Hamilton Sundstrand

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Updated April 18, 2015
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Hamilton Sundstrand President Alain M. Bellemare
Alain M. Bellemare
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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)

  • Rampant nepotism among executives and senior management (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Excellent company full of exceptional technical minds.

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Rockford, IL

    I have been working at Hamilton Sundstrand full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent compensation for excellent performance. Great salary and health benefits. Great patent awards. Most managers have walked the walk and have a great understanding of technical principles. Schmooze factor is not as high as many other companies. Technically challenging products. Top line tools for engineering.

    Cons

    Work load can be high if the customer focus demands. Travel to address or solve supplier issues can be excessive. Cost focus is at times too great and often at the expense of supplier quality. Schedules are often set too close allowing little time for testing. Research is minimal unless customer funded.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful with all the contract labor as they will be working for the competition later. Spend some money on materials research, doing otherwise will place future products at a disadvantage. A little more accountability at the mid and senior level engineering positions is needed.

  2. Sundstrand is not interested in developing full time employees

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    Former Contractor - Hydraulic Engineer in Rockford, IL
    Former Contractor - Hydraulic Engineer in Rockford, IL

    I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Corporate exposure
    Paid to do nothing
    Test cells

    Cons

    They do not hire from with in. What they do is get experienced people from elsewhere, but for the inexperienced they only offer contract labor. You are limited to assistant type work, not engineering work. I doubt anyone from inside is counting the gray hairs, but no one has given thought about 10 years ahead when they all retire and aren't replaced. Contract work, even for engineering, barely gets above $20/hr

    Advice to Management

    You get what you paid for when the shop workers make more than the engineers. Think about that for 5 minutes. The engineering members make a noticeable amount less.

  3. Administrative Assistant to 500 plus engineers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Being an administrative assistant is my passion. I take great pride into be a part of great working team.

    Cons

    I deal with every business matter in a positive why, with a positive outcome and in a timely matter.

    Advice to Management

    I look to make process improvements, by keeping office procedures. As far as my job performance, I do not disappoint.

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  5. Interesting place to work for my first internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand

    Pros

    good pay, hours, and flexible schedule

    Cons

    limited work but it was only an internship

  6. Loved to work there, had to leave for relocation.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand

    Pros

    Great benefits working with great people.

    Cons

    Too small where everyone knows your business.

  7. Working at HS

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Supervisor
    Current Employee - Purchasing Supervisor

    I have been working at Hamilton Sundstrand

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Many good people, lots of financial resources

    Cons

    Backstabbing employees, watch your back...and front

    Advice to Management

    Deal with issues when they are brought to your attention

  8. Owned by UTC, this company is a giant but management, especially in EHS are so thin skinned you better NEVER point out a flaw!

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Pomona, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Pomona, CA

    I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand (More than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company with so much to do and learn.

    Cons

    Senior management is perfect and don't you ever forget it!

    Advice to Management

    You hired good people, listen to them!

  9. High tech abounds with this firm

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Rockford, IL

    I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Highly interesting technologies make this an place exciting place to work. Co-workers are a cut above the norm.

    Cons

    Working on government projects tends to obfuscate profit motivation and replace it with politics. This flows throughout the teams working on the projects. Government projects are subject to the whim of the Congress and the President. Funding is never certain.

    Advice to Management

    Don't EVER refer to the company as 'Hamilton' by itself when talking to the Rockford employees! Use 'UTC' or something else.

  10. Great unless you're an intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand

    Pros

    I worked at the Rockford facility as a computer engineering co-op for about a year
    -Relaxed environment
    -Pays well
    -Get to work with latest aerospace technology

    Cons

    -Very bureaucratic -- have to work with legacy systems and software that is only still used because of contracts.
    -Hard to find work if you're a co-op. This is only made more difficult by the fact that the company looks down on indirectly charged hours, so it can be difficult finding people willing to give you a project to charge, meaning many times co-ops had to look outside their own department to find work.

  11. Great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Rockford, IL

    I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people around. Nice balance of work and life.

    Cons

    Health insurance premium too high. No bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on real issues.

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