Northrop Grumman

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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
1,855 Reviews
3.5
1,855 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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    It's a job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    You either love it here or hate it.

    Cons

    Never recognized for your accomplishments, always recognized for your failure.

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

    Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer Intern in Hill AFB, UT
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer Intern in Hill AFB, UT

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

    Pros

    The pay was nice, very friendly workplace, great employees to be around, and very smart people.

    Cons

    It can be a lazy job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some well run programs and some badly managed programs.

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer V in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer V in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Work-Life balance, work environment, wonderful colleagues.

    Cons

    Financial instability in the defense sector.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Great team and work culture. Management listens to your needs.

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    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer II in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Variety of work. Best in the industry. Great benefits. Great people. Great tuition assistance.

    Cons

    Poor raises. Hard to stand out and be compensated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give real raises to those who perform well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good people, Good overall experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Generally accepting work place that respects work life balance.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic culture. Managers in place can help or hinder your career depending on where you stand with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporate more innovative and flexible career options.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    An excellent place to work and grow

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    Former Employee - Facilities Management in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Facilities Management in New Haven, CT

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    A progressive company that encourages personal growth that leads to advance ment. A true pleasure to work with talented and devoted co workers.

    Cons

    The sensitive economic climate in government contracting leads to downsizing in this industry. Job security is tied too closely to the defense budget.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to look outside the box in the retention of highly motivated and dedicated employees that bring value to the northrop Grumman standard of excellence.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Northrop Grumman

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Palmdale, CA

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

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to develop skills.

    Cons

    Promotions are better achieved by leaving departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Northrop Grumman good employer

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    Current Employee - Software Development Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Software Development Analyst in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Large Company, Many Opportunities, Stable Employer, good benefits

    Cons

    Large Bureaucracy / Corporate structure that tailors business to Department of Defense, Federal, and State governments and other large corporate bureaucracies you will deal with the headaches and frustrations of navigating and trying to accomplish goals in a bureaucracy on both the employer / worker and client side of the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Northrop Grumman has delivered and has maintained legacy systems for Federal government and states. NG has a strong tight relationship with clients, and while this is good, I think it has led to a situation where it is becoming detrimental. NG's focus on the relationship with the client instead of the product has led and can lead to cost overruns and long term dissatisfaction with NG because the product hasn't been a focus. To mid level and higher management I would suggest that you listen to your boots on the ground employees and developers when they bring ideas and criticisms of client requests. Often these developers have the clients goals in mind and want to save everyone work and are planning for the future. A personal frustration I had is that in software development you get what you pay for, bringing in many contractors to boost staff for a temporary term often backfires because they are not committed to the long term goals of the product and company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Very technically challenging, but depending on where you work communication and collaboration can be difficult.

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Rolling Meadows, IL

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    9/80 schedule is great when not under program pressure.

    If self taught, an excellent environment to develop engineering skills.

    Cons

    Work can sometimes be isolated with little interaction from other members of your team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Matrix organization is necessary due to diversity of products, but more effort needs to be done to foster a team environment. Otherwise you only interact with these people during staff meetings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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