Northrop Grumman

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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
1,789 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The 9/80 schedule makes it easier for employees to maintain a better work/life balance (in 129 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, Predictable paycheck, management wont fire you if your a sleezebag (in 127 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance can be quite nonexistent depending on the program and location you are in (in 28 reviews)

  • 15-23 yrs experience engineers quietly in order to save upper management staff (in 53 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 (more than an 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
  2.  

    Brilliant team focussed on the European market

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    NGIT bought TRW in UK who had hired in some of the brightest and most energetic BD and pres sales folks going

    Cons

    US management could not relate to the smaller scales of doing business in Europe.
    UK management did not spend enough time engaged with US managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your internnational employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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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
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    Great work environment!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Cost Control Analyst in El Segundo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Program Cost Control Analyst in El Segundo, CA (US)

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Responsibilities and opportunities given early on and up to you if you can perform and shine. Great support from managers and fellow coworkers. The opportunity to learn by doing and from others around you can be underrated. Work/life balance is great especially considering the 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off!). Opportunity of visibility is there (get to present your own analysis) and many programs offers the possibility of lateral movements to increase exposure within the company. Overall, a great place to start a career.

    Cons

    I'd say pay raises are below industry standards and benefits have been reduced over time. You typically need to put in your time to get up in the company...even though your performance speaks otherwise. Many levels of management and multiple bosses can get confusing and feels like there might be too many managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation in the form of pay raises would be nice, though that is up to the director level. Management does a great job to help you get visibility within the company which can lead to movement anywhere in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Computer Systems Analyst was a very challenging and rewarding job

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    Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Newport News, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Newport News, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Support from management very strong and great working enviroment

    Cons

    None, job was very rewarding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good,

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Good Schedule, Leading edge Technologies and training

    Cons

    Salaries aren't Competitive and No more pension

  8.  

    Northrop Grumman: A place to learn and grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    With a broad portfolio of programs and clients, and a focus on developing the next generation of leaders, Northrop Grumman is a fantastic company for engineers, systems analysts, programmers, and more.

    Cons

    As a large, multi-national firm, you need to be perform both locally and globally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to find new, exciting ways to provide professional growth paths for employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flex time
    9/80 work schedule
    On site cafeteria
    Great work life balance
    Plenty of room for upward mobility
    they pay for grad school

    Cons

    There is not an official training program, so it is hard to get the hang of it at first

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    incorporate an official training program for new hires in each department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good experience overall

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Training, stability, growth opportunities, Diversity, Flexibility

    Cons

    Everything is great as long as you carefully manage your career. Your internal network is extremely important. Good people carry their people around the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention and deal with problems as soon as you know they exist. Do skip levels, find out what's going on, retention and turnover go hand in hand. When an entire department leaves it's probably an indicator that something is going on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    NG is a good company to get a lot of experience, once you are in you can move around.

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    Current Employee - Cost Analyst in Palmdale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Cost Analyst in Palmdale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Opportunities to move around. Holiday at Christmas time.

    Cons

    It all depends on who your coworkers are and who your manager is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have a great manager, so I will be staying in my job for a while.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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