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
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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  

    Hard Work can be recognized

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Windsor Locks, CT
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Windsor Locks, CT

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

    Pros

    My hard work was recognized and rewarded. Recieved promotions and merit raises consistently.

    Cons

    One's personal life was disregarded. Every employee expected to be a yes man and do whatever it takes to get the job done. This meant working long days, weekends, holidays etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to work with employees for extended hours. Offer some paid overtime. Offer compensation for working on the weekends.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great career experience, good people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Benefits, education assistance, opportunity for personal growth for individuals that are self motivated.

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunity unless you are willing to relocate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More mentoring for employees, more attention paid to the materials department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was nice

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Rockford, IL

    I have been working at Hamilton Sundstrand as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1.Good environment
    2.good infrastructure
    3.My team was fantastic, and we spent time together outside of work right away. The casual atmosphere didn't prevent things from getting done, and I felt like my team members were very competent while not being over-the-top serious.

    Cons

    all the process were very slow and it need to be stream lined

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The internship is what you make of it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Hamilton Sundstrand as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you're a motivated individual, then the sky seems to be the limit here. As an intern, I was exposed too all parts of the company, and was given plenty of freedom in choosing what I want to do there. There can be a lot to be learned from the many experts that work here, you just have to be assertive and put yourself out there.

    Cons

    Seems to be permanently understaffed; even though everyone I've worked with has been helpful, there are many times when higher ups are too busy to find you interesting work, so you're on your own a lot of the time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great, friendly, balanced place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Rockford, IL

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

    Pros

    Good people, stimulating work, opportunities to advance exist for those who want to go get them.

    Cons

    Promotions must be sought out as they are not actively looking to promote from within but it is none-the-less a great company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on promoting from within and doing so ahead of a defined schedule from HR for those that are high performers. I saw many of my friends complete graduate school and then move on right away due to advancement issues following graduation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Finance Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in Windsor Locks, CT
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in Windsor Locks, CT

    I have been working at Hamilton Sundstrand as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is really nice
    Great salary
    You get to work on real tasks and projects and learn systems
    They make sure interns have a lot of social events to meet other interns and grow networks
    Open line to talk to upper management
    Give you lots of help and guidelines when completing tasks
    They reward you and acknowledge you for your hard work
    If you make a good impression during the internship, getting into the FLP is much easier

    Cons

    8 hour work day, which is obvious
    Cubicle setting, working on a computer
    It can be kind of dull

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Takes the allure out of aerospace

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Rockford, IL

    I have been working at Hamilton Sundstrand full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Considering what was required out of the person, the pay was high
    Great chemistry
    Food after important meetings
    Good test labs

    Cons

    Didn't keep to the job title or job description
    Very slow moving company
    Management assumes smooth operation, doesn't double check on work progress/work started/work finished
    Will only listen to one level lower, if they dug deeper then they would be a better company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Whats more important the quarterly books, or the company 2/3 years from now

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Co-OP

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Gain real world experience on the job as a co-op

    Cons

    Not every supervisor is aware of your needs, so speak up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having one on one meetings with Co-op and discussing what they felt were the shortcomings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Procurement Co-op

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Windsor Locks, CT
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Windsor Locks, CT

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

    Pros

    Many learning opportunities, Networking, Mentor-ship

    Cons

    -There are many layers of mid-level management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Technology, Underwhelming management and culture towards Young Professionals/

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Rockford, IL

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

    Pros

    Edge of Technological Advancement on their products.
    Good Education Benefits
    Decent pay.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for career advancement
    Generational Differences and culture shock not favorable for Young Professionals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep promises on increasing opportunities for young professionals, and tackling issues brought up by them. A ton of my younger coworkers keep leaving the company, and current and new ones still have the "I'm only here for 3-5 years" mentality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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