Hamilton Sundstrand

  www.hamiltonsundstrandcorp.com
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Enjoyable and nice work place

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor Locks, CT
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor Locks, CT

I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand

Pros

Good Management and great coworkers

Cons

Too much bureaucracy bogs down efficiency

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Too much bureaucracy

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Executive and senior management performance reviews required

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor Locks, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor Locks, CT

    I have been working at Hamilton Sundstrand

    Pros

    - Relatively competitive salaries and benefits (not really a 'pro' since life/work balance is a figment of management's imagination)
    - Possibility of working with truly talented people (possibility dwindles as the talent pool are hired away to greener pastures and new hires begin to understand how HS really works - see 'cons' below)

    Cons

    - Rampant nepotism among executives and senior management
    - There is an element of 'reverse Darwinism' within the organization (incompetent managers survive while the best give up, in frustration, and move on)
    - One word: ACE (which, in practice, is more an acronym for: Aggravate Company Employees)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Show humility; be genuinely concerned about the workforce who make the executive salaries and huge bonuses possible.
    - The right way ahead is not just in the data. An informed intuitiveness is also required. Charisma comes in handy.
    - Demonstrate true leadership; standing in one place, or stepping back while others take risks, does not cut it.
    - The power to inform and persuade win the battles for hearts and minds. Communicate. Motivate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    OK as a last resort, but leave ASAP

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Hamilton Sundstrand

    Pros

    If you need a job they probably will hire you since turnover is such that people are always leaving. Some good people, just not at the project manager level.

    Cons

    Management does perform the duties of management other than hiring and firing; no training, leading, communication; or competent planning; In general dysfunctional leadership. Those I knew had no people skills. The company does not provide adequate resources (software tools), assigns tasks generally when they are already behind schedule. They points finger at subordinates and fire them when they dare disagree or things don't work out due to their own incompetence.. They furlough employees without pay to save money then Heaven help them if they don't work for free anyway to meet absurd deadlines they set.
    Most of the experienced people of my project left for good reasons; lack of appreciation, this means few experts at hand to provide direction. they are generally under staffed, under trained and in a crisis mode..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a close look at lower level management. Some are incredibly incompetent, rude, petty tyrants that block progress (micromanage) rather than support and either do not know what is required or do not communicate what they know, if anything. Provide some training for crying out loud, make sure employees have adequate software licences for tools and make an effort to hang on to those who have endured long enough to provide expertise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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