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- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Sikorsky (Stratford, CT).
Screened by recruiting firm. Then phone interview with Sikorsky executive. Then site interviews (2 panel interviews).
Panel interviews were pretty casual, more like a free-flowing discussion than a structured interview. Both interviews were nonstop interruptions with people entering and leaving the room, including the panelists. That seems to be part of Sikorsky's culture -- their meetings are free-for-alls, or at least so said their chief engineer (quite proudly) and a program director.
- If we offer you, how quickly can you be available? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Sikorsky.
One interview through a contracting service. I was hired 3 days after I applied for the job. My interview was the next day and my start day was three days later. This was a great opportunity to get a foot in the door with an aerospace OEM.
- How does a helicopter move forward and backwards? 1 Answer
There was no negotiate. What they offer is what you receive.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Sikorsky (Idaho Falls, ID) in April 2015.
I felt the interview went very well. I was able to relate well with the manager and he with me. He asked me to discuss my experience first, then, he focused on key areas he was interested in. I have an extremely broad background spanning many industries and various occupations which he was also interested in. It was the first interview I'd ever had where the total of my experience really mattered to the interviewer.
- He wanted to know about my experience with suppliers. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Sikorsky.
Phone Interview. Pretty basic stuff over the phone, i.e. interests, goals, etc. Nothing too stressful. Very professional over the phone but kind of laid back. Was not too technical but did ask about previous course work in school.
- What were my interests and goals. Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks – interviewed at Sikorsky (Stratford, CT) in March 2015.
The process took 6 weeks from initial contact. I applied online, a couple of weeks later I got contacted by a recruiter for screening and initial interviews. The hiring manager then followed up with me and was very professional, he knows his stuff and definitely a guy I really looked forward to meeting.
Then got called onsite for super day. Went through security, had the plant and site tour, then met with the HR person in addition to both hiring managers, in addition to lunch. Both were professional and well informed, in addition to the meetings going well.
Then....the hiring lady goes "You'll hear from me in a week". I follow up after the meeting with a thank you note. A week goes by, nothing, two weeks go by, nothing. So I reach out only to be told they haven't made a decision yet. This is after a lack of follow through, especially since in our field follow ups are extremely critical to getting anything done....and we discussed this during the interviews as well. I thought the staff was very professional, but the lack of follow through was a bit off putting especially since people take the time and there are expectations set.
One thing to note though....I found the on site interviews a bit over-staged. Plant tours, videos about the company, lunch provided, cafeteria, library tour etc was a bit too much. Those things are usually done after an offer has been made and accepted. Not when you're just interviewing candidates. So that was a bit off putting.
So it's been 6 weeks total.
- Role specific questions, scenario questions. 1 Answer
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Sikorsky (Stratford, CT) in March 2015.
Whole process took two weeks, though nothing was ever on time. From the first phone call to the actual interviews.
Spoke with the HR lackey, then the hiring manager, things appeared to have gone well. Then went in for the in-person interviews. That was a whole production that wasn't necessary since it involved at least 25 other candidates. They did this whole presentation, videos, plant tours, even provided lunch. That was a bit too much.....thought that was something you did after making the offer.
Actual interview was ok, seemed very scripted and they were just going through the motions. Only real meaningful part was when the actual IT guy had some discussions around the position, expectations etc. It all seemed to go well.
Then zero follow up. Thats the one part that should have been the red flag even from the initial interviews. No follow up email, no updates, not even the automated email. I don't think some HR people realize they are also being observed / interviewed, they seem to turn themselves into a brick wall between the organization and the public. Needless to say I was turned off and tried to follow up. The response was flat...."no updates at this time". The lady just seemed very standoffish but then again perhaps that's the culture there.
- Tell me about a time when XYZ...all scenario scripts Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Sikorsky (Stratford, CT) in March 2015.
They first brought us into a big conference and the HR people gave us a presentation (3 of us). Then they called us in one at a time for interviews. I interviewed with two different managers and had lunch with other interviewees. After lunch some real estate people gave us a presentation. Then they took us on a tour of the plant. I never heard back from Sikorsky either way after spending 6 hours and writing email inquiring about status. They are laying people off in CT so maybe that's why...
- Why do you want to work at Sikorsky? Asked mostly about resume. Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 weeks – interviewed at Sikorsky (Stratford, CT) in February 2015.
Began with brief phone screen, pretty informal. A few days later I was asked in for in-person interview. I began with an HR Generalist and the Operations Head, then I was toured around by the dept manager. Whole process took about 90 minutes.
- They asked pretty standard interview questions, including, "what was the most recent kaizen event you led and what was the result?" 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Sikorsky (Stratford, CT) in February 2015.
Was contacted by HR talked briefly on the phone, after which invited for an on campus interview. The interview day consisted of two interviews, 1 with an hr rep. and a engineer from the team I'd be joining. Pretty standard questions, asked about my resume, tell me about a time. After which I had an interview with 3 managers from the different teams, pretty standard also no curve balls. The second interview was more technical than the first. Asked me about filters, controllers etc.
- Accepted Offer
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Sikorsky.
1st call from the recruiter.
2nd call from the hiring manager.
3rd was an onsite interview with HR and Design lead. (very Technical interview)
took drug test and catia test to see if i knew what i was talking about. Really interesting stuff.
asked me about using the different various workbenches within the software.
- Alot of technical questions. 1 Answer
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