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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated Sep 17, 2019

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3.7
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Northrop Grumman CEO Kathy Warden
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101 Ratings
Pros
  • "Working the 9/80 schedule is wonderful, because you have 3 day weekends every other week(in 344 reviews)

  • "Good work life balance when there is no schedule pressure(in 326 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 96 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Stable but Slow"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineering Manager 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

    Northrop Grumman is a great place to work if you are a seasoned professional who values your life outside your job. If you work overtime, you get overtime pay at 100%, which is fantastic. As is pretty standard for the Defense industry, there is a program called 9/80, whereby if you work for 9 hours a day, you get every other Friday off. It's pretty great. There some tuition reimbursement, but it is contingent on... your manager approving it. Up to 6% 401(k) matching with a 3 year vesting cliff is nice as well. Lastly, Defense is a very stable industry that will always be around and never outsourced, which gives you enormous job security.

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    Cons

    Being a defense contractor, the pace of work is painfully-slow. Contracts are always delayed by months, which can be very frustrating for young professionals looking to make a splash in their career and stand out among the masses. Moreover, there is a huge problem with knowledge sharing. The old guard is retiring or getting grumpy at all the work they are doing to support their programs because their colleagues... of 20-30 years are retiring. There is incredible disorganization in onboarding materials and no clear system for how to learn the way Defense work gets done. Directors will point you to intranet websites with broken links, and there are few human beings who are dedicated to your continuous learning. It's all on you to ask questions, which makes you feel like a pest. Lastly, senior management feels immensely disconnected from frontline managers and their engineers. They talk in lofty terms without understanding how hollow and aimless their strategies are.

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    Advice to Management

    Keep making efforts to raise base pay for engineers. You are competing with the tech sector, which is far sexier and pays more competitively. Also, there are lots of people loafing around; many of the people I have dealt with feel like they are there on a job welfare program. This is frustrating for people who actually want to accomplish something.

    Northrop Grumman2019-09-10
  2. "Great place to work, generally low stress"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great, interesting projects and great work/life balance; I love the 9/80 work week!

    Cons

    Navigating career advancement can be tough/a little arbitrary in such a large company

    Northrop Grumman2019-09-18
  3. "PCS"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician 
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary, good benefits, great colleagues

    Cons

    Stifled career growth, moving away from employee appreciation

    Northrop Grumman2019-09-17
  4. "My Northrop Grumman Review"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redondo Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company wins contracts to work on some pretty important and innovative programs.

    Cons

    The con is, the company is so big that you can fall into a crack and become unuseful if you do not speak up to your interests. Also, just because the company is working on cool products doesn't mean you will get anywhere close to making an actual impact. Too many acronyms for newer employees to relate to and the age gap is a problem for recent graduates.

    Northrop Grumman2019-09-18
  5. "Great company for career growth"

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    Former Employee - Intern 

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

    Pros

    Prominent aerospace company working on a new launch vehicle.

    Cons

    Rotation program needed to experience a wide variety of roles in the product life cycle.

    Northrop Grumman2019-09-16
  6. "Greate"

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    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team members, culture, work like balance

    Cons

    Honestly nothing comes to mind as a con for me

    Northrop Grumman2019-09-15
  7. "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
  8. "Flexibility and Opportunity"

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

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - 9/80 schedule - flexible working hours

    Cons

    - bureaucracy - some managers aren't ideal

    Advice to Management

    One's experience really depends on the manager they are assigned. Employees, if you don't like what you're doing, it's easy to transfer to something you do like. Just find ask for one-on-ones to figure out what you want to do, where you would like to do that, and what gaps you may need to fill to get there. In my experience, NGC is in general a better place to work than similar giant defense contractors.

    Northrop Grumman2019-09-13
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Morehead City, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Four 10 hour days, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    Large company, Long commute, lots of paperwork

    Northrop Grumman2019-09-07
  10. "love the job!"

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    Current Employee - RF Engineer III in Linthicum, MD

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, benefits, learning opportunities

    Cons

    No cons so far, traffic to get there

    Advice to Management

    Management is good

    Northrop Grumman2019-09-10
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