What to know about our application process

What to know about our application process

Whether this is your first, or your next, career. The application process can be an involved one, but it’s an opportunity for you to get to know our mission and culture – and for us to understand a little bit more about you. That’s why we wanted to give you a few tips on what to expect because being open, honest and transparent about expectations is a big part of who we are.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the Northrop Grumman application process.

Search & Apply

You can create your profile when you first visit the site or when you apply for a specific position. The Candidate Self-Service Portal within your profile lets you check the status of your applications. Click on the My Job Page tab at the top to review your submission status.

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Applying to a Manager Role?

As Northrop Grumman grows, so does our need for high-performing managers. In support of our goal for the very best leaders in the industry, if you are applying to a Northrop Grumman manager position, you may be asked to take the Manager Readiness Assessment. Learn more about the hiring process for manager positions by watching the video below.

Application Review

There are two parts to this stage. “Under consideration by recruiter” means your application is under detailed review by the recruiter. “Under consideration by hiring manager” means your application has been sent to the hiring department for review. Hiring managers will select candidates to be interviewed.


The interview process is in progress. A representative will contact you to schedule your interview. After you complete your interview, you’ll hear feedback from the hiring department.


This state means you have accepted an offer and will be contacted by a Northrop Grumman representative with details. (If you have declined an offer for this position, your status will state: “candidate offer declined.” If this is an error, please contact your recruiter.)

Pre-Employment Processing

Your pre-employment processing is in progress. Subsequent communications will be made as more information becomes available.


Congratulations on your new career at Northrop Grumman! Please contact your HR Business Partner or Recruiter if you need assistance.

What If I Don’t Get the Call Back?

If you notice your status says “no longer under consideration,” there may be other opportunities in the future, so please continue to view our openings. If you see that your status says candidate withdrew, you have opted to withdraw from consideration for this position. If this is an error, contact our support desk: CareerAdmin@ngc.com.

Students and Entry Level

When checking the status of your application in the My Jobs tab of your profile, you may see an unfamiliar job posting listed that you did not apply for. This indicates that our recruiters have matched your profile to a specific need at one of our business sectors and that you will subsequently be evaluated for that position. If you are not interested in the position, you may withdraw from consideration at any point. Any job matching a recruiter does on your behalf does not discontinue you being considered for any jobs you already applied for, nor does it mean that you should not apply for jobs on your own.

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