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"Challenging, Educational, Enriching, and Exciting..."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratford, CT
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratford, CT
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Sikorsky full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Always learning - fast-paced environment with a ton of very educated people with a wide variety of backgrounds
Never boring - always challenged with new obstacles, new ideas for improvement, constantly trying to better the product or the process (which for me was a great environment to work in)
Some staff are very open-minded, willing to listen to ideas if you back them up, and ready to give you a chance to run with a project
Values their employees and provides benefits and independence

Cons

Very demanding! Which can also be a pro
Union culture in some parts of the shop can be a challenge for industrial engineers/management trying to make a difference but that happens in a lot of manufacturing environments (this actually can go in the pros as well because it challenges the management's communication skills and can foster a great working relationship out of that challenge between the shop floor and the engineering/management teams)
It can be hard to move up/advance, and the management changes very regularly. The constant restructurting can be difficult to handle when so much depends on the hierarchy in the company.

Advice to Management

Use the hierarchy to your advantage rather than as a way to inhibit productivity

Other Employee Reviews for Sikorsky

  1. "Interesting Work, Great People, Good pay and benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Stratford, CT
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Stratford, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Lots of interesting projects
    -The people I worked with in various groups were all easy to work with
    -Pay was top tier for intern level
    -As an intern I received paid holidays, as well as sick days
    -Pride in work done, final product
    -The facility is amazing and so cool to walk through
    -Lots of opportunity to learn as an intern, and you can see there are way more for full timers

    Cons

    -Parking is far, but expected for such a large place, a bit annoying in bad weather
    -Definitely feel like a cog in a very large wheel some days


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Engineer in Stratford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects and technical challenges
    The king of rotary wing quality
    Directly aids our warfighters

    Cons

    A little too much institutional restriction

    Advice to Management

    Look at doing an independent review of processes and procedures from the top down

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