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"Lots of Opportunity"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Strategic Analyst in Stratford, CT
Current Employee - Strategic Analyst in Stratford, CT
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Decent Pay, A Solid Product, Opportunity to Improve, Clean Safe Working Conditions.

Cons

The employee scholar program that attracted so many people is going away...
The hourly work force is unionized and under even the most poorly performing hourly employees appear to have a job for life at the expense of the rest of the company.
There is no incentive pay for lower ranked salary employees.
Overtime pay is limited to hourly positions and a few engineers in some programs.

Advice to Management

Develop an incentive program so that all employees can benefit from extra hard work. The employee scholar program WAS the bonus structure for non-executive salary employees.
Gym memberships or subsidized child care might help to attract and retain the younger workforce.
Focus on accountability even at the lowest levels. When coworkers under perform with no consequences it is demotivating and creates resentment.
Instead of having 3 furlough days, delaying raises for a few months, and cutting 2% of the workforce, we could have cut the bottom 5% or more and had a better company afterward.

Other Employee Reviews for Sikorsky

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sikorsky invented engineering...At least they think so."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    100% Tuition Reimbursement
    10K Bonus after completion of a degree
    The Possibilty of a promotion from another company with your MS or PHD!

    Cons

    Standard Work does not exist
    Sikorsky way is the only way
    Very Tribal
    Mentoring does not exist
    Employees are not recognized for their efforts

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting money on frivolous crap like a Sikorsky OC Chopper. BTW - It looks terrible
    Provide raises and promotions.
    Overhaul of Management.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Best culture in the industry!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer, Flight Test in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer, Flight Test in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    West Palm Beach - Flight Test: The engineers and engineering management is the best group of people I have ever worked with. Not just coworkers, they are your friends too. The working environment and culture is great. Engineers and managers are young and relaxed, and new people are quickly welcomed into the family. Also, the Jupiter area is the best place to live in Florida IMHO so it is a win-win. It's a great employer and great place to live.

    Cons

    There is a pretty big disconnect between design in Stratford and Flight Test in Florida. It makes it challenging to track down the technical gurus when you are looking for an answer. The career ladder is a short one in WPB, there are really only 3 levels of management above the engineers, all of which see themselves as engineers first, managers second. It is great for keeping down the overhead and bureaucracy, but it would leave a ladder climber sadly lacking a path to upper management.

    ACE. It is poorly conceived, but the real failure is in the implementation.

    Advice to Management

    1) Knowledge capture and knowledge management is sorely lacking. Get a good document indexing, storage and retrieval system with built in a security classification system. Share drives only store, they do not index or retrieve.
    2) Look to successful continuous improvement programs and follow in their foot steps. It is about establishing a culture and using simple tools that work. Adopt a loose management by objectives system but never forget that real job performance is always the number one objective.
    3) Technical Training.

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