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Northrop Grumman Corporation

Electrical Engineering Intern

May 2018 • Dulles, VA

What I liked

I liked the engaging hands on work experience. The people I worked with were also helpful and encouraging. It was also nice to go to free events and hear an astronaut give a speech for the intern speaker series.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been tasked with more open ended work that was more engineering specific instead of desk work. The hands on work I was given was great, I would have just liked more of it.

Advice

Meet as many people as you can and become friends with older people in the company because they are your connections and can steer you into the right directions to help find what you are interested in.
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Chandler, AZ

What I liked

Great company full of friendly and patient people.

What I wish was different

Working for the government is a little it slow sometimes.

Advice

The company is expanding and needs way more people than they realize. There will be a huge demand for intern type people to do mediocre moving-related work so that current employs don't have to stop billion dollar contract production lines during the transition "supposedly summer 2019"
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Systems Engineering

May - August 2018 • Dulles, VA

What I liked

- The team I worked with - The intern program was very well organized - Interesting, meaningful work

What I wish was different

- More flexibility to see other areas of the business

Advice

The more you put into this experience the more you will get out. There is really a lot that can be done and you can make meaningful difference if you want but its also possible to just slip by
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Engineering Intern

July 2018 • Chandler, AZ

What I liked

I really enjoyed the people. They were very helpful and it made the transition really easy. I also had lots to do. I was brought to do system's engineering and I have been doing work for all kinds of people. And I am a EE major so I was really valuable to the aerospace engineers that did not have as much experience.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have started here sooner. There wasn't anything blatantly regrettable from my time here.

Advice

Never be afraid to start the conversation and get outside your comfort zone. Be willing to do whatever because you are an intern. When people see that they will be impressed.
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Manufacturing Engineer

May 2018 • Promontory, UT

What I liked

9/80 work schedule is great!

What I wish was different

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Reverse Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

The cyber work done at Xetron is really cool and exciting!

What I wish was different

I really enjoyed my experience at Xetron and wouldn't change anything about it.

Advice

If you're interested in cyber, you should really consider applying to Northrop Grumman Xetron.
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Data Analytics Intern

May - August 2018 • McLean, VA

What I liked

The team was very welcoming.

What I wish was different

I wish I was given more challenging tasks.

Advice

The team expects you to not know anything coming in, so ask any questions you have.
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College Intern Technical

June - August 2018 • Rolling Meadows, IL

What I liked

I enjoyed working with my co-workers and the company culture the most. I enjoyed having variety in what I did on a daily basis and getting to see how the different business areas work towards a common goal.

What I wish was different

Advice

One piece of advice I would share with a future intern would be to network with everyone. The intern events are great opportunities to meet people and your co-workers can be great resources.
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Electrical Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

Great location, coworkers were nice, they treat and pay their interns very well

What I wish was different

Advice

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Test Engineering Intern

May 2018 • Charlottesville, VA

What I liked

The work was interesting and gave me great experience in a variety of subject matter, including hydrostatic, shock, and software testing.

What I wish was different

The work itself was intermittent, but that was just by coincidence. I am coming back next summer to Northrop, regardless!

Advice

Northrop is a great company with a lot of great opportunities for interns and graduates. They do a lot of cool work, and I think they have helped me a lot.
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Technical Intern

June - August 2018 • Rolling Meadows, IL

What I liked

Working on real, applicable products with a flexible work schedule. There are definitely some cool things going on at the company.

What I wish was different

The work can get a bit dry, and the building is bland and boring with no windows.

Advice

Manager involvement is a hit or miss. If you feel like you don't have enough to do or would like to work in another area, speak up.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2018 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

I was granted a lot of autonomy with my project; my manager gave me a task without many instructions and I was able to complete it to the best of my ability and with my own discretion. We worked in an agile environment, with tri-weekly scrums and meetings. The company offers a lot of resources to interns and I was actually able to fly in the company plane 2 times for other site tours!

What I wish was different

I wasn't granted much time/opportunity for socializing with other interns, so I would have been appreciative of planned socials or intern group work.

Advice

Definitely participate in at least on intern special project! These are specific projects that management sets aside solely for intern groups to work on, under the advisory of a mentor. They are extremely interesting (I worked with Virtual Reality equipment for the first time), and you often don't need any specialized experience to participate in a project.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - September 2018 • McLean, VA

What I liked

Very flexible hours, interesting projects, nice team members.

What I wish was different

A little slow-paced; occasionally found myself with no tasks left. Also, would like to see more intern events (that aren't just watching company executive talks).

Advice

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Electrical Lab Summer Intern

May - August 2018 • Bethpage, NY

What I liked

Great working environment. Friendly employees and good pay.

What I wish was different

More involved projects for interns, had summer employees doing a lot of busy work.

Advice

Seek your own opportunities and be ambitious about finding work to do.
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security operations/infrastructure support intern

June - August 2018 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

I liked how willing employees were to assist you and provide you with the resources you need. There were many opportunities to get involved and build your network!

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Ask others what they need help with!
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College Technical Intern

May 2018 • Huntsville, AL

What I liked

Good pay, Everyone is really nice, people at this company really care about what they do.

What I wish was different

Not the best organization of their internship program

Advice

Be patient and speak up if you don't like where you get placed, they will do their best to move you to somewhere you want to be.
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Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Commerce, CA

What I liked

The company atmosphere was very welcoming. I was always busy and tasked with projects that were very beneficial to my future career.

What I wish was different

I wish my boss and the assistant boss were giving me the same instructions. They often contradicted each other which led me to make several 'mistakes'.

Advice

Be open to doing anything. Keep an open mind and positive attitude.
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Software Engineering Intern

January - August 2018 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

I felt that the work I was doing was meaningful and could directly see the benefits of my work. Also, I was able to interact with upper management regularly and easily if I had any problems. The environment at Northrop is very welcoming as nobody expects you to know everything and you can ask people for help if you need it.

What I wish was different

I wish that there was more senior developers on the team I worked on. For the last 6 months of the co-op I was the senior developer of the team. Also, I wish their return offer process was more flexible and the offer respond by date was longer as I had a week to respond to it.

Advice

Don't be afraid to take on more/ different responsibilities as that is how you grow both professionally and personally.
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Software Intern

June - August 2018 • Rolling Meadows, IL

What I liked

Employees very involved and helpful. Got to work on a real project and learned about new technologies. Good work-life balance

What I wish was different

You don't work with other interns. Typically work with other employees or on your own. Everyday is pretty similar.

Advice

Average age at the company is pretty high. You don't get your clearance the first summer usually.
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Fault Management Systems Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Redondo Beach, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed learning about space vehicle design and python. I also liked all of the people I worked with, as well as the 9/80 schedule.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had a security clearance and that I was doing more hardware-based work.

Advice

Don't be afraid to reach out and ask questions because everyone is more than willing to help you out.
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