrs a week needed to complete work. People in general are friendly

    Cons

    Work isn't the most challenging, if you looking for a 9 to 5 and don't want to grow your skill set it can become complacent. If you want to learn more and be cutting edge you won't like environment. Top performers are not recognized anymore than sub par performers have to bite your tongue and ignore it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer  in  Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Northrop grumman provides good benefits and compensation. They have a wide support network that is very accomidating and willing to help.

    Cons

    The jobs can be boring and lack satisfaction. Also the management has a hard time recognizing individuals for their efforts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good opportunities and stable work given industry norm

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Good people, well intended leadership who are willing to empower if you prove yourself.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to be promoted in Boulder, pay is based more on the time you're there than performance. Big company mentality makes it hard to get things done many times. Often a Sub to LM or others in the business area, also makes everyday a little more difficult than other places I've been.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Great Employees and a management staff that cares about thier employees. Constant challenges for all employees. Great pay and benefits. If you work hard, you will be recognized and rewarded. i have not seen an employee who deserved a good raise go without one.

    Cons

    Sometimes we work long hours. the defence and aerospace industry has a lot of people retiring and the work load can seem unmanagable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify in the public sector

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Most of this depends on the department/program you're on... My experience was: job security is good. Pay/benefits good. Fun and exciting products to work on. If you have a whole lot of patience and you're a hard and smart worker that is able to live above, or at least in harmony with, the red tape, you could go far here.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape. Little to no interest in "truly" improving processes. Not much interest in getting work done right the first time. Plenty of people not adding value to much of anything that are promoted to get them out of the way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Until change is genuinely addressed on a management & cultural level (yes, meaning that you yourselves will need to change the ways you think, work, make decisions, etc.) you will not have a high-performing organization that people are actually thrilled to work for. Integrity needs to be in the bottom line. Read "Power vs. Force" by Dr. David R. Hawkins to learn how to truly improve your organization, if you're even interested.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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