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Updated February 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Very good employee scholar program, a lot of opportunity to further education and skillset (in 26 reviews)

  • Employee Scholar Program allows for a certain number of hours to study while at work (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is broken - not enough resources to drive the results the business needs (in 17 reviews)

  • The winter is too cold and the cost of living is highly expensive (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "A review for access"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is descent for a large corporation if you have years of experience and at least 4 years of college

    Cons

    The walk from the parking lot to the building is a long walk and then the walk through the building to your desk is further

    Advice to Management

    None. I have no words for management. Sikorsky was bought by Lockheed and most of management positions have retired or left as their positions were no longer needed.


  2. "Sikorsky Helicopters"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tool Crib Attendant in Coatesville, PA
    Former Employee - Tool Crib Attendant in Coatesville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sikorsky (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good People and work place

    Cons

    Not alot of work these days Low aircraft Numbers

    Advice to Management

    Keep Good People and Lessen to what they say it might make a difference


  3. "Sikorsky"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    High pay, real experience in engineering

    Cons

    Oftentimes didn't have anything to do, shouldn't take on interns if they don't have a projected in mind for them


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  5. "Great company to learn and get a company paid degree, but tought management environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Continuous Improvement Manager in Coatesville, PA
    Former Employee - Continuous Improvement Manager in Coatesville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sikorsky (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Highly ethical management philosophy with great opportunities for employees to earn a company paid degree.

    Cons

    One of the toughest management environments that you will ever encounter. UTC (the former parent company) its plagued with politics and people in the top echelons of management that have very little regard for their people, in the way they manage the organization. It is so metric driven that very often the human aspects of the business are overlooked or willfully ignored.

    Advice to Management

    You must clean the house on the old boys club and hire Level 5 leaders (Read the book "Good to Great" by Jim Collins to know what it means). Humanize your metrics, many of your HR related metrics around employee engagement are not effective drivers of management decisions, they are just simply ignored in many organizations.


  6. "Great place to work as an intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Great Pay
    - Vacation Time
    - Intern Challenge

    Cons

    - Little cross intern events


  7. "Reaction Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Redacting Assistant in Wallingford, CT
    Former Employee - Redacting Assistant in Wallingford, CT

    I worked at Sikorsky (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Good working environment
    Enjoyed the work

    Cons

    lack of communication
    contract position
    no career advancement


  8. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great network of experience to learn from, intern project was interesting and engaging

    Cons

    other interns complained they did not have enough work to keep busy, but that was not the case for myself

    Advice to Management

    continue to engage interns in interesting projects


  9. "Cost and Productivity Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sikorsky is a great company and the department I was in was very nice and very easy to get along with.

    Cons

    It is a big company so some may feel lost at times.


  10. "Senior Composite Technician, Aeromechanic Lab"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Composite Technician in Bridgeport, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Composite Technician in Bridgeport, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay job in Connecticut

    Cons

    Hated when lay off time come

    Advice to Management

    Give too much power to union workers


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Manufacturing Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Jupiter, FL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Jupiter, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    One of the highest paying ME jobs in the area.

    Cons

    Yearly layoffs
    Labor union has too much power and abuses it
    Upward mobility is difficult outside of a management position



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