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Northrop Grumman Mechanical Engineer Reviews

Updated Nov 26, 2019

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3.6
55%
Recommend to a Friend
39%
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Northrop Grumman CEO Kathy Warden
Kathy Warden
3 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "OK to work for"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Northrop is OK to work for. Management could do a better job and promoting growth.

    Cons

    Not enough collaboration between mechanical and electrical engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate employees better.

    Northrop Grumman2019-11-27
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Mechanical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large Company, lots of different opportunities, flexible work hours

    Cons

    Tuition Assistance is being capped @10k per year beginning in 2020, IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND PART TIME GRADUATE SCHOOL, DO NOT WORK HERE. Employees were told this 1.5 months before 2020. So if you want to get any sort of masters degree while working, be prepared that it will take 4-5 years to complete. I understand tuition assistance is a benefit. With that established, other companies (Boeing Raytheon etc.) Offer... much better tuition assistance options. Many younger employees (myself included) are very frustrated with Northrops tactics and advise younger employees to choose somewhere else if you ever think of attending graduate school.

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    Advice to Management

    Understand whats important to different demographics with respect to employee benefits. Older employees might not value certain benefits that are important to younger employees, & vice versa. If a benefit will be changed, please provide more notice to employees so planning can occur.

    Northrop Grumman2019-11-14
  3. Helpful (11)

    "Company is out of touch...Junior engineers beware: cuts to education assistance."

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Semi stable assignments -experienced senior staff -classified programs -flexible work times -possible to transfer departments with some effort.

    Cons

    -corporate management is out of touch with employees. -accountability is not a priority. -profits most important at end of day. -uncompetitive salary/raises. -hurry up and wait -education assistance keeps getting cut. NEW GRADS BEWARE: education assistance benefit cut to $10K per year Jan 1, 2020. If you are expecting to study for a Master's degree while working, you may be served better elsewhere. Employees... in the middle of a master's program will not be grandfathered in, meaning multiple hundreds of employees are being stuck with massive out of pocket costs and others are contemplating dropping their programs. Others are now dissuaded from starting in the first place because of this change.

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    Advice to Management

    Cultivate your workforce. Promote from within. Pay employees 100% fair market rate. Restore education assistance back to its former state.

    Northrop Grumman2019-11-07
  4. "Formerly Orbital"

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    Current Employee - Principal Mechanical Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people work here. Work is stimulating. 9/80 schedule is great.

    Cons

    Lot's of formal processes that prevent work from getting done.

    Northrop Grumman2019-09-02
  5. "NG Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer 

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work but it can get busy.

    Cons

    Too much micro management in some locations.

    Northrop Grumman2019-08-20
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Palmdale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good benefits with good pay

    Cons

    In the middle of nowhere

    Northrop Grumman2019-06-24
  7. "Valuable Work Experience"

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

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman for 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
  8. "Great People, Interesting Day to Day!"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly Atmosphere Government Subsidies Meaningful Work

    Cons

    Repetitive Strict Policies Management tends to emphasize deadlines

    Northrop Grumman2019-06-13
  9. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer 

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    was a challenging experience, that allowed me to learn a lot

    Cons

    did not share the company values

    Northrop Grumman2019-05-13
  10. "Very stable company, boring at times"

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    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman for less than a year

    Pros

    Good job security Lots of opportunities for career advancement Pay for a mechanical intern was pretty good

    Cons

    If you don't have security clearance, there is not a lot you can do Projects tend to move very slowly

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really

    Northrop Grumman2019-04-30
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