Northrop Grumman Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated 29 Jul 2020

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Subcontracts Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  2. Helpful (6)

    "Engineer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Goofy Managment, Great Coworkers"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 to maintenance manuals is a pain. Be prepared to work a lot of O/T (but all aviation maintenance is like that. Not NG specific)

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "System Administrator - Comm"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  5. "Amazing Opportunity!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company and Future!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  7. Helpful (8)

    "Great Company - Not so Great Anymore"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 you off.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to start at"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  9. Helpful (6)

    "Legacy Aerospace in Every Way"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  10. Helpful (8)

    "They talk a good game"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 are essentially thrown under the bus. The initial salary is okay, the raises are between 2-3%. So far they are starting to cut anybody who higher than average salaries or even average salaries. Moving packages are just plain dumb. 15k to move to a new place with little. The company they use is, check this out, a subsidiary of Northrop, so they charge a premium to move your stuff to themselves, never mind the company is crap and a half. PTO.... yea, when the hurricane came, they tried to make the people use their own PTO for the forced plant closure. What your specialty is may not guarantee you actually doing it. MANY people are doing something totally different that what they are hired to do. They did this with my manager and that person stayed 1 year to the day to finish out the contact and then moved on. So the current procedure is to put you in a department where you have zero skill in, grade you as if you do know. Many older engineers are just leaving.

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