Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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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 (4)

    A Great Company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager III
    Former Employee - Program Manager III
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    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)

    Mechanical Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Madison, AL
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Madison, AL
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed the work we accomplished at my stint, with NG

    Cons

    Upper management lost focus on hardware engineering.


  3. a good place to innovate

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethpage, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethpage, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Unlimited opportunities to do most anything and be able to really innovate all kinds of new technology, If you like technology this is the place to work. Just be ready and able to relocate. You can work on almost anything if you want to and can.

    Cons

    Down sizing that can uproot families, uncertain job futures due to working in defense.

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to be able to engineer anywhere like we used to do. That is what secure networks can do for you.


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  5. Best job I've ever had.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Technician
    Current Employee - Mechanical Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    NGC truly understands that investing in their employees is the best way to produce the best products possible while retaining the best talent in the industry. Plenty of room for professional growth as long as the worker is motivated and driven.

    Cons

    Location. Affordable housing is not in the best areas. Traffic.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work, office politics embedded in culture, in-line with industry shareholder vs personnel benefit shift

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aerospace Engineer II in Redondo Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Aerospace Engineer II in Redondo Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart folks, and potential to learn a lot based on the various talent the company attracts

    Cons

    Office politics, lack of employee compensation, requires improvement on tribal knowledge transfer and lessons learned

    Advice to Management

    Increase your training budget, offer more mentorship, apply lessons learned more effectively


  7. Currently employeed

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Linthicum, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Linthicum, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of training opportunities. Work 9/80 weeks which means every other Friday off. Company shuts down over Christmas holidays.

    Cons

    There is a lot of bureaucracy. Not enough office space. The culture is conservative, change happens slowly over time. Average raises are 2-3%, although it can be more for top performers.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to be more agile. Company hire top students, but advancements opportunities are limited so not enough advancement opportunities to go around.


  8. Good Company To Work For

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Northrop is a good company to work for. I love the 9/80 schedule. It helps you use less paid vacation time when you plan time off from work. It is also a great company to for long term career growth. There are a lot of different types of positions available, so the company have options to vary your career.

    Cons

    There is a lot of bureaucracy at this company. It is often hard to make changes to company policy and procedure. There are a lot of employees who are "traditionalist", so it's hard for them to think outside the box in order to do something a different way.


  9. Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for they pay good and give great benefits

    Cons

    Very strict company they are just like the military

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the employees needs and put yourselves in their shoes


  10. structural engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    large company, good benefits, year end shut down

    Cons

    politics, dependent on government contracts

    Advice to Management

    no micro management please, promote


  11. Good company

    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Fort Hood, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Northrop Grumman has a very diverse work environment with many opportunities to learn and grow. They are a large national/international company which allows for the opportunity to relocate if desired

    Cons

    Shrinking coverage in this area.



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