Northrop Grumman

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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
1,798 Reviews
3.4
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Northrop Grumman Chairman, CEO & President Wesley G. Bush
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The 9/80 schedule makes it easier for employees to maintain a better work/life balance (in 131 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, Predictable paycheck, management wont fire you if your a sleezebag (in 131 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance can be quite nonexistent depending on the program and location you are in (in 28 reviews)

  • 15-23 yrs experience engineers quietly in order to save upper management staff (in 53 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I have enjoy the ability to display my skills and be rewarded for contribution to the company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Depth of the company
    Readily available resources
    Presence across the globe
    Job security if you are willing to branch out

    Cons

    Can be hard to navigate the system
    Contracts are at the mercy of government budgets
    Sectors operate has independent units

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure the front line managers have the resources or know how to tap into vast array of resources. More mentoring for employees and front line managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great work environment!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Cost Control Analyst in El Segundo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Program Cost Control Analyst in El Segundo, CA (US)

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation in the form of pay raises would be nice, though that is up to the director level. Management does a great job to help you get visibility within the company which can lead to movement anywhere in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Computer Systems Analyst was a very challenging and rewarding job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Newport News, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Newport News, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Support from management very strong and great working enviroment

    Cons

    None, job was very rewarding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great work place, friendly environment, salary too low

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Woodland Hills, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Woodland Hills, CA (US)

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Actual work seems to be challenging (if you're lucky enough to get a good tech lead)
    Get great hands-on experience
    Friendly environment
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in the company
    Salary too low for skill set
    Some tech leads don't approve of new ideas for more efficient algorithms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more recognition awards, promote people, acknowledge them, speed up IT.
    Other than that, everything else seems to be great.
    Honestly, it is a great place to work but salary was low especially when you find out what some others make with fewer skill sets and less motivation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very pleased with Northrop Grumman, company has very good Benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Incident Responder in Fort Belvoir, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Incident Responder in Fort Belvoir, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Mission & Focus has been the one thing that has really impressed me the most.

    Cons

    Training could be added to improve more hands on with the latest equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take input from those out in the field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience overall

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Training, stability, growth opportunities, Diversity, Flexibility

    Cons

    Everything is great as long as you carefully manage your career. Your internal network is extremely important. Good people carry their people around the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention and deal with problems as soon as you know they exist. Do skip levels, find out what's going on, retention and turnover go hand in hand. When an entire department leaves it's probably an indicator that something is going on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place; not great.

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Intern

    I worked at Northrop Grumman as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The internship program is just getting started so they're working on bringing in a lot of speakers and organizing events for interns to attend. Work was relatively meaningful and the team was encouraging.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and company culture seems to be stuck in the 80s; while it's starting to change, there's definitely a strong presence of office politics and gossip. Business organization also is loosely scattered; while my own internship was a positive experience in terms of work I did and the coworkers I was with, I was one of the lucky ones, as other interns I knew felt dissatisfied and bored at work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good,

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Good Schedule, Leading edge Technologies and training

    Cons

    Salaries aren't Competitive and No more pension

  10.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flex time
    9/80 work schedule
    On site cafeteria
    Great work life balance
    Plenty of room for upward mobility
    they pay for grad school

    Cons

    There is not an official training program, so it is hard to get the hang of it at first

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    incorporate an official training program for new hires in each department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    NG is a good company to get a lot of experience, once you are in you can move around.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cost Analyst in Palmdale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Cost Analyst in Palmdale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Opportunities to move around. Holiday at Christmas time.

    Cons

    It all depends on who your coworkers are and who your manager is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have a great manager, so I will be staying in my job for a while.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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