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Sensata Technologies Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Great management team, great work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Most of the people are great to work with (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Global nature makes it feel as though you're always available, work-life balance needs to be individually managed (in 7 reviews)

  • Upper management is focused only on share price (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Pockets of Excellence but..."

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

    I have been working at Sensata Technologies full-time

    Pros

    There are a great number of managers and teams that are enjoyable to work. They have growth through several major acquisitions so there are many areas for opportunity.

    Cons

    The number of great managers is far exceeded by the number of poor managers with little to no management experience or training. Most of the leadership is selfish and has little concern for the career advancement of their team members.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in a tool to provide feedback to managers and make it a requirement on an annual basis. This will allow them to identify areas to improve.


  2. "A great company with a positive future!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Attleboro, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Attleboro, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well experienced and innovative colleagues
    Great work environment
    Ability to truly own your work
    Opportunity to grow both within and outside of your function

    Cons

    Global nature makes it feel as though you're always available, work-life balance needs to be individually managed
    Human capital resources in some cases don't match the expected workload

    Advice to Management

    Show by example that you aren't expected to work or be available 24/7/365. Encourage disconnecting during vacation and holidays.
    Pay close mind to the volume of work placed on smaller teams - your employees don't want to disappoint you but this can come at the cost of engagement to get the job done.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment to work"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Springfield, TN
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Springfield, TN

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

    Pros

    Great environment.
    Good managers that are willing to listen and help workers.
    Great learning experience with rare machines.

    Cons

    Head quarters announced that the Springfield production facility will be shutdown and relocated to Mexico in 2017. Another case of a big company buying out a smaller company to profit while not caring about the workers that are affected.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sensata Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Very dynamic environment, great people

    Cons

    very aggressive environment. Lack of process. Company has grown too fast. No particular inclination to improve process.

    Advice to Management

    Spend time on improving process and valuing employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work & Grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications in Attleboro, MA
    Current Employee - Communications in Attleboro, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Encouraged to think like an owner and introduce innovation. The people are really smart yet humble - very little egos and all opinions are valued and respected. Very fast paced - can accomplish more in one year at Sensata than 3 years anywhere else. Opportunity to travel all over world and work with global colleagues.

    Cons

    Truly a global company, so it's very easy to work around the clock. Need to be diligent about work-life integration to avoid burnout.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to take care of your people and they will take care of your customers.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Global company, opportunity to develop, lacks transparency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sensata Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Smart dedicated people, global company, lots of different opportunities to develop and learn.

    Cons

    If your in engineering and located in Attleboro you are set. Any other department or location, you are less important.Profit is put above people, benefits are not competitive no matter what the company says.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent with employees. The organization feels very secretive and need to know. In order to build trust, you must communicate and listen to your employees. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the company.


  8. "Engioneer"

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

    Pros

    good pay Good people to work with

    Cons

    Benefits starting to be taken away

    Advice to Management

    Better benefits and health coverage


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sensata Technologies full-time

    Pros

    great benefits and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Very petty management. If they just don't like you, you will not succeed despite being a hard worker with a good skill set.

    Advice to Management

    Be more about the business succeeding then your personal feeling about employees.


  10. "Marketing Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sensata Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good exposure to top management. Great product and experience working with top auto customers

    Cons

    Compensation is not very transparent. Growth opportunities are fairly random and not structured


  11. "Design Engineering Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Design Technician in Attleboro, MA
    Current Employee - Engineering Design Technician in Attleboro, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Involved with the community
    * Decent Wages

    Cons

    * Some managers are good and some are awful. No streamlined set of rules
    * Hardly room for growth
    * Hard to move up



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