1727 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date

1 person found this helpful  

Ok at mid management level, further up is not so solid

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Engineer III  in  Redondo Beach, CA (US)
Current Employee - Engineer III in Redondo Beach, CA (US)

I have been working at Northrop Grumman

Pros

Pay
What was flexible work time in HR
Lower and mid management are helpful and understanding
Large company with diverse people (for engineer types that is)
Unique work

Cons

Upper management not developing consensus, most actions and policies are all "pushed down" to us.
"Challenge up, support down" does not really seem to be practiced in many areas re: project execution, flexible work, telework, general communication styles.
Losing telework
Engineer types

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Develop consensus with bonafide employee committees
End nepotism of the good ol buddy kind
Try that one show, Undercover boss out at Northrop. Boy, you might be surprised.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Northrop Grumman

  1.  

    Test Engineer on a Far Field Antennae Range

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Engineer  in  Linthicum, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Linthicum, MD (US)

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great location
    More laid back than one would initially assume for a defense contractor
    Friendly people
    Shared office with a highly experienced coworker when starting out
    Great Pay

    Cons

    Not much manager feedback on completed work
    Training was impersonal and short
    Sometimes traffic in the Baltimore area can be awful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more available and have more feedback for new employees on their first few projects to keep them interested and make them feel like they're doing a good job. Don't just leave them hanging and assuming their work is correct.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lots of opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Flexible schedule; lots of opportunities to work on different projects; relatively stable business; exciting products; your work actually makes a difference in the world.

    Cons

    Might be hard to get promoted based on merit rather than sheer amount of experience. Sometimes projects get turned on and off without notice, so you have to be flexible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a more well-implemented and followed plan for promotion and career development. Don't get caught in the contractor mindset - support your best talent and do not tolerate the "old boys club."

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Northrop Grumman.

Worked for Northrop Grumman? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.