Northrop Grumman

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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
1,801 Reviews
3.4
1,801 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 131 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, Predictable paycheck, management wont fire you if your a sleezebag (in 131 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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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great work environment!

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    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.  

    Experience was great. Learned a lot as a Software Intern.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    The best reasons to work there were the unique work experiences and the great people.

    Cons

    There are lost of projects going on so individual help can be hard to find at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would incorporate some team building programs to get employees more comfortable with each other.

  7.  

    Great work place, friendly environment, salary too low

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Woodland Hills, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Woodland Hills, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Actual work seems to be challenging (if you're lucky enough to get a good tech lead)
    Get great hands-on experience
    Friendly environment
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in the company
    Salary too low for skill set
    Some tech leads don't approve of new ideas for more efficient algorithms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more recognition awards, promote people, acknowledge them, speed up IT.
    Other than that, everything else seems to be great.
    Honestly, it is a great place to work but salary was low especially when you find out what some others make with fewer skill sets and less motivation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Very pleased with Northrop Grumman, company has very good Benefits

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    Current Employee - Incident Responder in Fort Belvoir, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Incident Responder in Fort Belvoir, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Mission & Focus has been the one thing that has really impressed me the most.

    Cons

    Training could be added to improve more hands on with the latest equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take input from those out in the field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place; not great.

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Intern

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

    Pros

    The internship program is just getting started so they're working on bringing in a lot of speakers and organizing events for interns to attend. Work was relatively meaningful and the team was encouraging.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and company culture seems to be stuck in the 80s; while it's starting to change, there's definitely a strong presence of office politics and gossip. Business organization also is loosely scattered; while my own internship was a positive experience in terms of work I did and the coworkers I was with, I was one of the lucky ones, as other interns I knew felt dissatisfied and bored at work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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