Hamilton Sundstrand

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Hamilton Sundstrand Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
135 Reviews
3.3
135 Reviews
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Hamilton Sundstrand President Alain M. Bellemare
Alain M. Bellemare
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Review Highlights

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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  1.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    Good company with so much to do and learn.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You hired good people, listen to them!

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    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)

    Pros

    Nice people around. Nice balance of work and life.

    Cons

    Health insurance premium too high. No bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on real issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Restructering

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

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

    Pros

    Seem to take care of their employees to a certain extent.

    Cons

    They are all about profit. They are closing down many operations throughout the US to earn more money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Quality engineer

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Santa Isabel, PR
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Santa Isabel, PR

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

    Pros

    Interesting products, good people in the shop floor. Lots of control over the process. They pay for your school tuition.

    Cons

    Culture is un-professional. Physically threatened by peer, screamed at by people one level up from another department, peers speak badly about other peers to get promoted which rarely happens due to almost no opportunity and HR does nothing to improve the situation. Also, drug abuse is rampant, especially in middle management. Finally, as an aerospace company you'd think they would validate their processes. This is not the case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get serious about drug testing, especially leadership. Have HR develop a set of values and establish a feedback program. Pay attention to quality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company in a Space Industry in Disarray

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Contracting work in the space industry

    Cons

    Contracting work in the space industry

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work, advancement possible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, IL

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

    Pros

    Hamilton Sundstrand was a good place to work with a lot of total care benefits above and beyond salary alone. Managers sometimes set unrealistic goals, but were fair when circumstances warranted. Managers also seemed to recognize talent and worked hard to promote from within, developing employees.

    Cons

    Interdepartmental communication lacking, underfunded or tight budgets did not always allow departments who work together in an efficient or helpful manner. IT needs improvement to support growing demands. Top down visibility for long term projects could use improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Long term strategic planning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand

    Pros

    Good tuition assistance program.

    Cons

    Totally driven by shareholder targets.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    • Knowledge of high volume consumer electronics manufacturing and systems in support of manufacturing is strongly desire

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    Former Employee - Product Designer Engineer in All, MO
    Former Employee - Product Designer Engineer in All, MO

    I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work.,and Geat people skills interfacing with many people Developing design specification with primarily bottoms up

    Cons

    No,, system-level analysis.This includes the planning phase, translating functional objectives into technical requirements and solutions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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