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Test Engineers at Northrop Grumman give their company a 3.8 out of 5.0, while the average rating for Northrop Grumman is 3.8, making them just as happy as every other employee at Northrop Grumman and 5% less happy than every other Test Engineer on CareerBliss - the happiest Test Engineers work for General Electric.

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Average Rating
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Test Engineer
in Palmdale, CA

"Northrop Grumman is highly focused on improving shareholder value. One method the executives are using is to minimize employee pay and benefits. Salary increase pools have averaged 2% for 4 years. Managers find it impossible to get grade level upgrades approved for well qualified employees, which results in turnover as employees leave to find a pay raise. In 2014 bonuses were shifted to managers and senior employees from less experienced team members. Very large government contract award fees generated by dedicated employees is not shared with the team below the director / VP level. Workloads are highly varied among skills and projects. Many employees work more than 400 hours of overtime year after year, while others work none and are underutilized. Pay-for-performance is ineffectively implemented resulting in very low morale in some organizations where work load and results do not correlate with pay raises. Employee survey results showing low morale are ignored and re-surveyed as if the answers should magically change without some leadership effort. For the lucky employees that find a great group, with leadership that recognizes their effort, Northrop is a great place to be. For many others, it’s only a sustaining job until a better opportunity arises. Before accepting a Northrop job, find out if the opening is a replacement for a recent departure rather than growth. That likely indicates the manger can’t keep their employees satisfied."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Test Engineer
in Boulder, CO

"I enjoy working at Northrop. My manager is very good and she lets me know exactly what needs to be done. The company has been up front and honest with me. They are genuinely interested in the employee welfare. I enjoy my work."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Average Test Engineer Ratings in the Past 6 Years

Year Salary
2010 $3
2011 $2
2012 $4
2014 $5
2015 $2
Test Engineer
in Rolling Meadows, IL

What do you like about working at Northrop Grumman?

"Everything from environmental to benefit, including health care & disable/dead insurance, holiday pay."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Control the company's budget, do not depend on the other sources, develop new and more productivity."

What don't you like about working at Northrop Grumman?

"The company's budget based on Government contract. No winning contract, no work to do, the employee will be laid off."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Pay more attention to their employees how they performed their work."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Test Engineer
in San Pedro, CA
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.8 / 5
Company Culture 3.8 / 5 Way You Work 3.6 / 5

Average Northrop Grumman Attributes by Test Engineer

Company Culture
3.8
Growth Opportunities
3.3
People You Work With
4.3
Person You Work For
4.4
Rewards You Receive
3.3
Support You Get
3.6
Way You Work
4.2
Work Setting
3.7
Test Engineer
People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2.9 / 5 Support You Get 2.6 / 5
Rewards You Receive 2.1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5 Company Culture 2 / 5
Way You Work 3.8 / 5
Test Engineer

"Company is a good overall."

Test Engineer
Person You Work For 3.9 / 5 People You Work With 3.9 / 5 Work Setting 3.1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3.9 / 5 Way You Work 4.8 / 5
Test Engineer
in Newport News, VA

"Good company when you get hired on permanent."

What do you like about working at Northrop Grumman?

"The people that work here are very knowledgeable and easy to work with."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Have a good baseline knowledge."

What don't you like about working at Northrop Grumman?

"The distance that I have to walk between the car and the workplace."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Parking passes."

Test Engineer
in El Segundo, CA

"My experiences had been all positive throughout the 12 years I'd been with the company."

What do you like about working at Northrop Grumman?

"Some flexibility as with any professional institutions. Sometimes I can come in on a Saturday because Wednesday was my son's graduation, etc. People showed respect for one another. After my accident in which I was out 6 months, I was eased back into the work environment. They placed me in many areas to find a niche that I can be contributor, over 6 years before they let me go. I totally appreciate how they tried to accommodate my challenges as a result of my accident. Some companies will let you go within weeks of your accident."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Like any interviews, take control, take charge and tell or show them how you can contribute to the success of the company."

What don't you like about working at Northrop Grumman?

"When I moved to Orange County, it was a longer commute than when I was in L.A. Took me 30+ min. to work but 1.2 hrs to get home."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"My tenure there, I had 5 managers just because they shuffled me around to see where was my best fit. All of them were extremely good. If any complaints, there was one who used EXTREME foul language. We overlooked it because he was also EXTREMELY brilliant."

Test Engineer

What do you like about working at Northrop Grumman?

"The stability."

What don't you like about working at Northrop Grumman?

"The lack of upward mobility."

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