Sikorsky Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
227 Reviews
3.0
227 Reviews
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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. 3 people found this helpful  

    An excellent place to work!

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

    I worked at Sikorsky as a contractor (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to Work!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Coatesville, PA
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Coatesville, PA

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

    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!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The most both challenging and rewarding company I ever worked for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sikorsky

    Pros

    I was given opportunity to showcase my technical skills and use
    my education.

    Cons

    avoiding being misunderstood as overly ambitious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give new hires an audience when it comes to solutions.

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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company! Exciting Products

    • 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 3 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Promote more reward systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fast paced with an emphasis on quality and safety

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Opinion on Working At Sikorsky

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    concerned about EH&S and Ethics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Company has great potential

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more employees more room advance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Rewarding Career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sikorsky

    Pros

    Great work environment. Great people.

    Cons

    Nothing really negative that I can think of

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting & challenging & interesting wok with superb colleagues!

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

    I worked at Sikorsky

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Founder 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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