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Updated 20 Nov 2014
Updated 20 Nov 2014
441 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Interview Details

    I gave my resume to a representative at my college's career fair not expecting much. I got a call within a couple days for an on-site interview. The interview lasted 5 hours, consisted of a casual interview (while eating lunch) a tour of the campus, and then one-on-one interviews with three of the managers. Very straight forward questons. Got an offer over the phone within a couple of days.

    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Structural Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Northrop Grumman.

    Interview Details

    Northrop came to my campus as part of the career fair. I met one of the several HR people at a networking event before the job fair, honestly told him my shortcomings and handed in my resume. Next day at the job fair I met him again, and he gave me an interview. I had an on campus interview with the same person, and it went very well. He just walked down my resume and asked more about my personal struggles and how I support myself. I was calm, collected, honest and humble. They are looking for people who they can get along with, and aren't snobby. A lot of my high GPA elitist classmates would like to say my offer from Northrop was charity, but I beg to differ. The same attitude got me interviews from Lockheed Martin and Pratt & whitney as well.

    Interview Questions
    • "Tell me about yourself"....*endless silence*   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They made an offer after an on campus interview. I asked them if I could see the facility and they arranged for a trip. Not a lot of people stick their neck out with a company like Northrop. Most of my fellow peers accepted the offer without even seeing the facility. I was an exception.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northrop Grumman.

    Interview Details

    Met recruiters at a school career fair and dropped off a resume. Two weeks later i was contacted and told they would be interviewing on campus. They have two interviews for new hires - one relaxed personal interview and then a technical interview. The interviewer I had was very helpful and laid back.

    Interview Questions
    • The personal interview is not difficult and they just want to make sure you think reasonably and have drive.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Systems Engineer I Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Northrop Grumman.

    Interview Details

    Applied through school's career services and got an interview position, was a 1 on 1 meeting with a systems engineer. I am still waiting to see if I receive an offer or not.

    Interview Questions
    • For me, the interview was not difficult as I was comfortable talking about my past experiences (mainly school projects) and relating them to the job description.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Systems Administrator Interview

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    Interview Details

    Phone interview first then interview with two other techs. They were very friendly, but I thought it was odd that they asked me to come in again to tell me I didn't get the job. It seemed like they sincerely wished me well, but it was awkward to hear I didn't get the job in person rather than over the phone.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  7.  

    Mission Command Systems Trainer Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northrop Grumman in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process happened very fast. I submitted an online application on a Wednesday evening and received a telephone call the next afternoon to set up an interview the following Tuesday. I of course showed up 10 minutes early and chatted with a gentleman while waiting for the interview to begin. As I was lead into the interview room there were four chairs. I met the man who called me and set it up and to my surprise the gentleman I had been chatting with and another female (all employees) were all in the interview with me.The interview was very straight forward. I wasn't asked the typical "tell me about yourself" "what do you know about the company" questions. I was asked about my experience with specific systems and to what extent I had utilized them. Overall from the time I got there and left it took about 50 minutes. It turns out that the person I had been making small talk with would be my supervisor if hired and the person who set up the interview is his boss. On the way out I was able to ask more questions and talk more with the person who would be my boss. I was told that they would be making a decision about the position the following week after all the interviews were completed.

    Interview Questions
    • In a team environment if someone wasn't pulling their weight, how would you address the situation?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northrop Grumman in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter reached out to me same day I submitted my application with several followup screening questions. Once sent, the recruiter responded 3 days later indicating the hiring manager would like to interview me in person. An interview was scheduled for one week later.

    The security instructions in entering the building was detailed to let me know what to expect.

    On the day of the interview, a panel of three people sat me in a conference room where they asked questions about my background and my experience. They were extremely friendly and professional. Toward the end of my interview they were honest that this position may not be the best fit for me, however there was another position in which I was more suited for.

    So a week later, I was called in for a second interview for the other position. The panel was two people indicating what the position would be like. Again very professional and very friendly.

    I heard back with a decision in less than 3 business days.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Environmental, Health and Safety Engineer II Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Northrop Grumman in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview with a hiring manager, and first our times did not line up due to a planned vacation but he made time for me during his offsite work travels. During the interview he asked me a few behavioral questions such as.. Tell me about your internship work, Have i ever had to deal with a difficult situation with a co-worker, and he also talked to me about his division and what the EHS department was focusing on over the last couple years.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    College Technical Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Northrop Grumman in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I talked to the recruiter at the career fair and the next morning I got a call from them asking for an interview. The interview itself was very relaxed. It was just a one on one conversation with the same recruiter from the previous day. For the first part we mainly talked about each others personal life and didn't get into talking about my qualifications until the end of the interview. I actually received an offer in the middle of my interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Manager Level II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Northrop Grumman.

    Interview Details

    I had a three person panel interview. It was very helpful at the begining because they took the time to explain their organization and current challenges. The interview began with the standard "Tell me about yourself" question. The follow-on questions were focused on getting to know me and better understand my skill set. There were a couple of behavior based questions and a few technical questions (tell me about trends in the industry...). Overall, it was straight forward and enjoyable.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you deal with a customer who....? They asked about a current difficulty they were having and I was not prepared with an answer.   Answer Question
    No Offer

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