Hamilton Sundstrand
3.1 of 5 124 reviews
www.hamiltonsundstrandcorp.com Windsor Locks, CT 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 23, 2014

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Hamilton Sundstrand President Alain M. Bellemare

Alain M. Bellemare

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55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Education benefits are excellent"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Good work life balance when i was there"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work life balance would be difficult"
    in 5 reviews
  • "I have relized that all of the upper management isn't very attentive to the employees"
    in 7 reviews
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A good corporation but remember you are a number

Program Manager (Former Employee)
Windsor Locks, CT

I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood 401k (60% match).
Good employee scholar program
Ability to move between different companies

ConsYou are a number, and if they need to change something to satisfy Wall Street, and you happen to come through their filtering process, you will be let go.
The HR organization is not adequately trained. Most of the work is being offloaded to 3rd parties that truly do not care.

Advice to Senior ManagementRemember the employees are people that take a lot of pride in what they do and they want to contribute to the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great career experience, good people

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Phoenix, AZ

I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand full-time for more than 10 years

ProsBenefits, education assistance, opportunity for personal growth for individuals that are self motivated.

ConsLimited advancement opportunity unless you are willing to relocate.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore mentoring for employees, more attention paid to the materials department.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was nice

Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Rockford, IL

I have been working at Hamilton Sundstrand as a contractor for more than 3 years

Pros1.Good environment
2.good infrastructure
3.My team was fantastic, and we spent time together outside of work right away. The casual atmosphere didn't prevent things from getting done, and I felt like my team members were very competent while not being over-the-top serious.

Consall the process were very slow and it need to be stream lined

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great, friendly, balanced place to work

Electrical Engineer (Former Employee)
Rockford, IL

I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand full-time for more than a year

ProsGood people, stimulating work, opportunities to advance exist for those who want to go get them.

ConsPromotions must be sought out as they are not actively looking to promote from within but it is none-the-less a great company to work for.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on promoting from within and doing so ahead of a defined schedule from HR for those that are high performers. I saw many of my friends complete graduate school and then move on right away due to advancement issues following graduation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The internship is what you make of it.

Project Engineer Intern (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at Hamilton Sundstrand as an intern for more than a year

ProsIf you're a motivated individual, then the sky seems to be the limit here. As an intern, I was exposed too all parts of the company, and was given plenty of freedom in choosing what I want to do there. There can be a lot to be learned from the many experts that work here, you just have to be assertive and put yourself out there.

ConsSeems to be permanently understaffed; even though everyone I've worked with has been helpful, there are many times when higher ups are too busy to find you interesting work, so you're on your own a lot of the time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Finance Intern (Current Employee)
Windsor Locks, CT

I have been working at Hamilton Sundstrand as an intern for more than a year

ProsEveryone is really nice
Great salary
You get to work on real tasks and projects and learn systems
They make sure interns have a lot of social events to meet other interns and grow networks
Open line to talk to upper management
Give you lots of help and guidelines when completing tasks
They reward you and acknowledge you for your hard work
If you make a good impression during the internship, getting into the FLP is much easier

Cons8 hour work day, which is obvious
Cubicle setting, working on a computer
It can be kind of dull

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Takes the allure out of aerospace

Engineer (Current Employee)
Rockford, IL

I have been working at Hamilton Sundstrand full-time for more than a year

ProsConsidering what was required out of the person, the pay was high
Great chemistry
Food after important meetings
Good test labs

ConsDidn't keep to the job title or job description
Very slow moving company
Management assumes smooth operation, doesn't double check on work progress/work started/work finished
Will only listen to one level lower, if they dug deeper then they would be a better company.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhats more important the quarterly books, or the company 2/3 years from now

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Engineering Co-Op (Former Employee)
Rockford, IL

I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand as an intern for less than a year

ProsGain real world experience on the job as a co-op

ConsNot every supervisor is aware of your needs, so speak up

Advice to Senior ManagementHaving one on one meetings with Co-op and discussing what they felt were the shortcomings

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Supply Chain (Former Employee)
Windsor Locks, CT

I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand as an intern for less than a year

ProsMany learning opportunities, Networking, Mentor-ship

Cons-There are many layers of mid-level management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent Technology, Underwhelming management and culture towards Young Professionals/

Electrical Engineer (Current Employee)
Rockford, IL

I have been working at Hamilton Sundstrand full-time for more than 5 years

ProsEdge of Technological Advancement on their products.
Good Education Benefits
Decent pay.

ConsNot many opportunities for career advancement
Generational Differences and culture shock not favorable for Young Professionals

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep promises on increasing opportunities for young professionals, and tackling issues brought up by them. A ton of my younger coworkers keep leaving the company, and current and new ones still have the "I'm only here for 3-5 years" mentality.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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