Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated 1 Jul 2020

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Northrop Grumman CEO Kathy Warden
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  1. "Hit the nail on the head with the cyber domain"

    5.0
     

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Flat structure No bureaucracy Plenty of training opportunities and continual development Bleeding edge ways of working Great colleagues Competitive salary for the most part

    Cons

    Still trying to figure out a number of kinks associated with rapid growth

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  2. Helpful (5)

    "The Single Worst Company I Have Ever Worked For"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * The people you'll work with in the office * There is a decent social aspect outside of work * You'll get the joy of leaving and finding a better job (probably very soon)

    Cons

    * Competitors will pay more and have their act together unlike this shambles of a company * This comapny brought me in under the impression I would be a software engineer, in my year there I wrote about 100-200 lines of code (at a push), the rest of the time I dealt with various people issues and travelled up and down the country * 4 people left within a few weeks of me joining due to project issues, this issue continued with new projects for other people. If projects are revealing the same issues, maybe those issues need addressing... * You'll be taking stress back home with you every evening * You'll be fooled into travelling, even if you're told you won't be * Whatever you think a reasonable wage would be, add at least another £25k onto it to make it worthwhile (for time spent away from home, and for not doing the work you will sign on for) * You'll be manipulated into doing nothing and told it's okay. They'll do this for as long as you're making money * HR will turn a blind eye to your complaints and issues because you're making money for the business * Half of our team had to leave in order to get HR to address any complaints * The business has no drive or interest in new technology, there will be no oppurtunity to work on interesting and new technologies * The only training available to you will be online videos or blanket training courses which aren't all that applicable to your role * Has not adopted modern technology and seems to think phones are a good way of conducting remote work meetings - even though you'll hear nothing but russling through the hole call and not make out what anyone ever said * Rules do not translate well to the UK, most notably, very funny about alcohol being included on any receipts for expenses * Claiming expenses will take an eternity, and you'll almost certainly pay out of pocket to pay off any kind of credit cards, your expense will then be returned to you for a minor mistake, and then you'll rinse and repeat about 3 times * The full time hours in the contract may say 40 per week, but you'll go significantly over, especially when you're travelling * There was no clear route for progression

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great office, terrible work, terrible company"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people in the office who have formed a family through their shared frustrations at management

    Cons

    - Office receives little to no work - Vindictive behaviour of management when ethical concerns are raised. - Send employees regularly across the country needlessly and dismissing mental and physical health concerns raised from such behaviour. - Strict 40 hour work week with inflexible working hours - Offer little to no training except for internal mandatory trianing that is drawn out, outdated and useless to most of the staff working in the company. - Most of your time at this job will be sat staring at a monitor waiting for work. - Upper management do not exist at the site and never visit. Emails will be ignored and calls dodged if you want to get in touch with them.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid this role at all costs"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Service Desk Analyst in Coventry, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There were a handful of people who were a pleasure to work with that made the job a lot more enjoyable.

    Cons

    • Working at this job will cause anxiety, depression and stress, your only okay in this role if the your face fits. • Unless you’re friends with management outside of the business you would really struggle to succeed in this role, there is no route for progression at all. • The company handles internal matters unfairly and ignore any problems that staff bring to their attention. • Your spoken down too by management and other departments, constructive criticism isn’t a thing here. • Management handle things poorly and are very demanding, I was once asked to complete a nightshift (wasn’t in my contract) and when I politely declined management began to belittle/bully me into doing the shift. • Managers attend mental health awareness course but fail to see the impact they have on there colleagues/team. • When employed I wasn’t informed about a the company moving to a new service desk which caused me financial uncertainty and unstability.

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  5. "defence company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great products and good place to work

    Cons

    Large organisation, so challenging to get approvals.

  6. "Good place to work and good team"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good team and family orientated

    Cons

    Short on benefits and salary

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Fareham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It used to be a good company to work for as nice offices, free parking and good location

    Cons

    Incompetent directors particularly Governance and standards who rules by bulling and backstabbing. Bad communication and atmosphere between management and staff, therefore high staff turnover. No training given but high expectations. No chance of promotion or salary increase unless part of the clique.

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "Worst Company Ever - UK Office"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None, it doesn't even look good on the CV as it's an American company which no-one has heard of

    Cons

    Favouritism, inequality, discrimination...the list is endless. If you don't sit in the right cost centre - you will never get recognised/ awarded/ praised. If you do - you will be thrown unlimited pay increases and bonuses! Company ethics are poor, employees are demotivated and demoralised, no community or team spirit. Senior management believe they are above everyone else. The UK CEO will not even say hello if in the office (which is rare anyway). You will be ignored until something is required from you - at which point you are summoned and will be spoken down to.

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company-Bad Management"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Salary Immediate management is great - can be hit or miss depending on department

    Cons

    UK CE doesn’t value lower employees Work/Life balance is always spoken about but never actioned

  10. "Could've been better, could've been worse"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Placement Student in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good sense of community amongst the company, enjoyed the socials. A lot of opportunities to better myself professionally

    Cons

    Didn't really get along with my team, always felt like an outsider

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