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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated 12 Nov 2019

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3.7
71%
Recommend to a Friend
88%
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Northrop Grumman CEO Kathy Warden
Kathy Warden
138 Ratings
Pros
  • "9/80 schedule is a good perk that allows to take care of errands(in 366 reviews)

  • "Good work life balance when there is no schedule pressure(in 346 reviews)

Cons
  • "Also, upper management never seems to have much interest in the lower folk(in 124 reviews)

  • "large company not always easy to move up(in 103 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Nothing is perfect, but a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Northrop Grumman Australia 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people - best team I've worked with in a long time. Work life balance - the 9/80 schedule is brilliant, plus there is the capacity to work from home if you need to. Great locations and offices. And my manager. Definitely in the grand final of best ever. The vision - they definitely are always looking up and out. I love that.

    Cons

    Branching off from a US company causes some teething problems with Australian processes. Slow at times - approval from the USA - see above re developing processes. But that is absolutely not out of the ordinary for a big company.

    Advice to Management

    Get the little things right - processes, payments, paperwork etc., and the big things will follow.

    Northrop Grumman2019-02-26
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canberra
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    New facility, Good benefits, Lack of procedures. Poorly integrated business and administrative support systems/tools.

    Cons

    Lack of career path. Limited interesting future work.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a clearer vision and deliver

    Northrop Grumman2019-10-29
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Nothing to see here!"

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    Current Employee - Project Management in Canberra
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Don't think there is much except a few great people. Location.

    Cons

    Don't get me started on this. Boring old systems; drivel work; micromanagement from senior management and no decent pipeline of work.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously hire some decent people instead of people who flog dead horses.

    Northrop Grumman2019-02-21
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work and people

    Cons

    Too many hours insane deliverable

    Northrop Grumman2019-02-21
  5. "Australian entity does not reflect the US values"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Brisbane
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for 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.

    Northrop Grumman2018-04-30
  6. "Small Subsidiary of larger company"

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

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for 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.

    Northrop Grumman2018-04-25
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Exciting & Growing Company"

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

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for 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!

    Northrop Grumman2018-02-19
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Working in Australia Business"

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    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.

    Northrop Grumman2018-02-07
  9. "Great opportunities"

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

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for 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

    Northrop Grumman2018-02-07
  10. Helpful (5)

    "M5 Network Security - look elsewhere in Canberra"

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

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for 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.

    Northrop Grumman2017-06-26
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