Sikorsky Reviews

Updated August 4, 2015
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Pros
  • Sikorsky (and UTC) creates a learning culture and puts their money behind it with a very generous Employee Scholar Program (in 20 reviews)

  • Great pay and benefits, and a employee scholar program that anyone can take advantage of (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance: is always on the horizon; there seems an innate inability to eliminate bureaucracy (in 10 reviews)

  • Pay raises are very poor and no adjustment for cost of living (in 7 reviews)

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  1. avionics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coatesville, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coatesville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    you get paid, not much more then that

    Cons

    program management has no clue how to build acft. threats threats threats, have to be in the good old boy club to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    fire them and start over


  2. Not a place for experienced, good engineers

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    Former Employee - Stress Engineer in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Stress Engineer in Stratford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sikorsky full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flex time, parking is good, nice offices (albeit tiny cubicles), escalators (for my knees) 20 word min is reduce loud for filling out this web form.

    Cons

    People of three years and twenty+ years treated as though they are the same Assumptions of your technical expertise made in a knee jerk fashion No managing of engineers, just technical data Very little communication especially in expectations Very unique jargon is assumed to be universal and an understanding of it determines how your competence is viewed There is an elitist view that they know and can do more than anyone in the industry, my experience is very much counter to that

    Advice to Management

    Ensure communication is the key element when dealing with employees Ensure that a 'good old boy' network does not run off exceptionally qualified people


  3. Mechanic

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Mechanic in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sikorsky (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, for what you do here.

    Cons

    Management and supervisors have NO CLUE all that I have meet do NOT have any aircraft background and say I'll learn while I am here or don't need it my business degree will do. Crazy

    Advice to Management

    Leave


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  5. CMO

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Sikorsky as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn new technologies

    Cons

    Contractors are treated with no respect - none as Yellow badges because full-time employees make you wear a badge with your termination date displayed in big numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees with respect. Contractor employees may someday become full-time employees. All have the same goal - company growth and employment


  6. Helpful (2)

    UTC's step-child.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Stratford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sikorsky full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great product. Co-workers are nice, great working with a lot of brilliant minds. Location is great and they company at least tries.

    Cons

    Someone needs to manage the managers. There's way too many managers and they really don't know what they're doing. CMHP program was a disaster as they had incompetent management who wouldn't listen and created a very cutthroat environment. It's a true old culture and many of the higher ups are out of touch and you have to walk around on egg shells or fear losing your job. Human resources is a joke, they're scared of management and mostly talk but do little. They shove ACE down our throats but no one believes in it and the parking is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Lose the egos, listen to the younger employees with fresh ideas. Stop making processes out of processes.


  7. Helpful (1)

    previous mechanical background

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very professional environment great working staff.

    Cons

    Contractors time should be longer than two years


  8. Avionics

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Avionics Technician in Coatesville, PA
    Current Contractor - Avionics Technician in Coatesville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sikorsky as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is above US wages.

    Cons

    Racist ,incompetent ,inconsiderate ,management in industry !

    Advice to Management

    Find another profesion


  9. Helpful (1)

    Absolutely horrible place to work.

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    Former Employee - Electrical Installer in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Electrical Installer in Stratford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay. Benefits.ease of job.proximity to home nothing else

    Cons

    Co-workers are absolutely,miserable and live off of other people's miseries. The work is repetitive and a trained monkey and do it. Worry about layoffs every month. Pay does not equal the stress of people up with coworkers.your just another number there. Would NEVER WORK THERE AGAIN!!!

    Advice to Management

    Move to a,different,state


  10. Broke from within

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Only one. Blackhawk airframe nothing else

    Cons

    Case study of defective decision making and zero leadership

    Advice to Management

    Excuse yourselves


  11. Stay away from CMHP

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is an honor to work with Canada Dept of National Defence with the commitment to provide a world class aircraft to Canada.

    Cons

    Sikorsky management lacks expertise, does not provide leadership or useful program guidance, and makes excuses rather than solving problems. In one year, management promoted/hired 10 managers compared to only 3 engineer hires and no promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Listen, partner, and take action.



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