Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Northrop Grumman Chairman, CEO & President Wesley G. Bush
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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. Good Job for the Long Haul

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Proposal Analyst II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Proposal Analyst II in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits and people. Good pay.

    Cons

    No longer any job perks but at least you have a job. Very much old school corporate structure where the payout doesn't happen until you have been there for many years


  2. Helpful (6)

    NGC employee

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator in San Diego, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging and interesting work , serving the war fighter is very personally rewarding. I have had the opportunity to do lots of travel. Also work has been very good at supporting a work life balance.

    Cons

    No respect from upper management. Treated like &$@! from all other sectors that are not global supply chain. No recognition for a job well done. Typically other functions get bonus' by claiming your work.

    Advice to Management

    You're turnover is 4/5 employees after three years, you are doing something wrong.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Job security and environment. Lots of opportunity to advance in position and show to management you know your stuff.

    Cons

    Low pay relative to other defense companies, benefits can be better. Rough working environment

    Advice to Management

    Management is fragmented, too many managers doing duplicate work; can be simplified and sped up:


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  5. System Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging work good support from peers

    Cons

    pay low long work hours


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III in San Diego, 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

    Great Benefits - Understanding Management

    Cons

    Very Detail Oriented - Small room for Error


  7. Helpful (1)

    Manager 2

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Manager II in San Diego, CA

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

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

    Pros

    job diversity, growth potential, good for diverse individuals

    Cons

    bureaucracy, front-line and mid-level management not empowered


  8. Software Engineer 1

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Simple work hours. Relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lots of documentation and processes. No bonuses.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Strong sense of purpose. Good culture - hard working, talented employees without big egos. Broad range of projects to choose from.

    Cons

    There is a strong push to use "flex time", basically any free time that you have (unpaid), as the answer for anything that the company should be paying for (all hands meetings, training, engagement events, ...).

    Advice to Management

    Show how important engagement (employee satisfaction) and professional development really are to the company by funding employees activities in these areas.


  10. Helpful (7)

    Company in downward trend

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

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    9/80 schedule. Flexible schedule. Great engineers

    Cons

    Constant reorgs. Low contracts. Too many managers. Low morale


  11. Helpful (4)

    Great place for your career to die.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Diego, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Steady work. Can't have your job off-shored. Flex time and 9/80 schedule is nice.

    Cons

    Chances are that you will do boring, mundane grunt work most of the time. There are a few opportunities to actually get your hands on new things and to actually write a new application but those are rare. Mostly it's fixing bugs, porting those fixes to various base-lines, and doing grunt work like Fortify analysis and fixes. But on the plus side, at least you won't be paid very well. .

    Advice to Management

    Those engagements surveys are a joke. I can think of only one person that I worked with that actually took it seriously.



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