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Northrop Grumman Program Manager II Interview Questions

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Program Manager II Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Northrop Grumman (Sacramento, CA) in November 2015.

Interview

I received phone call from recruiter about 3 weeks after I applied for position on line. The interview was scheduled for 9 days after my phone call. This was the second position that I had interviewed with Northrop for. I did not get the first position because Northrop did not win contract that the first position was contingent upon. The job was a program manager position that involved modifying sensors on military aircraft. This interview was a sit down interview with 3 people at table: the hiring manager, the chief program manager, and the same HR representative that I had in my first interview. Interview lasted 45 minutes long. Most of the time, they would ask a question and expected a story/example to go with my answer. Overall I thought I did a great job and my skills matched the position very well, but I received a call 3 weeks later saying that they gave the position to an internal hire.

Interview Questions

  • - Tell me about yourself?
    - Tell me about your experience with software and hardware integration (SME instructor on systems, mx troubleshooting, ACAS)
    - What experience do you have with multiple users managing same resource
    - What is my leadership/management style?
    - What do I want from my organizattion I work for?

    I asked them about travel related to job and how would someone in this position know they were doing a great job.   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Northrop Grumman

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    Program Manager II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Northrop Grumman (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Started with a phone interview with HR. Then an appointment was set for a face to face interview. After this there was a panel interview with mostly operational questions. Then there was a personality test given. This was in a group setting and mostly straightforward. The meetings were very relaxed and cordial in the setting. There was some 1:1 face time with a few in the group during tours. This was for a sensitive program and only limited information was given at the time.

    Interview Questions


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    Program Manager II Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Northrop Grumman.

    Interview

    Started as a phone interview, about 30 minutes. Immediately moved to next round. Second interview was live and held a couple days later. It was also 30 minutes and was conducted with 2 managers. I was called back within 48 hours and offered the position.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Negotiation was very basic. They asked what my target salary was for the position.

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    Program Manager II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Panama City, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Northrop Grumman (Panama City, FL) in August 2012.

    Interview

    Response to a posted position on a cleared jobs forum. Initial email then telephone contact from a Corporate Recruiter for the standard interview questions (just see any Top 20 Interview Questions article) and salary expectations. Follow-on telephone interviews (2) with Hiring Manager to discuss job specifics and relevant qualifications - also some personality evaluation.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your greatest weaknesses?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No issues, offer was fair.


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    Program Manager II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Northrop Grumman (Baltimore, MD) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Very open and personality driven

    Interview Questions

    • What is the most important aspect of leading a team... and examples?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    yes. start date was negotiable.


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    Program Manager II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Northrop Grumman.

    Interview

    Hiring and interview process was even longer than other defense industry companies were. It appeared that no one could make a decision without a staff meeting and email discussions. Even the manager said there are “a lot of company hoops we have to jump through.”

    The phone interview was unprofessional. I was given a number to call in for a conference call, but there was no answer. I tried repeatedly. After talking with the recruiter and reconfirming the number, I called again. A manger answered and said he just connected to the conference call line and the other managers wouldn’t make it. Despite this situation, I still moved to the in-person interview.

    The in-person interview was uncomfortable. The building was old with uneven floors. Looking back, I think the building was modular trailers linked together. The temperature was warm and the room was cramped. I’m glad I brought my own water because there wasn’t any there.

    The interview was a few questions that were pre-printed and given to me. I had about 5 minutes to look them over and come up with my answers. The questions were not what I expected. The questions were too specific for a job that I only had a job description for. I assume the hiring manager came up with the questions he was going to ask all the candidates without regard for company experience or familiarity with the position.

    Overall, the interview was very uncomfortable even though I was extremely qualified (based on the job description). It took over a month to hear that I was not selected.

    Interview Questions

    • During the in-person interview, I was asked my techniques to meet OSD policy on Operational Availability.   Answer Question

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    Program Manager II Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Northrop Grumman in September 2010.

    Interview

    It was a simple process in applying on-line for new position, holding interview and receiving offer within 2-3 days. Suggest that applicant meet with direct supervisor instead of just with higher-level management before an offer is given. That would help applicant understand true environment of new job before accepting it.

    Interview Questions

    • How have you resolved issues with difficult clients?   1 Answer
    • How have you worked effectively with cross-functional, geographically dispersed teams?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    For senior-level positions, applicant should understand complete compensation package rather just the salary and normal benefits. Ask if bonus plans are included, and if not, when applicant could expect any bonus programs in the future and what would be expected so that the applicant could be included in a bonus program.


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