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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated 18 Jul 2019

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Northrop Grumman CEO Kathy Warden
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62 Ratings
  1. "Great company doing great things."

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    Current Employee - Environmental Health and Safety Engineer in Palmdale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience and a lot of room to grow. The company is constantly looking to expand its operations, which creates a ton of new job opportunities.

    Cons

    At times it seems like the upper management isn't in touch with the lower level staff. The typically large company issues.

    Advice to Management

    Hit the production floor and interact with you're employees.

    Northrop Grumman2016-03-18
  2. Helpful (13)

    "Becomming just an average place to work"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer IV in Redondo Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    A lot of smart people work here. They have good processes in place. Very few cliques and mostly inclusive of everybody.

    Cons

    Upper management has for the last few years has waged a continuous assault on benefits. From cutting down paid holidays (they recently cut the day after Thanksgiving), eliminating yearly profit share bonus for most employees, to massively raising the cost of health insurance and blaming it on Obamacare.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the assault on benefits. You will soon lose your most experienced people and will be left with only wet behind the ears recent college grads who are just happy to have a Job. You're turning Northrop Grumman from a place where people have careers to a place where people just have jobs.

    Northrop Grumman2016-03-04
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company if you want to be your own little business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Very little involvement from department management as they treat you like an engineer who can perform their tasks efficiently.

    Cons

    Little to no upper management exposure

    Northrop Grumman2016-02-21
  4. "Would Recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    You meet and work with a lot of smart people. Management seems open to listening to ideas from early career professionals; you can tell they are focused on retaining the best employees.

    Cons

    While development opportunities are strong for early career and upper management, there is definitely a sag for senior level analysts. Once you're through the early career stage, development opportunities and programs seem to drop off significantly.

    Advice to Management

    If you truly want to retain people, you need to focus development on all stages of employees' careers. It's tough to feel good about getting having great attention placed on you early in your career and then becoming stagnant when you feel you should be continuing to develop and grow as you enter your mid career.

    Northrop Grumman2016-02-18
  5. Helpful (9)

    "Process Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people that make up this organization are amazing, smart, and excellent to work with. Someone is always willing to help out and we all realize the goal of the job is to protect the warfighter. At the lower levels, new ideas are always welcome.

    Cons

    A LARGE amount of bureaucracy. Upper management is completely detached and gets very little input from the ground floor, so much so that it has a very large impact on business in the long run. Favoritism and nepotism are near epidemic levels which prevent's the company from making actual progress.

    Advice to Management

    Try meeting with engineers and technicians on the floor and asking their opinions without leading them into it. Lead instead of manage and you will see a HUGE improvement. Stop fooling yourself into thinking that everyone is happy because they have a job, the rest of the world is full of opportunity and that is why you are losing people.

    Northrop Grumman2016-02-05

    Northrop Grumman Response

    March 10, 2016Talent Community Manager

    We appreciate you taking a moment to leave a review. We're happy to hear your thoughts on your fellow colleagues you listed among the pros. To address your cons, it's important to mention that Northrop Grumman’s management team is very concerned with employee engagement and is looking ...

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  6. "IS Manager"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

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

      Pros

      Top talent and producers within the company

      Cons

      Continual changes in upper management

      Advice to Management

      Lead

      Northrop Grumman2015-12-17
    • Helpful (6)

      "NG Good Name NO Growth Potential - Feeling Stuck"

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      Current Employee - Rep in Herndon, VA
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      its a good name - fortune 500 company, but think twice about working here.

      Cons

      ABSOLUTELY NO GROWTH!!! Too many layers. I have been to HR several times to get guidance on a different career path...I have a Masters degree and I am still a rep because of the limited opportunities, this company just recycles folks in upper management and calls it a re-org. I work with a person who does nothing never shows up for work yet she is "protected". I hear work life balance but yet to experience it, a very...

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      Advice to Management

      Concentrate on talent, reward people for a job well done. Reduce the layers, HR please take a step up and do more in assisting people with getting where they need to go.

      Northrop Grumman2016-01-08
    • "Good experience"

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      Former Employee - Electrical Design Engineer in Newport News, VA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Open communication forums, wealth of experience to build from and depending on what department you're assigned to a descent work environment

      Cons

      Due to the nature of government funded contractual employment, upper management will scrutinize and monopolize employees creating a somewhat volatile environment.

      Northrop Grumman2015-11-02
    • Helpful (4)

      "Too caught up in diversity"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, VA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good pay, some really great programs, decent educational opportunities. Some really brilliant coworkers. Flexible work hours.

      Cons

      Benefits have gone straight downhill. Top heavy. A lot of the upper management think very highly of themselves. Bureaucracy is stifling.

      Advice to Management

      Hire/promote people based on their qualifications. Need more aggressive leadership, not more leadership. Invest in business development instead of buying your stocks back. Reduce your profit margins a point and get back some of the business you lost.

      Northrop Grumman2015-09-29
    • "OK place to work."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Northrop Grumman

      Pros

      Most people telecommute at least a few days a week. Quite a bit of leeway when choosing projects to get involved with.

      Cons

      1. Incredibly old/conservative mentality of upper management. 2. No free coffee (really?) 3. If you do have to work in the office, you'll likely be stuck in a cube farm.

      Northrop Grumman2015-09-18
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