Northrop Grumman
3.4 of 5 1,512 reviews
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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
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3.4 1,512 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Northrop Grumman Chairman, CEO & President Wesley G. Bush

Wesley G. Bush

(607 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "The 9/80 schedule makes it easier for employees to maintain a better work/life balance"
    in 107 reviews
  • "Good benefits; Positive work environment; Employees valued and respected"
    in 113 reviews
Cons:
  • "15-23 yrs experience engineers quietly in order to save upper management staff"
    in 48 reviews
  • "Very large company sometimes takes longer to get things done"
    in 35 reviews
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Great people

Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
London, England

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

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

ConsOld 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 Senior ManagementHave a recognition system, appreciate your employees and recognise their high performance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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IT Centric line of business

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Solihull, England

I worked at Northrop Grumman

ProsStrong 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.

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

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Northrop IS a great place to work

Administrative Assistant IV (Former Employee)
Redondo Beach, CA (US)

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

ProsGreat benefits. Good security. Great opportunities for advancement. Thirty six years in my career. Never had a manager/supervisor I didn't like!

ConsIt was a more "personal" business in the earlier years. It got more about the business later on but that's what it's all about after all really.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company to build a career

Business Manager (Current Employee)
Linthicum, MD (US)

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

ProsWhat keeps me at Northrop is the great people you work with everyday. The company is really focused on employee development and engagement.

ConsRoom for advancement can be somewhat limited depending on your location, organization, or the department in which you may work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Northrop Grumman

ProsFun to work for and technically challenging

ConsIntern, didnt hire me after college completion

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A great Employer in a slow town

Mechanical Engineer II (Former Employee)
Melbourne, FL (US)

I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFortune 500 Company with excellent benefits.
9 80 work schedule and ability to flex time.
Management does a great job of leveling out the aerospace work load to avoid layoffs.
Great weather little traffic and 5-6 miles from the beach.

ConsProjects are not often the most flashy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very positive experience. Been given many opportunities to grow my career.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsTalented and knowledgeable people with a strong aerospace engineering background. Good work to family balance. Small company closeness with a family like atmosphere.

ConsManagers need to concern themselves with the customer needs and engage more frequently. Lack vision on customer as a possible resource for new ideas and potential opportunities for new business.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagers need to be more engaged with their people. Spend to much time focusing on presentations to their superiors.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bad management, great company!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsThe only thing that I did like about the company is knowing that the company is actually a good company, I just wasnt a part of it.

ConsIt wasnt challenging enough, at least my job at the time wasn't. I wanted to advance but after 3 years with the company I did not and was not able to enhance any of my skills.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Oustanding, stable employment

Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Melbourne, FL (US)

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

Proscare for their employees
better than average salary for Florida
promote from within
stable employer

ConsAerospace & Defense... under the current administration outlook is bleak
Very little budget for training ...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good people, little direction

College Technical Intern (Current Employee)
Hill AFB, UT (US)

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

ProsI worked as an intern for Northrop over the summer and I was challenged, encouraged and well treated. I could not have asked for a better experience there. The people I worked with believed in their work and felt a moral obligation to make things right.

ConsI felt a lack of direction from upper management.

Advice to Senior ManagementDiversify. A single contract for a particular branch of a company is nothing but a gamble.

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