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What is your companies medical insurance like? I think my company has not so good insurance but that’s just compared to friends I know that work down at the docks/port. Current medical plan - single person. plan is level 2 out of 3 tiers. $97 a month blue anthem ppo $1700 deductible $4000 out of pocket max 100% preventive covered 80% diagnostic covered AFTER deductible hit 80% prescription covered AFTER $200 deductible hit… Thinking about having surgery for my knee and this seems costly Northrop Grumman
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- "Company has good benefits like 401k and medical." (in 983 reviews)
- "So its a great for people who go from undergrad to grad school with minimal experience and can get a well" (in 666 reviews)
- "good pay and I learned a few new things which was fun." (in 597 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 509 reviews)
- "You can work on very interesting projects and make a good salary working for Northrop Grumman." (in 240 reviews)
- "They expect you to work overtime and they usually need it to make up for poor management." (in 378 reviews)
- "They block people on unclassified projects from getting security clearances since those managers don't want to lose people." (in 250 reviews)
- "Upper management verbally promotes career advancement opportunities, but I have applied to numerous internal opportunities in an effort to advance, to no avail." (in 135 reviews)
- "Raises are small and you have to be Superman on Steroids to get rated anything higher then '3' or average on you performance review." (in 107 reviews)
- "Some of the Senior Leadership have a 'Bully' mentality where middle Management are afraid to speak freely for fear of reprisal." (in 94 reviews)
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- Current Employee, more than 8 years★★★★★
Review - NGMay 30, 2023 - Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) in Denver, CORecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great company. Care about people.
I can think of one.Continue reading
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
A Good Springboard for Work ElsewhereJun 1, 2023 - Supply Chain Planning Analyst in Roy, UTRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
* Flexible schedule within the pay period and open to hybrid * Well known company that is good for your resume * Promotes learning new skills
* Terrible for growth within company * WORST bonus structure in the industry, unless you are an executive * Management more focused on kingdom-building than developing employees * Being an "Engineer" makes you better than everyone else * Policies make it difficult to recognize or promote for new skills learned or past experience * Hiring from outside is easier than promoting, ruining morale and driving attrition through the roof * So much focus is on doing "new" things, that solid, best practices are thrown out the window and everyone is left creating hundreds of manual processes (which of course costs the entire country of taxpayers more money in wasted time, effort, and years of failures) * So much focus is on DEI and "bring your whole self to work," that only one side is represented, in fact if you do have some minority bonus, than some of the above problems don't apply to youContinue reading
- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Benefits are there, pay could be better. Once you are in, you are in.Mar 15, 2023 - SAP Basis Administrator in El Segundo, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Opportunities are there for you to jump from team to team. You can expand your knowledge and skills more than other places I'm sure. Also nice to know that the job security is there. If you have a remote role, work/life balance is nice. If the opportunity presents itself to get a clearance, go for it. Getting someone to sponsor something like that is far and few.
Work culture. It's virtually non-existent. Not every team functions this way, but most of the teams I've worked with don't really invest the time and effort to teach you or welcome you to the team as much as you'd expect. You really have to be great at learning on the fly. Often, you'd think that the effort you invest in projects will result in a higher merit increase at the end of the year, but sadly there are only very very few people that are labeled as "excellent or high performers". This leaves you settling for 3% raises year over year. Unless you jump from team to team and hope to persuade the next team that you deserve more. Only managed to see myself get bumped about 20k in 5 years, which sounds good, but compared to the market, I should have been around double that by now. Northrop is a great place to start your career, or at the tail end of it. No more than 5 years consecutively in either case.Continue reading
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Easy GoingMay 18, 2023 - Associate Software Engineer in Rancho Bernardo, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I've been here for around 9 months and so far things have been easy going. I was terrified that it would be extremely stressful like how I felt when I worked for a small tech company, but to delight it hasn't been that way. I can only recall 3 events where I felt stressed. 2 of them were preparing for demos. The culture here is friendly, work is interesting. You get to work from home. Nobody micromanages you. You get a free gym membership if you work at building 8 / 8a. Flexible scheduling between 9/80 and 4/10. If you don't like your current team or your role you are free to move around without having to do interviews with other teams.
