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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated March 25, 2017
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  • Work-Life balance is my priority (in 54 reviews)

  • Little to no upper management exposure (in 98 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Stable employment, but little reward for the high performers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits back then, stable job, decent pay, flexibility

    Cons

    Low upward mobility, nepotism, poor at keeping talented employees, no career path for younger engineers

    Advice to Management

    Reward your best employees or they will eventually leave. Track employee retention rates amongst managers. Get rid of managers that lose their best engineers because they are driving out the future of the company.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "software engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Northrop Grumman is a very stable company to work for. They offer good benefits and are present in several major cities. They also have a solid funding source, the government.

    Cons

    During my employment with NG I did not see much of a growth path. There are too many levels of management and the salaries are usually lower than the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Stop shrinking the benefits, fix or drop the "engagement" plans, pay competitively, flatten the organization, expand to serve clients outside of the government.


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Going Downhill"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Proposal Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Proposal Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    It's a job. Hard to get fired. Nice 401K matching.

    Cons

    Other than 401K, poor benefits. Not very accommodating for families or work schedule. Management is atrocious.

    Advice to Management

    Go work at Walmart.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Large company benefits and drawbacks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Large company benefits in terms of vacation, health care, corporate discounts, corporate policies. The technical work can be very interesting at times. There are still many excellent technical people in the workforce. Engineering/designing work can be very flexible in terms of hours.

    Cons

    Large company bureaucracy, politics and nonsense in general. Engineering has been superseded by management and politics. Engineers have to move into management in order to move up the food chain. A pure engineering/technical career is fast becoming a dead end.

    Advice to Management

    Customers pay for products which ultimately comes from engineering. Management is supposed to support engineering, not dictate it. Value your engineering team more.


  6. "no willing to advance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    dedicated to providing best product for our warfighter

    Cons

    not a lot of inclusion or diversity


  7. "Communications Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Order Processing Analyst in Redondo Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Order Processing Analyst in Redondo Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The compensation is very good

    Cons

    Management needs to listen to employees

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to help the employee that the ex-spouse is abusing at work


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering Focused"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    The People
    9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off)

    Cons

    Systems and processes are lagging
    Young talent keeps leaving
    Massive Corporate Structure


  9. "IT"

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

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

    Pros

    401K
    Vacation Time
    Flexible Schedule
    Education Benefits
    Medical Plan
    Dental Plan

    Cons

    Not Applicable. Not Applicable. Not applicable

    Advice to Management

    Great prospective company


  10. "Internship at Northrop Grumman"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Intern in Bellevue, NE
    Former Employee - Software Intern in Bellevue, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for learning as an intern. I was allowed to branch outside of my requirements and learn new things that I found interesting if I could justify the time spent.

    Cons

    A hands off style of mentoring interns. Many times I found myself without knowing who to go to for questions or what my next task was.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure each internship has a definite goal and set of requirements, including a designated mentor who the intern can go to for questions and guidance.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Network Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Continued Education, Great Benefits, Contribute greatly to the mission

    Cons

    Can be a very stressful environment, very difficult to get promoted no matter how good you do, salary is below average, morale is very low among peers.

    Advice to Management

    Reward people who do a good job to keep them motivated. Hire young talent to bring in new ideas instead of doing things the same way.



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