Northrop Grumman Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is an American global aerospace and defence technology company. With 90,000 employees and an annual revenue in excess of $30 billion, it is one of the world's largest weapons manufacturers and military technology providers. The firm ranks No. 108 on the 2020 Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations.
Northrop Grumman and its industry partners have won the Collier Trophy eight times, most recently for developing the X-47B, the first unmanned, autonomous air system to operate from an aircraft carrier. In 2004, its subsidiary Scaled Composites won the trophy for SpaceShipOne, the first privately financed, built, and flown space vehicle.
According to Defense News, Northrop Grumman will have to pay the U.S. government $30 million as a settlement for falsely billing hours to the Air Force between 2010 and 2013, the Department of Justice announced Friday. Northrop will make a payment of $25.8 million to the federal government. Additionally, the company will forfeit an additional $4.2 million to the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California, bringing the total of Friday’s settlement to $30 million. (Northrop had previously been hit for $1.65 million for the same issue.)
The issue stems from two Northrop contracts, the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node, an airborne communications relay, and the Dynamic Re-tasking Capability. Per the Justice Department, between July 1, 2010, and Dec. 31, 2013, Northrop employees stationed in the Middle East billed hours they did not work to the government.
“Federal contracts are not a license to steal from the U.S. Treasury,” U.S Attorney Adam Braverman said in a statement. “DOJ is firmly committed to vigilantly weeding out abuse and will swiftly pursue all available remedies when egregious fraud occurs.”
Former Employee - Professional Development Program says"bad workplace culture, no windows, no choice in rotation for professional development program"
Former Employee - Planner says"Invest in Training of Non-Union Employees. Too many employees have tribal information which is not in any Process or Documented Manual. Make sure the Training is Robust. Make sure you are not setting any employees to fail. Also realize if the Employee does meet your expecations and fails that is 100% your fault. You Failed that employee. Being trained and being made to feel stupid at the same time."
Former Employee - Pam says"Upper management does not support you, training is horrid, they want Managers NOT Leaders!"
Former Employee - Engineer says"Space Park buildings are falling apart and feel like working in a third world country."
Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer says"Good and stable technical, functional, and program leadership has widely been forced out to make way for "diversity" candidates. The irony is this has resulted in much younger, less experienced choices of replacements who are themselves very ill equipped to manage a diverse workforce. They are struggling with their own jobs, particularly with the technical aspects of it as well as the finer points of genuine employee encouragement or measured discipline rather than the standard "check boxes of managing people" they get from various avenues of training. In many cases they assign themselves prime technical work to learn from, while neglecting real incentives for the older more experienced folks who are left with no choice but to either work under them or quit. They are selfish and they are not capable of communicating consistently or directly with their direct reports in meaningful ways. And this was before COVID-19. They do not incentivize them or form relationships with them, and they treat them as a means to an end, only. The result is they tend to isolate their older reports rather than engage them. In some cases, I have witnessed some management referring to older workers in general with derogatory language. This has left an entire technically proven and capable group with an unmotivating, defunct career path, since there is not room for them to also continue to develop technically nor develop along the leadership path. Functional and Program Leadership is broken because there is not a strong relationship chain among leadership. So even the capable leaders who do exist, particularly on programs, cannot function as such to their own direct reports because they cannot even trust their own leadership chain. I know first hand of many folks over the age of 45 who are on anti-depressants or seeking personal counseling because of this prolonged way in which the company has been mistreating them. In the last few years, I know of at least one case, possibly two, where additional personal or family issues have pushed someone over the edge and resulted in the loss of job or life. It is unfortunate that a once great work environment for career minded folks now is a place to also be survived rather than a place to thrive making top products."
Current Employee - Supply Chain Procurement Specialist says"Terrible training, Poor management, toxic work environment. Pay doesn't match the job expectations by a long shot"
Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer says"Beware when getting an offer to work at this company, because they may rescind it after acceptance and after you have given notice at your current company. They may even give a faulty reason, but they can do it for any reason or none at all. Any company can rescind an offer at anytime, but I truly thought NGC would be above that. Very unethical times we are living in, and NGC fits that moldiness very well."
