Northrop Grumman

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Northrop Grumman Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
1,855 Reviews
3.5
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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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work-life balance

    Cons

    No commitment to employees on contacts with the government
    Management heavy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loyalty gets loyalty...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Too much reliance on Defense sector.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Defense Industry is a unstable at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to review talent, provide more rotational opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    The company has great Benefits and it is a joy to work with them. The work hours were flexible. I worked with a real team of professionals.

    Cons

    There is nothing that I can say against the company. Even though my position was terminated due to BRAC they did attempt to put me on other positions with the company. However, they had none available in my field of employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assist employees as they attempt to set career paths. Some need more guidance than others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good Company - Bad Managment

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

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

    Pros

    Good Employees, Good Work Environment, Good Health Insurance and benefits,

    Cons

    Low Pay, no room for growth, Poor Management , Layoffs , more training for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more notice of employees and allow them to grow. There need to bette manage the layoffs they have. The pay is not comparable to other companies which does not make for good business.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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