Sikorsky Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
227 Reviews
3.0
227 Reviews
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Sikorsky President Mick Maurer
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Review Highlights

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

  • I have been told that the Employee Scholar Program and stock award program has been limited lately (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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Aerospace Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Great employee scholarship program
    - Opportunities to get into many different aspects of the design and test
    - Cool product

    Cons

    - To many managers who seem clueless
    - Way to much time providing status and not enough time fixing issues
    - Difficult to move up pay and level grades

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire or demote half of yourselves and we'd get twice as much work done and have a much better product..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    AWESOME...so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Stratford, CT

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The culture is awesome. So many employees here are passionate about the work they do. It is truly inspiring to work here. As a government contractor security is obviously tight but the work atmosphere is relaxed and has moments of periodic stress but I would not characterize it as a stressful job.

    Cons

    I have yet to find any real cons with working here. But an issue I see that is something that every large company has is having bureaucracy inhibit productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great projects, good experience, exceptional colleagues, big company feel.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I worked in the Engineering department for a smaller subsidiary and the greatest advantage was the amount of responsibility relative to my experience. It was a great opportunity to take on bigger projects earlier in my career.

    Cons

    Sikorsky is a huge company and carries with it some serious difficulties: bureaucracy, management hundreds of miles away making uninformed decisions, constant budgetary pressure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very challenging environment that changes with customer obligations.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hard work and flexibility can pay off with a competitive and rewarding career.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth within the job fields.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more guidance and help with career growth while maintaining steady compensation increase year over year to avoid stagnation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company with some management issues

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Stratford, CT

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Good working environment. Plenty of time for deadlines and within our own immediate department you can express yourself and engage in good work conversations.
    - Technology is somewhat up to date. Good computers and software is available for you.
    - Good benefits including healthcare and time off. Time off includes vacation, personal days, and sick days which you have plenty of.
    - HR is understanding of your personal situations and will work with you and your management.

    Cons

    - Salary is a bit under national average.
    - Career growth can be limiting. You may not be promoted for a long time. Sometimes requires you to move to under department.
    - IT support is very low. Technical issues may take months to fix.
    - Training is hard to come by. You learn from your coworkers but be expected to teach yourself.
    - Sometimes engineering is pressured by other groups (i.e. upper management, purchasing) to make decisions.
    - Be expected, as an engineer, to do a lot of management type work (i.e. paper work, releasing of documents, contract work).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Purchasing should not be allowed to influence engineering decisions. Purchasing should work with engineering more to help them complete their job. Sometimes engineers know more about purchasing contracts and deliveries than they do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place for an internship, very helpful engineers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Stratford, CT

    I have been working at Sikorsky as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    They allow interns to really become involved in important programs/projects

    Cons

    Dealing with HR is a pain

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratford, CT

    I worked at Sikorsky full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Provide great training and education benefits. Great opportunities since a member of United Technologies. Flexible hours. Strong process improvement organization.

    Cons

    Older workforce which have many people that have lost their drive. Frequent workforce reductions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great if you like Helicopters

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Shelton, CT

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great if you like Helicopters and if you want the freedom to improve on processes or lean principles

    Cons

    You will never get promoted. Nepotism is the norm. Will not seek new business in developing markets such as Latin America.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break up your current management structure and allow for new talent to develop, grow and be successful in the management ranks. Too stuck on the past.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Enjoyed my time at Sikorsky

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Stratford, CT

    I worked at Sikorsky full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, strong benefits, large employer, consistent work

    Cons

    Military social structure, Poor senior management leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Another lesson to help me do a better sales job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sub-Contract Manager in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Sub-Contract Manager in Stratford, CT

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

    Pros

    Manufacturer of the finest Helicopters in the world. While at Sikorsky I won various awards for doing my job above and beyond the high expectations already established by the company. I was also chosen to attend the Program Management Academy. Annual ethics classes were required which I always completed successfully. I also took numerous classes in negotiations as my responsibility was to negotiate all contracts that were required for the programs I was working. Many times I would negotiate the contracts to completion then hand off the account to another subcontractor within the group. Sikorsky is a solid company and if you do your job well, you could be confident in staying employed and getting paid fairly.

    Cons

    Trust is something that management lacks of their employees. It takes too many layers of management approval to get something accomplished. This makes everyone's job much more difficult which creates much frustration to the vast majority of the workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more authority to the employees taking away the multiple layers of restrictions. These would ease the various jobs within the subcontracting group and would them to produce at a much higher rate. Also, this group should be given a much higher approval authority when issuing PO's. Again, this would streamline the job allowing more work to be accomplished by fewer people reducing costs for the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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