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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated January 19, 2018
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Pros
  • 9/80 schedule is very flexible and allows you to have 3 day weekends (in 286 reviews)

  • Great work life balance and benefits (in 265 reviews)

Cons
  • Not very work/life balance oriented (in 67 reviews)

  • No direction from upper management ever (in 112 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Systems Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overtime pay, Location near but not to near city, management listens & changes, safety is implemented as identified. Very flexable time as long as you communicate your needs few days in advanced.

    Cons

    In cutting edge fields having a speciallist in everything does not happen teams are needed. Managers in development lack skills and are able to go alittle to far and end up hanging themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Management either to bogged down or does not realise they need to continue to develop in management skills like safety new tech new safety. Work on team development.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Projec Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits! Pay is lower than average.

    Cons

    Top heavy, lots of cliques, caddy employees, horrible onboarding, engineers don't know how to say hello in the hallways, hard to move up. Some management have their heads in the sand and just shuffle paper.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the little people.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Overall an okay place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Cost, Schedule & Control Analyst II in Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Program Cost, Schedule & Control Analyst II in Palmdale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This company offers pretty good pay and benefits, which are on par with other competitors within the aerospace industry, such as Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Boeing, etc.

    Cons

    There is a plethora of poor supervisors and first-level management (there’s a difference between subject matter experts and leaders), lack of consistent processes across programs and archaic software systems.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Failure to follow up and keep employees assigned and engaged."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Good people.

    Cons

    Poor benefits (medical dental). Management fails to keep employees assigned with any degree of continuity resulting in down time and wasted effort. Very difficult to advance from within.

    Advice to Management

    Hire for the specific skill sets required and dont worry about the number of offers accepted/turned down. It should not be incumbent on the employee to find new assignments as projects end. It is management's job to provide continuous statement of work to their teams. Learn how to manage program and discretionary funds in a traceable and predictable manner.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Average"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    The people are great; work/life balance is a plus. Rarely any overtime.

    Cons

    The benefits are fair; this is not the best insurance I've ever had. Holidays are minimal, and vacation accrues at an average rate. Company IT programs such as ones for expense reports, travel, and office supply purchases are horrid.

    Advice to Management

    I worked here for 9 months and am getting laid off. Not very impressed, and not sure I understand your business plan.


  6. "A very veteran friendly company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mission oriented, great benefits, awesome pay

    Cons

    Honestly, I haven't found any yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep charging


  7. "Great company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Management in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Project Management in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Works hard to diversify its ranks

    Cons

    The onboarding process is a bit slow.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Rolling Meadows Location"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Large company with several job opportunities for mainly lateral movement. The ability to flex work times and 9/80 schedules is great. Tuition assistance offering is higher than similar companies.

    Cons

    Culture has been to promote by tenure without considering qualifications or capability. As a top hiring company for veterans, there's a lack of support and appreciation for reservists . It's frowned upon when it's time to go on any orders during the work week. There's no real emphasis of work-life balance by immediate management, but it's advertised throughout the company.

    Advice to Management

    For management to be more involved and provide actual management to its employees. Provide mentoring for career progression within the company to limit employees from leaving the company.


  9. "Cyberwarfare System Admin 3"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cyberwarfare Systems Administrative III in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Cyberwarfare Systems Administrative III in Pensacola, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay rates comparable or better than others

    Cons

    None other than what your current contract is on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  10. "Software Engineering Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -LIVING IN SAN DIEGO IS AWESOME
    -Intern culture is really good. Lots of fun people to hang out with

    Cons

    -work can be dull
    -how good your work is depends on which building ur in

    Advice to Management

    Pay Interns more


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