Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Awesome Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Intern in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people, great pay great atmosphere

    Cons

    the work load can be a decent amount on some days and practically none on others


  2. Helpful (2)

    Protecting people who are not doing their jobs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of great people working there. Enjoyed working with most.

    Cons

    Layoffs. Protecting employees that do not do their jobs even when you have documentation showing their offenses. This makes the rest of the team resentful as well as those in other departments. They are very selective as to who they want to discipline and who they don't. CEO makes too much money while benefits are being cut to those who are working in the trenches.

    Advice to Management

    Be more attentive to those who are working the system. Help those that are doing the work.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Management out for themselves.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Accountant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Health, dental, and tuition benefits.

    Cons

    In my Accounting group, neither managers nor leads were college educated and whether they had management training is highly doubtful. Nepotism and favoritism for their friends who were among other things tasked to write department policy even while lacking proper grammar. Very old school, dated, no room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    If you've been in the same position for 10 - 25+ years, let some new blood in to allow room for advancement for others.


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  5. Great Place to learn Project Finance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst III in Laurel, MD
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst III in Laurel, MD

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to rotate into various finance positions including project finance, rates, planning, and general accounting functions.

    Cons

    No telecommuting in some sectors/functional areas even though those areas lend themselves to it.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that today you need not be physically present in order to contribute.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Excellent Company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Analyst in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Security Analyst in Irving, TX

    I worked at Northrop Grumman (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, 401k, bonuses, tuition reimbursement, endless opportunities for advancement, and great pay!

    Cons

    Nothing remotely bad to say about my experience with the company! It's an employer you can be proud to work for!

    Advice to Management

    I enjoyed all of my managers. Either I was lucky, or they were happy with their subordinates, and position.


  7. Helpful (1)

    engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer V in Apopka, FL
    Current Employee - Engineer V in Apopka, FL

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

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

    Pros

    technical challenges and the work endeavor to support US troops have been the pros at NGC

    Cons

    poorly laid out cost structures have weighed against proper investment in the design cycle and have pushed technical issues toward the manufacturing tail-end of the product life cycle

    Advice to Management

    be more trusting to engineers to do the right things and invest more in engineering talents


  8. Software Intern

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

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

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

    Pros

    -steady hours -great people -lots of opportunity but you have to be motivated -great benefits and you could work at a place like this for your whole life

    Cons

    -lots of hoops to jump through -getting up early in the morning -work can be pretty boring at times -commute can be a long drive

    Advice to Management

    Keep inviting speakers and it would be great if there were more fun activities to do to build team work once every two weeks or so.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Not quite what I expected

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

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

    Pros

    Online resources for training, good healthcare benefits. Did work hard to keep their employees working during shutdown.

    Cons

    IT resources were hard to access outside of NG facilities. Opportunities to advance were hidden and subject to manager's rejection. Really bad bonus criteria. Salary ok, not the best (what do you expect from a big company)

    Advice to Management

    I'd work more on rewarding your employees and giving them opportunities to grow for you. The whole "We don't want to train someone to leave" mentality only reinforces the idea that employees need to leave to grow.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Sr. Mechanical Engineer

    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Job security is probably the main reason people stay here for decades.

    Cons

    Relatively lower paid and sometime very stressful


  11. Helpful (3)

    Same as any other Prime Contractor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee Who Has Been Waiting for the Chance to Move Up in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Employee Who Has Been Waiting for the Chance to Move Up in Falls Church, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Big company benefits like all the other prime contractors. Nothing special. Work environment is ok Most people are nice and in good spirits, ready to help. It is a busy work environment.

    Cons

    Middle to upper management is very weak; lacking individuals with the depth and breath experience and the education for middle mgmt level positions. Employees who have the depth and breath, education and practical knowledge are ignored for the most part. Because of this the quality work environment is declining and robbing experienced workers the opportunity to learn grow and move up. There are a lot individuals with horrendous management skills which destroy moral and team work. Most that are promoted do not have what's required to successfully be in those positions; young and inexperienced. Position descriptions change according to who they want in those positions. This seems to be generating a huge hole in middle/ upper management. Certain employees are preselected for promotions before any positions are posted. it creates frustration. Very unfair hiring and promoting practices not all qualified candidates get interviewed due to a great deal of favoritism. There are no mentoring programs for the experienced who have worked all their lives and got all the experience just to be fairly considered for these positions and end up being ignored.. Upper management preaches the ability to grow and move up and that they want to retain the experienced. They don't practice what they preach. Very disheartening for those who hope to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing these games and start giving everyone a fair and equal chance to be considered for advancement. Favoritism is not an attribute.and should never play a part in advancement. it is a pathetic practice, because the experienced are leaving. Start caring about the employees again.



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