Sikorsky
3.1 of 5 210 reviews
www.sikorsky.com Stratford, CT 5000+ Employees

Sikorsky Reviews

Updated Jun 8, 2014
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3.1 210 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

Sikorsky President Mick Maurer

Mick Maurer

(55 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Company! Exciting Products

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote more reward systems

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fast paced with an emphasis on quality and safety

    Production Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Stratford, CT

    ProsGreat pay and benefits, and a employee scholar program that anyone can take advantage of.

    Consreducing the cost of poor quality (COPQ) and keeping OT under control

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to list to the people working on the floor, and re-introduce the suggestion system which worked so well in the past.

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

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    Operations Finance (Former Employee)
    Stratford, CT

    ProsThe benefits are excellent - they offer a variety of levels to choose frm that vary in price and number in family

    ConsLong hours during the close every month, quarter, and at year end. There are many reviews prior to finalizing forecasts and plans

    Advice to Senior Managementconcerned about EH&S and Ethics

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Company has great potential

    International Trade Compliance Specialist (Current Employee)
    Stratford, CT

    ProsGreat company! Sells intriguing products. In addition, it pays well.

    ConsMust know someone or have relevant work experience to get in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more employees more room advance

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

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    Rewarding Career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work environment. Great people.

    ConsNothing really negative that I can think of

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    Exciting & challenging & interesting wok with superb colleagues!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMany truly world-class experts in various aspects of aerospace engineering

    ConsApparent covert age-discrimination at Hq in selection of employees for one percent RIF

    Advice to Senior ManagementFounder Igor Sikorsky deservedly received the National Medal of Science from the President of the USA, but in addition to an innovative engineering genius, he was a devout Christian apologist and had written several books on it. Accordingly it would seem that he would find the ethics of some of his successors questionable.

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

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWorked in West Palm Beach, FL in flight test. The aircraft and projects are really cutting edge. The people are friendly and make you really feel part of a family.

    ConsNot the most competitive beneifits or salaries in the industry. Sometimes work life balance can be tough with high profile programs which is very understandable.

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    Great place to work

    Flight Test Engineer (Former Employee)
    West Palm Beach, FL

    ProsWest Palm Beach was a great place to live and work. The people in flight test are great to work with, I highly recommend.

    ConsNot many cons at all. HR department was slow to move and not the easiest to work with when trying to convert from contract to full time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging, Educational, Enriching, and Exciting...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Stratford, CT

    ProsAlways learning - fast-paced environment with a ton of very educated people with a wide variety of backgrounds
    Never boring - always challenged with new obstacles, new ideas for improvement, constantly trying to better the product or the process (which for me was a great environment to work in)
    Some staff are very open-minded, willing to listen to ideas if you back them up, and ready to give you a chance to run with a project
    Values their employees and provides benefits and independence

    ConsVery demanding! Which can also be a pro
    Union culture in some parts of the shop can be a challenge for industrial engineers/management trying to make a difference but that happens in a lot of manufacturing environments (this actually can go in the pros as well because it challenges the management's communication skills and can foster a great working relationship out of that challenge between the shop floor and the engineering/management teams)
    It can be hard to move up/advance, and the management changes very regularly. The constant restructurting can be difficult to handle when so much depends on the hierarchy in the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse the hierarchy to your advantage rather than as a way to inhibit productivity

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

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    Interesting Work, Great People, Good pay and benefits

    Mechanical Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
    Stratford, CT

    Pros-Lots of interesting projects
    -The people I worked with in various groups were all easy to work with
    -Pay was top tier for intern level
    -As an intern I received paid holidays, as well as sick days
    -Pride in work done, final product
    -The facility is amazing and so cool to walk through
    -Lots of opportunity to learn as an intern, and you can see there are way more for full timers

    Cons-Parking is far, but expected for such a large place, a bit annoying in bad weather
    -Definitely feel like a cog in a very large wheel some days

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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