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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated 26 January 2015
Updated 26 January 2015
1,897 Reviews
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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
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    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.  

    To date, I have had a very pleasant experience. Plenty of opportunity for grow if you have the drive.

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Newport News, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Newport News, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Chance to work on big contracts
    Large budgets
    Education assist
    Work with and learn from very smart people
    Good benifits

    Cons

    More to come later, nothing comes to mind

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Large and bureaucratic, experience depends heavily on which team you land on

    Former Employee - Business Intern
    Former Employee - Business Intern

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Flex work schedules, established company, fair compensation

    Cons

    A lot of moving parts, hard to see the big picture, primarily work with older employees (in non-engineering roles), role depends heavily on team you land on and needs of that specific team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, competitive pay, fun company activities, etc.

    Cons

    Can be very lazy, lots of meetings, and you will be investigated by the government (a secret clearance is required).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really liked the management of this employer. They really value their employees and they treat everyone with respect. It's one of the best places I've worked.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    stress engineer

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    Current Employee - Stress Engineer in Redondo Beach, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Stress Engineer in Redondo Beach, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    good work environment, flexibility, work schedule

    Cons

    success of company is not passed along to employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of your employees if you want them to take care of you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great Opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vehicle Structural Engineer in El Segundo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Vehicle Structural Engineer in El Segundo, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work different projects over your time here.

    Cons

    None I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst/Engineer
    Former Employee - Analyst/Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and a variety of opportunities for employees who want to move within the organization. A place where people can grow.

    Cons

    Culture can and did vary from one division to another. This is not always bad but presents its own challenges

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Company Heart in the Right Place

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer IV in Newport News, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer IV in Newport News, VA (US)

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great and visionary corporate leadership with I think a true desire to do the right thing and deep insight into the future.

    Cons

    Big companies trying to hold on to Government contract work can sometimes water down principle at the middle layers in order to pander to the government reps who are holding contract keys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be an agent of change to help the government shed it's own funk and get real, top quality, products to real war-fighters without all the bureaucratic nonsense. Don't be an "enabler of mediocrity" and take a few risks at the lower levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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