Northrop Grumman Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 7 Aug 2020

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  1. "Nothing is perfect, but a great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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.

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  2. "IT Program Manager"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Program Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for 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.

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    "Good Company - Rough Managment"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and pay. Long time employees extremely knowledgeable and good mentors. GREAT work life balance and good program level management.

    Cons

    High turn over rate. Upper corporate management tends to be the source of a lot of the problems. Staffing issues result in project delays and quarterly work reallocation. Promotion process is directly tied in with hiring process, so getting a promotion involves applying for the job you are already doing. As well as heavier upper management oversight. Bigger programs get more priority for promoting and hiring staff, so it's often easier to jump to another program to get a promotion. This results in much of the talent being siphoned away from smaller programs.

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  4. "Good Place to Start Out In"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Redondo Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Good work life balance. -Nice People.

    Cons

    -Poor raises unless it's promotion year. -Too many incompetent new hires.

  5. "Great Company to Intern For"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Mentors are passionate about their work and very willing to help. Every other Friday is a day off!

    Cons

    Teams vary, it can be hit or miss.

  6. "Meaningful Work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Redondo Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance, amazing coworkers, meaningful work

    Cons

    Significant bureaucracy, HR is difficult

  7. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full Benefits 401k Matching 9/80 Schedule Great coworkers

    Cons

    There's pressure to meet deadlines, Work/Life balance can sometimes be difficult to maintain.

  8. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance, benefits (401K, etc), and technical work

    Cons

    Requirements to get raises are pretty set in stone

  9. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Redondo Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great work life balance.

    Cons

    Benefits are not as comparable to other companies

  10. "Strong company with lots of opportunities"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Emphasis on Diversity and Inclusion Flexible work arrangements Active employee resource groups Good benefits Positive work/life balance

    Cons

    Communication can be slow or unclear Processes could be more streamlined

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