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Northrop Grumman Palmdale Reviews

Updated June 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people and environment, flexible schedule and 9-80 schedule (in 255 reviews)

  • Great work life balance and benefits (in 247 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 100 reviews)

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  1. "Nice Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Liaison Engineer in Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Liaison Engineer in Palmdale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule with interesting projects.

    Cons

    Company can be very bureaucratic and slowed down by issues shared with other large corporations.


  2. "Great place to"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Palmdale, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A very flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Some support groups are king

  3. Helpful (3)

    "No direction"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palmdale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palmdale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The mission at NGC is ultimately to protect the United States, and this creates a shared sense of purpose and urgency. In general the facilities are well stocked with necessary equipment. The people are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    NGC puts people in mid-level management positions that have no desire or skill to be a manager. These people are also expected to continue to perform a technical job at the same time. The review process affects your raise with a numerical rating system, but the system is so poorly defined that managers can rank anyone based on personal preference instead of performance.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to develop a plan with your employees about what they want at a job. Don't put people with no social skills in leadership positions.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator III in Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator III in Palmdale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everybody is great to work with.

    Cons

    So many things to learn, not enough time.

    Advice to Management

    Have a better On-boarding process for employees, as who to talk to, where to go for things (badge, supplies, etc)


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Logistics Management Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palmdale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palmdale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    Nepotism, to many friend and high school friends, family members, boyfriends & girfriends working in the same sector

    Advice to Management

    Before putting an individual into a managerial position or even a supervisory position management needs to make sure the individual has the ability to be in either one of the positions and not just put an individual in a position because they do a good job. Management needs to make sure the individual has leadership ability and be able to lead by example and lead from the front. Upper management also needs to make whenever appointing an individual in a managerial position they need to make sure that individual is capable of performing the job, stay away from nepotism, and being friends with the people that work for him or her.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Senior Engineer is a dead end job here"

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    Current Employee - Senior Aerospace Design Engineer in Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Aerospace Design Engineer in Palmdale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work while they still have it.

    Cons

    Zero advancement potential on a technical path for senior engineers and shifting down to affect lower ranking engineers

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your engineers or you aren't going to be able to meet your commitments


  7. "Logistics Planner 4"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palmdale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    worker level people are great

    Cons

    management not all that grea

  8. Helpful (14)

    "Needs to clean house in Senoir Leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Palmdale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products and important to our nations security

    Cons

    GOOD OL BOY network still alive and well. Promotions and opportunities based on who you know not what you know. Executive leadership team leads by intimidation not by example. Ethics is just a word not a belief in the Palmdale Location.

    Advice to Management

    Retire and let people who really care about the employees and culture take the lead.


  9. "Good corporation, but high stress jobs"

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    Current Employee - Manuacturing Engineering Manager in Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Manuacturing Engineering Manager in Palmdale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, good career development potential for employees motivated to perform and move up the ranks, growing company provides stability, family-like environment among personnel

    Cons

    High-stress jobs, outdated thinking among senior staff who are stuck in the old days, sometimes yelling and fist-pounding among these outdated senior people, annual reductions in benefits (or added benefits cost annually)


  10. "Review of Northrop Grumman Palmdale Ca"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Configuration Analyst in Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Configuration Analyst in Palmdale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very people oriented. Encourages advancement. Good working environment. Lots of opportunities to advance. They have lots of classes online,instructor led and virtual to learn new skills or for personal development.

    Cons

    Sometimes communication between Aerospace and Technical Services isn't the best. I'm on a relatively new program so things are still being developed and sometimes there is resistance to change if a more efficient way to do something is developed.


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