Sikorsky
3.1 of 5 211 reviews
www.sikorsky.com Stratford, CT 5000+ Employees

Sikorsky Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.1 211 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

Sikorsky President Mick Maurer

Mick Maurer

(56 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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 19 reviews
  • "I have been told that the Employee Scholar Program and stock award program has been limited lately"
    in 17 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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    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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    Very challenging environment that changes with customer obligations.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHard work and flexibility can pay off with a competitive and rewarding career.

    ConsNot much room for growth within the job fields.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more guidance and help with career growth while maintaining steady compensation increase year over year to avoid stagnation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great projects, good experience, exceptional colleagues, big company feel.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI worked in the Engineering department for a smaller subsidiary and the greatest advantage was the amount of responsibility relative to my experience. It was a great opportunity to take on bigger projects earlier in my career.

    ConsSikorsky is a huge company and carries with it some serious difficulties: bureaucracy, management hundreds of miles away making uninformed decisions, constant budgetary pressure.

    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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    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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    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 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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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent pay and some good people who really care but hindered by upper management all in the name of a buck.

    ConsTo dépendant on government contracts. Quite a few layoffs over the past few years hitting the older workforce. benefits continually being cut in an effort to cut costs while excessive spending on travel and conferences by management. They continually held a reps conference costing millions, every year at the Mohegan Sun while laying off the workforce.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRepair the damaged relationships with government, Stop changing management structure weekly, unsettling and still not working.

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

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    Great Company! Exciting Products

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis company has a dynamic work environment which motivates you to excel. Great benefits and many opportunities to explore career options within UTC. For instance, the employee scholar program enables people to pursue higher education at no cost. Salary and wages are up to standards.

    ConsWorking and pursuing higher education is almost impossible as work become strenuous. Nepotism is the norm.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote more reward systems

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Always watching your back

    Engineering (Current Employee)
    Stratford, CT

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

    ConsIt'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 Senior ManagementGet 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.

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

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