Former Employee - Software Engineer says"- You will never see your manager. Not only is it complicated as to who actually helps you get promoted (hint no one but yourself), but the only constant is the goals that NG sets nationwide. - The work was disappointing. Obviously you can't discuss cleared work here, but I was led to believe my job would be much more interesting than it was. - Mentorship is laughable. Now I'm not expecting things to be handed to me, especially because Google is your friend. However, if I ask questions about something that I'm new on, I shouldn't be jumping to literally every cubicle on a team in an endless round of "ask Bob". - Benefits are lackluster. I honestly think they take advantage of people straight out of college by dangling big numbers and cool job titles, but your insurance terms are bad for the industry and got continually worse while I was there. - Office space is depressing and too small for the needs of the company. We had full-time employees sitting two to a cubicle because NG HQ never authorizes Xetron to rent new space. Every once in awhile an executive deigns to come out to the sticks to see us, but our continual pleas to just rent more space is always denied. At least the people leaving are helping that out for them, but it's a simple problem with a simple solution that shows how the bureaucracy of NG fails their people. - No emphasis on employee health during Covid-19. This is what drove me out. I had a family member symptomatic after coming in contact with it at their work and they still wouldn't let me out until I begged their medical staff in Baltimore. - Management is a good old boys club. They have their favorites who worked on contracts with them over 20 years and trust them implicitly. I've seen decisions and opinions take a complete 180 in the span of a month because of what someone on the inside is. You may aspire to grovel until you join them, but I'm telling you there's better out there. In summary, I honestly believe Cincinnati is the location that Northrop Grumman forgot. Lack of office space, poor management, engineers dropping off poorly run projects left and right. All for "mission" work that turns out to be very different than what they tell you they work on. I want to believe NG outside of "Central", "Ohio", or whatever they call it now is better. The bread and circuses from popcorn, donuts, and the occasional scraps from lunch meetings isn't cutting it. There are better tech firms in the area to work at, you don't need that clearance outside military or DC-area work, and this place should be avoided. If anyone avoids making the mistake I did when I came here then the time to write this was worth something."
Former Employee - Software Engineer says"My boss assaulted me and I didn't feel it was safe to go to HR. Female employees are discriminated against. I saw salary discrimination against trans employees. Backstabbing is the norm. Management isn't willing to address systemic problems."
Former Employee - Data Management says"Terrible management and working with Gov’t"
Facilities Coordinator (Former Employee) says"If you weren’t one of the people who sucked up to the bosses then you didn’t get anywhere. If just did your job to the best of your abilities you were looked down upon. If you were lazy and a suck up then you get promoted Cons: Management"
Production Control Clerk (Current Employee) says"If you want to work on site every day as a high risk person in a pandemic only to be laid off due to budget cuts this is your job! Not only do they expect you to work in horrific conditions but they will also expect you to dedicate your entire life to the job. You will work 10+ hours a day and weekends only to see there is no accountability and everything will fail. But don’t worry they will blame you for that. Let’s not forget they will also hide positive covid cases from you to make sure you’re working. Cons: Everything"
Lead Cook (Former Employee) says"Do not work there. Absolutely horrible. Management only cares about their monthly bonuses. They treat you like dirt. Worse place I’ve ever worked out. They lied during interview about pay and hours available. Nothing management said was true. Cons: Everything"
Systems Administrator (Former Employee) says"Worst place I ever worked as an IT professional. Back stabbing and out right hostile co-workers and clueless management. The first day of work I was warned by the hiring manager that they had a "person that was difficult". He was talking about the insane b*c that drove people to quit. Cons: Work with mentally disturbed psychopaths."
Internship (Former Employee) says"Terrible management very clicky. Employees not willing to help each other. patrionizing among newer employees. Very limited unless you have a clearance, those that do act entitled. Cons: enviroment not friendly"
ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL ASSEMBLER (Former Employee) says"The charlottesville campus is the worst place ever. It's all about favoritism and family members working for each other with all sorts of conflicts of interest. It's a very toxic environment they treat you like children and management doesn't care about their employees. For the work they do and the pay they gave you its not worth the headache. Cons: Everything else about the place"
Sr. Program Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) says"It’s who you know & nothing else matters. Cons: You’re told you are disposable."
Product manufacturer (Former Employee) says"Don't work here at all. Its not a safe place to work and when u do get hurt they make an example out of u by posting your injury "pictures" everywhere for everyone to see. Just to remind u of your injury that u would like to forget about every single day. Cons: everything about this company sucks"
Aircraft Mechanic (Former Employee) says"Most of the time the management wants you to sit around and listen to their stories, play their games and kiss their rings. They are more focused on making people like and respect them than they are actually getting work done."
