Northrop Grumman

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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
1,908 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. Featured Review

    2 people found this helpful  

    Good Place To Work

    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Get to work on interesting large-scale projects and technologies.

    The company's mission to support those serving in uniform is stated clearly and often. Most employees seem to really take pride in their work.

    The company has been taking work-life balance seriously. Flex hours and 9/80 scheduling are available. Remote work options are starting to become more common.

    Benefits are good: health, dental, vision, 401(k) matching.

    Cons

    Information is not always shared freely up and down the management chain.

    Shake-ups in leadership positions have clouded the vision of some organizations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Redondo Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Redondo Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Large variety of work to choose from small FFP to large complex contracts

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy making it difficult to execute in a timely manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline processes to increase efficiency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - College Intern I in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - College Intern I in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Very cooperative work culture
    Lots of feedback from/interaction with senior management

    Cons

    Very segmented,focused internship since it is such a huge company. You won't get a broad sense of how the company works as much as a very developed skill set in your specific role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Northrop Grumman SYNOPTICS Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Comfortable office environment with immediate access to the plant shop floor. Coworkers were easy to work with, and the engineers were polite.

    Cons

    The work-life balance was not to the liking of some of the engineers I knew. Promotional advancement is limited due being a small plant.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company for engineers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10. 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
  11.  

    Great Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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