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 Home within your profile lets you check the status of your applications. Scroll down to the submitted applications portion of your candidate home to review your submission status.

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Application Review

“Under consideration” means your application is under detailed review by the recruiter.


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: “completed.” 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 “completed,” and you haven’t received an offer, you are no longer under consideration. There may be other opportunities in the future, so please continue to view our openings. If this is an error, contact our support desk: CareerAdmin@ngc.com.

Students and Entry Level

When checking the status of your application in your Candidate Home, 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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