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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated 16 November 2018
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  • "Work life balance sometimes is compromised" (in 76 reviews)

  • "Upper management is driven by productivity to achieve their financial bonuses" (in 116 reviews)

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  1. "IT Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Program Manager in Melbourne
    Former Employee - IT Program Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked at NGC for 35 years. Great company to work for. Many opportunities to move within the company, however you have to look for and develop the opportunities. You are generally rewarded for what you do and for your performance. The benefits are better that average. You can make a great career if you work hard, contribute and are good at what you do.

    Cons

    It is a large company and there are political influences you will have to deal with. As a primarily DOD contractor the annual raises can be slim to non existent in some years. Benefit cost have been going up the last few years. Work life balance is preached but not always practiced.

    Advice to Management

    Work on real employee engagement and not just meeting survey results. Close the gap between sectors so that NGC is really one company.


  2. "Australian entity does not reflect the US values"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Manager in Brisbane
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people at the working level, genuinely teams want to do a great job and deliver superior outcomes.

    Cons

    Program manager and the head of the Australian business are too full of their own importance to deliver real leadership. they have the talk but fail on the walk.

    Advice to Management

    enable your people to succeed at all levels - stop turning blind eyes to the freeloaders.

  3. "Small Subsidiary of larger company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some nice people to work with.
    Good coffee.

    Cons

    Everything is approved and controlled from the US.
    This makes things take a long time.
    Disgruntled employees generally say the organisation is incapable of learning, as they leave.

    Advice to Management

    In country management hires like-thinking people. A bit of an echo chamber.
    US management come and give inspiring all-hands talks. Doing might be better than talking.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Exciting & Growing Company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Brisbane
    Current Employee - Manager in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a growing Company. There are not many opportunities to join an international organization as they enter a new Country. This provides new and interesting work that that is not often available in my profession. The team I work in are one of the best that I have ever experienced and the leadership group genuinely do care.

    Cons

    With growth comes some challenges - systems and tools are often trying to keep up. However, there is absolutely appetite to change and over the past 2+ years there have been many improvements made and more improvements planned.

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Working in Australia Business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Part of the US based Northrop Grumman Corp, NG in Australia is growing and the company seemed to be investing in good leaders; employee benefits and safety. Servicing the defense sector can be demanding but the people are motivated and there is a big emphasis placed on doing business ethically. There is work going into improvements in facilities , IT and processes to mature the working environment.

    Cons

    Some of the processes can be bureaucratic and increased freedom from the US parent company would allow us to better serve our customers.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the investment that has started across the broad to mature the Australian business and continue the focus on internal communications which were definitely improving.


  6. "Great opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Mascot
    Current Employee - Manager in Mascot
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities, experience, interesting work, good people to work with

    Cons

    Large company in US adapting to working internationally. Too many opportunities and accelerated growth of business.

    Advice to Management

    Plan and resource for the future


  7. Helpful (3)

    "M5 Network Security - look elsewhere in Canberra"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canberra
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canberra
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Used to have some great staff, but failed to retain culture once those staff moved on

    Cons

    Incompetent and micromanaging management
    Overworked and undervalued staff
    Bullying culture
    No good reason to choose NG over any other company

    Advice to Management

    There's enough work in Canberra that staff don't need to put up with your low level drama.

  8. "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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. "Awesome Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Herndon, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Herndon, VA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    NG holds the highest regards for ethics and values when it comes to doing business. Management is transparent and I feel what I contribute truly makes a difference to our end product.

    Cons

    Too many levels of approval to go through to move forward.

    Advice to Management

    Strive to communicate and be transparent with employees at all levels.


  10. "Great environment to work in!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with!

    Cons

    None I can think of. Maybe a little more paid time off would be nice.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing and bringing in great new talent


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