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Good place to work..........If your a Yes Man

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Former Employee - ACE Coordinator/QA Manager  in  Horseheads, NY
Former Employee - ACE Coordinator/QA Manager in Horseheads, NY

I worked at Sikorsky

Pros

Good concepts and business structure.

Cons

Incompetant upper management. They are highly educated but lack in common sense both business wise as well as personally. Upper management hates to hear the truth. A person can go far in the company as long as they kiss butt and tell them what they want to hear. Any hint of the truth......your career there is limited.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Use some comin sense, trust your workers. Utilize more communication, the workers do not trust you because you are not communicating to them. They are left in the dark and that is how rumors start and grow. Also, accept the truth, even if it hurts! In the end it will be the most beneficial. Also, dont ask for an opinion if your are not ready or can not handle what you are about to get.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Sikorsky

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    Going downhill fast

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Horseheads, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Horseheads, NY

    I have been working at Sikorsky

    Pros

    interesting products - high tech
    big name company with a lot of "street" credit
    highly experienced & helpful line workers
    usage of many different top of the line design programs

    Cons

    I started working here at about the same time as Sikorsky took over the facility from Schweizer Aircraft. At that time it was run as a small close knit community where people were actively working together to achieve a single goal. Some times we reached that goal, some times not. Usually when we didn't it was because of over optimistic promises made by upper level management. Over the last 5 years the work environment, policies & procedures have changed so rapidly that the employee's no longer know what the companies goal's for the location are. Or maybe they do, just are unwilling to accept them. As a result the employee's stopped working as a unit & started working with a CYA attitude. A combination of factors have lead to serious layoff's at this location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employee's & foster teamwork. They are good, hardworking people. Slow down & include them in your thought process. To them it looks like you are in the process of shutting down this location. As long as they see it this way they will be preoccupied with CYA activities instead of looking to do whats best for the company. Keep expectations realistic. If you deliver the materials for a product that is supposed to take 9 months to complete 6 months late it will NOT be completed on schedule. Be honest with the customers. If you can't get the material until Sept for a product that takes 9 months to complete do not promise delivery in Dec. Compensate your employees equally at all locations. I understand it is more expensive to live in Stratford, CT then in Horseheads, NY but not $20,000/yr less. That is the average pay discrepancy between Stratford & Horseheads. Besides look at the work product of the individuals at this location. They are carrying significantly more responsibility then their counterparts at Stratford with similar experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    World Class Company Provides A World Class Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratford, CT

    I have been working at Sikorsky

    Pros

    Sikorsky is lead by an extremely strong, committed, and skilled management team. This is the best helicopter company on the planet.

    Cons

    Overall performance can be affected sometimes by one flawed decision or approach to a large development program or budgetary decision by USG.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide industry leadership in the area of innovation, design, production, and product support. Continue to cultivate a culture of performance management.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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