Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated July 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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    • 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. Senior Commodity Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director Global Logistics in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Director Global Logistics in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunities to move around such a large organization

    Cons

    work life balance and engagement


  3. Co-op

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Love the work environment. Lots of the projects they have you work on as an intern are very interesting.

    Cons

    You may be stuck working on the same thing. May not get to move around to learn other things.


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  5. Administrative Assistant 3

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Northrop Grumman - Contractor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Northrop Grumman - Contractor in Washington, DC

    I worked at Northrop Grumman (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Able to excel in my administration background by supporting a team of 7 memebers.

    Cons

    This was not a contract to hire position.

    Advice to Management

    Not in this position.


  6. Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Melbourne, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Good forward thinking company.

    Cons

    Big company, things change over time


  7. Co-Op Technical

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Co-Op Technical in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Co-Op Technical in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

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

    Pros

    It is a large, established company that has widespread office locations.

    Cons

    There is a lot of paperwork.

    Advice to Management

    A lot can be learned from interacting with those who work at the grass roots level.


  8. Northrop Grumman

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits especially 401k and pension plan

    Cons

    Flexible working schedule is not widely available


  9. Some sectors are better than others

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time

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

    Pros

    Good healthcare and benefits. Supervisors were knowledgeable and easy to approach. Interesting, cutting-edge work. Always something new going on at work.

    Cons

    Irregular, long hours. Lots of nights, holidays, and weekends. The company is split into sectors which do not communicate or work well with each other. If you're in a good sector, you get great health care, benefits and pay. In another sector, all of these might be mediocre at best.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make the sectors compete with each other for resources. It creates unhealthy competition between sectors and employees will try to leave one sector for another one.


  10. Great place to work but room for improvement

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

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great flexibility, engaging projects and work, good people and comfortable work environment. Great opportunities for extracurricular activities and outreach efforts. Lots of opportunity to gain expansive experiences.

    Cons

    The salaries offered as decent but not competitive. Outsiders are often better compensated. Despite the numerous opportunities to move around, many hiring managers still operate from an old time mindset of hiring friends or hand picked individuals, which prevents others with capabilities to move up.


  11. Software Developer, Northrop Grumman

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Irving, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Pretty good work/life balance. My team was small and fairly competent

    Cons

    Management seemed to change frequently, and made seemingly unsound decisions. Northrop is definitely not on the cutting edge of software development. I was underpaid, but benefits were good.

    Advice to Management

    Promote competent software developers from within Northrop to management positions.



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