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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. Helpful (2)

    "Brings new meaning to the phrase Never the same day twice"

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    Former Employee - Quality in Coatesville, PA
    Former Employee - Quality in Coatesville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sikorsky (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Big Co., Decent pay, Education benefits were good, Clean clutter free environment. Great workforce on the floor, But there all gone now.

    Cons

    Forever changing, Cant seem to get it right, A.C.E. is killing it, Again its not what you know its who you know, No overtime It use to be you could have as much as you want, which should tell you alot, Agusta says it perfectly. "If were working OT were doing something wrong".

    Advice to Management

    Go somewhere else, non aviation related.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Old culture and limited career growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sikorsky full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great job security during the middle east war. Cool product

    Cons

    Old culture and individuals are promoted based on who they know and not by their performance. Unprofessional business environment with swearing in meetings and sexist comments. HR is out to protect the leadership team, not the employees. Very questionable ethical behaviors


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Electrical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Associate Electrical Engineer in West Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Associate Electrical Engineer in West Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and education benefits

    Cons

    High pressure job with many layoffs. They laid me off after 20 years of service.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring young people at low salaries and dumping experienced people


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Rough Times Ahead and Poor Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Until recently relatively secure but future unknown with Lockheed Purchase. A superior product and a dedicated workforce. Some State of the art technology.

    Cons

    Sikorsky has Bloated, Poor Leadership and an insular culture that promotes bureaucracy and avoidance of decision-making on issues unrelated to products or safety - poor commercial and uncertain military markets will likely result in near term job cuts in wake of Lockheed purchase. The high cost of the CT location causes speculation that new owner will seek a lower cost location and move production. New employees often suffer "sticker shock" with desirable housing or regret because of undesirable "Rust Belt" locations. Finally, the future rests largely on the Blackhawk replacement and state of vertical lift technology - best to wait until the dust settles.

    Advice to Management

    Remove 30% of the senior executives and have the remainder get more engaged in moving the business forward and ending "Palace Intrigue"


  6. Helpful (4)

    "No job security"

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    Former Employee - Avionic Technician in Coatesville, PA
    Former Employee - Avionic Technician in Coatesville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved performing avionics modifications. Very strong when it comes to safety and tool control.

    Cons

    Very poor communication from management. Even with 10 years seniority, perfect attendance, positive attitude, and the company paying for my bachelor's and masters degrees they still laid off 160 direct employees and bringing in contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on keeping a talented workforce and explain the rating system for the layoffs. I would not recommend this company after going through a plant closing in 2012 where 1100 lost their job, now another mass layoff.


  7. "Ehh?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA

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

    Pros

    Job is pretty stable,

    Cons

    Being purchased again and having to go thru the whole "Accquisition"


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Please don't sign up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Your starting pay is usually competitive but you should not expect much of an increase the following year.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, I came to Sikorsky at the wrong time. Apparently twenty years ago the benefits were a lot more substantial than what it is today. I have been at Sikorsky for almost three years and there has been a layoff almost every 6 months. Now UTC our parent company is kicking us out of the family and selling us to Lockheed Martin. You can never feel relaxed at Sikorsky, there is always something going on.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together!!!!!!! Focus on making your employees happy as well because it should not always be about the bottom line. Keep in mind, that what goes around comes around. A lot of you that were former Executives are now demoted or move in to less appealing roles.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not a good environment to work"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Engineering in Stratford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Education completely paid for, very knowledgeable employees, and ease of movement within the company.

    Cons

    High turnover rate, large amounts of layoffs, inconsistent raises, high stress depending on what group your in. Employees are not taken care of and management doesn't communicate well, nor listen to employees about concerns. People don't want to escalate problems they just leave.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to everyone. High turn around means constant training of new employees. Means company doesn't make money during that time. Telling everyone 1400 people will be laid off doesn't help feel secured. Shouldn't feel that way any way when it appears normal that we have either furlough days every year and/or layoffs.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naugatuck, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naugatuck, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interns are treated like employees and given real work.

    Cons

    Very political, manager micromanaged, they let good talent go too easily and keep lazy people, they don't help you find a job internally or eternally.


  11. "management clueless"

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    Former Contractor - Aircraft Mechanic in Coatesville, PA
    Former Contractor - Aircraft Mechanic in Coatesville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sikorsky as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    coworkers great to work with. very laid back environment, but too laid back. company provided Snap-on tool boxes.

    Cons

    where do I start?? everything leads back to management, or the lack of management. disorganized, lack of accountability, lack of direction. management does not care about the employee. simple things like the lack of parking. if you are a contractor, you are less than an employee. S-76 very poor designed aircraft

    Advice to Management

    listen to the tech's. management AND engineering. they can help you build the aircraft better and faster.


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