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Northrop Grumman Washington Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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  • 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)

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  1. "good"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    company has good management team

    Cons

    Big corporation with diverse interests


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Help Desk Support Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator II in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator II in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work with.

    Cons

    You can't please everyone.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Contract work at NG"

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    Former Contractor - Independent Contractor in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Independent Contractor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Talented people, good facilities, central location, interesting work.

    Cons

    Reluctant to support a lot of remote work, at least for contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Provide and pay for a certain number of hours to get work done then let the contractor do that work in the best way they seem fit (FFP). If they need to spend time with SMEs in the office, then they should do that. If they need time in a quiet place, then do that. If they cannot get the work done in the hours allotted, then that is the contractors fault and the company should not have to pay for it. But if the contractor is asked to report to work everyday, regardless of how well they will be able to deliver, then that often leads to reduced productivity, and more hours required to get the job done - which costs the company in more ways than one.


  4. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Northrop Grumman (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of interesting contracts. Ability to learn, grow and advance career. Benefits great

    Cons

    Find yourself on a contract that ends and you could be laid off instead of assigned

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so risk averse.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer Software II"

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    Former Employee - Engineer Software II in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Engineer Software II in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, opportunity for advancement, flexible hours, people are generally pretty nice. Overall a decent place to work.

    Cons

    Low pay, especially for the area I was working in. It was just not enough, and the management deceived me into thinking it was a great career move, when it really stagnated me.

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to deceive your employees just because you have a job rec that desperately needs to be filled. Offer more pay to employees in high cost living areas.


  6. "College Technical Intern"

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    Current Employee - College Technical Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - College Technical Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Provides opportunities for growth within the organization and hands on practice for interns, very high ethical standards

    Cons

    High academic standards, sometimes may not have enough work for interns


  7. "Pricing Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    great team members and work culture

    Cons

    Long work hours at times

    Advice to Management

    more even work loads for employees

  8. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. I came in when they still offerred a pension in 2006.

    Cons

    It's a big company, so you feel like a number sometimes when dealing with HR and other things.

    Northrop Grumman Response

    Jun 23, 2016 – Talent Community Manager

    Thanks for your review, and we're glad to hear you had an overall great experience. We often hear from employees that though we're a large company, we have a small company feel. It can be helpful to... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "mixed feelings"

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    Former Employee - Database and Replication Administrator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Database and Replication Administrator in Washington, DC

    I worked at Northrop Grumman (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Northrop Grumman there was flexibiity, competitive salary, great team mates and people. The hiring process was seamless and effective.

    Cons

    I wish management would interact more with employees. Manager waited until last minute to do reviews and when I didn't agree with what was said I informed him and he said he would change it but didn't. When lay offs happened management was not active in helping to place employees on other projects.

    Advice to Management

    get more involved and talk with your employees


  10. "No Complaints"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with lots of contract opportunities. When one contract ends, they will work with you to place you on another contract. Overall, the culture is great compared other large companies. They respect their clients and urge workers to go the extra mile.

    Cons

    Experiences can vary from contract to contract,


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