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)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Focused on the bottom line

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand

    Pros

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

    Cons

    totally focused on the bottom line

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - APU Component Technician
    Former Employee - APU Component Technician

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits, in-house full cafeteria.

    Cons

    Abusive supervisors and an unsympathetic Human Resources dept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't harass workers when they are performing their duties, and don't make your harassment personal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    HaHpp

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    Former Employee - Auxiliary Power Unit Component Technician in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Auxiliary Power Unit Component Technician in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Sometimes 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a challenge

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    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Rockford, IL

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    A 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for

    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Windsor Locks, CT
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Windsor Locks, CT

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

    Pros

    Good pay for what you do

    Cons

    You need to know how to play the game for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to listen to their people

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for personal development

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    The 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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    I learned a little about the aviation industry.

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    Former Employee - Assembler III and IV in Santa Isabel, PR
    Former Employee - Assembler III and IV in Santa Isabel, PR

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

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at the moment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand

    Pros

    Good company to work for overall

    Cons

    Could be better at time management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hit a brick wall

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

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

    Pros

    Good, 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.

    Cons

    Chasing 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 ManagementAdvice

    Allow 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mechanical Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    worked in actuation department. Work was enjoyable and the senior engineers there are smart and helpful. There are a lot of resources since it is a big company. Good work life balance when i was there.

    Cons

    Electrical engineers get more regard it seems. The location was in rockford which is an unplesant town(parts of it).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No complaints for management that I interacted with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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