Sikorsky Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. Review

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    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst in Stratford, CT

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Good place to work but professional development maybe difficult.

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Stratford, CT

    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    - Tech support is slow and technology is a bit out of date.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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    You work on amazing stuff.

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Stratford, CT

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

    Pros

    Pros: Solid benefits, great atmosphere. Incredible people. Great compensation and ability for growth.

    Cons

    Uncertainty with Spin Off makes this job unattractive. Helicopter manufacturing takes a long time. Not uncommon to spend your whole career on one project..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Mechanic

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Stratford, CT

    I have been working at Sikorsky

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Management is lost and workers are lazy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get on top of things, you lose billions because you mismanage

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Program Planning and Control Specialist (Enterprise Program Management).

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    Current Employee - Program Planner in Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Program Planner in Stratford, CT

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time

    Pros

    It is a very big company (and location). Many different disciplines available, and you are able to move pretty freely if you so desire.

    Cons

    It is a very big company. If you are not proactive you will get lost in the crowd. Takes a while to learn the culture, but once you do you will be fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 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
  8. Invaluable internship for college freshmen and sophomores

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Stratford, CT
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Stratford, CT

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

    Pros

    You will not be fetching coffee. This is a directed program with competitive pay. End of internship presentations to upper management

    Cons

    At such a big organization, it's tough to get a grasp on the company as a whole

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Great people, stifling workplace

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    Former Intern - IT Intern in Stratford, CT
    Former Intern - IT Intern in Stratford, CT

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

    Pros

    There was a lot of opportunity for personal and career growth for interns. The people there are warm and friendly, and I felt like a part of the team.

    Cons

    The intern project was out of scope and I had little to no management. I was divided from my intern peers and I had limited access to resources that could help me. I felt as though while the experience I gained in overseeing my project was valuable, it wasn't the kind of technical growth I was looking for. The limited exposure I had to other departments felt stifling. I also am not a fan of the traditional cubicle setting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Final Assembly Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Final Assembly Supervisor in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Final Assembly Supervisor in Stratford, CT

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

    Pros

    Great Benfits, Great pay, Good people.

    Cons

    Goverment Controlled, union sucks. Hr does not support Supervisors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take back the floor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Good company

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Stratford, CT

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

    Pros

    Good salary if you work hard. Very good education program. Can move to many different positions based on performance.

    Cons

    No one is willing to admit they own a process. A lot of finger pointing and rear covering going on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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