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Northrop Grumman Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated 14 Jun 2019

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Northrop Grumman CEO Kathy Warden
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40 Ratings
Pros
  • "Working the 9/80 schedule is wonderful, because you have 3 day weekends every other week(in 338 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and work-life balance(in 319 reviews)

Cons
  • "Also, upper management never seems to have much interest in the lower folk(in 121 reviews)

  • "large company not always easy to move up(in 95 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "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
  2. 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...

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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
  3. Helpful (6)

    "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
  4. 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
  5. "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
  6. "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
  7. 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
  8. Helpful (15)

    "Diversity"

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    Former Employee - Logistics in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You will always get your paycheck and your benefits.

    Cons

    They take the diversity thing way too extreme. Caucasian males and especially veterans will not advance to management. They review their employees on one scale that is made public to the employee. Then management have what they call a “9- square” review they also perform and they do not share this with even the employee. This square has all the employees under the manager listed in respective squares with 1 being...

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    Advice to Management

    Diversity and inclusion includes everyone. Not just people who you assign stars to. If it wasn’t that way then the stars and the ratings should be made public.

    Northrop Grumman2018-03-28
  9. Helpful (19)

    "Age Discrimination is BLATANT!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's difficult to give a positive review to a company that lacks understanding of their employees. Employees want to make a difference, but there are too many roadblocks for advancement for the baby boomers.

    Cons

    Upper management is driven by productivity to achieve their financial bonuses. Worker bees are told there's no money for raises. Benefits are cut across the board.

    Advice to Management

    "On fire to hire" is their new slogan. The company is pushing out the 50+ employee for millennials and interns. Age discrimination is blatant. Want to make a difference in mentoring the younger generation? Don't drink the kook-aid and respect the knowledge of the older generation to be able to pass on valuable information. Stop the age discrimination!

    Northrop Grumman2018-01-31
  10. Helpful (7)

    "Pros and Cons - for junior engineers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good up-to-front, 1st year salary. Many good, experienced/senior engineers are available - great for learning through Q&A. Most of the time, IPT's are very experienced and quick to realize what is going on in the program. Lots of opportunities and resources to learn new skills and methods. Many programs available for you to get in. Once each program/contract ends, your manager usually helps you get...

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    Cons

    1. Lots of bureaucracy and mismanagement that often leads to program failure : >>Program management scared of reporting "bad news" to upper management and hide it until the program runs out of money - especially if they're the ones who caused trouble. >>Lack of diversity in program management section: management experienced in one or two discipline(s) only (the one(s)...

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    Advice to Management

    Read both pros and cons. Solutions to these problems are pretty obvious.

    Northrop Grumman2018-01-09
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