Sikorsky Reviews

Updated May 31, 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. Good place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Coatesville, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Coatesville, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Sikorsky has been a great place to work for me. The company has always treated me well, and supports a quality of life culture. Everyone has the opportunity for advancement. Company has a lot to offer hard working individuals.

    Cons

    Geographically, the company is in a bad location for me, although your mileage may vary. No pun intended. Just a note: Medical benefits is a scam, but that's everywhere you work these days. The ridiculous cost of medical services is not the fault of Sikorsky.

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the ridiculous expensive holiday bash and share the money with everyone. The bash is 45 minutes away from the company...what about those that live in the opposite direction. Bring back the old barbeque at the company, which was always very nice. and economically more sensible. Cut us all a check or gift card for the remaining money we save.


  2. Flight Test Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great state of the art projects. Lots of flexibility for those willing to work hard. Very experienced workforce.

    Cons

    Old school culture. Company needs to incorporate better tools to retain top talent.

    Advice to Management

    Work on improving employee engagement through inovative training and up to date methods.


  3. Quality Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QE Engineer in Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - QE Engineer in Stratford, CT

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Free education, and hard work is rewarded. Exposure to high tech manufacturing methods.

    Cons

    BPM, and ERP could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times in terms of BPM, and ERP.


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  5. Great experience, learned a lot

    Former Intern - Handling Qualities Engineer Coop
    Former Intern - Handling Qualities Engineer Coop

    I worked at Sikorsky as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well paid interns. Not just errand people. You actually get projects to work on that aid the groups progress.

    Cons

    Mainly government contracts so think of that as you will. Nothing wrong with that at the moment.


  6. Great wages great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Airframe Structural Mechanic in West Palm Beach Farms, FL
    Current Employee - Airframe Structural Mechanic in West Palm Beach Farms, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, and a good career

    Cons

    None so far so good

    Advice to Management

    Ask the employees question


  7. My employment at Sikorsky was a joke. When I brought to the attention that a much inexperienced employee was changing my

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Liaison Engineer
    Former Employee - Liaison Engineer

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the employees are good people and want to put out a good product.

    Cons

    Family being in position that they have no clue about or experience.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up before your L:iaison Dept gets you in trouble with the FAA


  8. Helpful (3)

    An excellent place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Engineer
    Former Contractor - Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Though it has a deep sense of factional (departmental) pride, over all, this is by far one of the most customer, community, and employee conscious companies that I have worked for in over a decade. They are driven and well-balanced.

    Cons

    Factional: the main facility (Stratford, CT) has a strong union presence. There is a strong sense of "us vs. them" between blue and white collar workers. These hang-ups often lead to misunderstandings and energy can be wasted on soothing ruffled feathers. Suggestion: "Get over it!"

    Advice to Management

    Do more to bring blue and white collar factions together. Sponsor events that will help them to get to know one another. Erase the "us vs. them" stigma and help get things moving smoothly.


  9. Great Place to Work!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Avionics Technician in Coatesville, PA
    Current Contractor - Avionics Technician in Coatesville, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company is great, people are great and management is good! They provide Snap-on Tools and clean and organized work space.

    Cons

    It is in Amish Country! Very rural, and lots of farming. Not much to do around here!


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work if you don't mind all the rules

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratford, CT

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Obviously the best paid job l've ever had. The work isn'the difficult, but the inspectors are tough.

    Cons

    The constant rumors of lay offs, then they change their mind, then they DO lay people off.

    Advice to Management

    Most of the time the workers know that you are lying. We have family and friends upstairs and we have already heard the truth. When you say you don't know, we were testing you.


  11. Great Company! Exciting Products

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company has a dynamic work environment which motivates you to excel. Great benefits and many opportunities to explore career options within UTC. For instance, the employee scholar program enables people to pursue higher education at no cost. Salary and wages are up to standards.

    Cons

    Working and pursuing higher education is almost impossible as work become strenuous. Nepotism is the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more reward systems



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