Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated May 26, 2022

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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Good benefits and 401k.(in 879 reviews)
  • "I loved the work I was doing and the people on my project were great.(in 591 reviews)
  • "good pay and I learned a few new things which was fun.(in 525 reviews)
  • "You can have a good work/life balance while you are there since you usually get paid more for overtime which is typically at your discretion.(in 419 reviews)
  • "You can work on very interesting projects and make a good salary working for Northrop Grumman.(in 224 reviews)
Cons
  • "They expect you to work overtime and they usually need it to make up for poor management.(in 341 reviews)
  • "HR and some program/product team managers have the attitude with new/newer employees of it's the Northrop way or the highway.(in 219 reviews)
  • "3. Upper management often takes away needed workstations and floor space for their pet projects that never work or just to cram more people in the plant.(in 130 reviews)
  • "No training and thrown in to learn while doing(in 90 reviews)
  • "Promotions within levels are low raises%(in 89 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Career Growth

    May 26, 2022 - Manager Systems Engineering in Huntsville, AL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself to further your career growth from stretch assignments to management roles

    Cons

    Promotions take longer than they should with the appropriate evidence and justification.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    AMAZING but depends on which facility..

    May 23, 2022 - Manufacturing Technician II 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    AMAZING benefits and a great start for minimum pay. Growth opportunities within the company are available and encouraged. Great training and communication. Career opportunities are available throughout the USA. Hardworking coworkers who, a good amount, have been in the industry for over 30 years.

    Cons

    Although one would feel at ease working at a facility where it's extremely difficult to get fired... It actually brings more stress and hurt than one would realize. When everyone can get away with anything; when no one is held accountable... Real complaints, real issues, real harassment... These things can be more or less easily buried.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Solid Work-life balance, management slow to foster talent

    May 23, 2022 - Guidance, Navigation, in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great Work life balance, 9/80 workweek, relaxed work environment with flexible aisles and kind coworkers

    Cons

    Low pressure environment, have coworkers that skate by doing the minimum or less than it, makes it very demotivating. In addition the compensation structure is so far removed from the employee it makes getting rewarded for good work frustratingly slow

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Company

    May 25, 2022 - Principal Cyber Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Higher than average salaries. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Tight deadlines sometimes. Work pace tight to government schedule.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good WLB

    May 25, 2022 - Embedded Software Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work Life Balance is amazing. Very respective environment.

    Cons

    Need to create a better pay structure and bring some more challenging work. stop hiring just to show that the company is making money. hire to make them work and when needed

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good place to work

    May 25, 2022 - Sr Principal Software Engineer in Redondo Beach, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    work life balance. Most people are off every other Friday.

    Cons

    No bonus sharing for every year. Salary raise is very little.

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great place to work

    May 24, 2022 - Software Engineering Intern in El Segundo, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexible time, remote work, Lots of initiative for project

    Cons

    9 hour days and a long process for all things to get done

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee

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    May 25, 2022 - Principal Project Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    environment , work, life, balance, pto

    Cons

    do not have any cons at this time

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Experience

    May 24, 2022 - Associate Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Raises, friendly coworkers, everyone was willing to answer questions and help, people trusted me to get the work done even though I was very new

    Cons

    Limited PTO as a new employee made snow days difficult with no WFH option (due to work needing to be done onsite for security purposes)

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Place

    May 24, 2022 - Implementation Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -great leadership -great benefits -competitive salary for entry level

    Cons

    contract ended abruptly without much explanation as for why. better communication from the top down is needed in situations to allow for better transparency and culture

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Northrop Grumman Reviews FAQs

Northrop Grumman has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 9,054 reviews left anonymously by employees. 81% of employees would recommend working at Northrop Grumman to a friend and 74% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Northrop Grumman employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Northrop Grumman. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

81% of Northrop Grumman employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Northrop Grumman 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.9 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Northrop Grumman to be coworkers, career development, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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