Northrop Grumman
3.4 of 5 1,516 reviews
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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.4 1,516 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Northrop Grumman Chairman, CEO & President Wesley G. Bush

Wesley G. Bush

(611 ratings)

70% 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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Procurement Analyst (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat benefits and overall great corporation.

ConsCompany works within several different sectors that function almost as separate companies; some sectors are much more organized than others and they do not always operate well together. It is difficult to invoke change or process improvements because everyone is out to protect themselves.

Advice to Senior ManagementHold employees responsible for their roles and value opinions and ideas.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good expereicne

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood career development and work environment

ConsSlow promotions and low raises

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove performance reviews

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company to build a career

Business Manager (Current Employee)
Linthicum, MD (US)

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

ProsWhat keeps me at Northrop is the great people you work with everyday. The company is really focused on employee development and engagement.

ConsRoom for advancement can be somewhat limited depending on your location, organization, or the department in which you may work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Decent place to work

Analyst (Current Employee)
Redondo Beach, CA (US)

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

ProsLots of growth opportunities, never board and decent development. Lots of mobility and nationwide opportunities as well as international.

Conscompany constantly getting rid of benefits, very political (but all big corps are), can be long hours and a lot of pressure.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to keep young employees, PAY US! We don’t care about all your fluff programs trying to "make a better working environment." I work for money, not because it’s a 'fun' place. If you want to increase my engagement, increase my pay simple as that. I don’t care about after work mixers, leadership seminars and such that I have to do on my own time. When my workday is done, i want to go home to my family, not work social events or 'networking' events. That just promotes kiss-ups not hard workers. Not to mention most of the people involved in those programs spend a good part of their WORK DAY working on such programs....not very ethical if you ask me. So to sum it up, less fluff more PAY.

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

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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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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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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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Northrop IS a great place to work

Administrative Assistant IV (Former Employee)
Redondo Beach, CA (US)

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

ProsGreat benefits. Good security. Great opportunities for advancement. Thirty six years in my career. Never had a manager/supervisor I didn't like!

ConsIt was a more "personal" business in the earlier years. It got more about the business later on but that's what it's all about after all really.

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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