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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  • Work-Life balance is my priority (in 58 reviews)

  • Tone-deaf upper management thinks that continuous surveys on employee satisfaction will improve satisfaction (in 102 reviews)

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  1. "OK, but this is not a typical NG site"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Designer in Devenscrest, MA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Designer in Devenscrest, MA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, good pay, very interesting work, good people to work with

    Cons

    Very poor project management, overlapping/blurred responsibilities, poor communication of project requirements

    Advice to Management

    Improve project management/communication


  2. "Worth Staying over 30 years"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rolling Meadows, IL

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

    Pros

    Good work environment with commitment to employee well being

    Cons

    Long commute to work

  3. "Systems Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In comparison to other similar companies, NG is friendly and constantly growing. They encourage engineers to diversify themselves and support any improvement.

    Cons

    Organizational structure needs some work for cross department collaboration in order to increase efficiency. An adaptation of a light form of Agile might be of use especially for task tracking and providing accountability.


  4. "Systems Test Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Palmdale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Northrop has a lot of opportunity to move up in your career within the company

    Cons

    Working at such a large company can feel impersonal


  5. "Large Corporation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a junior engineer, if you are providing extraordinary value you will be recognized.

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in the shuffle. Senior engineers being phased out. Employee survey feedback no longer a benefit to employees.


  6. "NGC " A Great Place To Start""

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Palmdale, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Palmdale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Growing Organization, Great Place for a college grad.

    Cons

    Poor Management. Too many layers of management dependent on leads and supervisors to accomplish goals.


  7. "Engineer 2"

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Team environment. Hired veterans

    Cons

    Sometimes the traveling was a bit much

  8. "Computer Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity for professionals with military background.

    Cons

    Unless you work at a NG facility you could find yourself out of a job if they loose a contract with a client. Or relocate if there is nothing in your area.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Ok company to work for depending on your role, lots of red tape, very slow paced"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours (9/80) is great, good salary, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Extremely underwhelming. Definition of technical work is almost laughable. Frequent checking the clock and praying for more technical things to do. Worried my skills as an engineer with atrophy without enough use.

    Advice to Management

    Not much, probably not your fault because of the nature of the business, but you have to stimulate your employees to keep retention.


  10. "Systems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer I in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer I in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working there can be interesting especially when diagnosing hardware. Some teams work better than others, and some managers don't always work well with each other. It's a hit or miss. Working with advanced hardware and you can be very outspoken when it comes to ideas. You've got room to grow if you are on the right team with the right manager.

    Cons

    Some managers do not help you grow within the company and you must be very careful sharing your ultimate goal with them. If your goal doesn't align with the position or the managers vision, you may be in a fine line from being removed.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in all employees and allow many different styles of people and always help people grow within the company.


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