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Northrop Grumman Engineer Reviews

Updated 17 Jun 2019

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Northrop Grumman CEO Kathy Warden
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21 Ratings
  1. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Intern Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Corporate Responsibility - Great company culture - Takes R&D very seriously

    Cons

    - Company can be very bureaucratic

    Northrop Grumman2017-12-07
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of plan for the UK."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cheltenham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary, fairly good benefits package, good location of office

    Cons

    Lack of investment in technology, no delegated authority locally, no plan in UK, lack of customers to work in

    Advice to Management

    Create a plan for the UK, trust your staff to deliver, delegate responsibility and invest in the future in the UK, assuming you want to build a business

    Northrop Grumman2019-04-11
  3. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Intern Engineer in Huntingdon and Peterborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is no blame culture in the company

    Cons

    The salary is too low for the job

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the ethics of the organisation

    Northrop Grumman2018-10-23
  4. Helpful (1)

    "company review"

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    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Cheltenham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some training schemes. Friendly staff

    Cons

    Low pay and high turn over of staff

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries to compete with better tech firms and start-ups.

    Northrop Grumman2018-01-25
  5. Helpful (5)

    "View as a temporary rung on your career ladder while adding skills to your CV"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cheltenham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are several interesting projects to work on, and you get the chance to have a say in which area you work in There's chance to increase your skills in a variety of areas There's good people there who you can learn a lot from

    Cons

    No loyalty - if you don't get through the filter process, a clause in your contract allows them to let you go - several people suddenly disappeared while I was there No business creativity/diversification from the top - solely focused on a "More bodies sent to their sole customer equals more money" formula Laughable 1% annual pay rises - a very few get one or two more percentage points - you need to be a *very* squeaky...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop: Firing good people - big morale eroder - Raytheon do perfectly well without doing this Leaving ideas to rot - ideas and talent together is gold dust, don't fritter them away Wasting opportunities - relying on a single customer is a pretty fragile business model Mind-numbing bureaucracy - OneView is a huge time and money sink - a booking code for 15 minutes is ridiculous Start: Moving into commercial - is...

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    Northrop Grumman2017-09-04
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Very much still a start up"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cheltenham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexitime, Open environment, Friendly, Opportunity to work in different areas if interested.

    Cons

    Staff knowledge, Management, Work location (temp office as of 02/17)

    Advice to Management

    Pay staff what they're worth when you recognise their worth, don't wait for them to hand in their notice making a new offer.

    Northrop Grumman2017-02-27
  7. "Solid parent company"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer in Peterborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not much of a blame culture here- which means everyone can collaborate in the engineering process smoothly.

    Cons

    Non-technical areas of the business needs more understanding of what is possible to engineer in considering time, scope and resource constraints.

    Northrop Grumman2017-02-14
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Slowing transitioning into a global business"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fareham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people Flexible working hours Nice building Free good coffee Meaningful work Great benefits for employees before 2014

    Cons

    Technologically very behind the curve 2016 bonus system is insulting HR is hideous Paperwork heavy Many big projects either come to nothing or go south pretty quickly. No home working

    Advice to Management

    Need to become more agile and allow staff to influence policies on a local level. Should attempt to build up business slower as current strategy of hunting big bids doesn't seem to be working.

    Northrop Grumman2016-05-03
  9. "Valuable Work Experience"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineering in Plymouth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good teaming environment, people easy to work with, interesting work, solid work vibe, competitive pay

    Cons

    Not many similarly aged people which can make some interactions not as fluid

    Northrop Grumman2019-06-17
  10. "Your mileage will vary."

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    9/80 work week. Would be assigned projects and roles according to skills and not limited to formal job title. Example: a systems engineer could work as a software engineer on a project if he/she had the skills, desire and there was project need.

    Cons

    Some locations are great, others were notoriously bad. Management of the organizational structure often fails. Re-orgs happen annually and management fails to execute on large re-orgs.

    Advice to Management

    The next time you undertake a massive organization, take the time to execute it properly instead of leaving employees without managers or much connection to the organization.

    Northrop Grumman2019-06-16
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