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Pride in Your Career Accomplishments

As a proud Northrop Grumman employee, you may choose to share your career journey, professional accomplishments, or role in #DefiningPossible. LinkedIn is the perfect tool for doing so.

A social platform to connect, share and learn, LinkedIn is the best social channel for professional networking.

Inspiration for personal transformation can come from anyone, at any time. Your post may encourage friends, network contacts and former colleagues to apply for an open position.

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How to Post

LinkedIn is the best social channel for professional networking. Below are our recommendations on how to craft engaging, impactful social posts to this channel. For information on using the site or how to build your profile, visit the LinkedIn Help Page.

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Click the link below to select one of the approved images which best supports your post message. 

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Rules of Engagement

Remember, you are responsible for your content posted on social media platforms. Navigate potential pitfalls by knowing what you can and cannot do when referring to Northrop Grumman as an employee.

Be Proud

  • You are an ambassador of #DefiningPossible.
  • Convey inspiration and impart information.
  • Participate in positive online dialogue.
  • Share recent company posts, updates, events, press releases and employee stories.

Act with Intention

  • Use your best judgement.
  • If information or data is marked proprietary, restricted, or classified do not post.
  • Clarify your opinions are your own and not speaking on behalf of Northrop Grumman. You may speak for yourself, but actions reflect upon the company.
  • Resolve mistakes quickly.
  • Ignore argumentative followers, strangers, trolls, and suspicious users.
  • Respect competitors, customers, suppliers, and co-workers.

Know our Policies

  • Stay updated on evolving social media guidelines.
  • Protect our data. Be familiar with these policies: Employee and External Communications CP A6, External and Brand Communications procedure CO A702, and Company and Third-Party Information CO J300.
  • Northrop Grumman’s brand has meaning and value in the marketplace, and every employee has responsibility to properly represent the brand and the company in external and internal communications.

Northrop Grumman does not tolerate employee language or other misconduct identified as racist, sexist, or otherwise discriminatory; is bullying or hateful; contributes to an atmosphere of a hostile work environment; and/or threatens, supports, or incites violence or other malicious, abusive, or criminal misconduct. The company takes this seriously and promptly investigates reports of such conduct. Appropriate action is taken against employees who violate this policy. Employees engaging in communications must act with integrity and in a manner consistent with our values, policies, and Standards of Business Conduct.

  • Never alter Northrop Grumman images, graphics, or logos. Do not create your own imagery asset. Only use the pre-approved visuals located on this site.
  • Don’t comment, engage, or get involved in legal matters related to the company.
  • Report a potential social media-related crisis or instance of harassment and bullying.
  • When in doubt, ask.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What if I published my LinkedIn post with an error?

Follow these steps to edit the post:

  • Click on the “Me” icon from the top menu bar.
  • Select “Posts and Activity” under Manage.
  • In the middle column scroll down to locate the post to edit.
  • Click on the three-dot menu icon in the top right corner of the post.
  • Click the “Edit” pencil icon and make any necessary edits.
  • Click “Save Changes.”

Can I post to other social media channels like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.?

Yes, but keep in mind Facebook and Instagram tend to focus on personal activities. Twitter can be a professional network but is also riddled with non-professional content and accounts, including internet trolls (people who provoke emotional responses). Therefore, when posting about Northrop Grumman, it is recommended to post on LinkedIn, the most widely used professional social media network.

I work on a restricted program. Can I post to social media?

Yes, but use common sense and do not accidentally leak classified material. Because you work on a restricted program, keep social media posts to more high-level or generic experiences. For example, how you leverage off-Fridays to support work-life balance, how you navigate challenging situations at work (E.g., interpersonal relationships, leadership, etc.), or how you navigate remote working.

What should I do or not do to stay aligned with company policies and procedures?

