Sikorsky Reviews

Updated August 22, 2015
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Pros
  • Sikorsky (and UTC) creates a learning culture and puts their money behind it with a very generous Employee Scholar Program (in 20 reviews)

  • Great pay and benefits, and a employee scholar program that anyone can take advantage of (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. Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sikorsky (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They provide excellent opportunities and benefits

    Cons

    There is too much gamesmanship between departments


  2. Great

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    Current Employee - Finance in Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Finance in Stratford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Learned a lot and some great managers and contacts.

    Cons

    Some company drama was negative


  3. Good

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    Current Intern - Overhaul & Repair Engineering in Trumbull, CT
    Current Intern - Overhaul & Repair Engineering in Trumbull, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sikorsky as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Diverse tasks Management works with you to avoid typical intern work Realistic expectations and great pay

    Cons

    Often nothing to do which can be considered good since there is no busy work


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  5. Good and bad

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    Current Employee - Finance in Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Finance in Stratford, CT
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You won't find a more interesting industry than aerospace. Company & products will be around for a long time. An acquisition by Lockheed means opportunity to transfer to other jobs around the country.

    Cons

    Easy to lose sight of the cool product when you're stuck in layers of red tape and middle management. Seems like most people either leave after 5 years or are lifers.

    Advice to Management

    Need to find a middle ground between micromanagement and lack of management. Encourage people to try new ideas instead of dragging heels and embracing the status quo.


  6. OK place to work

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    Current Contractor - Consultant in Stratford, CT
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Stratford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sikorsky as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    steady work, solid engineering company

    Cons

    No flexibility for contractors to work outside of core.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Please don't sign up

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Your starting pay is usually competitive but you should not expect much of an increase the following year.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, I came to Sikorsky at the wrong time. Apparently twenty years ago the benefits were a lot more substantial than what it is today. I have been at Sikorsky for almost three years and there has been a layoff almost every 6 months. Now UTC our parent company is kicking us out of the family and selling us to Lockheed Martin. You can never feel relaxed at Sikorsky, there is always something going on.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together!!!!!!! Focus on making your employees happy as well because it should not always be about the bottom line. Keep in mind, that what goes around comes around. A lot of you that were former Executives are now demoted or move in to less appealing roles.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Volatile

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Planning Analyst in Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Planning Analyst in Stratford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to move around within finance, barring you have networked properly

    Cons

    Favoritism amongst management who gives preferred jobs to inner circle

    Advice to Management

    New talent development program


  9. Final Assembly Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in West Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in West Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay and 401K, good vacation time,

    Cons

    Union, too much overtime, hard to discipline employess

    Advice to Management

    Balance workandlife


  10. Decent for a large company

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    Former Employee - Staff Computer Hardware/Software Engineer in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Staff Computer Hardware/Software Engineer in Stratford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sikorsky full-time

    Pros

    Great education benefits and current business good

    Cons

    Much uncertainty with spinoff sale pending

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate employees on work and not hours.


  11. Not a place for experienced, good engineers

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    Former Employee - Stress Engineer in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Stress Engineer in Stratford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sikorsky full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flex time, parking is good, nice offices (albeit tiny cubicles), escalators (for my knees) 20 word min is reduce loud for filling out this web form.

    Cons

    People of three years and twenty+ years treated as though they are the same Assumptions of your technical expertise made in a knee jerk fashion No managing of engineers, just technical data Very little communication especially in expectations Very unique jargon is assumed to be universal and an understanding of it determines how your competence is viewed There is an elitist view that they know and can do more than anyone in the industry, my experience is very much counter to that

    Advice to Management

    Ensure communication is the key element when dealing with employees Ensure that a 'good old boy' network does not run off exceptionally qualified people



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