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Sensata Technologies Reviews

Updated November 15, 2018
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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)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Structured High Achieving"

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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

    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. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sensata Technologies full-time

    Pros

    None-There is always a plan in the background that is never shared.

    Cons

    They will lie to your face and not even think twice about it.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs new top management with a fresh outlook instead of 30+ year employees.

  8. "Mechanical Design Engineering Technician"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineering Technician in Attleboro, MA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineering Technician in Attleboro, MA

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Work schedule can be very flexible. Very good social community within the company.

    Cons

    Performance based pay -- sounds good on paper, but proves to be a setback for personal growth. Great deeds can go unnoticed if you're not an engineer.


  9. "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


  10. "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.


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