The company requires employees engaging in social media activity or other public communications to act with integrity and in a manner consistent with our values, Standards of Business Conduct, and operating practices. A few points for consideration:

  • Employees must not disclose non-public Northrop Grumman, customer, or third-party information on social media.
  • Employees must make appropriate decisions when creating posts and not disclose non-public Northrop Grumman, customer, or third-party information on social media
  • Employees must not transfer company information or information entrusted to the company to personal computing resources or otherwise perform Northrop Grumman–related work on unauthorized devices.
  • If unsure of applicable requirements related to classified information, employees shall consult with Site Security or their manager.
  • All information created by employees on behalf of the company is owned by Northrop Grumman.
  • To ensure the confidentiality and safeguarding of information, employees shall comply with all applicable Northrop Grumman Security, Information Security, and Information Technology requirements.

I want to participate in spreading awareness of Northrop Grumman, but I’m concerned about online security. Any advice for protecting my personal online account?

It’s smart to be aware of your online security. Here are some tips for protecting yourself online:

  • Do not accept a friend request or connection without knowing the person. There are many people who create fake profiles and want to connect, especially on LinkedIn. Reasons for connecting may not always be legitimate and can be a route to find out protected information about yourself or Northrop Grumman.
  • Check privacy, location and photo settings on your social channels, computer, and mobile devices. Default settings are often lax, and “Location” may be turned on to capture GPS coordinates without you realizing. Disable “Location” on your devices unless you absolutely need it; some phones allow you to turn off location settings for specific phone applications. For privacy settings, include audiences you want to share with and disable those you want to exclude.
  • User agreements change regularly. Make sure you read updates and know what you are agreeing to as a user of each platform.  
  • When in doubt, get out. If you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation, increase your privacy settings, block suspicious users, and consider reporting the suspicious user.

What should I do if someone responds to my post with criticism or derogatory statements?

Stay calm. Do not engage on Northrop Grumman related issues. The best course of action is to disengage from the post rather than try to further the conversation. If someone is saying mean or derogatory things, they are most likely trying to provoke a reaction rather than have a dialogue. Do not take the bait.

When engaging with others online, the best strategy is to be polite and agreeable. Refrain from posting or engaging in any hate speech, racist content, online harassment, cyberbullying, and threats to others, etc. Most social platforms have a user code of conduct and a system for reporting situations and requesting users be blocked from accounts.

Contact your program security team for internal support at Northrop Grumman.

What should I do if someone tries to solicit sensitive information about Northrop Grumman from me as an employee?

Please contact your program security team to report this issue.

What is recruitment fraud?

Recruitment fraud is an illegal scam that exploits job seekers into providing personal information or money for fraudulent ‘job opportunities’ on recruitment websites. This kind of fraud is usually done through unsolicited emails and text messages, or through fake websites and social media accounts posing as a company. Those engaging in this illegal activity may request personal or sensitive information with the intent of gaining access to your bank information, credit card number or social security number.

Some examples may include, but are not limited to, asking job seekers to make financial payments for travel expenses or “new hire” computer equipment.

How to identify recruitment fraud?

If a potential candidate is contacted by someone about a job at Northrop Grumman, we encourage the individual to verify the opportunity on our  Careers site before engaging with that contact. We only schedule interviews with qualified candidates who have applied to a job posting through our Careers site

Northrop Grumman does not ask for any financial commitment from a candidate. We encourage all candidates to be careful when someone contacts them and to take steps to protect their personal information. Northrop Grumman assumes no liability for recruitment fraud.

Where can we find more information on recruitment fraud?

Be sure to report any suspicious contact to the media platform that was used. If a candidate suspects that they have been a victim of a fraudulent job scam, please encourage them to report criminal matters to the FBI, per recent  public service announcements . To learn more about recruitment fraud and where to report it, through the  Federal Trade Commission .

If I receive online questions about employment opportunities, how should I respond?

Submit your question to A member of the Communications or Human Resources organizations will respond.

Who should I contact with questions about social media?

Submit your question to A member of the Communications or Human Resources organizations will respond.