Northrop Grumman

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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
1,961 Reviews
3.5
1,961 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 136 reviews)

  • Flexible work hours, 9/80 schedule gives you every other Friday off (in 115 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance can be quite nonexistent depending on the program and location you are in (in 28 reviews)

  • 15-23 yrs experience engineers quietly in order to save upper management staff (in 54 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    Most positions are on a 9/80 schedule, which will give you every other Friday off in exchange for an extra hour Mon-Thurs. Everyone is allowed to express their opinions. Highly, highly ethical organization (may be a result of DCMA auditors always being around, but whatever the reason, if you have integrity, this is the place for you). You often get to work on things you only get to read about. Great work/life balance overall... occasionally a project may temporarily disrupt this, but even then, in at least some instances the company will provide straight overtime even though you are salaried.

    Cons

    HR is the biggest issue here. They take the job requisitions very literally, and so you often have people who are only qualified on paper in a role they have no business being in, while talent has to sit around until they have enough years to qualify for a given role. Merit based bonuses for lower level staff are extremely difficult to get, although surprisingly high (for non-sales folks) if you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix your HR, pronto. They know nothing about the programs, nor do they know the existing employees line managers have often worked with and spotted potential in, so they reject your real talent, which hurts the project when the wrong person is in the job and may eventually drive away the talent because they don't want to wait 6 years to get promoted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Assessor in Linthicum, MD
    Former Employee - Process Assessor in Linthicum, MD

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Great place to work, great team environment

    Cons

    Cannot think of anything that should be changed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work, lots of career advancement opportunities for the ambitious.

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

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Working on difficult problems vital to national defense. Typically great colleagues. Newly instituted performance-based bonus program. Flexible work schedule and hours.

    Cons

    Pay growth can stagnate with low to mediocre yearly raises. Typically little to no funding for training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beef up training from external providers (i.e., not LX training). Young engineers want continuing education and we want more young engineers on our programs. In addition to tuition reimbursement, consider paying for engineers to attend training relevant to the operating unit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Team leader and manager in the design, development, and training of military applications of Combat Systems and Command

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and direction for upward mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers think they are leaders but have performed poorly in this position for the most part.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Informative

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

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Has Great pay, Northrop Grumman has ok leadership, Northrop Grumman had a a lot of fun activities all year round

    Cons

    Need a lot of self direction to work here. Equipment is dated and way behind industry standard. There is no lateral structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more opportunites to self growth. Also try to make people less depressed by painting the walls or something

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    NGC Geospatial Contracts to US Army

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

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    NGC supported contracted customers well

    Cons

    NGC is only interested in super-size contracts now

    Recommends
  8.  

    Positive company with opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    The company has many areas of interest which provide opportunity for growth - such as Engineering, Business Management, Program Management, Manufacturing and Production, Supply Chain Management.

    Cons

    Rigid structure closely tied to Government FAR regulations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Everyone is extremely open, welcoming, friendly. I feel like I can really make a home here.

    Cons

    Honestly I have nothing bad to say about Northrop Grumman. When choosing between here and the DOD, I had made an entire chart of all of the pros and cons of both places. When I had no cons for NG, I thought "Why wouldn't I go to Northrop Grumman" and ultimately had to choose here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Great organizational structure and other benefits

    Cons

    none, I enjoyed my time working here very much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the interns more involved

  11.  

    big data cyber security expert

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Big Data Sales Engineer in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Big Data Sales Engineer in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Good pay three four five six
    good benefits
    Good PTO

    Cons

    Too much travel two three four five
    No support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make jobs fun for everyone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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