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Sensata Technologies Reviews

Updated January 21, 2019
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Pros
  • "Work life balance (in most departments)" (in 21 reviews)

  • "People are great and work is flexible if you stay on top of things" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance is not always optimal" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Senior management has no clue what they are doing" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Structured High Achieving"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sensata Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Sensata gives you the ability to develop yourself, whether it is developing a formalized development plan, working with your manager or mentor to take on more projects or stretch assignments. A highly cross-functional environment allows for collaboration. Also there is a lot of flexibility!

    Cons

    Sometimes it is overly process-driven and can be cumbersome.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Great Summer Experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Attleboro, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Attleboro, MA

    I worked at Sensata Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Interesting projects to work on
    - Mentorship opportunities
    - Learning opportunities

    Cons

    - All interns stuck in a smallish room

  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sensata Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Long history, knowledge of auto market.

    Cons

    Corporate structure not appropriate to support organization, not focused on employees, very Attleboro-centric.


  4. "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sensata Technologies full-time

    Pros

    A good part are the benefits

    Cons

    Management needs management training in order to lead.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Enter at your own risk"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Attleboro, MA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Attleboro, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flex time. Foosball and pingpong tables in Café, on site café. Day of caring for the community. Pay is Ok.
    Health care, vision, dental and 401K match (just reinstated to monthly this year after 10 years of lump sum if company goals were met)
    Travel (Pro or Con)

    Cons

    No communication from management, your idea isn’t good unless it’s from management.
    Unrealistic project completion goals, no time for proper development to occur, this results in quality issues upon product launch.
    No bonus for Hourly employees (just taken away 2018, pay for performance isn’t really pay for performance).
    4th qtr constraints (every year) to make goals, no compensation for overtime in 4th qtr, if worked than required to take equal time off.
    Constraints include travel, overtime, any tooling orders and No ordering of tissues or paper towels, if you have company pens at home bring them back….serious!.
    Ranking reviews, management says its pay for performance but bonus was stopped.
    No teaming atmosphere, no brain storming on ideas, once management settles on a path it stays that way, no changes, it’s up to subordinates to make it work. Subordinates are than responsible for late schedule and cost overrun….reflects on their review.
    From 2008-2015 we had mandatory use of vacation totaling 808 hrs, mainly 4th qtr, if you didn’t have vacation time you have to take unpaid.
    Subsidized health care for retirees has cost increased by 450%, no credit for longevity in the company. This example is to show that this company will not stop taking away benefits, this retiree group is a very small population, and typically time on health care benefit is 3 years. This is a slap in the face of employees that devoted their time to this company for 30 – 45 years.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to focus on quality and people.


  6. "World's okayest job... Not the best or worst"

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    Former Employee - Test Technician in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Test Technician in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sensata Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I'm thinking.... There are few and far-between pros.

    Cons

    Lower than average pay. Poor bonuses. Constantly overlooking good work done by employees.

    Advice to Management

    Read a management book about motivating employees. Help employees reach their full potential. The bottom dollar would be higher if you built up your foundation.


  7. "engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sensata Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great development for engineers, technical ladder if desired, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Too driven by making quarterly numbers, always cutting costs, overlooks spending money to save money or prevent costs in long run

  8. "Mechanical Design Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sensata Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wide range of technical experiences, highly qualified colleagues, chance for growth, international travel

    Cons

    Design engineering can be stressful for new college hires, depending on the program


  9. "Nice people & environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Attleboro, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Attleboro, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sensata Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My managers and most colleagues are nice and smart.

    Cons

    Sensata is a very lean company. Everybody is focused on cost reduction.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Competitive compensation - Crazy management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Attleboro, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Attleboro, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked for Sensata Technologies as an engineer for five years. I was part of the non-automotive side). The people I worked with (non managers) were very friendly. The company has flexible hours. So, we had a chance to play soccer Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch. Young engineers have a Bowling league during the winter. So, it is fun to go and grab a beer after work. One of the best parts was doing the day of care every year. Taking a pay day to work on the community. Pay is competitive and company gives free ice-cream or pop corn every now and then. The culture at Sensata is more relaxed compared with the previous company I work for. In the company I work for before, there was a lot of yelling during meetings. But, not at Sensata.

    Cons

    Management is the bad part in Sensata. And all comes from the top. If you ever get promoted, you have to align to the same mentality: “Spend one dollar to save a penny”. I left the company because I got tired of managers setting unmeetable goals and stupid decisions. The company is always struggling at the end of the year to meet investor’s goals. So, traveling and all spending is usually shut down a the last quarter.

    Advice to Management

    Time to change CEO