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Northrop Grumman Reviews in Woodland Hills, CA

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
1,829 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The 9/80 schedule makes it easier for employees to maintain a better work/life balance (in 131 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, Predictable paycheck, management wont fire you if your a sleezebag (in 132 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 53 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great work place, friendly environment, salary too low

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Woodland Hills, CA

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Actual work seems to be challenging (if you're lucky enough to get a good tech lead)
    Get great hands-on experience
    Friendly environment
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in the company
    Salary too low for skill set
    Some tech leads don't approve of new ideas for more efficient algorithms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more recognition awards, promote people, acknowledge them, speed up IT.
    Other than that, everything else seems to be great.
    Honestly, it is a great place to work but salary was low especially when you find out what some others make with fewer skill sets and less motivation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Make your own career here-it's who you know, for better or worse

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    Mobility within company, great people, amazing products and technology. 9/80 schedule, educational reimbursement, health plans, on-site cafeteria, credit union, doc/nurse, health coordinator, employee resource groups (ERG).

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics, the "good old boys club" runs rampant, ignorant uneducated management (mismanagement), poor (none) design-for-manifacturability, HR is corporate and on the side of the company not an advocate for employee, NEPOTISM from the TOP down (hiring and promoting incompetent, unqualified people based on bloodlines, personal relationships, shared foreign nationality -hint hint Middle East), harassment and different treatment of women, rewards and awards programs"revamped" designed to minimize opportunities for employees and reduced $ amount of awards, employee reviews based on politics and quotas (allegedly) from corporate (think of that one horrible teacher in college who only gave two A's max no matter the merit), regular layoffs, layoffs based on management politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be leaders, not sheep. Do the right thing and do the thing right, be ethical, hire, reward and promote on merit and potential not on personal relations,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent oppertunity for growth and advancement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Planning Analyst in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Planning Analyst in Woodland Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    Career advancement is up to you

    Cons

    Too many oppertunities to mention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even more encouragement for personnel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Definitely a company to work for long term

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Woodland Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    9-80 schedule is awesome. The work we do is great. advanced technologies and management is realizing need to stay with times on test equipment updates.

    Cons

    Unrealistic schedule expectations from Program & Engineering Managers. EM's are totally not respected.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Work Hard, but in the end, just a number

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    Former Employee - Manager III, Manufacturing in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Manager III, Manufacturing in Woodland Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    There are lots of challenges at the Woodland Hills site with lots of opportunity to shine.
    The products they build are very strong and have a lot of heritage.

    Cons

    As with most manufacturing, work is leaving California, so be prepared to move or get laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open and honest and communicate often to keep the work force from being stressed while working hard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Financial Analyst Review

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Woodland Hills, CA

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule, earned vacation time

    Cons

    no training, busy work, good old boys corp, no recognition, crappy raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your employees!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    OK if you want to work for a big company

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Woodland Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    NG is a huge company, so there are many different places to work and types of work to do. I felt that my pay was pretty good straight out of school. Lots of money to throw around, potentially.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy galore. Doing anything requires a process, checklist, or form. This does not mean that everything works well or even reliably. Even such things as "improving employee engagement" turn into an exercise in filling out surveys, going to meetings, creating action plans, etc... instead of realizing that employees just want to feel appreciated and valued as people instead of statistics...

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Bad/negative culture and declining business prospects

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    Plenty of friendly, talented people plus you can have plenty of job security if your position appeals to you.

    Cons

    The culture is very negative - a lot of yelling and pointing fingers in meetings. There always seems to be an "us vs. them" perception between different functions causing the teamwork to be horrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Depends on Priorities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Good work schedule. Flexable hours when needed.

    Cons

    No growth opportunities. Can be an unstable environment. Yearly increases are usually small regardless of your rating. Many re-organizations with little direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes need to pay attention to the people doing the day to day work.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contracts in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Contracts in Woodland Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    Ok pay and good benefits such a medical, dental, and vision. Also, they offer free membership to sittercity and weight watchers. On-site eatery and medical department.

    Cons

    Unstable work environmnet, low morale, poor corporate culture. It is very difficult to move up unless you know someone and you are a minority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Right now it is a very unstable work environment with major layoffs. It would be nice if more information was given to the employees. Also, morale is very low due to the cut throat corporate culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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