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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated April 22, 2018
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  1. "Public Health Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits & work/life balance.

    Cons

    The pay is not as much as the competitors.


  2. "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flex scheduling
    9/80 work week
    Encourage work/life balance
    Great culture, great manager relationships
    Promote education assistance, self improvement
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Can end up working long hours, but you are paid for them.
    Work can be a bit spotty if you're waiting for clearance.

  3. "Compensation"

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    Current Employee - Electromagnetic Effects Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Electromagnetic Effects Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good start pay, awesome compensation. If the recruiter likes you, you can get a good start pay. Make you you negotiate your salary well.

    Cons

    Not a lot of yearly pay increase. Got only 1 % salary increase my first year. It was very disrespectful to me.

    Advice to Management

    Need to reward your works properly for work well done. To be honest they have a better culture here in Northrop than at Boeing, although Boeing is more efficient in the work they do.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Northrop Grumman was an extremely great company to be employed with."

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    Former Employee - Business Process Analyst in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Business Process Analyst in Little Rock, AR

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

    Pros

    Northrop Grumman was a company that provided many opportunities. Provided great training and very family oriented.

    Cons

    Northrop Grumman did not have a lot of cons. Continued to build on a solid foundation.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Northrop Grumman Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, interesting work, opportunity for career advancement

    Cons

    The organization can be cliquish and political. This is not uncommon with large companies.

    Advice to Management

    Value seasoned experienced professionals


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    location is close by home

    Cons

    internal politics with management, less so with technical colleagues


  7. "EHS Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At Christmas we usually have one week as our Holiday PTO. You can extend the holiday by using personal PTO. Most salary EHS Engineers work 9/80 work week so every other Friday off which is approximately 26 more days off than the typical company. PTO for new employees is 120 hours which is usually better than other industries but aligns with other aerospace companies. Some locations, and departments allow you to have flexibility in your schedule. Salary is better than other aerospace companies, benefits are pretty good. 401K match is outstanding, superior of that of the competition.

    Cons

    The organization is very complex. It takes a long time to understand how everything all fits together. Although a technical company, technology used for the job seems to be subpar.

  8. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Digital Design Engineer in Linthicum, MD
    Current Employee - Digital Design Engineer in Linthicum, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PDP program (for new hires out of college)
    Plenty of opportunities for challenging work
    Benefits
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Career growth and heavy management overhead sometimes. It ALWAYS takes forever to get things done.
    The defense industry is competitive Northrop doesn't seem to realize that as you can be great but remain underpaid. Most will either leave or fight for a raise at some point in their career to get compensated for what they are worth.

    Advice to Management

    Please start pushing and developing early career employees because they the future leaders and without them Northrop will fail especially with all of the senior leaders near retirement


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Legacy company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits! Outstanding internal educational resources. Maximized employee discount with multiple partnerships. Stock options, company credit union and company educational reimbursement programs.

    Cons

    With most major companies employees can be lost in the numbers. Some departments(sectors) lack clear steps to career progression. Performance reviews are impersonal in large sectors from not having direct work engagement with management. Lack of mentorship( or management) who either seek to groom personnel or recognize personnel capabilities. Company culture tends to struggle with peer to peer support. Dog eats dog!!

    Advice to Management

    Be open to employees who are seeking advancement. Provide career guidance for performers. Get to know your personnel, the individuals that may seem introvert may be excellent performers just not loud enough to be heard. Learn to encourage development with inter-sector incentives and go to bat for your employees with upper management to propel your sectors development.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, but slightly slow tech adoption due to Gov contracts"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to support highly technical programs. Work with the mission and know that your work provides a difference.

    Cons

    All Gov contractors are affected by this, but tech adoption and the ability to be fast, agile, and make decisions as a team is impacted by Government direction. You and I may agree that using platform XYZ is the right approach, but if a Gov person overrides your decision, then you're going with that approach whether it's right or wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a Director of DevOps who will build the culture and shape the organization to receive feedback from operations and implement that feedback to improve user experience.


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