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Sensata Technologies Reviews

Updated June 19, 2018
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  • "Work life balance (in most departments)" (in 19 reviews)

  • "People are great here and they genuinely care about you as a person" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "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. "Sensata"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sensata Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere. Flexible and free to make wide range of decisions.

    Cons

    moving a lot of their operations off shore

  3. "Senior 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

    Pros

    A great place for engineers looking to tackle real world problems in a tight schedule. Senior members in team are a great source for mentoring and truly guide you through the process of problem solving. Company is very much vested in training its employees to use the right engineering tools to solve problems in more efficient way. Senior management provides a quarterly update on how the company is performing and gives a reality check whether we are on target to meet goals, it is very encouraging.

    Cons

    1. Need to provide more exposure to engineers to international make sites. Gap between make site knowledge and head office is increasing.

    Advice to Management

    1, Encourage more team building exercises.
    2. Provide more benefits to employees.


  4. "great manufacturing job"

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    Former Employee - Machine Builder in Attleboro, MA
    Former Employee - Machine Builder in Attleboro, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting work, very varied. Fellow employees always willing to help. Great pay.

    Cons

    can't think of any right now.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "No work/life balance"

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

    I have been working at Sensata Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Hard working, dedicated bright minds

    Cons

    Be prepared to be expected to work 24/7/365 - there is no off switch.

    Advice to Management

    Staff adequately for the outcomes you want to see


  6. "Mechanical Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Sensata Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Sensata invests in its employees in the form of training. Engineers are given responsibilities immediately, involving talking to customers. There is a focus on making decisions based on facts and data.

    Cons

    You have to be your own advocate, and as such it can be easy to plateau. Advancement depends a lot on how well you can sell your accomplishments to management and to your peers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Put more focus on improving the culture. Improve benefits to attract and retain talent. Add resources instead of trying to max out current employees' workload.


  7. "Purchasing"

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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

    Pros

    People are great and work is flexible if you stay on top of things. Pay is good for the region.

    Cons

    A lot of outsourcing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Development from Day One!"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As a large global company, Sensata doesn't make you feel like you're just another cog in a wheel. I've been given the unique opportunity to have some real autonomy in my role. I've been able to stretch myself beyond my comfort level and as a result, developed skills I never realized I had. I also love the fact that although I'm in a non-technical role, I collaborate frequently with our engineers here. Because of that, I'm exposed to a whole new perspective and that kind of diversity of thought is quite rewarding. The people I have gotten to work with are really good at what they do, and make me want to continue to grow and challenge myself.

    Cons

    The notion of running lean and sometimes having to be 'all hands on deck' all of the time, can be a bit challenging. While we are a large global company and still growing, sometimes resources feel a bit limited and it's easy to feel overwhelmed. If you aren't hardworking and don't want to be challenged, this isn't the environment for you.


  9. "Challenging and Fast Paced Environment"

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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

    Pros

    Fast paced, challenging projects - great people who are dedicated to getting the work done with high quality - able to learn and participate in projects outside your normal area of scope for development - flexible work environment to allow you to balance family and work - great benefits and time off - leaders really care about who you are and what your career goals are

    Cons

    Lots of hands involved (good and bad) as sometimes things can slow down, but there is the positive to that ensuring we are making the right decisions - over abundance of work for some teams - very lean staffing within the company - keep lines of communication open between teams to allow for the right priorities to get worked on

    Advice to Management

    Understand that in an innovative environment that is driving change, it takes time to be creative. Balance creativity with deadlines and timelines and employees will rise to the occasion and do amazing things. Always keep your ears and eyes open to the employee thoughts as they are the engine behind the machine. Don't stop challenging employees to be their best selves - it allows them to grow and develop!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Bottom line focus at the expense of employees"

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

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

    Pros

    Great corporate campus, global organization, female CEO

    Cons

    Benefits are expensive, culture is segmented, recently acquired groups are not well integrated, management is penny wise but pound foolish

    Advice to Management

    You have good people don't lose them to save a buck


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