Hamilton Sundstrand

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Updated June 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    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.


  2. I learned a little about the aviation industry.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    None at the moment.


  3. Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for overall

    Cons

    Could be better at time management


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Hit a brick wall

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  6. 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.


  7. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Retention Pay not on scale with market pay!


  8. Good engineers, too much upper management, horrible work-life balance.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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


  9. Helpful (2)

    A great place to work with lots of opportunity.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Great experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    global travel, career advancement with hard work

    Cons

    offices are outdated and need more offices with doors

    Advice to Management

    Engage more in your employees


  11. Helpful (1)

    Prepare to work a lot of long hours without recognition

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Representative in Windsor Locks, CT
    Former Employee - Field Service Representative in Windsor Locks, CT

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very high-tech product. Huge diversity in job opportunity. Good benefits. Ability to move around within the UTC umbrella of companies.

    Cons

    Not a lot of focus on work/life balance. With all the layoffs, older folks are squatting on jobs and make it difficult for the next generation to be promoted. Knowledge sharing is on a need-to-know basis. Performance reviews are less a measure of the employee and more a check in the box.

    Advice to Management

    Try some one-on-one skip level meetings. Have opportunites where employees truly CAN exceed their PFT objectives, not just complete/incomplete....those are merely called job duties. I wanted to grow with the company, but when I put in extra effort/hours it became the new normal. Seek out those that are giving 110% and say thanks. I received more appreciation from our customer than our company.



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