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Northrop Grumman Reviews in Linthicum, MD

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 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. 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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. 2 people 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK company

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    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
  6.  

    Technically challenging and interesting

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Linthicum, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Linthicum, MD

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to exercise technical skills room for advancement into many areas

    Cons

    Working within the framework of government contracts can be challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    23 years with Northrop Grumman

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    Former Employee - Director, Communications  in  Linthicum, MD
    Former Employee - Director, Communications in Linthicum, MD

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    VERY smart people, Great company, Excellent benefits!

    Cons

    None. None. None. None. None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A place to stay

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    Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator  in  Linthicum, MD
    Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Linthicum, MD

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and the opportunity to make a career. It is a crown jewel in a resume. A good option for young people.

    Cons

    Job security is relatively easy. Legacy employees are arrogant sometimes, but a rare occurrence. Opportunities for advancement is limited. Politicos have the advantage. If you are a straight shooter, this is not your company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Been here 4 years. Pretty political but no more than usual. Excellent benefits, average salary. .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - College Intern I  in  Linthicum, MD
    Former Employee - College Intern I in Linthicum, MD

    I worked at Northrop Grumman part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule 9/80
    Some managers try to help you succeed
    Most people are friendly with a few loners
    Workload is not overbearing
    Compensation is fair for an intern

    Cons

    Lack of networking activities
    Nepotism is evident throughout the company
    Relocation assistance was denied because I was 2 miles short of 50 miles one way
    No paid time off for interns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up more activities outside of work for the interns to network.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company to build a career

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

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

    Pros

    What keeps me at Northrop is the great people you work with everyday. The company is really focused on employee development and engagement.

    Cons

    Room for advancement can be somewhat limited depending on your location, organization, or the department in which you may work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to launch career.

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Design Engineer  in  Linthicum, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in Linthicum, MD

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

    Pros

    PDP, Leadership programs, extensive training on cutting edge technology. The workload was fairly decent considering the defense industry climate.

    Cons

    Low raises, bureaucracy leads to new positions, when good at what you do it can be difficult to move to new job functions, layoffs at least once a year. Good ole boy network, nepotism shown towards 'favored' employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stsrt clipping off the top of the food chain (management) rather than regular engineering/business personnel.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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