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Updated 16 January 2019
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  • "The work life balance will be solid for six months (but with not much to do), then six months of Extended Work Week" (in 79 reviews)

  • "Communication from upper management to empolyees" (in 118 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (33)

    "Excellent Employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Falls Church, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Falls Church, VA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is forward thinking, diverse, and of course technically advanced. A four-fold increase in stock price over the past few years indicates strong leadership at the top echelons. There is a lot of opportunity within the company to grow careers and advance your education.

    Cons

    Many folks do not see what NGC brings to the table as far as advancing technology. The technology used in developing products often has application value in non-defense products. Being associated with the military industry often sheds a dim light on an outstanding company

    Advice to Management

    Streamline processes. Years and years of processes have taken away agility


  2. "Regional Desk Officer"

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    Former Employee - Regional Desk Officer in Molesworth, England
    Former Employee - Regional Desk Officer in Molesworth, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work conditions and leadership

    Cons

    Salary needs to be increased to match cost of living in the UK

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary and offer DoD benefits for families in Molesworth, UK

  3. "Good company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman (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


  4. "Working at Northrop Sperry"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is a lot of work to be done and

    Cons

    Office politics sometimes borders on the precinct of crime, bullying an employee to work is acceptable because you get paid. But stealing from an employee to reduce their performances and put unnecessary pressure is totally acceptable.

    Advice to Management

    In an era where Barclays has received record fines, Tesco’s accounting irregularities. All leads should put in a lot more effort to ensure that teams work together to avoid irregularities. If yourcompany has corporate and professional ethics please adhere to these ethics otherwise staff will be demolished and unproductive


  5. Helpful (1)

    "company review"

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

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (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.


  6. "Great"

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

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    - Company can be very bureaucratic


  7. "Goliath Start-Up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salford, North West England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salford, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly Atmosphere
    Supportive HR department
    Strong Security Conscience

    Cons

    Too focused on Body Shopping vs winning actual substantive projects
    Under-utilised bench
    Training budget mismanaged
    Too much bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Plan resources better with contingencies for when Plan A fails

  8. Helpful (4)

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

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (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 wheel (ie. threaten to leave) to get anything decent

    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 NGUK a long-term business or a get-rich-quick-scheme?
    Giving PMs people not budgets


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Awesome, Most of the time, incredible space

    Cons

    Terrible, bad lunch, smelly toilets

    Advice to Management

    Keep it coming


  10. "good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    met great people at the firm

    Cons

    lengthy time hours and intense work load

    Advice to Management

    keep it up