Staff Engineer (Current Employee) says"Very abusive environment. Employees are encouraged to verbally slander and attack other employees. Employees are worked to the point of exhaustion without compensation. Managers falsely promise promotions and raises and then lie about it when they don’t come through, they claim they never promised anything, people are demoted for nepotism and lied to by senior management."
Sr. Principal Systems Administrator (Current Employee) says"Stay away from this place. What is this? I don't want to fill this out; indeed sucks as well. Northrop Grumman is not what I was expecting; false advertisement."
Account and Capture Manager (Current Employee) says"Required to enter something here. Great place to work. Great Culture. Learned a lot about business development. Very enjoyable, good learning environment, good challenges."
Production Worker (Former Employee) says"If you have no job experience this is company for you. They provide you the entire world and look good on your resume with big company. Managers have no skills set except just send daily reminder to do timesheet. Corp events were silly too they provide nothing and want employees to bring foods and drinks. My project where managers were clueless and clients just bypass them. Also, corporate culture was bad too which bring morale down"
NA (Former Employee) says"Worst Job Ever No opportunity for College Gads to move up in the company. Unless you are chosen by upper management not on experience and ablilities."
Aircraft Equipment Expediter (Current Employee) says"Moving out of state like the company, like the people I work for and with . They do need to work on benefits for there employees. Upper management is a good old boys club."
Senior Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) says"totally lousy company don't waste your time trying to get in they treat people like they don't mean anything very demanding with nothing to be thankful for most people feel disgusted working there. Cons: lousy attitude from management"
Subcontracts Administrator (Former Employee) says"NG had a good culture back in 2007 for people that aren't social or right brain creative people. They're looking for people that don't want stimulation outside of their day to day responsibilities. The mentality is that you sit in your cube and don't bother others just do your work. For some this might be perfect, for me I like to enjoy the people around me."
Precision Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) says"Horrible management, forced mandatory overtime even on days off with no consideration for appointments made on scheduled days off. They felt you should only think about the job."
Subcontracts Specialist II (Former Employee) says"Poor leadership and management especially on the classified side. There was no clear direction on many occasions and the amount of nepotism in the company is atrocious."
Data Analyst (Former Employee) says"Very corporate, nice enough people. Very corporate business orientated. everyone is really driven and works really hard. it was an okay place to work."
Kain R says"Recently call and was on hold for 53 minutes. When someone did answer the call i asked if there was a reason for the delay and was told that was the only number to call. Under the assumption the representative didn't hear the question, I asked if there was a reason for the extended hold time and / or if that was something I should expect in the future and he responded by saying that they were doing the best that they could and if I would like to renew my subscription."
Marios Michael says"E-- NO GOOD NO GOOD"
Alain Dumont says"You make your service impossible to activate a second device aldo I pay to cover two of them . Very annoying"
Rod Carpenter says"Last year ESET changed many of their policies, and now their customer service is lousy. They no longer offer a phone contact for home users, and their chat is often not available during the times they post it should be open. People, did not follow through with the email help. When I finally got an agent in chat they refused to help, even though someone helped me the year before. I would not recommend them since they changed."
ANDREW KILPATRICK says"THEY WORK YOU HARD (INCLUDING UNPAID OVERTIME), TELL YOU NOT TO NOT SEND IN TAX DEFERRED IRA FUNDS BECAUSE OF THEIR \"BENEFIT PLAN\" (THAT NEVER HAPPENS) AND THEN SEND IRS AFTER YOU (YEARS LATER) FOR THE EXCESS FUNDS IN YOUR BENEFIT PLAN - THE ONE YOU NEVER GOT! THEY THEN LIE (CRIMINAL!) & SAY YOU DID GET THE TAXABLE FUNDS. IRS & TIGTA PLAY RIGHT ALONG! ALL IRS WANTS IS SOMEONE TO PAY! THEY DON\'T CARE WHO!"
Anon says"Horrible, too much management and bureaucracy. Who you know and who you blow. Processes are terrible and tech terrible. \"Defining Possible\" because you can\'t get anything done. "
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In The News
DefenseNews.com reports"After COVID delay, high-stakes test of Army's critical battle command system underway"
defence-blog.com reports"Northrop Grumman plans to use EMP systems to defeat drone swarms"
Motley Fool reports"Northrop Grumman (NOC) Q2 2020 Earnings Call Transcript"
Spaceflight Now reports"Live coverage: Ariane 5 launch scrubbed by sensor problem"