Hamilton Sundstrand
3.1 of 5 124 reviews
www.hamiltonsundstrandcorp.com Windsor Locks, CT 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 23, 2014

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31% Approve of the CEO

Hamilton Sundstrand President Alain M. Bellemare

Alain M. Bellemare

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55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Focused on the bottom line

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand

ProsAs this is a big company , there are many resources at your disposal, good networking opportunities.

Constotally focused on the bottom line

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Awesome, when working for good supervisors, otherwise not so great.

APU Component Technician (Former Employee)

I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand full-time for more than 5 years

ProsExcellent pay and benefits, in-house full cafeteria.

ConsAbusive supervisors and an unsympathetic Human Resources dept.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't harass workers when they are performing their duties, and don't make your harassment personal.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company to work for

Manufacturing (Former Employee)
Windsor Locks, CT

I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood pay for what you do

ConsYou need to know how to play the game for advancement

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to listen to their people

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Not a challenge

Engineering Co-Op (Former Employee)
Rockford, IL

I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand as an intern for less than a year

ProsHigh pay. Exposure to some cool aerospace technology. Some people can be pretty cool if you are willing to get to know them.

ConsA lot of jobs are just boring. A lot of people seem unhappy with their work. Lots of long hours to satisfy emergency customer demands

Advice to Senior ManagementEmphasis on safety and quality should be continued. However, it should significantly be improved. There are to many errors that pass through quality oversights.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I learned a little about the aviation industry.

Assembler III and IV (Former Employee)
Santa Isabel, PR

I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand full-time for less than a year

ProsI worked there soldering microscopic plane parts on a circuit board, this part was intersting, good atmosphere. Didn't work for them directly, I was contracted by a temporary job agency to work at Hamilton Sundstrand and they didn't renew me the contract.

ConsI wasn't there long enough to comment about this.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone at the moment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Hit a brick wall

Project Engineer (Former Employee)
Rockford, IL

I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood, smart people. Hard workers. We make cool stuff for the aviation and space industries. Lots of different positions (horizontally) and locations to choose from. Great co-op program for college students. Very good benefits package.

ConsChasing quarterly numbers resulted in weekly changes in program and project priorities. Lots of people in middle management limits upward growth. Applied for four department and program management positions and merited only one interview with 15+ years with the company in various positions. Or ... maybe I wasn't that good. East coast mentality that we were not smart enough to run a business was insulting.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow the projects to proceed per plan. The constant re-prioritization affects delivery, quality and morale. Continue to work on communication of vision and strategy of the company and groups to the workers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Older company with traditional views on business

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand part-time

ProsCompany had very nice people, made many friends there who spend time during and outside of work. Has cafeteria and gym on site.

ConsThey don't really treat interns very well. You are there to learn something, but unfortunately, the company sees you just as cheap paper work laborer.

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Once you’re in the Door Don’t Expect Much!

Project Engineer (Current Employee)
Windsor Locks, CT

I have been working at Hamilton Sundstrand full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThey have an awesome Educational Program!
The size of the company lends itself to move into different roles between departments, not to mention the rest of UTC.
Exciting Products!
Flex time available depending on your department culture.

ConsSmall Pay Raises!
Poor Career Mapping
No annual Bonuses for non executive employees.
Not the best communications when non UTC employees know big news before you do.

Advice to Senior ManagementRetention Pay not on scale with market pay!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A good college co-operative experience in the Materials Science lab

Materials Science Co-Op (Former Employee)
Rockford, IL

I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand as an intern for more than a year

ProsCompany was devoted to developing their co-op employees, as shown by the 50 or so co-ops and interns that were employed at any one time at the facility I worked at. The people in my department were very personable and cared about what they did.

ConsOffice culture was pretty ho-hum - not a lot of excitement around the office. It's a large corporate/manufacturing facility that had blue and white collar employees, and everything in between.

Advice to Senior ManagementMy recommendation would be to find ways to reach out to the many types of employees who worked there, to have a more cohesive team feel.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A good corporation but remember you are a number

Program Manager (Former Employee)
Windsor Locks, CT

I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood 401k (60% match).
Good employee scholar program
Ability to move between different companies

ConsYou are a number, and if they need to change something to satisfy Wall Street, and you happen to come through their filtering process, you will be let go.
The HR organization is not adequately trained. Most of the work is being offloaded to 3rd parties that truly do not care.

Advice to Senior ManagementRemember the employees are people that take a lot of pride in what they do and they want to contribute to the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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