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Updated Jan 24, 2021

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Northrop Grumman CEO Kathy Warden
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Pros
  • "Great work life balance, great teams(in 488 reviews)

  • "9/80 schedule Good benefits Good business ethics(in 460 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "As well as heavier upper management oversight(in 137 reviews)

  • "Nothing other than what comes with working for a large company(in 126 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Best Place to Work

      Jan 23, 2021 - Associate Systems Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent work life balance, really encourages higher education, supports learning on the job, lots of room to expand skillsets and take on new tasks.

      Cons

      Honestly, I have no cons

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent Employer

      Dec 15, 2020 - Computer Systems Analyst II in Palmdale, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good Salary, Advancement Opportunities, and WORK-LIFE Balance attitude.

      Cons

      Hiring process is little bit slow.

      62 people found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good employer that needs some improvement

      Nov 2, 2020 - Mechanical Engineer II in Bellevue, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Steady employer. Lots of future growth projected throughout space systems sector over next few years, presenting new hiring and promotion opportunities to those seeking it. Appears to have competitive pay in the 0-3 years experience range. Good about accommodating work-from-home arrangements, which accelerated under COVID-19. Good healthcare benefits relative to what we usually get in the US. Fairly good work-life balance depending on job title.

      Cons

      Company could have provided bonus/hazard pay for critical employees who cannot work from home during COVID-19 (national security, manufacturing, etc), which make up a large percentage of the company. Some groups of employees are very understaffed, while other groups are very overstaffed - organization as a whole has difficulty balancing hiring to scale up with their projects, which leads to poor load balancing across the staff (unfortunately common at very large companies.) Suffers from much of the same diversity issues that plague the rest of the engineering community (few women, few black and brown employees, etc.)

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      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Intern, more than 3 years

      My northrop grumman experience has been full of awesomeness. I love the work and the people.

      Jan 18, 2021 - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company culture Work life balance Competitive salary

      Cons

      I've been here three years, and I've had to switch contracts twice because Northrop lost the contract to another company. They always have other contracts, so they can always find you new work, but if you're like you get invested and sometimes it's hard to want to let go of the work you've been doing.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Potential to be great, but politics in the way.

      Aug 23, 2020 - Strategic Planner in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Work life balance (9/80 schedule, with every other Friday off) - Pay (above average / on par with industry) - Customers -- works makes a difference in support of the military - Products -- cool platforms, products, and systems... great for engineers or other STEM... if you're not an engineer, I'd look elsewhere.

      Cons

      - Work life balance -- lots of time spent spinning wheels due to little direction and politics = no one wants to make a decision, even simple ones... so you may end up occasionally working that 9/80 Friday they give you (maybe one every 3-4), and you may work some long hours during the week... definitely set boundaries with "leaders" - Toxic culture, especially at the top (director and VP level). Littler diversity and an "old boys club". They resist change and are rarely opened to new ideas. Consistently take credit for your work and don't let you shine. Will often add two cents just for the sake of it to be heard. - Fake empathy -- claim to care about attracting young talent, yet keep trying to do things the same tired ways.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company

      Jan 12, 2021 - Contracts Administrator in Oklahoma City, OK
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work Life Balance is great. Everyone here really believes in the work they do and you're surrounded by hard workers willing to roll up their sleeves and get the job done.

      Cons

      Often have to work extra hours or during normal days off

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Okay overall.

      Apr 24, 2020 - Electrical Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The culture is geared toward good work life balance. There is an emphasis on things being done "right" as opposed to things being rushed and done "on schedule" even if it means schedule pushback. Obviously, the company does not want a military equipment failing in the field.

      Cons

      Constant reorgs, growing pains, and manager turnover Tendency to feel like a "cog" in the machine depending on where you are There are no/weak bonus/promotion opportunities to encourage good performance, especially for technical people in the "weeds". You might be doing excellent work for the program, but ultimately it depends how good your manager is at convincing HR to allow it. The people that do get promotions early are usually the career-climber types who jump around inside the company, or get an outside job offer. Cutbacks for Masters degree for younger employees throughout the years. 10k limit/year, classes are 4k each, you do the math. 2 year payback period. It used to be unlimited funding with 1 yr payback to encourage young talent. Now they've done a good job at getting young talent, so they cut this back.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Pathways Process Engineer - Microelectronics

      Sep 29, 2020 - Pathways Engineering 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - The rotation program is a great way to draw in new engineers because there is opportunity to move both within the company and across the country to other locations - Pay and benefits are pretty good for such a large company - Pretty good work-life balance in my group where much overtime isn't expected or needed - 9/80 schedule and flexible time is also nice

      Cons

      - The 3 year cliff for 401K vesting sucks a little bit but is definitely a way to keep talent - I've only been here a few months, but everything moves slowly and I think could benefit from something like Agile. It would be nice to be given projects in a more streamlined, faster-paced way, but this is more of a personal preference.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good company

      Jan 20, 2021 - Mechanical Design Engineer in Redondo Beach, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Super innovative engineering designs, fun environment for fresh grad, good pay, good work life balance

      Cons

      Landing promotions sometime based on luck, competitive, work can be slow sometimes

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Cyber Information Systems Security

      Oct 20, 2018 - Cyber Information Systems Security 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Huge company creates the ability to change jobs and job fields many times and never have to leave company. Encourages work life balance, embraces knowledge growth and sharing, excellent benefits.

      Cons

      Huge company causes lack of individual contribution acknowledgement, lack if ability to address personnel issues and problem people aren't gotten rid of or corrected in a timely manner.

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      78 people found this review helpful
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