Sikorsky Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
225 Reviews
3.0
225 Reviews
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sikorsky Global Helicopter in Coatesville PA

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

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

    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
  2.  

    It's a Job, but oh, what a way to make a living.....

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Engineer in Stratford, CT

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

    Pros

    Great product, access to cutting edge technology, education program.

    Cons

    CONSTANT layoffs!!! Rumor mill surrounding layoffs, very political place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the practice of hire / fire management. That is NO WAY to run a company. Keep up with technology as the product matures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Constant instability and stuck in the 80's

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sikorsky full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Part of the UTC Family so there are perks along with decent pay. My co-workers were great.My immediate manager was a joy to work for.

    Cons

    Behind the times. not very diverse. Upper management out of touch with the workforce and doesn't respect the people who actually do the work. Too many chiefs and not enough Indians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the talent you hired a chance to shine. Increase the number of weeks vacation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Cool product, but your just a number

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratford, CT

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

    Pros

    Great Product, supporting the troops

    Cons

    to the company you are just a number, no personalization. Pay raises are very poor and no adjustment for cost of living. Even though the company has had its biggest profits and margins in history, every year is furloughs and layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support the small guys, they are the ones who really keep the company running.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Fear of lay off all the time since major business depend upon government fund and decisions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Exciting product, great work, fantastic co-workers, uninspiring leadership

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Stratford, CT

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with from the factory floor to 1st line leaders to professional staff to engineering were the most talented and dedicated and team oriented I have ever worked with.

    Cons

    The top line management was stuck in the old school management paradigms and completely lacking in team building and leadership skills. Although, there were some notable exceptions, top management spoke a good line but clearly acted opposite of modern management theory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen carefully, observe intently, and get some additional help in training/mentoring effective leaders. Then proceed with far less talking and lead by strong example.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Employed for 20 years in many different jobs.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Overall good benefits and they pay for education.

    Cons

    The ethical culture is poor and very political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You would benefit the customer, employees, and community if you focused on fostering a positive culture focused on employee involvement. Avoid further ethical pitfalls founded on political gain or self-interests. Get back to implementing continuous improvements that focus on driving business results and not just checking the box for audit purposes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Busy but disorganized

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    Former Employee - Engineering Proposal Analyst in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Engineering Proposal Analyst in Stratford, CT

    I worked at Sikorsky as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good people who are helpful when you ask questions

    Cons

    Technical jargon is difficult to follow, not much solid documentation of internal job processes, and slow turnaround with many processes (i.e. help desk, proposal inputs). People are very overworked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp internal process documentation

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Steady

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

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time

    Pros

    At times overtime pay is readily available

    Cons

    Our business is at the mercy of US government and subject to budget cuts

  11.  

    Good company overall

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Representative in Trumbull, CT
    Current Employee - Customer Representative in Trumbull, CT

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

    Pros

    Sikorsky is a defence company with decent benefits,ability to move internally to other departments,and provides a healthy work life balance to its employees.

    Cons

    Management is slow in implementing changes and communicating relevant info for employees to adjust.Poor training and adaptability to organizational changes .System is highly bureaucratic and the occasional high school attitude/politics is evident when dealing with promotions and bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more performance- based incentives to employees,cut out middle management,provide higher quality benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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