Northrop Grumman
3.4 of 5 1,507 reviews
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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.4 1,507 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Northrop Grumman Chairman, CEO & President Wesley G. Bush

Wesley G. Bush

(603 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "The 9/80 schedule makes it easier for employees to maintain a better work/life balance"
    in 107 reviews
  • "Good benefits; Positive work environment; Employees valued and respected"
    in 113 reviews
Cons:
  • "15-23 yrs experience engineers quietly in order to save upper management staff"
    in 48 reviews
  • "Very large company sometimes takes longer to get things done"
    in 35 reviews
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Good Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Northrop Grumman

ProsFun to work for and technically challenging

ConsIntern, didnt hire me after college completion

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Very positive experience. Been given many opportunities to grow my career.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsTalented and knowledgeable people with a strong aerospace engineering background. Good work to family balance. Small company closeness with a family like atmosphere.

ConsManagers need to concern themselves with the customer needs and engage more frequently. Lack vision on customer as a possible resource for new ideas and potential opportunities for new business.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagers need to be more engaged with their people. Spend to much time focusing on presentations to their superiors.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bad management, great company!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsThe only thing that I did like about the company is knowing that the company is actually a good company, I just wasnt a part of it.

ConsIt wasnt challenging enough, at least my job at the time wasn't. I wanted to advance but after 3 years with the company I did not and was not able to enhance any of my skills.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Oustanding, stable employment

Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Melbourne, FL (US)

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

Proscare for their employees
better than average salary for Florida
promote from within
stable employer

ConsAerospace & Defense... under the current administration outlook is bleak
Very little budget for training ...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great Employer in a slow town

Mechanical Engineer II (Former Employee)
Melbourne, FL (US)

I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFortune 500 Company with excellent benefits.
9 80 work schedule and ability to flex time.
Management does a great job of leveling out the aerospace work load to avoid layoffs.
Great weather little traffic and 5-6 miles from the beach.

ConsProjects are not often the most flashy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company in a struggling industry

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Northrop Grumman

ProsSmart people. Awesome technologies. Flexible work schedule.

Conscost of living in the area is very high.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good people, little direction

College Technical Intern (Current Employee)
Hill AFB, UT (US)

I have been working at Northrop Grumman as an intern for less than a year

ProsI worked as an intern for Northrop over the summer and I was challenged, encouraged and well treated. I could not have asked for a better experience there. The people I worked with believed in their work and felt a moral obligation to make things right.

ConsI felt a lack of direction from upper management.

Advice to Senior ManagementDiversify. A single contract for a particular branch of a company is nothing but a gamble.

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Great Work Environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat opportunity to learn new technologies and skills

ConsRelatively stable environment but is based on the dynamic world of government contracts

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Stability at it's best.

Systems Engineer II (Current Employee)
Redondo Beach, CA (US)

I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 5 years

ProsExtremely stable environment with reasonable to slightly above average pay for an Engineer working in Defense. Very ethical company with a good and very structured management hierarchy. Training budget is increasing starting 2014, and the company provides unmatchable time-off polices with a flex-time work schedule. No other company can give you better work-life balance.

ConsNorthrop is very process oriented, and new employees unfamiliar with defense will need to get accustomed to it. In order to increase profit, NGC is slowly taking away the little "perks" we used to have as NGC employees. Salary is decent at best, but consistently hard workers who exceed expectations will be rewarded in the long run.

Advice to Senior ManagementChallenge the younger employees while they are fresh out of college. They are the future of this company and provide them with growth opportunities. Promote FTL and SEA to the younger folks.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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High technology and strong processess but slow moving

Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Sacramento, CA (US)

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

ProsIt is a well run company with a deep pool of talent.

ConsSometime the process gets in the way. Programs are too expensive.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to invest more NG money to develop products. Can't always rely on leveraging the customer's money.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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