Some people don't like it when it's too slow paced but I do. At some of the buildings, they could use some furniture upgrades. Hard to grasp the leadership structure since it's such a huge company.Continue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
Electronic Manufacturing SpecialistMay 21, 2023 - Electronic Manufacturing SpecialistRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great pay with little or no experience. Culture and atmosphere is great for the most part.
-Slow rate of PTO accrual -Management has individuals or are not qualified to manage day to day operations. -Benefits could be betterContinue reading
- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Steady job, boring work, bad managementMay 22, 2023 - Principle Software Engineer in San Diego, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
-Steady job -Great people -Good 401K match -Great work life balance
-Boring work -Lacks advancement opportunities or decent pay increases -Management pays for projects to get done then cuts funding and expects you to maintain a project without funding. -Lack of financial incentive to work hard. You are not properly rewarded to work hard. -Works hard to try and improve attrition within the company in all ways except for proper wages for their workforce, which is what people want. -PoliticsContinue reading
- Former Employee, more than 10 years★★★★★
Northrup GrummanMay 24, 2023 - Systems Engineering Manager in Hawthorne, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Highly professional engineers. Many interesting projects. Industry standard benefits.
Too many directors and managers without proper and relevant work experience. Too many unreasonable directors- get it done by yesterday? Too many poor communicators - talks nonsense to fill the void. Department budget issues every year - anyone new can be let go within 6 months or less of hiring. Be sure to ask 6months/1year/3year work plan and packages from the hiring manger before you commit. Too many status meeting for the sake of being Agile - huge waste of time listening to 20+ people just to hear them say “I attended many meetings.” Lacks discipline - no proper training approach. Video recordings and books or process documents based trainings.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Good pay and people, NO flexibilityMay 31, 2023 - Mission Assurance Engineer in Magna, UTRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The people and pay are decent. Benefits and PTO are also good. I love the 9/80 schedule.
Little to no flexibility for engineers. You are expected to be able to be reached on the weekends and sometimes on vacation.Continue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
Good Company To Work ForApr 14, 2023 - Senior Principal Engineer (Software)RecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Stable employment, ability to transfer to many locations around the world, competitive salary, friendly co-workers, interesting projects to work.
Lots of projects using obsolete technology stacks. Lower management levels don't understand the importance of software security. Getting training can be a challenge. Lack of understanding of the benefits of remote work - I don't mind traveling to the office if there is a need to be in the office - but many days I'm in office with no contact with anyone. If being in office is important - let's make some effort to make it important be scheduling in person meetings on those days. I feel there will be a mass exodus of workers from the company over the next few years until management starts to grasp the new normal for tech workers.Continue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
Work/Life Balance...... Not really....Mar 24, 2023 - Principle Network Engineer in San Diego, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- Offers competitive pay compared to other companies of it's size.
- The benefits that they offer are mediocre at best in my opinion. For instance, when it comes to the 401K, you have to be an employee for at least 3 years before they fully vest the match, where as unlike many other companies your match is fully vested day 1. - Very hard to get promoted here. Once you are in a position, you have to pretty much leave the company and come back in order to get promoted to a hire position. Even Applying when applying for another position with NG internally, most managers will not release you from your current position, even if you get offered the position. - For a company that throw around buzz phrases like "work/life balance" and "flexible work schedule", they do little to nothing to accommodate that. NG would rather you milk the clock so that they can milk the government customer vs being efficient and getting the job done early. In actuality it's often unofficially penalized for finishing a task early, especially if they have a lot of hours to "burn" on the task order. If they do, just know they will find "busy work" for you to do in order to charge the government even if no work was actually done.
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Northrop Grumman has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 10,310 reviews left anonymously by employees. 81% of employees would recommend working at Northrop Grumman to a friend and 76% have a positive outlook for the business. 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 4.0 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.