Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
1,731 Reviews

3.4
1,731 Reviews
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Northrop Grumman Chairman, CEO & President Wesley G. Bush
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great entry level opportunity

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II  in  Redondo Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Redondo Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, opportunities to improve the organizations.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape. Very inefficient organizations. Lots of low motivated people. HR has too large an impact on promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote younger employees more quickly. HR should not be able to hold back promotions.

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

    Northrop Grumman a company worth working with,

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer II  in  Lawton, OK
    Former Employee - Field Engineer II in Lawton, OK

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

    Pros

    Pay, people, training and benefits with Northrop Grumman were outstanding. Very technical environment.

    Cons

    Work-life balance was hard because of many deployments and travel but it was clearly stated in the interview.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman as an intern

    Pros

    The sometimes express intrest in you returning

    Cons

    out in the middle of no where

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company with good people!!!!

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Lots of technical professional opportunities in expanding market areas..... Good benefits package....

    Cons

    Some folks experience an unclear path for career progression

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Growing potential

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    Current Employee - Global Supply Chain Intern  in  Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Global Supply Chain Intern in Melbourne, FL

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

    Pros

    Comfortable and mostly friendly work environment, plenty of opportunities within, great benefits, easily accessible management, and a near perfect full time work schedule. There are also several locations throughout the country.

    Cons

    Promotion schedule is based more on seniority than performance. Time off does not roll over. Putting in extra time is always smiled upon, just don't expect to get paid more for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Satisfied

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer I  in  Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer I in Palmdale, CA

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

    Pros

    Professional workplace with very helpful peers and management. Engaging employees to do their best is a core foundation of this company. Setting goals with management to track your progress is very beneficial and offers a lot of insight for personal growth and improvement. Work schedule is great with the 9/80 program which gives you every other Friday off at the expense of working an hour extra everyday.

    Cons

    The salary is not very competitive and it is very hard to achieve high raises or bonuses. There is a bit of bureaucracy involved that can hamper project progress here and there. Some departments seem to have it easier than others, but I lack the experience to fully elaborate to justify my claims.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company with mounds of opportunity!

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer III  in  Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer III in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    The company provides so many opportunities to advance your career. I started with Northrop right out of college, and the opportunities presented were massive, enough to where I could choose which opportunity to pursue. While my situation was rare, it is understood to be common practice for the department to find perfectly fit candidates for multiple positions. Huntsville, AL is a predominately Department of Defense city, and Northrop has a very strong presence here. I'm glad I started my career here and look forward to capitalizing on the internal company programs.

    Cons

    The work-life balance can be a strain at times, especially when trying to finish a project for a deadline. Management can be somewhat blind-folded to issues going on in the workplace. However, just like majority of the workplaces, engineering and non-engineering, that I've worked in, there will be certain groups of individuals who move ahead and those that remain complacent. It's your choice to make something happen. Plus, the Department of Defense overall is cutting back programs. It's not a good time in DoD land, regardless of where you're located.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working for NG

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Pay, opportunity, benefits, access to upper management.

    Cons

    Some co-workers bring morale down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't reward negativity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Positive Experience, great coworkers, opportunities to learn and advance.

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer II
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer II

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, educational reimbursement, 9/80 work schedule. Promotions were available and annual raises

    Cons

    Most of the challenges were related to the Aerospace Industry in general. It was frustrating to work on programs that were often cancelled and then restarted at a later date.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Growing

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Melbourne, FL

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with, all would work hard to accomplish technical goals.

    Cons

    Growth potential. Basic work was to make my bosses get promotions and bonuses while I worked 60+ hours a week. Was told that I have to put in my time, and that when I was 25+ years in the company, that it would be my turn to have people work hard for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more opportunity for growth for newer employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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