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- "Good benefits and 401k." (in 1032 reviews)
- "So its a great for people who go from undergrad to grad school with minimal experience and can get a well" (in 703 reviews)
- "good pay and I learned a few new things which was fun." (in 624 reviews)
- "You can have a good work/life balance while you are there since you usually get paid more for overtime which is typically at your discretion." (in 533 reviews)
- "You can work on very interesting projects and make a good salary working for Northrop Grumman." (in 250 reviews)
- "They expect you to work overtime and they usually need it to make up for poor management." (in 405 reviews)
- "Lots of managers don't really seem too concerned with the well being of their employees." (in 255 reviews)
- "3. Upper management often takes away needed workstations and floor space for their pet projects that never work or just to cram more people in the plant." (in 132 reviews)
- "The raises can be low" (in 111 reviews)
- "Some of the Senior Leadership have a 'Bully' mentality where middle Management are afraid to speak freely for fear of reprisal." (in 103 reviews)
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- 4.0Oct 18, 2014Program Cost Control AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearEl Segundo, CA
Responsibilities and opportunities given early on and up to you if you can perform and shine. Great support from managers and fellow coworkers. The opportunity to learn by doing and from others around you can be underrated. Work/life balance is great especially considering the 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off!). Opportunity of visibility is there (get to present your own analysis) and many programs offers the possibility of lateral movements to increase exposure within the company. Overall, a great place to start a career.
I'd say pay raises are below industry standards and benefits have been reduced over time. You typically need to put in your time to get up in the company...even though your performance speaks otherwise. Many levels of management and multiple bosses can get confusing and feels like there might be too many managers.3Northrop Grumman Response10y
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- 5.0Aug 5, 2008Human Resources SpecialistCurrent EmployeeDallas, TX
Northrop Grumman has been a great place to shape a career. I've worked here for over two decades and look back over some very rewarding work. I feel like I've been able to contribute to the growth of many other employees. Management has rewarded me well with both pay and respect. The leaders of the IT Sector are ethical and truly care about the work-life balance of the employees. Of course we all have to make sacrifices at various times, working overtime to get the job done or traveling when we would rather be home, but overall I would highly recommend Northrop Grumman Information Technology to even a close friend. My work/life balance is great but it has taken discipline on my part to make it happen over the years. For the past few years I have been working from my home office most of the time and truly enjoy the virtual work environment. Although there is no career path defined for me, there are multiple options and managers have helped me properly use my talents. I work with a very competent and ethical group of NG employees. Our leaders are very serious about making sure NG remains an ethical company and I believe it is.
Because NG purchased so many companies over the past years and let them retain much of their culture, it is not yet One Northrop Grumman. This can be confusing when moving between sectors but it can also be another chance for career growth within the same company.1
- 2.0May 3, 2011Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeHollywood, MD
Benefits package (flexible spending plans). Casual work environment. People are generally pretty friendly toward each other. The longterm employees cover for each other, try to find a position for each other when there is not enough work in one particular area, care about each other.
Very little support from management. People are promoted whether or not qualified for a position and not provided with the support they need to be successful in their new position. It is very difficult to get manager approval for training in new technologies as well, even if no one in the group has experience using the technology. Management is not very flexible or understanding regarding the need for work and life balance. There is a lack of structured communication within the development team, with hallway conversations often setting the new direction without being communicated to the rest of the team until much later. Disfunctional.1
- 4.0May 27, 2022Senior Principal Flight Simulator TrainerCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Great ability to flex hours and maintain a steady work/life balance with little to no stress.
Work can ebb and flow.
- 5.0Aug 20, 2021Engineering ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsRolling Meadows, IL
They pay for performance and in my experience they try to help maintain a work life balance
It’s a competitive environment, so you have to be above average to receive the active average pay
- 3.0Aug 11, 2011Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeSan Diego, CA
They appreciate the work life balance and strive to ensure employees are given oppurtunities to balance work and life. The 9/80 work week is helpful althought not consistent throughout the company, good benefits packages and depending on work location and job many promote working from home.
No room for creative development, everything is dependent on government funding and peoples ability to kiss up and make sure the customer (internal and external are happy. There is no consistency throughout the company.
- 4.0Nov 17, 2023Quality EngineerFormer Employee
Decent 401k flex schedule despite you end up working more than the average 40 per week to finish the require work. There is lots of opportunities to learn new things.
Pay is 'competitive per industry' but they don't account for the detail, skill, and complexity of the jobs. You can find a similar paying job without the stress and work life balance issues. New employees rarely stay for longer than a year or 2.
- 3.0Apr 6, 2016Department ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsBaltimore, MD
Very ethical; excellent quality products; some flexibility for work/life balance with alternate work schedules
Salaries and raises are low compared to the rest of industry; benefits are not as good compared to other companies; management keeps cutting benefits and performance raises to ensure their own bonuses are safe6
- 4.0Jul 11, 2023Principal Systems EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsRedondo Beach, CA
Good work/life balance Lots of mobility to work in jobs you're interested in with networking Lots of educated and well-motivated people at the company
Promotions can be scarce and force you to look outside the company Culture changes drastically program to program so your experience may vary