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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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  • Not very work/life balance oriented (in 64 reviews)

  • No direction from upper management ever (in 108 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Eh"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability, benefits, flexibility, decent salary

    Cons

    Dated culture, dated technology, not very inclusive, not always a lot of work


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Systems Engineer Staff"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cafeteria clean and staff was nice.

    Cons

    Terrible Management. Their focus is on their personal promotions and placement rather the that of their employees. They just use up their employees, causing them to work 60+ hours but only paying them 40 and promising them that it will help their chances of promotion at the end of the year only to elevate those who suck up rather then the truly hard workers who spend their holidays and sacrifice personal time with their families to see a program exceed.

    Advice to Management

    Grow Up.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company - Not so Great Anymore"

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    Former Employee - Security Specialist in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Security Specialist in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits
    Loved the job I did

    Cons

    Upper management unethical and immoral
    HR ignores complaints of harassment or hostile work environment
    HR/Ethics takes up to a year to investigate issues, if at all
    "Good ol boy" network is alive and well
    Unethical and immoral practices seem to be rewarded and ethics and morals are punished.
    If you don't ignore the unethical and immoral they will try to make you quit and if you don't they will find a reason to lay you off.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate management needs to pay closer attention to what is going on at sector level. They need to visit sites and take a day or two to speak to the employees in the trenches and not only be behind closed doors with select managers. If there are a lot of issues/complaints from a site there is a reason for it - you need to not sit on it and resolve things before business and good employees are hurt. You also need to listen to your customers when they raise concerns and not blow them off.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great programs, poor people management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    You get to work on cutting edge state-of-the-art programs

    Cons

    Worked on an ERP. Well known throughout aerospace industry that when compared to its peers, Northrop Grumman has a very poor track record of managing their people. Often times, they promote someone strictly based upon technical knowledge. And sometimes, those with technical knowledge make truly terrible managers.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Take more from you each year"

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in Saint Augustine, FL
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Saint Augustine, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits I worked a 4/10 shift.

    Cons

    No one has a clue what the other is doing. They always say they are making things better. I think the only one receiving the better is the guys at the top. Bonuses have dropped Pto has dropped used to get gift cards for doing a great job. Boss says oh we are out of budget yet they never handed out any cards. Oh and we have to write our own review. Everywhere else I have been that's the managers job.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Chaos and Confusion"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady pay in a tough economy, a good name to add to you resume.

    Cons

    Lazy manager's that really don't do much. Horrible transparency between teams, no one knows what is going on. HANDS DOWN THE MOST UNORGANIZED COMPANY I HAVE WORKED FOR..

    Advice to Management

    No comment management is to lazy to change.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Task Manager/Sr Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Woodlawn, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Woodlawn, MD
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, availability of resources for employees

    Cons

    In certain programs there is favoritism, managers looking out for others, majority of employees are the same ethnicity and are either related or friends and they form their own cylos in which they look out for each other making others the outsiders

    Advice to Management

    Change all management, need to bring in new management that is not related to or tied to current management and employees. Make it a more diverse work environment.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Go to any other company"

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary; big company with lots of contracts

    Cons

    Big company, they don't care about you as much. Lots of stupid big company requirements that aren't related to the job. Salaries are lower than other contractors and benefits are terrible.


  9. "College Technical Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman as an intern

    Pros

    The management personnel were supportive and engaging

    Cons

    Slow workflow
    Low Pay
    No relocation assistance

    Advice to Management

    Give more responsibility to the interns and put them on projects that will move at a fast pace.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Boring Work + Clueless Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Northrop Grumman looks good on the surface. It's possible to coast here for a few years without much complaint. Pay is okay.

    Cons

    Do not work here if you have any interest in growing your skills. This is not a place where you will be challenged. Management hates to invest in training. Lots of low level grumbling all around. Most people are just biding their time.

    If you are young and excited about your career, this is not the company for you. If you're counting the days until you can retire, you'll probably be just fine.

    Advice to Management

    Have some empathy. Do literally anything to incentivize younger workers to stay.


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