Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated 30 August 2014
Updated 30 August 2014
1,736 Reviews

3.4
1,736 Reviews
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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 121 reviews)

  • Flexible work hours, 9/80 schedule gives you every other Friday off (in 102 reviews)


Cons
  • 15-23 yrs experience engineers quietly in order to save upper management staff (in 49 reviews)

  • Very large company sometimes takes longer to get things done (in 35 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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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great entry level opportunity

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II  in  Redondo Beach, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Redondo Beach, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, opportunities to improve the organizations.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape. Very inefficient organizations. Lots of low motivated people. HR has too large an impact on promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote younger employees more quickly. HR should not be able to hold back promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman as an intern

    Pros

    The sometimes express intrest in you returning

    Cons

    out in the middle of no where

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Albuquerque, NM (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Albuquerque, NM (US)

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

    Pros

    The company does not limit ones earnings, promotion and work-life balance potential. The only career limits are the one places on oneself.

    Cons

    It is a contracting environment, so I never felt like I belonged. The good news is you work mostly with government personnel (military) and they bend over backward to make you feel like a part of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reach out more to your on-site folks. Pay for a BBQ or some other family oriented gathering that brings your folks in from the "cold".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place for learning and development

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer III  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer III in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    High integrity, genuine desire to deliver high quality products and good pay and benefits. Tools for doing the job are strong.

    Cons

    Processes need further development. Managerial leadership is spread very thin and often overlapping.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate leadership roles clearly. Invest in training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Things that went wrong at Avondale Shipyard.

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    Former Employee - Procurement Planning Control Representative  in  Avondale, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Procurement Planning Control Representative in Avondale, LA (US)

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Management brought who was building planes to build ships, not good. Also, listened to much about Pascagoula management about how good they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before you take the word of management look at the records of both companies. In this case Avondale Shipyard almost put the Pascagoula shipyard out of business on 2 occasions. Pascagoula could only build government ships on a cost plus contract, while Avondale shipyard builded government ships, tankers (government and civilian), a floating prison. However, when you you put all your eggs in one basket you have the opportunity to go bankrupt. Just like what happen to Pascagoula. Avondale will be closed but you closed the wrong shipyard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company but Needs More review when it comes to Fair Market Value

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    Current Employee - Process Improvement Analyst  in  Richmond, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Process Improvement Analyst in Richmond, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Middle management is very willing to listen and work with you regarding career development. Employee Resource Groups and benefits provided are great.

    Cons

    I have been told that the salary does not match market standards for folks with similar positions in other companies. I have seen many folks leave the company because the pay was not satisfactory.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company with good people!!!!

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  McLean, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in McLean, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of technical professional opportunities in expanding market areas..... Good benefits package....

    Cons

    Some folks experience an unclear path for career progression

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very satisfied former employee

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    Former Employee - Web Designer - Health IT  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Web Designer - Health IT in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Great people and benefits, flexible work schedule (as long as the client is satisfied), good salary. Managers sincerely care about your personal and professional growth.

    Cons

    It's easy to become disconnected if you don't take the time to get involved in the employee groups and other happenings at NG.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Growing potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Supply Chain Intern  in  Melbourne, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Global Supply Chain Intern in Melbourne, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Comfortable and mostly friendly work environment, plenty of opportunities within, great benefits, easily accessible management, and a near perfect full time work schedule. There are also several locations throughout the country.

    Cons

    Promotion schedule is based more on seniority than performance. Time off does not roll over. Putting in extra time is always smiled upon, just don't expect to get paid more for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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