Hamilton Sundstrand

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Cost Cutting at Expense of Employees

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Current Employee - Finance in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Finance in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Hamilton Sundstrand

Pros

Hamilton is a large company with many opportunities for those looking to advance. Ther are no shortages of opportunities if you are willing to make the sacrifices.

Cons

Very little (no) emphasis put on employee satisfaction. The company just assumes that employees are happy to have a job so they keep taking away compensation. The earnings are increasing but only superficially given that it came from the employees. It is an extremely short term oriented business environment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look towards the future (beyond one year). It may be that the decisions you are making in the short term will get you that nice promotion you are looking for, but ultimately the health of the organization is being compromised.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Hamilton good for a short term. Not for long term employment.

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    Former Employee - Operations Management in Windsor Locks, CT
    Former Employee - Operations Management in Windsor Locks, CT

    I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand

    Pros

    There are some nice people that work at HS.

    Cons

    A very political place . Mentally Abusive working enviroment . Beware. Good ole boy network alive and well. Hamilton hires people to help with production problems and then lays them off when the problem is resolved. Incompetance , Cronyism and Nepotisim are daily life at hs. Little or no training is provided. If training is provided it's at a pace no normal person could handle .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of your senior mangement that has been in the company for over 25 years. They provide little value added and are holding Hamilton from being a true world class company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Used to be a truly great employer, but there is still the time and talent available to turn it around

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Hamilton Sundstrand

    Pros

    -Great people with a lot of talent
    -Interesting products
    -HS has products on the latest aircraft programs
    -Good training opportunities if you have time to take it and your manager has budget

    Cons

    -Too end-of-month bottom line oriented. Too much pressure to ship product regardless of its condition.
    -ACE is a potentially great program, but has been hampered by managers that have not received the proper ACE training and experience needed to lead the cultural change in an effective and efficient manner.
    -Pratt & Whitney is placed on too high a pedestal by management. PW has a different product offering and its organizational structure reflects that. You can't just cut-and-paste PW processes onto HS and get the same results.
    -Too political. Many managers make decisions based on what they think other people will think of them.
    -Not enough separation between home and work. HS seems to believe 50-60 hours a week is normal with no recognition or reward.
    -Severely understaffed. Management keeps using the economy boogyman as an excuse to understaff, overwork and underpay.
    -Programs do not receive adequate resources unless customers (Boeing, Embraer, Airbus...) personally demand better support from upper management. HS could maintain excellent customer service satisfaction levels if the program teams were supported with needed resource levels.
    -Everything is being outsourced except management. Suppliers are constantly being changed and the transition process is not managed correctly. Defects are becoming harder to track down due to rapid re-sourcing of parts.
    -Salary compression is bad. Starting interns' salaries are too close to what people that have 10+ years of experience and know what they are doing are earning.
    -The necessary money to fix known engineering problems is not made available to programs until the problems become out of control.
    -Employee Scholar Program has been severely cut back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Read the Employee Survey again and listen to what we are telling you.
    -If you want to manage like Toyota (in the TPS sense, not the way Toyota has behaved recently), you need to adopt all the principles. TPS is a system, not a loose collection of concepts that can be selectively chosen.
    -HS has great people and you are about to lose them. As the economy recovers, the talent will begin to leave. It is already starting. Morale is very low; lots of gallows humour in the hallways.
    -ACE takes time, training and resources to do right. Just repeating "use our ACE tools" is not enough. The staff need training, continuous refresher training and time to make the system work. The time needed to do DIVE is significant. You need to use it yourselves to understand what it is all about.
    -We need more people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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