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Sikorsky Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
222 Reviews

3.1
222 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    ACE is the place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instrumentation Engineer  in  Jupiter, FL
    Former Employee - Instrumentation Engineer in Jupiter, FL

    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
  2.  

    great company

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

    Pros

    professional workforce, excellent environment, you get sickleave and vacation

    Cons

    no longer offer retirement for employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nightmare job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Manager  in  Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Data Manager in Stratford, CT

    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.  

    Always watching your back

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering  in  Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Engineering in Stratford, CT

    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
  6.  

    Huntsville office has management issue

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good employee poor management no room to advance

    Cons

    no leadership management not experience in aircraft

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change ment

  7.  

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Flight Test Instrumentation Engineer  in  West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Flight Test Instrumentation Engineer in West Palm Beach, FL

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sikorsky Global Helicopter in Coatesville PA

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Coatesville, PA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Coatesville, PA

    Pros

    The pay there is decent

    Cons

    Sikorsky Global Helicopter has major turnover and very low company morale. Surveys have shown that most would not recommend a friend to work there. Upper management and HR treat contractors very poorly!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Worst place I have ever worked.

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Shelton, CT

    Pros

    Only worked a 40 hour week.

    Cons

    Benefits are terrible. Management is focused on micromanaging and throwing everything into the ACE (Six Sigma) Bucket. Management raises come out of the same raise pool as their employees. After 2 years, thanks to furlough, I was making less than I started. There is no clear path to advancement. The customer comes second. Lieing and cheating will get you ahead faster than hard honest work. Management will take credit for all your successes and throw you under the bus for any failures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut back on the ACE activities. Have less metrics, less power point. Be more honest with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    It was one of the most frustrating, disappointing places I have ever worked.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Aircraft Assembler  in  Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Aircraft Assembler in Stratford, CT

    Pros

    Excellent pay. When I was allowed to do my job correctly it was interesting work.

    Cons

    Huge, huge ripoff of the tax payers of America!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start worring about producing a quality product efficiently instead of climbing the corporate ladder and CYAing!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    The west palm beach flight test center is ran very unprofessionally where only friends and family get directly hired.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technician  in  West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Technician in West Palm Beach, FL

    Pros

    Pretty Good Pay, Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Direct employees think they are gods. They value hiring friends over qualified veterans. Treat contractors like they are low level humans. They underbid government contracts on purpose just to ask for more later. Lazy direct hire employees that's why the contractors are there. Overall a disgusting experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What management? Coming to work late regularly looking hung over is hardly management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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