Northrop Grumman Reviews | Glassdoor

Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
3,431 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3,431 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • Work-Life balance is my priority (in 57 reviews)

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

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Overall great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues and small company feel, although it it a huge company.

    Cons

    No "fun" perks like non-government contracting companies.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Test Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Test Engineer II in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a job and my bills are being paid

    Cons

    They are Stu k in their ways. No motivation to change and upper management is disconnected from the reality of what is really happening day to day

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the people just hanging around waiting to regire

  3. "Reliability Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with

    Cons

    Could be more integrated between teams


  4. "NG"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Cost Control Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Program Cost Control Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    9/80 schedule is very flexible and allows you to have 3 day weekends

    Cons

    Not any stand out downsides


  5. Helpful (10)

    "Old School, Out of Touch"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Current Employee - Electrical 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Rarely had to work over 40 hours a week. Options to work remotely.

    Good job security. It’s very difficult to lose your job here.

    Cons

    Yearly raises and promotion increases are very low (0-3%), advancement opportunities are limited. Management does not like to promote internally. As a result of the very low raises and rare promotions, you will fall way behind in market value the longer you stay at NG. There is no compensation beyond your base salary. No bonuses, profit-sharing, RSUs, or any other incentives exist for technical employees.

    Very poor environment and antiquated, old-school work culture. The company is a throwback to the 20th century. Lab equipment is ancient and software is always numerous versions/iterations behind. Slow to adopt new technology and refuse to make capital expenditures on necessary test equipment. Office building and company culture are straight out of the 1980s. Very few employees under 40, most of the workforce are elderly and near retirement. This is not the place to be if you’re looking to work with cutting edge technology in a modern work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Make an effort to retain good employees instead of just mass hiring. Aerospace and defense companies will continue to have staffing issues until they stop lowballing technical staff.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Benefits keep declining"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Baltimore, NY
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Baltimore, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vast opportunities, good communication with immediate superiors.

    Cons

    VERY bureaucratic. Amenities and benefits have decline substantially in just the 2 years I've been here.


  7. "Test Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting projects. Team collaboration. Great team management. Opportunity for career advancement. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Salaries below market value. Traditional business processes. Employees reluctant to changes in newer information technology.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on newer technology and improve on organizational policies.

  8. "Cyber Incident Responder"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cyber Incident Analyst Responder in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Cyber Incident Analyst Responder in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, co-workers, management .

    Cons

    Applying to jobs internal may take a along time for a reply. Seek out who owns that requisition and contact them directly.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Subcontract Administrator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Subcontracts Administrator in Apopka, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Subcontracts Administrator in Apopka, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There were many dedicated and good people at the company.
    They had good products but need to expand with new ideas.

    Cons

    Constantly laying people off. The management mostly moved up from entry level jobs within the company and at that location. Most of them have never had any other experience.

    Advice to Management

    Look for new experienced management, not from within.


  10. "Excellent company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Company working to improve workforce engagement. The rate of retirements seem high, but great efforts are being made the bring in new diverse candidates.

    Cons

    paid time accrual is disadvantageous when you have no sick time. Have to use personal time for doctor appointments which is terrible if you have children. You never get to use vacation time for vacation. But you have to wait months before you can earn enough days to make a doctor appointment or two.


Showing 3,431 of 3,690 reviews
Reset Filters