Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Excellent Company

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

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

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

    Pros

    This is a very good technology company. If you enjoy high tech challenges then this is the place to try your skills.

    Cons

    Advancement is minimal in the corporate ranks. But no matter you will have fun with the technology at the lower levels.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the engagement survey and concentrate on the corporate culture.

  2. Contractor

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

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The have a lot of contracts

    Cons

    Government is very unstable. Low increases

  3. Helpful (2)

    Where you work and th contrat you're on matters a lot!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    If you are on a client site, NG pretty much leaves you alone to do your work.

    Cons

    VERY difficult to move up. The division I was in didn't invest in your career advancement.
    You have to be careful in which division and what contract you work on. Some margins are so tight that raises are very stingy.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure career advancement for your experienced, non-mgt performers.

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  5. Overall pretty good experience

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work-life balance

    Cons

    No commitment to employees on contacts with the government
    Management heavy

    Advice to Management

    Loyalty gets loyalty...

  6. Good People, Good Reputation

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

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with very bright, dedicated people. I had the opportunity to take on as much responsibility as I could handle. Very much a team environment.

    Cons

    Company is risk adverse, decisions are made slowly if at all. People tend to not rock the boat. Compensation and benefits are average.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Interesting Experience

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely innovative company, very smart and qualified people.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and slow moving processes hamper employees ability to do things quickly. Everything needs multiple levels of review and signatures. Something as simple as a new employee getting set up with a computer that can access the internet can take as long as a week.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Good place to work for experienced professionals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst/Enterprise Architect in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst/Enterprise Architect in Washington, DC

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible working environment
    Co-workers are friendly and nice.

    Cons

    No bench system after you are layoff or your project/contract end
    Not much salary increases after annual review for last 2 years

    Advice to Management

    Too much reliance on Defense sector.

  9. Encouraging environment

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large company, plenty of opportunity for advancement, smart people abound

    Cons

    Defense Industry is a unstable at times

    Advice to Management

    Continue to review talent, provide more rotational opportunities

  10. Solid Defense Contractor to work for

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

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits were excellent. 401K match. Tuition reimbursement. A lot of freedom to work the job.

    Cons

    Difficult to move laterally withing the company. No clear cut guidelines on career progression.

    Advice to Management

    Start some type of "Your career with NG - 101" class that is given yearly. This would list and discuss the steps in developing one's career over the long term with NG. Talk about what is possible.

  11. NG Contracting

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company is wonderful, they take great care of their employees...managers seem to really care about their employees.

    Cons

    Contacting world is tough, often you feel trapped as a contract employee so getting into some type of upward mobility can be tough.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your employees that are filling contracting roles and see how you can mentor or guide their careers within the organization.

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