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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated January 3, 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 (2)

    "Will not recommend anyone"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Developer
    Former Employee - Developer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Medium pay if you consider this a pros

    Cons

    No Ethics. No value of performance.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Unsatisfied"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company does have good benefits and the pay is at or above industry levels.

    Cons

    In the division, and specifically the department that I work in, it is truly unbelievable how much management does not know about the job function that they are managing. There is no career progression, there are no promotions, there is no listening to constructive feedback and the philosophy is you can be replaced by a person with a lower salary who won't ask questions. It is even comical that they have actually stated that employee engagement rating scores that are significantly below industry norms (red) are good. I guess employees are now to believe that red is the new blue (high ratings).

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to listen to workers, look around at the personnel attrition rate, think about how to improve processes, get buy-in from workers and realize that the only reason you are there is to manage the work force to obtain the companies goals. Without trained, competent resources (personnel) it will become impossible for you to be considered a success.

  3. "Review 1"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    movement options are available with a big company

    Cons

    Employees are the last to benefit from company success


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Let GO after 21yrs of excellent service. No evidence provided of wrong doing. No support by my current management. Horr"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer III in Schriever AFB, CO
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer III in Schriever AFB, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the people at NG are great people

    Cons

    Cheap! Treat their employees very poorly!! Was a great company 10 yrs ago

    Advice to Management

    Shifty management


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Mustang, OK
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Mustang, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fair wages and benefits. Very good engineers and support staff. Nice facilities. Challenging work if you land on a good contract.

    Cons

    Poor management - They don't respect the employees. Unrealistic scheduling requirements, poor project requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to respect your employees, listen to their concerns and suggestions, you have brilliant engineers, but you fail to listen to their ideas.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "ONE GOAL: WALL STREET"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fellow employees are good, hard-working and well-intended.

    Cons

    CEO's #1 focus is shareholders. Management's #1 focus is their next promotion. Salaries are stagnant and are often less than the Federal COLA's. Bonuses go to the top 1%. Promotions are politically driven within a "good ol' boy network." Employees are expected to brag about their accomplishments at review time because managers are too busy promoting themselves to know what their staff are doing. Seagull management style is rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Management is out of touch with the daily workings of the company. Take a hard look at how many non-productive meeting you attend each day. Then take a look at how much time is actually spent with your staff. Stop all the emails boosting about our successes. We know we can do great things if only we had the right leadership.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "It's a Sham"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Marginal Benefits, friendly people, great colleagues.

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth within the organization, only positions open to outside applicants. Can only really get ahead if you leave and then come back. Not a fair process and HR really cares nothing for the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people with management experience that already work in the company

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Go someplace else"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Engineer in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Computer Engineer in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Not worth your time to look here...

    Cons

    Just another big company that has no competitive benefits.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Do not work here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Northrop has great benefits and the job stability is outstanding, they very rarely let people go for lack of performance.

    Cons

    Terrible raises, they do not like to promote from within, they have a culture of keeping the workers working and the lazy promoted. When experienced, the salary offered is laughable and partially offensive when applying from within. It's a terrible company for personal growth and satisfaction and I do no recommend working there.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the internal employees so that they don't leave and resent you and the company.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Faded Glory"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    NG is a place where front line leaders and middle managers are working incredibly hard to help their people succeed. Salary and benefits are at least competitive.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, morale is so low amongst experienced employees that it is bringing them all down. Turnover, engagement are all negative, and there is no trust of the executives. Hiring and promoting is done in a black box, favoritism is rampant, if you are older and experienced you are a goner in favor of younger and diverse candidates.

    Advice to Management

    Post and compete positions and stop promoting favorites. Stop AIP payout decisions based on meeting diversity targets.


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