Northrop Grumman Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Sep 1, 2020

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great company!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer III in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I like the 9/80 work week, my immediate managers are always wonderful, and there's always room for growth within the company!

    Cons

    Work always seems to come in waves. The work life balance will be solid for six months (but with not much to do), then six months of Extended Work Week. Also, upper management never seems to have much interest in the lower folk.

  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company - Rough Managment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits and pay. Long time employees extremely knowledgeable and good mentors. GREAT work life balance and good program level management.

    Cons

    High turn over rate. Upper corporate management tends to be the source of a lot of the problems. Staffing issues result in project delays and quarterly work reallocation. Promotion process is directly tied in with hiring process, so getting a promotion involves applying for the job you are already doing. As well as heavier upper management oversight. Bigger programs get more priority for promoting and hiring staff, so it's often easier to jump to another program to get a promotion. This results in much of the talent being siphoned away from smaller programs.

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  3. Helpful (4)

    "PAM"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pam 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Worked with good people, excellent subordinates.

    Cons

    Upper management does not support you, training is horrid, they want Managers NOT Leaders!

  4. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in West Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good , smart and helpful people for the most part

    Cons

    As with any large corporation, there is a disconnect with upper management on some issues.

  5. "Good Culture. At times slow moving"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aerospace Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good engineers. Managers who seem to care, generally. Lots of smart people to get help from and bounce ideas off of. Very secure job with good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Huge corporation with a lot of bureaucracy and slow-moving processes. Lots of situations where talent is specialized in a couple of people, and when they leave, they lose the skillset due to poor documentation and no training. Lastly, difficult to transition from large, slow legacy programs to more exciting and challenging work. If you're lucky enough to be put onto a newer, early-stage program, good on you; if you are unlucky enough to be stuck in the black hole of old legacy programs, you'll never get out. Additionally, upper management can be tone-deaf and come off very much as caring solely about the dollars they get rather than the employees who work for them.

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  6. "Good company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Media Analyst in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    benefits, salary, management, co-workers, location

    Cons

    schedule, benefits, upper management, some coworkers

  7. Helpful (9)

    "Racial Discrimination Rampant Above Manager Level"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Linthicum, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Most people are truly focused on doing what is right for the customer and the company. Work culture is generally good. Most employees are at least generally competent. Some are truly outstanding.

    Cons

    For at least the last 7 years or so, the company has been so focused on getting more females and African Americans into the upper management ranks (director level) that there has been rampant discrimination against white males. This is an open secret that all management employees that have been at the company for at least 5 years can give many, many examples. White males are consistently told they need to check another box or two from an experience perspective even when the selected candidates don't check the boxes themselves. As a result, the competency level at the director and vice president level has plummeted. The company isn't anywhere nearly as well managed as it was 5-10 years ago.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "2yrs in Engineering"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
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    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are mostly hard workers. Like any company, the top 30% show up and get things done! Big company with some benefits, on-site lunch (not free), on-site gym (tiny), on-site basketball court (pretty cool!). Ultimately cool product which helps the Navy! Multiple clubs to join for social events (not free). Christmas week shut down (but you have to use some PTO).

    Cons

    No more tuition reimbursement. They have stopped. No more pension. No bonuses for anyone. Not even the performers. Upper management is getting huge bonus (6figures plus!). Management whips in full force! Work 10-12hr days and weekends. SPI and CPI EVMS. Micro management to the finish line!!!Dates are all that matter here. Even if you hit the date, there’s a new one on the horizon. Career growth is determined on others retiring.

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great Benefits but Frustrating Bureaucracy"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Systems Administrator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Large company (80k+ employees), scheduled pay raises, good benefits (healthcare, retirement matching, etc.)

    Cons

    Managers/Project Leads rarely have any IT background/management experience, extremely vertical organizational structure where upper management makes decisions on employee career development with no communication with employees, poor overall communication, endless training seminars that stretch an hour of content into 8 hours.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Very good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    overall company is very good

    Cons

    upper management is more concerned about there promotions and bonuses than the product and their employees The title for junior staff should be changed to CEO because the younger employees think two years of work experience entitles them to upper management promotions

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