Northrop Grumman

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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
1,905 Reviews
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Northrop Grumman Chairman, CEO & President Wesley G. Bush
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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.  

    Good company for engineers

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  2.  

    Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I would when I want

    Cons

    Pay sucks and no promotions

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Depressing - Waste of 10 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Azusa, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Azusa, CA

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

    Pros

    Great cafeteria soup. Chicken Enchilada.

    Cons

    All sites are different. This is for Azusa. All of the good, kind, people-loving managers get forced out, and the soul-less task masters rise to the top. Employee morale is low. Shift work is often mandatory. Holidays can be forced work days. To quote a program lead "Holidays are working days too." Reduction in Force culls occur approximately every 18 months. Annual raises have been depressed for 5 years. Vacations have been reduced and sick days removed for unequal PTO tradeoff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees have been made expendable for short term profit. Don't expect loyalty from them in the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Defense Industry! Could be unstable

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

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Interesting work can keep the work interesting. Work life balance can also be good, because of flexible 980 schedule.

    Cons

    Upward mobility can be a problem in addition with redundancy of work. Of course you can reach out to other groups for more work, however, you may not be compensated well enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let new faces in!

  6.  

    Friendly but slow

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    • 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
  7.  

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

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    • 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.  

    No commitment to employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Architect in Monterey, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Architect in Monterey, CA

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

    Pros

    Interesting work due to customer needs.

    Cons

    When the contract runs out or fails, they dump you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to keep employees or provide relocation to other contracts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  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.  

    Sr. Design Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Charlottesville, VA

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Coworkers were wonderful. At one time the benefits were great, that is not the case anymore.

    Cons

    Too many high salary management which add no value to the work, not enough workers to do the real work. Company is too top heavy.
    Way too much of politically correct BS, as results work didn’t get done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Northrop Grumman WAS a wonderful company to work for while Mr. Ronald Sugar was the CEO, however, ever since Wes Bush took over starting in 2010. The company moral started to decline (very fast) and major layoffs started to happen soon after.
    Mr. Sugar’s philosophy was happy employees will make a strong company and in return a strong company will make investors happy. (Employees -> Company -> Investors)
    However, Wes’s philosophy is the investors first, company second and who cares about the employees.
    And you can see the results…the Northrop “campus” I worked for (almost for 7 years) had close to 1,000 employees, now they have around 400.
    In case if you think I was laid off, not true… I quit the company, because I could see the writings on the walls.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    stress engineer

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    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

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