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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated 12 December 2017
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  • Not very work/life balance oriented (in 65 reviews)

  • No direction from upper management ever (in 109 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Goliath Start-Up"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  3. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "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


  6. "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


  7. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good, benefits are good.

    Cons

    Very large number of employees.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Very much still a start up"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cheltenham, England
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cheltenham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman (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.


  9. "Growing rapidly with plenty of opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gloucester, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gloucester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly, knowledgeable staff
    Very honest business ethics
    Great offices
    Interesting projects
    Long term investment
    Good training opportunities
    New bonus system

    Cons

    Sometimes slow to react to change
    Communications sometimes poor
    Process heavy

    Advice to Management

    Faster response to change and business issues


  10. "Catch 22"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Program Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Significant delegation within bounds. Treated like an adult by UK management.

    Cons

    Authority in the hands of US based management .
    Seagull syndrome, didn't really understand tge market.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat an overseas market like its US state and local.


  11. "Flt Sciences"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Access to a good range of resources

    Cons

    A company concerned with a contracting market


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