Compare Northrop Grumman vs SpaceX BETA

See how working at Northrop Grumman vs. SpaceX compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Northrop Grumman vs. SpaceX. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Northrop Grumman

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SpaceX

Employee Ratings

  • Northrop Grumman scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
  • SpaceX scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 6341 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 1476 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.9
Career Opportunities
4.2
SpaceX employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Northrop Grumman employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.0
Northrop Grumman employees rated their Work-life balance 1.1 higher than SpaceX employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
3.8
SpaceX employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Northrop Grumman employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
4.1
SpaceX employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Northrop Grumman employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Northrop Grumman Ceo Kathy Warden
88%
88%Kathy Warden
CEO Approval
SpaceX Ceo Elon Musk
92%
92%Elon Musk
SpaceX employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than Northrop Grumman employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
% Recommend to a friend
82%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
72%
Positive Business Outlook
83%
SpaceX employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 11% higher than Northrop Grumman employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Northrop Grumman has 14,200 more total submitted salaries than SpaceX.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Systems Engineer1547 Salaries
$99,585/yr
Principal Software Engineer584 Salaries
$120,817/yr
Senior Program Analyst242 Salaries
$100,802/yr
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What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Northrop Grumman.
  • "Rockets" was the most mentioned Pro at SpaceX.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at Northrop Grumman.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at SpaceX.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 488 reviews)
"9 80 schedule"(in 460 reviews)
Pros
"Rockets"(in 251 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 179 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 137 reviews)
"Large company"(in 126 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 432 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 281 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Contracts Administrator

I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for less than a year

Pros

Great team and great way to get experience. Great benefits and love the 9/80 schedule.

Cons

Very fast paced. You need the ability to adapt quickly.

Current Employee - Electronics Engineer

I have been working at SpaceX full-time

Pros

The area of Space Technology (the area I want to work with the most) One of the biggest companies in the World that gives the ooportunity of great improvement in a great way to an engineer.

Cons

I think it is hard to be accepted to job as fresh grad engineer but I believe in myself to get over this.

Job Postings

Northrop Grumman has 1,667 more recently posted open jobs than SpaceX.