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Sikorsky Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 213 reviews

68% Approve of the CEO

Sikorsky President Mick Maurer

Mick Maurer

(56 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great pay and benefits, and a employee scholar program that anyone can take advantage of(in 20 reviews)

  • Sikorsky (and UTC) creates a learning culture and puts their money behind it with a very generous Employee Scholar Program(in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance: is always on the horizon; there seems an innate inability to eliminate bureaucracy(in 10 reviews)

  • Pay raises are very poor and no adjustment for cost of living(in 7 reviews)

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    It's a job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAwesome products which have inspirational stories to them- how can you not like making something that helps the military men and women home and abroad?

    ConsLarge company that makes you feel not important as an employee

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease employee engagement. Stop having lay offs every year or every other year.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worked as a project management intern, good environment and a interesting industry.

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Stratford, CT

    ProsGood pay, friendly co-workers good amount of opportunity to bounce around in the company.

    ConsOften work is slow, can be dull at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow more opportunities for younger employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fast paced working in the custom built helicopter business

    Buyer (Current Employee) Coatesville, PA

    ProsEveryday is a new adventure

    ConsAnnual pay increases don't keep up with inflation

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood employees are an investment worth retaining with a salary worthy of their talents.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not that great overall

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent location of merrit, will learn a lot, big company/corporate experience, week off during Xmas break, benefits are decent, awesome product and never gets old to look at

    ConsOld school boys club not the best place for women especially if you don't look or resemble a man yourself

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetire or be open to new ways of doing business

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    Most executives are immature and high maintenance

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Stratford, CT

    ProsGreat product, resources, and talented employees

    ConsIf you work in a staff position where you frequently interact with executives, then the sad reality of the company and what it is really about will be both surprising and frustrating. H.R. allows executives to act above the law and turns a blind eye to their many indiscretions unless someone goes public with a complaint. Ethics is a joke. Metrics are falsified and improperly reported to Wall Street. If you say anything to leadership and attempt to do the right thing, then your career is over. Leaving Sikorsky is the most honorable career move that I have ever made.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up! Your L3's and L2's are destroying the moral fabric of the company. This used to be a great company for which to work. Now it's an embarrassment. So many of your employees are miserable and are worried about being laid off. Not a fun place to work right now.

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

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    Overall a great place to work

    Electrical Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with, great benefits, challenging and fulfilling work, no micromanaging, decent work/life balance for the most part, pay is good

    ConsHigh turnover in management, quite a bit of mandatory overtime, working the first five OT hours for free, often understaffed, senior level employees getting paid much more than entry level for doing the same job or with less responsibilities

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

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    Worst place I have ever worked.

    Senior Engineer (Former Employee) Shelton, CT

    ProsOnly worked a 40 hour week.

    ConsBenefits are terrible. Management is focused on micromanaging and throwing everything into the ACE (Six Sigma) Bucket. Management raises come out of the same raise pool as their employees. After 2 years, thanks to furlough, I was making less than I started. There is no clear path to advancement. The customer comes second. Lieing and cheating will get you ahead faster than hard honest work. Management will take credit for all your successes and throw you under the bus for any failures.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut back on the ACE activities. Have less metrics, less power point. Be more honest with employees.

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

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    I was straight out of aviation school and they gave me a chance.

    Sheet Metal Mechanic (Former Employee) Troy, AL

    ProsThey have a lot of great benifits

    Consthey lay-off it was hard for my family

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company has great potential

    International Trade Compliance Specialist (Current Employee) Stratford, CT

    ProsGreat company! Sells intriguing products. In addition, it pays well.

    ConsMust know someone or have relevant work experience to get in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more employees more room advance

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

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work, open to progressive movement

    Consvery EXCO focused, not open to other ideas

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember the people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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