Sikorsky Reviews in Connecticut

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
224 Reviews
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224 Reviews
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Sikorsky President Mick Maurer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Sikorsky (and UTC) creates a learning culture and puts their money behind it with a very generous Employee Scholar Program (in 20 reviews)

  • I have been told that the Employee Scholar Program and stock award program has been limited lately (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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  1.  

    AWESOME...so far

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Stratford, CT

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The culture is awesome. So many employees here are passionate about the work they do. It is truly inspiring to work here. As a government contractor security is obviously tight but the work atmosphere is relaxed and has moments of periodic stress but I would not characterize it as a stressful job.

    Cons

    I have yet to find any real cons with working here. But an issue I see that is something that every large company has is having bureaucracy inhibit productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work if you don't mind all the rules

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratford, CT

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Obviously the best paid job l've ever had. The work isn'the difficult, but the inspectors are tough.

    Cons

    The constant rumors of lay offs, then they change their mind, then they DO lay people off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the time the workers know that you are lying. We have family and friends upstairs and we have already heard the truth. When you say you don't know, we were testing you.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Nightmare job

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    Former Employee - Data Manager  in  Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Data Manager in Stratford, CT

    I worked at Sikorsky full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    looks good on paper when you're applying somewhere else...

    Cons

    everything! the culture, the declining benefits, the man's world attitude, hiring freezes, constant threat of lay-offs, furlough days every year, terribly low pay, and horrible office space... just to mention a few things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop caring so much about what the outside world thinks of your company or keeping up your "image" and start caring about the people who break their backs wo0rking for you just to have the carpet pulled out from under their feet in a layoff.... while you spend millions on landscaping, executive suite remodels, and outside helecopter sculptures..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Large company - works for and against you

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    Former Employee - Subcontract Administrator  in  Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Stratford, CT

    I worked at Sikorsky full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits, salaries, chance to work on a product that you can actually see the result of your efforts.

    Cons

    Large company management structure - can get lost in the shuffle. Reorganizations are constantly taken place with little regard to employee input or satisfaction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company with some management issues

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Stratford, CT

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Good working environment. Plenty of time for deadlines and within our own immediate department you can express yourself and engage in good work conversations.
    - Technology is somewhat up to date. Good computers and software is available for you.
    - Good benefits including healthcare and time off. Time off includes vacation, personal days, and sick days which you have plenty of.
    - HR is understanding of your personal situations and will work with you and your management.

    Cons

    - Salary is a bit under national average.
    - Career growth can be limiting. You may not be promoted for a long time. Sometimes requires you to move to under department.
    - IT support is very low. Technical issues may take months to fix.
    - Training is hard to come by. You learn from your coworkers but be expected to teach yourself.
    - Sometimes engineering is pressured by other groups (i.e. upper management, purchasing) to make decisions.
    - Be expected, as an engineer, to do a lot of management type work (i.e. paper work, releasing of documents, contract work).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Purchasing should not be allowed to influence engineering decisions. Purchasing should work with engineering more to help them complete their job. Sometimes engineers know more about purchasing contracts and deliveries than they do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place for an internship, very helpful engineers

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    Current Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Stratford, CT

    I have been working at Sikorsky as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    They allow interns to really become involved in important programs/projects

    Cons

    Dealing with HR is a pain

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratford, CT

    I worked at Sikorsky full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Provide great training and education benefits. Great opportunities since a member of United Technologies. Flexible hours. Strong process improvement organization.

    Cons

    Older workforce which have many people that have lost their drive. Frequent workforce reductions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great if you like Helicopters

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    Current Employee - Logistics Manager  in  Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Shelton, CT

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great if you like Helicopters and if you want the freedom to improve on processes or lean principles

    Cons

    You will never get promoted. Nepotism is the norm. Will not seek new business in developing markets such as Latin America.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break up your current management structure and allow for new talent to develop, grow and be successful in the management ranks. Too stuck on the past.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    stable work but zero opportunities

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    Former Employee - Electrical Eng  in  Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Electrical Eng in Stratford, CT

    I worked at Sikorsky full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good work good vacation days

    Cons

    just say yes, leadership have no relation with the technical work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Sikorsky Aircraft

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Stratford, CT

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company has international reach and a variety of different professional areas to explore.

    Cons

    Poor leadership is pervasive, the company structure and management doesn't foster teamwork and morale is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The general employee population is starving for leadership and a sense of teamwork and unification. You are looking at a mass exodus and tremendous loss of talent as the economy recovers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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