Sensata Technologies Reviews
58% would recommend to a friend
(678 total reviews)
65% approve of CEO
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- "Poor management and layed off everyone" (in 38 reviews)
- "Some managers are good and some are awful." (in 24 reviews)
- "Constant layoffs leading to a brain drain spiral and poor moral" (in 13 reviews)
- "No bonus for Hourly employees (just taken away 2018, pay for performance isn’t really pay for performance)." (in 9 reviews)
- "No training provided" (in 7 reviews)
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Found 678 of over 957 reviews
Updated Nov 28, 2023
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- 5.0Oct 31, 2023Operations ManagerCurrent EmployeeAttleboro, MA
Flexible, competitive pay, freedom, and great atmosphere.
None that I can think of.Sensata Technologies Response2d
We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear you are enjoying the flexibility, benefits, pay and work environment Sensata provides as this is what we strive for! - Jonathan Everhart, Senior Director, HR
- 2.0Nov 28, 2023Mechanical Design EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsAttleboro, MA
Work hour flexibility. Some really cool products
Higher management loves kicking problems down the road and laying people off instead of focusing on actually delivering working products to sustain us in the future. Its clear the company is now run by accountants instead of engineers. Its impossible to get the resources needed on a program to be successful. Most of the newer EV projects are set up for years of failure. Having 4-5 voluntary or forced layoff cycles in 5 years is a real bad look as the headquarters site in Attleboro site dwindles away to nothing. Some would say it looks like they are trying to phase the site out entirely. Which based on the track record of shutting down other companies and sites would not be a big surprise. The amount of knowledge we have lost by cutting staff over the last few years has been pretty astounding. Summary: Short term profits are more important than sustained well being.6
- 4.0Nov 14, 2023Mechanical DesignerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearBloomington, MN
Many good employees in most of the divisions. Lots of opportunity to advance at times. Solid engineering management.
Conglomerate of small companies that get shutdown on a whim over a bad quarter or two. Expect to see layoffs or restructures at least annually. Budgets are never loose, it always seems like they are penny pinching everything
- 1.0Oct 25, 2023Mechanical Design EngineerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearCarpinteria, CA
They have donuts on Fridays, and pizza parties to try and make up for the crap work environment
There is not much room for growth unless you are part of the inside clique of engineers. The problems they work on aren't all that difficult, and the engineers act like they are way cooler than they really are. If you have any problems better keep your mouth shut or HR will get rid of you. They never seem to build their products right and send all manufacturing to mexico or china so there are always problems and not enough resources to fix them..25Sensata Technologies Response3w
While we appreciate your feedback, we are disappointed to hear of your previous experience. Opportunity for growth for our employees is important to us as we strive to help our team succeed in their career goals. We recommend anyone experiencing this same lack of opportunity to speak with their manager and work on their development plan together to set manageable goals working toward career growth. - Alison Hopkins, Senior Director, HR
- 3.0Oct 17, 2023Mechanical Design EngineerFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsAttleboro, MA
You get to work on high profile important projects early in you career, with tremendous responsibility in learning/growth opportunities. opportunities to collaborate with customers and make sites in other geographies.
US sites appear to be shrinking in foot print, personnel and knowledge base. Work culture varies by individual team. Some demographic groups are significantly under-represented.2Sensata Technologies Response3w
We appreciate your feedback on your previous time at Sensata and are happy to hear you experienced great opportunity for growth. - Alison Hopkins, Senior Director, HR
- 2.0Mar 16, 2023Solar PV Inverter Technical SupportCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearBloomington, MN
The most knowledgeable woman who ran the tech team. Who is no longer with the company, likely due to the disaster it's becoming. Who led the trainings, this company has done a disservice to her, and it now failing to keep up on every level.
1. The location. 2. The office. 3. The replacement for the technical support team - call him, email him ask him to work through your inverter problems, because I guarantee that he will not be able to answer. Ask him anything remotely close to or pertaining to the job, and I guarantee you will get nothing. 4. The hiring process, this company has a habit of bringing in people who are so unqualified. 5. The workload due to backed up, and unfulfilled prior employees who sat around collecting checks, and not actually working. No one was held accountable for quite some time, and the untrained and unqualified new hires are attempting to pick up where they left off. 6. I don't know if anyone actually really knows what they are doing, how to do it, and how to fix it. 7. The lack of training, growth, and development. 8. The end users who call endlessly because they cannot find or be directed to the right team, due to the limited amount of support. 9. Warranty department....Jesus take the wheel this place needs the most work. Lets just say you needed an inverter, you're probably going to be waiting a least a year, maybe even more than that. Sucks for the off grid folks. 10. NO DIRECTION. Nowhere. No end result. Can barely even produce a product to put out and sell.12Sensata Technologies Response8mo
We are disappointed to hear about your experience at Sensata, however, there are multiple avenues for feedback at Sensata, and given the strong feelings of your review and reference to fellow employees Glassdoor is not the best avenue to achieve a solution to the issues noted. We value all of our employees, and do not condone attacking them in a public forum. We are focused on improving the employee experience, and recommend that you reach out to your manager or HR Business Partner to provide input to real improvement and solutions. - Jaclyn Treveloni, Senior Director, HR
- 4.0Oct 6, 2023Design Engineering TechnicianFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsAttleboro, MA
Decent Benefits and clean work environment
Poor compensation comparative to local pay scales.1Sensata Technologies Response2mo
We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed the benefits and work environment Sensata provided during your time here. Regarding the comment on compensation, we have a pay for performance philosophy across our compensation programs and encourage employees to have conversations with their managers about any concerns or questions. - Jonathan Everhart, Senior Director, HR
- 2.0Sep 23, 2023Senior Software EngineerFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsBoston, MA
Flexible work hours, do daily job.
Limited growth in technology specially in products telematics and video telematics, no future vision, lot of layoff from teams. No trainings.17Sensata Technologies Response4w
We appreciate your feedback on your time at Sensata. While we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the flexibility of your role, we are disappointed to hear that you felt a lack of growth during your time here. Sensata has undergone a major transformation over the past two years as we have realigned our business around the megatrends that will shape our markets over the next decade. There is no question that this has involved significant change at all levels of the organization -- but it is rooted in a thoughtful strategy that is enabling us to withstand the challenges of the current environment and grow our business. We understand that this is a challenging time, but these are necessary steps for Sensata to be profitable and successful long term. - Jaclyn Treveloni, Senior Director, HR
- 1.0Oct 11, 2023EngineeringFormer Employee
Great colleagues to work with
Constant layoffs, zero accountability from upper management, zero respect for employees, super cheap, management makes bad decisions and blame everything else. Stay away!23Sensata Technologies Response2mo
We have undergone a major transformation over the past two years as we have realigned our business around the megatrends that will shape our markets over the next decade. There is no question that this has involved significant change at all levels of the organization -- but it is rooted in a thoughtful strategy that is enabling us to withstand the challenges of the current environment and grow our business. We understand that this is a challenging time, but these are necessary steps for Sensata to be successful long term. - Jonathan Everhart, Senior Director, HR
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Sensata Technologies has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 957 reviews left anonymously by employees. 58% of employees would recommend working at Sensata Technologies to a friend and 47% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.
58% of Sensata Technologies employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Sensata Technologies 3.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.3 for culture and values and 3.1 for career opportunities.