Northrop Grumman

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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
1,755 Reviews
3.4
1,755 Reviews
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Northrop Grumman Chairman, CEO & President Wesley G. Bush
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The 9/80 schedule makes it easier for employees to maintain a better work/life balance (in 121 reviews)

  • Flexible work hours, 9/80 schedule gives you every other Friday off (in 102 reviews)


Cons
  • 15-23 yrs experience engineers quietly in order to save upper management staff (in 49 reviews)

  • Very large company sometimes takes longer to get things done (in 35 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    Great people

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine is a great place to work, people are extremely friendly, fantastic health insurance and a pension system. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Old computers and bad chairs: they do not invest in equipment and that is why I am suffering from eye and backbone problems.
    They don't have an open plan office so there is a lack of communication between employees and their managers.
    Extremely old fashion HR department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a recognition system, appreciate your employees and recognise their high performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    IT Centric line of business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Solihull, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solihull, England

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Strong technical and programme management ethos.

    When UK management had primacy, NGIT had a capable, competent and cohesive team .

    Good to gain first job experience of a Fortune 100, multi-national.

    Cons

    US centric view on market not aligned to european business
    ITAR restrictions place huge difficulty on pulling product though from US.
    UK staff sometimes treated as "third country nationals"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your East Atlantic staff, you can only step down in volume from the US market.
    Smell the coffee or give up in Europe.

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Careful employer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Consistent backlog of billable engineering

    Cons

    Frightened of new work, especially with new customers or in new markets. Losing work to smaller, more nimble companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adapt product line and significant engineering capabilities to commercial markets, such as industrial systems automation security. Find hard problems to solve and take the market lead on doing so.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Good benefits, great environment, and great people to work with. Have been with company a long time.

    Cons

    AS sector moving to Florida. Good for people who are going, not so good for people who want to stay in New York.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ability to learn and grow with your career.

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    Former Employee - Senior Logistics Engineer  in  El Segundo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Logistics Engineer in El Segundo, CA (US)

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity for educational growth and advancement.

    Cons

    No applicable issues related to position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to reward employees for outstanding performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company for advancement

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineering Manager  in  Huntsville, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Engineering Manager in Huntsville, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    I have worked across several programs and the management varies. Most of the time they are very responses to what you are looking for in you future.

    Cons

    Getting stuck with poor managers. It is not all of them but they are out there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Cyber Software Engineer  in  Chantilly, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Cyber Software Engineer in Chantilly, VA (US)

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    -Working on an R&D effort is great exposure to different types of technology.
    -Good salary and great benefits.
    -Company has a good reputation which opens a lot of doors
    -Possibility of working in different locations

    Cons

    -A lot of paperwork and bureaucracy
    -Projects can be dropped any second
    -Feeling of being stagnant

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very Satisfying

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great People. Benefits are competitive. Leave policy is very good. Variety of programs and opportunities to keep employees challenged.

    Cons

    Personnel levels tend to be understaffed for surge levels. Requirements for promotions not clearly defined. Not immune from office politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on retention of workers with mid level experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Diverse Company with Potential

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Large company with diverse offerings. Opportunity to get involved in a variety of different projects. Potential for growth if you push the envelope.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy and politics. Extensive networking and use of who you know required to move around. Lots of senior folks just waiting retirement hanging around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Still very defense minded. Need to adopt a more commercial perspective particularly when it comes to promoting talent and recognizing those with potential. The earn your time model is not successful. Talent continues to walk out the door to more aggressive and forward thinking companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A challenging and successful career path!

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer IV
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer IV

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I believe the 21 years at Northrop Grumman was rewarding because I was lucky enough to work for a superior manager who was always available and helpful when needed. His support was the element that kept the program on track throughout. He also challenged his staff to succeed beyond normal expectations...and most of us did!

    Cons

    The only downside I was able to identify is the fact that Northrop Grumman management did not proactively build relationships with the customer to any great extent. I believe day to day communication would have been improved if there had been more involvement with Northrop Grumman management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should be more involved and proactively available to working level employees. The relationship between upper management and the customer was sporadic at best.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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