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Updated 17 Jul 2019

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Northrop Grumman CEO Kathy Warden
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64 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Subcontracts Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great company with lots of opportunities'

    Cons

    lot of red tape with upper management

    Advice to Management

    People. It's about the people

    Northrop Grumman2017-12-11
  2. Helpful (6)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Once you self teach yourself the basics of the job, it becomes almost thoughtless process. Simple remedial tasks where it seems like groundhogs day everyday, but at least it makes the work week go by super fast since it is like a competition who can do the task quicker.

    Cons

    Company focuses on shareholders and not the employees building the product. Benefits and raises primarily go to the upper management, while the pay increases for engineers and technicians are made such that it offsets inflation, while still being the minimum required. A majority of what an engineer is self-taught, no real guidance from mentors or formal training.

    Advice to Management

    Actually advance people around the expected time table if they are actually performing at the next level. Statistics show low retention of employees and especially veterans due to lack of promotion to the next level.

    Northrop Grumman2017-12-11
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Goofy Managment, Great Coworkers"

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    Former Employee - Aviation Structural Mechanic in Lake Charles, LA
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The mechanics, inspectors, leads and supervisors on the floor do not hesitate to stop what they are doing and lend a hand. Supervisors and leads are loyal to their crews, and even some of the project managers are too. Pay is good. Benefits are too.

    Cons

    Site upper management (Lake Charles facility) has made a lot of policies and programs that get in the way of productivity (a lot, too), and they do nothing to improve or replace them with better solutions, despite suggestions from those on the floor. Facility is a production turned maintenance facility, and many of the production practices are still attempted to be used to do maintenance, which is ineffective. Access...

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    Advice to Management

    Update your procedures on the floor to reflect the maintenance function of the site. Make the publications easier to get to (like .pdf). Remove programs that are ineffective and wasteful (like the current RFID tool crib) and replace them with something effective and less time consuming (bar codes, move the crib to a location where it is better suited).

    Northrop Grumman2017-11-22
  4. Helpful (1)

    "System Administrator - Comm"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Self Motivated and low key work.

    Cons

    No direction from upper management ever.

    Advice to Management

    Get a plan or some kind of goal.

    Northrop Grumman2017-11-10
  5. "Amazing Opportunity!"

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    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company offers great perks and insights into the industry. Amazing!

    Cons

    Upper Management needs to tie to the subordinates more often.

    Northrop Grumman2017-10-30
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company and Future!"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Technician in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company, Culture, Co-workers, and Work.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to reach out to upper management.

    Northrop Grumman2017-10-25
  7. Helpful (8)

    "Great Company - Not so Great Anymore"

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    Former Employee - Security Specialist in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits Loved the job I did

    Cons

    Upper management unethical and immoral HR ignores complaints of harassment or hostile work environment HR/Ethics takes up to a year to investigate issues, if at all "Good ol boy" network is alive and well Unethical and immoral practices seem to be rewarded and ethics and morals are punished. If you don't ignore the unethical and immoral they will try to make you quit and if you don't they will find a reason to lay...

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    Advice to Management

    Corporate management needs to pay closer attention to what is going on at sector level. They need to visit sites and take a day or two to speak to the employees in the trenches and not only be behind closed doors with select managers. If there are a lot of issues/complaints from a site there is a reason for it - you need to not sit on it and resolve things before business and good employees are hurt. You also need to...

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    Northrop Grumman2017-11-01
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to start at"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance. Networking. Challenging projects

    Cons

    Promotions. Upper management. Staffing. Bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Better compensation for good engineers.

    Northrop Grumman2017-09-26
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Legacy Aerospace in Every Way"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is better than most places

    Cons

    Lack of understanding of what employee engagement means Weak performance-compensation feedback loop Upper management talks about wanting innovation, but lower and middle management are incredibly risk-averse and, therefore, focused on keeping things the same Small raise pool

    Advice to Management

    Reward intelligent risk-taking, even when it leads to failure Find a way to increase the raise pool to above inflation

    Northrop Grumman2017-08-22
  10. Helpful (8)

    "They talk a good game"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time

    Pros

    Pros: Excellent co workers - some of the people you work with are some of the best in the nation. A pure pleasure to work with. Interesting work - Again, some of the most interesting work in the nation.

    Cons

    Cons: Done def management once again. Currently in the few years I have worked there, the upper management has changed approx. 3 times. The lower level management isn't some of the best either. They choose GREAT engineers with zero or no leadership skills and absolutely ZERO training, of course the obvious happens, leadership that tries to only make decisions that they will not get any heat from. All the employees...

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    Advice to Management

    Why don't you listen or at least pay attention to your the "anonymous"s yearly reviews you make us take. PS... I have seen people get questioned and pushed out for these reviews.

    Northrop Grumman2017-07-23
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