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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31% Approve of the CEO

Hamilton Sundstrand President Alain M. Bellemare

Alain M. Bellemare

(64 ratings)

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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Auxiliary Power Unit Component Technician (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

ProsI enjoyed working at HSPS because it offered competitive salaries, but there were also several opportunities for career growth within the company.

ConsSometimes cell management got away with unethical practices toward the hourly employees and Human Resources was less than sympathetic, which made for an uncomfortable atmosphere at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen better and take responsible action when lower management crosses ethical boundaries with hourly employees, e.g. harrassment, intimidation and retaliation.

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

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Focused on the bottom line

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand

ProsAs this is a big company , there are many resources at your disposal, good networking opportunities.

Constotally focused on the bottom line

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Awesome, when working for good supervisors, otherwise not so great.

APU Component Technician (Former Employee)

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

ProsExcellent pay and benefits, in-house full cafeteria.

ConsAbusive supervisors and an unsympathetic Human Resources dept.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't harass workers when they are performing their duties, and don't make your harassment personal.

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

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Great place for personal development

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand

ProsThere are some really smart and talented individuals who are committed to Hamilton and their work. There is a lot of support for continued education both with degree programs and certifications.

ConsThe number of meetings and documentation required can make it difficult to focus on the actual work you should be doing instead of the bureaucracy.

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Not a challenge

Engineering Co-Op (Former Employee)
Rockford, IL

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

ProsHigh pay. Exposure to some cool aerospace technology. Some people can be pretty cool if you are willing to get to know them.

ConsA lot of jobs are just boring. A lot of people seem unhappy with their work. Lots of long hours to satisfy emergency customer demands

Advice to Senior ManagementEmphasis on safety and quality should be continued. However, it should significantly be improved. There are to many errors that pass through quality oversights.

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

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Good company to work for

Manufacturing (Former Employee)
Windsor Locks, CT

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

ProsGood pay for what you do

ConsYou need to know how to play the game for advancement

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to listen to their people

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I learned a little about the aviation industry.

Assembler III and IV (Former Employee)
Santa Isabel, PR

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

ProsI worked there soldering microscopic plane parts on a circuit board, this part was intersting, good atmosphere. Didn't work for them directly, I was contracted by a temporary job agency to work at Hamilton Sundstrand and they didn't renew me the contract.

ConsI wasn't there long enough to comment about this.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone at the moment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand

ProsGood company to work for overall

ConsCould be better at time management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Hit a brick wall

Project Engineer (Former Employee)
Rockford, IL

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

ProsGood, smart people. Hard workers. We make cool stuff for the aviation and space industries. Lots of different positions (horizontally) and locations to choose from. Great co-op program for college students. Very good benefits package.

ConsChasing quarterly numbers resulted in weekly changes in program and project priorities. Lots of people in middle management limits upward growth. Applied for four department and program management positions and merited only one interview with 15+ years with the company in various positions. Or ... maybe I wasn't that good. East coast mentality that we were not smart enough to run a business was insulting.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow the projects to proceed per plan. The constant re-prioritization affects delivery, quality and morale. Continue to work on communication of vision and strategy of the company and groups to the workers.

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

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Older company with traditional views on business

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand part-time

ProsCompany had very nice people, made many friends there who spend time during and outside of work. Has cafeteria and gym on site.

ConsThey don't really treat interns very well. You are there to learn something, but unfortunately, the company sees you just as cheap paper work laborer.

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