Hamilton Sundstrand Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Mechanical Engineer

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    Former Contractor - Mechanical Engineer in Rockford, IL
    Former Contractor - 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Fun, and interesting.

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    Former Intern - Manufacturing Engineer in Rockford, IL
    Former Intern - Manufacturing Engineer in Rockford, IL

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

    Pros

    Great pay, and they keep you busy! They have a intern/co-op program which makes it easier to meet people there and most of the engineers are previous co-ops.

    Cons

    Some of the work you do gets tedious, you sometimes get the projects that no one else really wants to do. They didn't really seem prepared for an intern, everything seemed very last minute and I waited awhile to get into a real project. Location wasn't that great either, Rockford isn't the greatest place to live.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Older company with traditional views on business

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand part-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    They 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.

  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Once you’re in the Door Don’t Expect Much!

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Windsor Locks, CT
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Windsor Locks, CT

    I have been working at Hamilton Sundstrand full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    They have an awesome Educational Program!
    The size of the company lends itself to move into different roles between departments, not to mention the rest of UTC.
    Exciting Products!
    Flex time available depending on your department culture.

    Cons

    Small Pay Raises!
    Poor Career Mapping
    No annual Bonuses for non executive employees.
    Not the best communications when non UTC employees know big news before you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retention Pay not on scale with market pay!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    A great place to work with lots of opportunity.

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    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

    I have been working at Hamilton Sundstrand full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A broad multifunctional organization with lots of opportunity to change jobs and keep learning without moving cities. Generally positive culture with many smart, fun people who care passionately about their work.

    Cons

    The organization is highly stressed to "meet the numbers" and manage new programs. The structure can be very top down and place unrealistic demands on processes or individuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust us more. We care as much as you do and are working really hard. Believe it or not, we actually know what we're doing most of the time. And, please, take a vacation. It will do us all good to have you a little more relaxed, more creative, and less reactive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Good engineers, too much upper management, horrible work-life balance.

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    Current Employee - Structural Dynamics Engineer in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Structural Dynamics Engineer in Rockford, IL

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

    Pros

    -all engineers are good and very nice people
    -lots of cutting edge products

    Cons

    -lots of middle management
    -too little personell
    -bad work-life balance
    -low salaries unless you move around frequently

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Great experience

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Windsor Locks, CT
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Windsor Locks, CT

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

    Pros

    global travel, career advancement with hard work

    Cons

    offices are outdated and need more offices with doors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage more in your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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