Sikorsky Reviews

Updated March 28, 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)

  • 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. This company is resume food. Get your experience and run.

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

    The aircraft that Sikorsky produces are technologically cutting edge. Some of the software in use is really advanced as well. There are many opportunities that anyone can see the moment they start. They have insurance and offer time off.

    Cons

    Although the products are cutting edge, the processes and procedures are older than time. One of the software suites in use is circa 1995. With all the opportunities available in the company, few (if any) will be obtainable and none can be originated by you. You will quickly see what the personification of stagnation looks like. It is no wonder UTC is trying to get rid of us. As far as the insurance goes, you would be better off saving your money and paying cash. Oh, and all the time off in the world cannot refresh you enough to come back to this dead-end job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make people accountable for their actions. Double standards are everywhere and hurt more than productivity. Pay for salary is inexcusable when the hourly staff they support make twice as much and do little to nothing!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Absolutely horrible place to work.

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

    I worked at Sikorsky

    Pros

    Pay. Benefits.ease of job.proximity to home nothing else

    Cons

    Co-workers are absolutely,miserable and live off of other people's miseries. The work is repetitive and a trained monkey and do it. Worry about layoffs every month. Pay does not equal the stress of people up with coworkers.your just another number there. Would NEVER WORK THERE AGAIN!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move to a,different,state

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Broke from within

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sikorsky

    Pros

    Only one. Blackhawk airframe nothing else

    Cons

    Case study of defective decision making and zero leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excuse yourselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Stay away from CMHP

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sikorsky

    Pros

    It is an honor to work with Canada Dept of National Defence with the commitment to provide a world class aircraft to Canada.

    Cons

    Sikorsky management lacks expertise, does not provide leadership or useful program guidance, and makes excuses rather than solving problems. In one year, management promoted/hired 10 managers compared to only 3 engineer hires and no promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen, partner, and take action.

  6. 2 people found this helpful

    ACE is the place

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    Former Contractor - Instrumentation Engineer in Jupiter, FL
    Former Contractor - Instrumentation Engineer in Jupiter, FL

    I worked at Sikorsky as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay for contractors is great. For regular employees is average.
    Type of work is interesting, especially for someone interested in aviation

    Cons

    Management has the company so completely hacked up it is hard to understand what they will do next. During the last 4 years the company announced hiring freezes, massive layoffs, cancellation of overtime, redaction of raises for all employees, increased use of contractors, decreased use of contractors, etc. At the same time the company was hiring like mad, work was going gangbusters, and the earnings were through the roof. It created a lot of frustration for many employees. It made employees feel like they were not valuable. Also management implemented ACE, which is a six sigma type of program. All employees were required to learn and implement this program; although it did nothing effective nor did it really improve efficiency.

    Expect long hours and lots of overtime. Sadly most of your overtime will not be paid for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are looking for better efficiency and lower costs, consider improving employee conditions. Also retaining experienced employees is essential at a high tech firm. Take the resources and effort to make sure that people who have been with the company for a long time are valuable. Also, contracting out computer services to an outside vendor is a silly thing to do when dealing with a company made up of mostly engineers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    professional workforce, excellent environment, you get sickleave and vacation

    Cons

    no longer offer retirement for employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 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 (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
  9. Always watching your back

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

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

    Pros

    It's close to home, good people, it's a pay check.

    Cons

    It's the only place I worked for that called people Engineers who didn't have a degree or had one in Psychology or some other non-related background.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real. Another GM starter switch scandal waiting to happen. Good people there but all treated poorly. Forget the HR department there can't be trusted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Huntsville office has management issue

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sikorsky (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good employee poor management no room to advance

    Cons

    no leadership management not experience in aircraft

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change ment

  11. A great place to work... if you don't know any better.

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    Current Contractor - Flight Test Instrumentation Engineer in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Contractor - Flight Test Instrumentation Engineer in West Palm Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    You get to work on (somewhat) interesting projects...

    Cons

    Contractors are treated like second class citizens.
    No training program in place for new hires.
    Corporate policies and unwritten rules prevent any real work from getting done.
    Blatant ethics violations and waste of goverment resources everywhere you look.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your polcies so that employees feel valued and institute a training program for people to get familiar with their jobs and duties. Shadowing people for 6-12 months is wholly ineffective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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