Northrop Grumman

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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
1,855 Reviews
3.5
1,855 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 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 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
  3.  

    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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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    It's a job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    You either love it here or hate it.

    Cons

    Never recognized for your accomplishments, always recognized for your failure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer Intern in Hill AFB, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer Intern in Hill AFB, UT (US)

    I worked at Northrop Grumman as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pay was nice, very friendly workplace, great employees to be around, and very smart people.

    Cons

    It can be a lazy job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some well run programs and some badly managed programs.

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer V in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer V in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Work-Life balance, work environment, wonderful colleagues.

    Cons

    Financial instability in the defense sector.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Place To Work

    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Get to work on interesting large-scale projects and technologies.

    The company's mission to support those serving in uniform is stated clearly and often. Most employees seem to really take pride in their work.

    The company has been taking work-life balance seriously. Flex hours and 9/80 scheduling are available. Remote work options are starting to become more common.

    Benefits are good: health, dental, vision, 401(k) matching.

    Cons

    Information is not always shared freely up and down the management chain.

    Shake-ups in leadership positions have clouded the vision of some organizations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for, but don't expect a personal touch.

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    Current Employee - Senior SATCOM Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior SATCOM Systems Engineer

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

    Pros

    Great compensation, great benefits, able to assist in contracts and in personal life because there are a lot of resources within the corporate structure.. you just have to reach out and find them.

    Cons

    You are definitely a cog in a very large wheel. They can rebid contracts to be more competitive and you can lose benefits as a result. They don't seem as concerned with the employee's future as companies like General Dynamics do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the example of CW of IS... get out and see your employees more often and listen to their ideas.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great team and work culture. Management listens to your needs.

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    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer II in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer II in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Variety of work. Best in the industry. Great benefits. Great people. Great tuition assistance.

    Cons

    Poor raises. Hard to stand out and be compensated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give real raises to those who perform well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good people, Good overall experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Generally accepting work place that respects work life balance.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic culture. Managers in place can help or hinder your career depending on where you stand with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporate more innovative and flexible career options.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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