Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated March 15, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Positive company with opportunity

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

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    The company has many areas of interest which provide opportunity for growth - such as Engineering, Business Management, Program Management, Manufacturing and Production, Supply Chain Management.

    Cons

    Rigid structure closely tied to Government FAR regulations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Software Engineer Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Take Leaves During Summer Intern

    Cons

    There is not anything which I have discovered

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful

    Moving on

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

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

    Pros

    job security, benefits, every other friday off

    Cons

    no feelings of direct impact to the bottom line

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Great money. Dehumanizing grind.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Money and benefits are great. Very smart people. Working with the most sophisticated government customers. Some cool aircraft.

    Cons

    Endless grind with many missed holidays, weekends, vacations. Whenever you ask for a vacation, someone always says, "but you should take your laptop." Work atmopshere in cubicle-land is noisy, cold, cramped, and lacking any natural light. It seems like we expand work tasks endlessly so that one can never go home on schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    KISS. Keep it Simple. Reduce the bureucracy and tasks. Listen to the customer's exact words. We are over-doing every effort because we are trying to exceed the customer expectations. In the end, we just end up exceeding our budgets for time and money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6. Positive experience 1st part of 21st century. Challenging morale environment past 5-years since onset of sequestration.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Exempt Non Officer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Exempt Non Officer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Fullfilling employment and educational opportunities. Company appears to protect it's direct employees from reductions in force while optimizing its performance in an affordability focused environment. Shareholders are happy, stock is way up, cutting edge technologies suggest much promise.

    Cons

    Recent Center of Excellence transitions derailed many career paths (similar to strategic realignments and downsizing experienced during corporate mergers & acquisitions). Resuting disenchantment, frustration, and fear of being exiled by the new guard has badly damaged morale. Affordability focused environment threatens quality for sake of cost and schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Protect knowledge base, shore up core competencies, leverage existing staff, and avoid inefficiency resulting ftom diluting leadership across too many programs. Economic recovery is imminent, morale is at all time low, talented performers that are regulalry dismissed will depart. Generational gaps are glaring, combined with the above factors, along with poor succession planning, create corporate exposure by amplfying a competative advantage for the industry players.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Great team and work culture. Management listens to your needs.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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
  8. 3 people found this helpful

    Aerospace status quo and nothing more

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer III in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer III in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and the 9/80 schedule are great! Very little if or no unpaid overtime expected. Paltry funded employee resource groups (better than no resource groups).

    Cons

    No pension, increased heath care costs every year with fewer benefits, no free gyms to use, salaried employees are made to clock in and out like hourly employees (and paid in the same fashion), fewer vacation days every year to meet what they call "industry standards" and no more bonuses or employee appreciation days to save money. No money for training or resources. They create programs to profit off employee's good ideas without providing any incentive to the employee. If you want a promotion/raise they tell you to get a job offer from another company first no matter how good you performance reviews are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to follow the status quo and make NG a place employees want to be part of, not just show up for a paycheck while looking for another job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Northrop Grumman

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Large stable company with many different opportunities. Locations all across the US and abroad. Good benefits. A variety of options available for additional training. Good education support.

    Cons

    Benefits adjusted and raises limited due to the company staying "competitive" in the current market. Employees are on their own to find other opportunities in the company if current projects end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more support for the employees and not just upper management. Making sure the general employee pool feels important and compensated will go a long with with making a stronger workforce.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Good company

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

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

    Pros

    Good infrastructure, competent employees, decent salary

    Cons

    Having to work for someone else

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Awesome benefits/salary - great feeling of "community"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Network Engineer III in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Intern - Network Engineer III in Camp Pendleton, CA

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary. Attempting to find another position at the end of my contract - still hoping.

    Cons

    Contracts are hit and miss - can be let go quickly and without much notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest about contract dates and when they are ending, giving employees (contractors) time to apply within or outside the company, There is little warning before contract ends unless you are involved in the renewal process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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