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Northrop Grumman Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated 1 Oct 2019

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3.8
73%
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Northrop Grumman CEO Kathy Warden
Kathy Warden
180 Ratings
Pros
  • "9/80 schedule is a good perk that allows to take care of errands(in 368 reviews)

  • "Good work life balance when there is no schedule pressure(in 348 reviews)

Cons
  • "Also, upper management never seems to have much interest in the lower folk(in 124 reviews)

  • "large company not always easy to move up(in 104 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Benefits but Frustrating Bureaucracy"

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Systems Administrator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company (80k+ employees), scheduled pay raises, good benefits (healthcare, retirement matching, etc.)

    Cons

    Managers/Project Leads rarely have any IT background/management experience, extremely vertical organizational structure where upper management makes decisions on employee career development with no communication with employees, poor overall communication, endless training seminars that stretch an hour of content into 8 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Try to promote managers with an IT background to manage IT employees instead of only MBAs.

    Northrop Grumman2019-10-01
  2. "Very good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    overall company is very good

    Cons

    upper management is more concerned about there promotions and bonuses than the product and their employees The title for junior staff should be changed to CEO because the younger employees think two years of work experience entitles them to upper management promotions

    Northrop Grumman2019-09-14
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Company might be good, but New Town site is bad."

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    Former Employee - Assembler in New Town, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k matching, benefits, Pays more than minimum wage with no college degree. Potential for advancement to other positions.

    Cons

    Oh boy, first the management: 1. Penny pinchers - would rather you struggled with tools that sometimes cause problems for the product or just lower productivity. 2. Efficiencies are used to harass employees with unreasonable expectations. First they set the standard to the absolute best time and then they sometimes lower that time for no reason other than some engineer thought it sounded good to reduce time on... cables. Also some employees cut sequence steps and complete them in other sequences, further screwing up the efficiencies. If you tell management, lower management is tasked with fixing it, but they don't have any authority to "change" anything. 3. Upper management often takes away needed workstations and floor space for their pet projects that never work or just to cram more people in the plant. But employees are expected to perform the same or better with less. 4. Because their efficiencies are messed up and people do different things and sometimes have to work with less, your raise ends up subjectively based; oh and they rank everyone too, so everyone could be great employees, but you could get ranked poorly and have a lesser raise just because. 5. They spent ~$500,000 on a robot that sat the two years I worked there. Never worked and it's never been a "real" priority to make it useful. Although management will talk about getting it working. Or the 8 or so tables of floor space taken for a twist machine that took longer to twist than by hand... 6. Overtime. They expect you to work overtime and they usually need it to make up for poor management. If you don't and want some kind of lofe outside work, it'll reflect poorly on raises. Now let's consider the location of the plant. It's on an Indian reservation where the price of everything is jacked up (including rent) due to being nowhere and because of all the oil money in the area. So most people commute from Minot which has the best rent prices. So now your ten hour day has about 2 1/2 hours of driving everyday and the company does not care. Also half of the year will be winter and will get below zero for say 2 months of the year. What else...no HR. So we had lots of employee conflicts due to bad management, people yelling at each other, toxic person in quality department, people were walking out in frustration, taking medical leave for mental health reasons. There was an instance of a hiring manager encouraging a certain employee to apply for a better position, but saying nothing to others that they knew were equally or better qualified.

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    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs some kind of check and balance on their authority. Otherwise they just do and care enough to look good for their bosses in California or corporate or wherever they are.

    Northrop Grumman2019-08-08
  4. Helpful (2)

    "All the bureaucracy that comes with a big company"

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    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Job security, flexibility to move within the company

    Cons

    No transparency with upper management, No reward for excellent performance

    Advice to Management

    Reward your bread winners.

    Northrop Grumman2019-04-03
  5. Helpful (4)

    "A failing company"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Newport, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The actual engineering group is a nice group of people.

    Cons

    The Newport office is the mistreated stepchild of Northrop, all the bureaucracy of a big company, none of the benefits. The management is terrible and just biding their time till they can retire. The company in general can't figure out what direction they want to go. They reorganize every couple of years, fire some upper management, then do it again a couple years later before they even have time to change... anything.

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    Advice to Management

    Just close the Newport office already and start figuring out why you keep losing market share. I'll tell you one thing, it's not because you are spending money re investing in people or technology, because you don't.

    Northrop Grumman2019-03-31
  6. Helpful (7)

    "Work-life balance non-existent"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Long walks from the parking lot.

    Cons

    If you do not have a family member in an upper management position, do not expect to be able to climb the corporate ladder.

    Northrop Grumman2019-01-26
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer III in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like the 9/80 work week, my immediate managers are always wonderful, and there's always room for growth within the company!

    Cons

    Work always seems to come in waves. The work life balance will be solid for six months (but with not much to do), then six months of Extended Work Week. Also, upper management never seems to have much interest in the lower folk.

    Northrop Grumman2019-01-10
  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of ways you can move up if you work hard. Tons of experience for the industry. learn lean methods and use great inventory software. tons of working capital to accomplish missions. plenty of employee appreciation fun. family friendly events often.

    Cons

    not enough support from upper management. tight timelines. late nights and working on off days.

    Advice to Management

    take care of your employees and they will take care of you.

    Northrop Grumman2018-12-14
  9. "Systems engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule is very good

    Cons

    Communication from upper management to empolyees

    Northrop Grumman2018-08-14
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Lower your expectations."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities are vast and immense.

    Cons

    Groupthink and cliques in upper management will be the demise of this organization. Freethinkers or deviants should be wary of this culture, to ensure it's suitable for them. Work/Life balance is a myth...Work/life management is the undertaking of the employee only.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that all policies and procedures are being adhered to ensure inclusion and diversity of thought. Don't be so quick to cast judgment due to a difference of opinions or thoughts. STOP FOLLOWING THE GOSSIP...depend on facts based on a thorough research/investigation/review.

    Northrop Grumman2018-05-16
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