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Sikorsky Reviews in Connecticut

Updated Jul 19, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 99 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

Sikorsky President Mick Maurer

Mick Maurer

(34 ratings)

52% 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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    Good place to work if you don't mind all the rules

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Stratford, CT

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementMost 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.

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

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    Large company - works for and against you

    Subcontract Administrator (Former Employee) Stratford, CT

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company with some management issues

    Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) Stratford, CT

    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 Senior Management- 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place for an internship, very helpful engineers

    Engineering Intern (Current Employee) Stratford, CT

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

    ConsDealing with HR is a pain

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Stratford, CT

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

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

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

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    Great if you like Helicopters

    Logistics Manager (Current Employee) Shelton, CT

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementBreak 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    stable work but zero opportunities

    Electrical Eng (Former Employee) Stratford, CT

    Prosgood work good vacation days

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sikorsky Aircraft

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Stratford, CT

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe 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.

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

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    Enjoyed my time at Sikorsky

    Program Manager (Former Employee) Stratford, CT

    ProsGood salary, strong benefits, large employer, consistent work

    ConsMilitary social structure, Poor senior management leadership.

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

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    Another lesson to help me do a better sales job.

    Senior Sub-Contract Manager (Former Employee) Stratford, CT

    ProsManufacturer of the finest Helicopters in the world. While at Sikorsky I won various awards for doing my job above and beyond the high expectations already established by the company. I was also chosen to attend the Program Management Academy. Annual ethics classes were required which I always completed successfully. I also took numerous classes in negotiations as my responsibility was to negotiate all contracts that were required for the programs I was working. Many times I would negotiate the contracts to completion then hand off the account to another subcontractor within the group. Sikorsky is a solid company and if you do your job well, you could be confident in staying employed and getting paid fairly.

    ConsTrust is something that management lacks of their employees. It takes too many layers of management approval to get something accomplished. This makes everyone's job much more difficult which creates much frustration to the vast majority of the workforce.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more authority to the employees taking away the multiple layers of restrictions. These would ease the various jobs within the subcontracting group and would them to produce at a much higher rate. Also, this group should be given a much higher approval authority when issuing PO's. Again, this would streamline the job allowing more work to be accomplished by fewer people reducing costs for the company.

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

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