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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
1,905 Reviews
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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.  

    To date, I have had a very pleasant experience. Plenty of opportunity for grow if you have the drive.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Newport News, VA

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

    Pros

    Chance to work on big contracts
    Large budgets
    Education assist
    Work with and learn from very smart people
    Good benifits

    Cons

    More to come later, nothing comes to mind

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good company for engineers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Proposal Analyst in Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Proposal Analyst in Palmdale, CA

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Good benefits, the 9-80 schedule is nice for long weekends.
    Being a part of new technology.
    There is a team atmosphere and everyone tries to complete the same goals.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy and older culture causes a lot of delays.
    Compensation is beneficial for people coming from the outside or engineering, but if started with NGC in non engineering field hard to get compensated.
    Training is minimal for non engineering fields.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to invest in existing employees and provide more training to incoming employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Friendly but slow

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    • 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

    Really nice people at the El Segundo GSC building

    Cons

    Things in this industry seem to move slowly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Large and bureaucratic, experience depends heavily on which team you land on

    Former Employee - Business Intern
    Former Employee - Business Intern

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Flex work schedules, established company, fair compensation

    Cons

    A lot of moving parts, hard to see the big picture, primarily work with older employees (in non-engineering roles), role depends heavily on team you land on and needs of that specific team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Hill AFB, UT
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Hill AFB, UT

    I worked at Northrop Grumman as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, competitive pay, fun company activities, etc.

    Cons

    Can be very lazy, lots of meetings, and you will be investigated by the government (a secret clearance is required).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really liked the management of this employer. They really value their employees and they treat everyone with respect. It's one of the best places I've worked.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vehicle Structural Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Vehicle Structural Engineer in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work different projects over your time here.

    Cons

    None I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst/Engineer
    Former Employee - Analyst/Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and a variety of opportunities for employees who want to move within the organization. A place where people can grow.

    Cons

    Culture can and did vary from one division to another. This is not always bad but presents its own challenges

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    stress engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stress Engineer in Redondo Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Stress Engineer in Redondo Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    good work environment, flexibility, work schedule

    Cons

    success of company is not passed along to employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of your employees if you want them to take care of you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Company Heart in the Right Place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer IV in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer IV in Newport News, VA

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great and visionary corporate leadership with I think a true desire to do the right thing and deep insight into the future.

    Cons

    Big companies trying to hold on to Government contract work can sometimes water down principle at the middle layers in order to pander to the government reps who are holding contract keys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be an agent of change to help the government shed it's own funk and get real, top quality, products to real war-fighters without all the bureaucratic nonsense. Don't be an "enabler of mediocrity" and take a few risks at the lower levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent opportunities for professional careers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Analyst and Systems Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Analyst and Systems Engineer in Melbourne, FL

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

    Pros

    Diverse work environment; plenty of opportunities and challenges. Diversity of programs / integrated product teams to work on with multi-disciplinary needs.

    Cons

    None that are significant to mention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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