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Sikorsky Reviews in Stratford, CT

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
233 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.  

    Good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Final Assembly Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Good place to create foundation in Industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Intern in Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Design Intern in Stratford, CT

    I have been working at Sikorsky as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    excellent graduate education program
    great starting salary (average)
    all engineers willing to provide assistance in time of need

    Cons

    long process to increase salary
    long process to "move up" in organizational chart

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value the work of your worker(s) much more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Learned quickly why Sikorsky is known as the " Bully Company. "

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

    I worked at Sikorsky full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Sikorsky pays very well. As a buyer in procurement I found the work to be very challenging and never ending "plate was always full." Benefits are very good but like everything else changing with the times, cost continues to go up.

    Cons

    Very disappointed in Sikorsky's ethics, it's only talk. Example, in their buyers training classes the Supplier Quality Assurance Department sends in a person who tells the class "if your boss tells you to do something illegal, don't do it."
    If you go ahead and do it you can get in trouble with the government, if you don't you get terminated by your boss when SAC has their next massive layoff. All you need is to bump heads with one manager and your out the door plus "black listed within United Technology."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should take a good look at their mid level managers, a good percentage of them should not be in a managerial position. Their actions will some day get SAC in major troubles with the government.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    discuraging place to work

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

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

    Pros

    pays ok.. coworkers are great, enviroment can be negative often times

    Cons

    management is horrible and they keep adding layers of management because someones son or daughter needs a job!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    AWESOME...so far

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

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The culture is awesome. So many employees here are passionate about the work they do. It is truly inspiring to work here. As a government contractor security is obviously tight but the work atmosphere is relaxed and has moments of periodic stress but I would not characterize it as a stressful job.

    Cons

    I have yet to find any real cons with working here. But an issue I see that is something that every large company has is having bureaucracy inhibit productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work if you don't mind all the rules

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

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

    Pros

    Obviously the best paid job l've ever had. The work isn'the difficult, but the inspectors are tough.

    Cons

    The constant rumors of lay offs, then they change their mind, then they DO lay people off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the time the workers know that you are lying. We have family and friends upstairs and we have already heard the truth. When you say you don't know, we were testing you.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Nightmare job

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

    I worked at Sikorsky full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  10.  

    Large company - works for and against you

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Stratford, CT

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

    Pros

    Benefits, salaries, chance to work on a product that you can actually see the result of your efforts.

    Cons

    Large company management structure - can get lost in the shuffle. Reorganizations are constantly taken place with little regard to employee input or satisfaction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company with some management issues

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Stratford, CT

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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