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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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Pros
  • The 9/80 schedule makes it easier for employees to maintain a better work/life balance (in 136 reviews)

  • Flexible work hours, 9/80 schedule gives you every other Friday off (in 115 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 54 reviews)

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Employee 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. Helpful (2)

    Continuous change of leadership and direction: Good for some not for others

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    With the continuous change of leadership and business model there is opportunity for people with certain skills to gain promotion and recognition.

    The people here are great to work with.

    Good place to learn and gain experience.

    Cons

    Constant restructuring of the organisation and business model is an issue. People are put in roles where they are not equiped for success.

    Once you have broadened your expereince and skills there is not a definitive next career step. Many skilled people have left over the years who would have been fantastic employees to keep.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat emlpoyees like voters, you are not a politician.

  3. Brilliant team focussed on the European market

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Listen to your internnational employees

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  5. 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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  6. Supply Chain Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and great internship program

    Cons

    nothing for now, very good

  7. Aerospace Integration & Test Technician

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA (US)

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of Interesting projects to work on.

    Cons

    Some areas have weak leadership

    Advice to Management

    Focus down, not up

  8. Proposal Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Northrop Grumman (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits package. Ethical and professional environment.

    Cons

    Federal and Defense contracting has become more difficult since the budget crisis began 4 years ago. Contractors are having a difficult time winning government awards since government agencies can't release new programs without knowing what their budgets will be. Consequently, backlog of business has been reduced and resulting in job cuts across the industry.

  9. Environmental Engineer

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    Former Employee - General Engineer in Clearfield, UT (US)
    Former Employee - General Engineer in Clearfield, UT (US)

    I worked at Northrop Grumman (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent company, great benefits and people, challenging work. Always an opportunity to excel or get involved in a special project

    Cons

    Some big company drawbacks related to human resource programs and recognition. Overall really good benefits and opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course, increase recognition programs, and try and reduce the requirements under the human resources area. Increase promotion eligibility

  10. Hands down best place to work.

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Escondido, CA (US)
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Escondido, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and willing to go the extra mile if you ever need anything. They are always on the hunt for you to find you work that is relevant to your field, as well as things that might seem interesting to you.

    Cons

    There are not to many Cons I can say about this place because they take care of their employees so well it is hard to be negative towards them in any light. If I had to put something it would be the lack of choices in the cafeteria and that's it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work because you are saving lives out there somewhere in the world

  11. Helpful (1)

    great work-life balance

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting projects to work on and great people.

    Cons

    Too much red tape. Have to jumps hoops to accomplish simple tasks at times.

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