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Northrop Grumman Engineer III Reviews

Updated March 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people and environment, flexible schedule and 9-80 schedule (in 254 reviews)

  • Great work life balance and benefits (in 241 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-Life balance is my priority (in 55 reviews)

  • Tone-deaf upper management thinks that continuous surveys on employee satisfaction will improve satisfaction (in 99 reviews)

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  1. "A great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for a mission I believe in, transparency within the organization

    Cons

    As with all big companies - sometimes you can feel like just a number


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Making a Career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's a good work culture at NG. Plenty of people challenging the conventional way of solving problems. The 9/80 work flexibility is nice.

    Cons

    Benefits have gone down in recent years. It went from unlimited sick time, to 2 days a year. My vacation policy also changed from 20 days of vacation after 5 years, and now I only get 17. Salaries are below average for the area and the industry.


  3. "Great People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer III in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer III in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    They're growing right now and hiring a lot of great people. Really enjoyed working with the team.

    Cons

    The buildings they are using (for office space) are old and outdated. Not a modern working environment.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some money on a little remodeling.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Let GO after 21yrs of excellent service. No evidence provided of wrong doing. No support by my current management. Horr"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer III in Schriever AFB, CO
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer III in Schriever AFB, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the people at NG are great people

    Cons

    Cheap! Treat their employees very poorly!! Was a great company 10 yrs ago

    Advice to Management

    Shifty management


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent Co. to work for (bad in a "break-up")"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ground Systems Engineer Level III in Lompoc, CA
    Former Employee - Ground Systems Engineer Level III in Lompoc, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits to include affordable, comprehensive medical plans, 401k investments matched up to 6%, access to education with a high annual cap on education spending, opportunity to travel for business and personnel development, outstanding managers, promote from within, acknowledge achievement in personnel (even award cash bonuses). Opportunities for advancement, and tons of positions to apply for all over the world.

    Cons

    Leaving this company was not easy. My contract ended, and I couldn't find a follow-on within the company before my last day. Rather than lay me off (which is what would typically happen in that situation), they told me I had to resign. They did not offer any form of severance, and I did not receive my final pay check until the end of the pay cycle (CA state law says I should have received it within 48 hours of my final shift worked), also in that 2 weeks my 401k took about a 10% hit because of market fluctuation, so it really cost me a lot of money to leave NG.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Horrible Program"

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    Current Contractor - Field Engineer III in White Sands, NM
    Current Contractor - Field Engineer III in White Sands, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunities to work highly technical jobs.

    Cons

    Program management is awful, very little guidance, do more with less mentality. No formal training provided, everything was OJT. Very little expectation of reciprocity. Mission First, employee maybe mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Be involved, empathetic, and actually do your job - "manage".


  8. Helpful (6)

    "NG review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer III in Redondo Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer III in Redondo Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Very interesting work in the Satellite industry.
    Pay is good in comparison with other large companies. They have 9-80 schedule with
    the possibility to work from home.

    Cons

    Very large employee base, you can get lost in the crowd if you are not on a very visible program
    Salary and performance reviews are disappointing.

    Advice to Management

    When this division was owned by TRW, moral, job security, pay raises and what seemed to be appreciation was better than under Northrop Grumman's management. A review of what changed might benefit both the management and staff.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "System Engineer III"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Middletown, RI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Middletown, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Bonus, Travel, Vacation

    Cons

    Career Growth
    Education/Training Opportunities
    Benefits
    Little interaction with management
    Work/Life Balance

    Northrop Grumman Response

    Apr 27, 2016 – Talent Community Manager

    Hello, and thanks for taking a moment to leave a review. Finding work-life balance is tricky for a lot of people, but we've made it a business priority. We encourage you to speak with your manager ... More


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Redondo Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Redondo Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, professional culture, diverse.

    Cons

    some of the work may not exactly be cutting edge, but you always have opportunities to improve things and get involved.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work and culture.

    Northrop Grumman Response

    Apr 27, 2016 – Talent Community Manager

    Thanks for the review -- we appreciate hearing from our software engineers in Redondo Beach!


  11. "Great Benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been treated very fairly and cannot complain about my time at Northrop Grumman. Advancement opportunites must be earned possibly through relocation or competition for another position in a different program. Benefits are pretty good and I am grand fathered in a pension plan.

    Cons

    401K matching plan was reduced through harmonization efforts between different company sectors. Advancement to a different level is becoming much more difficult.