Northrop Grumman

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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated 15 December 2014
Updated 15 December 2014
1,853 Reviews
3.4
1,853 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The 9/80 schedule makes it easier for employees to maintain a better work/life balance (in 136 reviews)

  • Flexible work hours, 9/80 schedule gives you every other Friday off (in 115 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 54 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 (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  

    It's a job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    You either love it here or hate it.

    Cons

    Never recognized for your accomplishments, always recognized for your failure.

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

    Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer Intern in Hill AFB, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer Intern in Hill AFB, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    The pay was nice, very friendly workplace, great employees to be around, and very smart people.

    Cons

    It can be a lazy job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some well run programs and some badly managed programs.

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer V in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer V in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Work-Life balance, work environment, wonderful colleagues.

    Cons

    Financial instability in the defense sector.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Place To Work

    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Get to work on interesting large-scale projects and technologies.

    The company's mission to support those serving in uniform is stated clearly and often. Most employees seem to really take pride in their work.

    The company has been taking work-life balance seriously. Flex hours and 9/80 scheduling are available. Remote work options are starting to become more common.

    Benefits are good: health, dental, vision, 401(k) matching.

    Cons

    Information is not always shared freely up and down the management chain.

    Shake-ups in leadership positions have clouded the vision of some organizations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great team and work culture. Management listens to your needs.

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    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer II in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer II in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Variety of work. Best in the industry. Great benefits. Great people. Great tuition assistance.

    Cons

    Poor raises. Hard to stand out and be compensated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give real raises to those who perform well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for, but don't expect a personal touch.

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    Current Employee - Senior SATCOM Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior SATCOM Systems Engineer

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

    Pros

    Great compensation, great benefits, able to assist in contracts and in personal life because there are a lot of resources within the corporate structure.. you just have to reach out and find them.

    Cons

    You are definitely a cog in a very large wheel. They can rebid contracts to be more competitive and you can lose benefits as a result. They don't seem as concerned with the employee's future as companies like General Dynamics do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the example of CW of IS... get out and see your employees more often and listen to their ideas.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Northrop Grumman

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Palmdale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Palmdale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to develop skills.

    Cons

    Promotions are better achieved by leaving departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Very technically challenging, but depending on where you work communication and collaboration can be difficult.

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Rolling Meadows, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Rolling Meadows, IL (US)

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    9/80 schedule is great when not under program pressure.

    If self taught, an excellent environment to develop engineering skills.

    Cons

    Work can sometimes be isolated with little interaction from other members of your team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Matrix organization is necessary due to diversity of products, but more effort needs to be done to foster a team environment. Otherwise you only interact with these people during staff meetings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Good people, Good overall experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Generally accepting work place that respects work life balance.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic culture. Managers in place can help or hinder your career depending on where you stand with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporate more innovative and flexible career options.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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