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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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Northrop Grumman Chairman, CEO & President Wesley G. Bush
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Pros
  • Great people and environment, flexible schedule and 9-80 schedule (in 253 reviews)

  • Great work life balance and benefits (in 241 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 99 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company!"

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    Former Employee - Principal Production Engineer in Apopka, FL
    Former Employee - Principal Production Engineer in Apopka, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ability to create and make thing better.

    Cons

    Change is sometimes slow if you need multiple approval groups but it has to be regulated.


  2. "Great place to"

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    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. "Overall good company"

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    Former Employee - Conference Coordinator in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Conference Coordinator in Tampa, FL
    Recommends

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with- Great benefits

    Cons

    Did not really promote advancement from within

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to promote advancement


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  5. Helpful (7)

    "About What You'd Expect"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty Decent Benefits/Compensation, 3-day weekends every other week allows you to get out and do stuff.

    Cons

    Not Outstanding Compensation, but hey, not really a surprise. Lack of vision, it appears management is completely removed from the employees and there is literally no way for an employee to reach management by promotion. 2 separate bubbles that speak different languages with no movement between. This is my biggest qualm.

    Advice to Management

    DO something more than appear apathetic


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Pascagoula, MS
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Pascagoula, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People, salary, and benefits are good. Many possibilities for advancement and relocation at the same physical location or new locations. Many and varied assignments and projects.

    Cons

    Defense contractors are subject to the ups and many downs of the US Govt. budget. Layoffs are common. As a defense contractor rules are rigid and plentiful.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your people, and not just at review time.


  7. "Contract Administrator/Business Intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Redondo Beach, CA
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Redondo Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Utilized Microsoft Excel skills, gracious incentives, and reputable company.

    Cons

    This may be typical of most internships, however, must of the work was repetitive and often re-done by a full-time employee. The older facilities demotivated productivity and work was rarely collaborative; very individual.


  8. "Good employer"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of people friendly things like free flu shots and gyms in many of the buildings.

    Cons

    The divisions change/re-organize a lot


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Work and People"

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    Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Linthicum, MD
    Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Linthicum, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Northrop Grumman has a variety of contracts to support and they try to match people with good opportunities, They do good job of building a sense of community despite their size. They make continued learning a priority with plenty of internal and external options.

    Cons

    The main downsides come from the nature of the customers they support. Contracts and organization change which can be challenging. When I left, they had begun a reorganization which I would imagine has improved things.


  10. "Technical Intern"

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    Former Intern - Systems Engineer Intern in Redondo Beach, CA
    Former Intern - Systems Engineer Intern in Redondo Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They were helpful and explained the tasks well

    Cons

    Dull environment, but they were working on renovations


  11. "Not a bad place if you enjoy the defense industry"

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    Former Employee - Software Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Relaxed Atmosphere
    - Work Freedom
    - People are friendly
    - Sense of pride ad patriotism in developing stuff for the US military

    Cons

    - Defense is not a traditional sw engineering environment (This might be a pro for you!)
    - Business casual attire.
    - The products protect our nation but also kill people in war zones so you somewhat have blood on your hands depending on how you look at it.


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