Northrop Grumman

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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated 1 October 2014
Updated 1 October 2014
1,762 Reviews
3.4
1,762 Reviews
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Northrop Grumman Chairman, CEO & President Wesley G. Bush
Wesley G. Bush
730 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The 9/80 schedule makes it easier for employees to maintain a better work/life balance (in 127 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, Predictable paycheck, management wont fire you if your a sleezebag (in 125 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance can be quite nonexistent depending on the program and location you are in (in 27 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than a 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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    • Career Opportunities
    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  

    Careful employer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Consistent backlog of billable engineering

    Cons

    Frightened of new work, especially with new customers or in new markets. Losing work to smaller, more nimble companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adapt product line and significant engineering capabilities to commercial markets, such as industrial systems automation security. Find hard problems to solve and take the market lead on doing so.

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

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Good benefits, great environment, and great people to work with. Have been with company a long time.

    Cons

    AS sector moving to Florida. Good for people who are going, not so good for people who want to stay in New York.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Northrop Grumman Response

    Sep 22, 2014Social Recruiting Lead

    Thank you for your 5 star review! We are honored that you enjoy working with us!

  7.  

    Awesome benefits/salary - great feeling of "community"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer III  in  Camp Pendleton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Network Engineer III in Camp Pendleton, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary. Attempting to find another position at the end of my contract - still hoping.

    Cons

    Contracts are hit and miss - can be let go quickly and without much notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest about contract dates and when they are ending, giving employees (contractors) time to apply within or outside the company, There is little warning before contract ends unless you are involved in the renewal process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Salary

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Interesting work and good people

    Cons

    Not enough raises for this job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mid level raises should increase .

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company for advancement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineering Manager  in  Huntsville, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Engineering Manager in Huntsville, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    I have worked across several programs and the management varies. Most of the time they are very responses to what you are looking for in you future.

    Cons

    Getting stuck with poor managers. It is not all of them but they are out there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Northrop Grumman Response

    Sep 22, 2014Social Recruiting Lead

    Thank you for the positive review! We are honored to have you apart of the team for the last three years.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ability to learn and grow with your career.

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    Former Employee - Senior Logistics Engineer  in  El Segundo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Logistics Engineer in El Segundo, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for educational growth and advancement.

    Cons

    No applicable issues related to position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to reward employees for outstanding performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Northrop Grumman Response

    Sep 22, 2014Social Recruiting Lead

    Thank you for your 5 star review! We are honored that you enjoy working with us!

  11.  

    My experience at Northrop Grumman Corp. was positive I literally grew up there as a man and became a good employee.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  El Segundo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in El Segundo, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    They allowed me to grow as a employee I learned solid leadership skills and they allowed me to to be promoted through the ranks.

    Cons

    Like I said there is room for promotion but you spend a lot of hours at work which for some can disrupt work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life- balance the is more important than Senior Management knows you have you have the potential to get burned out.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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