Sikorsky Reviews

Updated July 27, 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. Parts Clerk Lead

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Parts Clerk Lead in Coatesville, PA
    Current Employee - Parts Clerk Lead in Coatesville, PA

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot with this company for the 8 years I have been here. When it is busy, it is busy. If you like overtime then you can work 7 days a week if the work is there.

    Cons

    Due to oil and gas prices the workload has cut down. Lost a lot of AC this year. Lack of communication with upper management.


  2. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Avionics Test Tech in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Avionics Test Tech in Stratford, CT

    I worked at Sikorsky full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenges one to develop their full potential never bored...

    Cons

    The senior employees were not as open minded as management. Some of management's open opportunity policies were thwarted by people closest to me.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure they know how the company is actually being run and by whom on the shop floor.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Volatile

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Planning Analyst in Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Planning Analyst in Stratford, CT

    I have been working at Sikorsky

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    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


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  5. Final Assembly Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in West Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in West Haven, CT

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay and 401K, good vacation time,

    Cons

    Union, too much overtime, hard to discipline employess

    Advice to Management

    Balance workandlife


  6. Helpful (1)

    Change is in the air

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - A&P Mechanic in Coatesville, PA
    Current Employee - A&P Mechanic in Coatesville, PA

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Having been a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp, the pay and benefits have been the best I have had. An Employee Scholar Program that pays 100% of your tuition and books for going back to school is one of the best perks.

    Cons

    Management is currently in a state of upheaval. There are many meetings that MGMT level employees attend, and many communications to the rest of us about how things are so great and getting better, but nothing seems to get done. There are so many classes that need to be taken, so much need to make every department look like all the rest in the company, that jobs don't get done.

    Advice to Management

    A new era is upon us; so many great things we can make happen. Cut the overhead management level down and let the employees, A) know just how much this company depends on them, and B) do their jobs.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Panic mode

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sikorsky full-time

    Pros

    Great education benefits, career development

    Cons

    Leadership is often on an ego trip, short sighted

    Advice to Management

    Think progressively


  8. Helpful (1)

    Sinking ship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time

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

    Pros

    State of the art equipment Easy work

    Cons

    Worst parts accountability ever questionable workmanship some toxic leaders product design flaws layoffs


  9. Decent for a large company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Computer Hardware/Software Engineer in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Staff Computer Hardware/Software Engineer in Stratford, CT

    I worked at Sikorsky full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    manger

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Lead Engineer in Winchester, TN
    Former Employee - Technical Lead Engineer in Winchester, TN

    I worked at Sikorsky (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good compensation benefit good retirement

    Cons

    bad management, no training, no diversity

    Advice to Management

    need to improve management skill


  11. Not a place for experienced, good engineers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stress Engineer in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Stress Engineer in Stratford, CT

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

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

    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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