Sikorsky Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Quality Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QE Engineer in Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - QE Engineer in Stratford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free education, and hard work is rewarded. Exposure to high tech manufacturing methods.

    Cons

    BPM, and ERP could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times in terms of BPM, and ERP.


  2. ACE Coordinator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lean Process Improvements in Coatesville, PA
    Current Employee - Lean Process Improvements in Coatesville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good school benefits. Has a bonus structure. Varied work experience to gain. Great place to learn what not to do. Well known company name looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance, pay is under industry standard, culture is terrible, almost impossible to climb the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Don't throw your people under the bus. Support projects. Engage to actually Improve the business.


  3. electrical engineering

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CT Technologist in Meriden, CT
    Current Employee - CT Technologist in Meriden, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time

    Pros

    Better opportunities; Better opportunities; Better opportunities.

    Cons

    Very stressful sometime. Very stressful sometime.

    Advice to Management

    Xxx


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  5. Program manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product, colleagues are knowledgeable

    Cons

    Management is inexperienced and immature


  6. Helpful (2)

    UTC's step-child.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Stratford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product. Co-workers are nice, great working with a lot of brilliant minds. Location is great and they company at least tries.

    Cons

    Someone needs to manage the managers. There's way too many managers and they really don't know what they're doing. CMHP program was a disaster as they had incompetent management who wouldn't listen and created a very cutthroat environment. It's a true old culture and many of the higher ups are out of touch and you have to walk around on egg shells or fear losing your job. Human resources is a joke, they're scared of management and mostly talk but do little. They shove ACE down our throats but no one believes in it and the parking is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Lose the egos, listen to the younger employees with fresh ideas. Stop making processes out of processes.


  7. Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time

    Pros

    Sikorsky offers great benefits and... that's about it. You get to work around really innovative helicopters and, if you are very lucky, catch a helicopter ride with an Operator one day.

    Cons

    Everyone is extremely under-payed and there is no organization to any process within the business. The ones that make money at Sikorsky are brought in as external hires or have been there for 20+ years.

    Advice to Management

    Value what your direct employees suggest and argue with Human Resources on their behalf. It is not worth losing good talent because they are paid under market value.


  8. Helpful (1)

    previous mechanical background

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very professional environment great working staff.

    Cons

    Contractors time should be longer than two years


  9. Helpful (3)

    Good place to work but professional development maybe difficult.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Stratford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good initial salary and increases/raises are decent. - Best vacation/sick time benefits. - Secure employment. - Coworkers are friendly and nice. - Great health insurance. - 401K match program is a plus.

    Cons

    - Overtime work is a scam. Receive less than your hourly rate for overtime work if you are a direct employee. - Tech support is slow and technology is a bit out of date. - Professional development is slow. Hard to get promoted within your own group. - End up doing the job of 3 different people due to short staff. - A lot of bureaucracy. Engineering work gets muddy in the paperwork chain. - A lot of red tape has to be cleared to perform the simplest of tasks.

    Advice to Management

    - Improve your technology. Fix how engineering changes get released. Help improve senior engineers response time. - Treat professional goals realistically. Create a career plan with your workers. - Get more staff for paperwork and analytic studies. - Overtime should be at least equal time if not time and a half like other places.


  10. Financial Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Stratford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fortune 100 Company, matching 401k, health benefits and life insurance, great Employee Scholar program, many training opportunities, parent company is United Technologies so you can apply to jobs all around the world, family day is nice because you can bring your family to see helicopters.

    Cons

    The financial analyst role was more a PowerPoint and report analyst position. About 90% of the job entailed a routine of having to get reports and powerpoints ready by a certain day and certain hour. There was not much financial analyzing in this role. Except that the numbers shouldn't be drastically off otherwise it might be a formula error. Also while work life balance is talked about it is not encouraged in reality. More projects are expected in the same amount of time. Also while there is really good people you work with many of the meetings are stuffy and pretentious. Very political organization and much nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Success is not determined by the amount of PowerPoints you deliver.


  11. Review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst in Stratford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    An excellent company to work for; great benefits…And some great people there…!

    Cons

    No room for lateral transfers within the organization…..

    Advice to Management

    Some middle managers within the (commercial programs) could use some mentoring about taking care of subordinates…



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