Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated July 3, 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. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    A Great Company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager III
    Former Employee - Program Manager III

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Highly Competitive Benefits program
    Strategic Focus with Great Alignment to Corporate Mission and Vision
    Commitment to outreach programs and local organizational communities

    Cons

    Talent Management Program is somewhat limited for mid-career personnel. Model tends to let many leading technical professionals slip away.

    Frequent corporate to division to departmental realignments limit momentum for high-performer personnel and top performing departments and divisions.

    Advice to Management

    Designate career development plan for all stages of personnel development (college/entry, Mid career, and Sr./executives) and align corporate resources for each demographic.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Northrop Grumman DIA contract

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solid pay and benefits, good overall HR support. This role was at the Defense Intelligence Agency as a contractor so if you like the autonomy of being on a contract this sort of position can be great. DIA has had some difficult years though, so potential negative there.

    Cons

    No clear path to promotion as an analyst contractor. Northrop supervisor less familiar with work quality than government managers, i.e., multiple supervisors none of whom really had the full picture of your contributions.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  3. Administrative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, great pay and benefits. Enjoyed working with everyone...

    Cons

    To bad our facility closed


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Excellent Company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Analyst in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Security Analyst in Irving, TX

    I worked at Northrop Grumman (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, 401k, bonuses, tuition reimbursement, endless opportunities for advancement, and great pay!

    Cons

    Nothing remotely bad to say about my experience with the company! It's an employer you can be proud to work for!

    Advice to Management

    I enjoyed all of my managers. Either I was lucky, or they were happy with their subordinates, and position.


  6. best contract on Fort Hood

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Range Worker in Fort Hood, TX
    Former Employee - Range Worker in Fort Hood, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Constant work, fast pace environment, with great co-workers. Plenty of opportunity to advance.

    Cons

    Contract ended and there were a lot of lay offs.

    Advice to Management

    Move employees that are effected by lay offs so they can continue to work.


  7. Northrop Grumman

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Subcontracts Manager
    Current Employee - Subcontracts Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    NG provides our military with the product and services that protect them as they protect the democratic freedom of all US citizens.

    Cons

    Space and Airborne manufacturing can be a challenging fast paced environment to work in. It may not be for everyone.


  8. SBLO

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoy my actual job itself and the pay is enough for the responsibilities and accountability that I have on any given day. The manager seems to care about my general status and career aspirations.

    Cons

    I honestly don't have anything bad to say about the company. I have been blessed enough to get what I have put in. I don't think I am undervalued, but the general body does have that feeling.


  9. Good Job for the Long Haul

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Proposal Analyst II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Proposal Analyst II in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits and people. Good pay.

    Cons

    No longer any job perks but at least you have a job. Very much old school corporate structure where the payout doesn't happen until you have been there for many years


  10. Large company, restrictive policies

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large companies with many opportunities for career growth. Locations around the United States and Europe. Excellent employer for new college grads as many opportunities exist.

    Cons

    Very restrictive with many policies, procedures and individual thought or innovativeness in process is not necessarily welcome. Do it the way it has been done seems to be the motto.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and be innovative in processes. Decisions seem to be made at the top level of management. Let the lower level managers make decisions so changes can occur more quickly.


  11. Challenging environment with great opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Administrator in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Contract Administrator in Baltimore, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job flexibility, alternate work schedules, career mobility, good benefits, facilities and resources, communication of company goals and information

    Cons

    Visibility into salaries, often short staffed in contracts, merit and performance planning



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