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Sikorsky Reviews

Updated March 28, 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. Helpful (3)

    "Manufacturing Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  2. "Good People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Fabrication Technician in Coatesville, PA
    Former Employee - Lead Fabrication Technician in Coatesville, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with a great group of people that would give you the shirt off their backs.

    Cons

    Constantly changing management and policies that make it difficult to accomplish goals.


  3. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Stratford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a strong company that's reliable. Good place to work that's involved with the community and makes a fun product.

    Cons

    It's easy to get lost. Big company with a lot of employees. It can be easy to get lost in the shuffle.

    Advice to Management

    Make everyone feel important


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  5. "Senior Operations Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southbury, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southbury, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sikorsky (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding reputation, longevity, dedicated people, innovative technology, strong customer focus

    Cons

    Risk averse culture, average pay, lack of business diversity


  6. Helpful (1)

    "been there"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sikorsky full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    rate of pay was very good

    Cons

    couldn't believe anything management told you


  7. "we do things"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Controller in Coatesville, PA
    Current Employee - Material Controller in Coatesville, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sikorsky (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working around flight testing is neato.

    Cons

    A lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-yous.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing fine, considering. You have a tough problem on your hands because a lot of good talent is fleeing.


  8. "Nice company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Aircraft Records Auditor in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Test Aircraft Records Auditor in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sikorsky (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent communication
    Excellent pay
    Fellow workers are great to work with
    Family oriented

    Cons

    I haven't experienced any negativity


  9. "Sikorsky Salary and Opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Purchasing Analyst in Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Purchasing Analyst in Stratford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very little micromanagement and great people

    Cons

    No opportunities and below average salary

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and reward them by simply saying thank you. Reward performance with compensation, not additional work.


  10. "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Program Manager in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Program managers have full authority along with high level of responsibility. Many programs run into millions of dollars and there is a good level of delegation of authority to respective CAMs

    Cons

    Internal processes especially export controls are very rigorous but at times they are too onerous and too long to process which delays the delivery of spare parts.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the business and understand the customer by getting better involved in every aspect of the business not just by depending on internal reviews.


  11. "Rewarding mission creates positive career opportunities."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Stratford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The mission is to bring people home everywhere, every time. This makes it rewarding and satisfying to support our daily objectives. There seems to be lots of new opportunities to collaborate across Lockheed and likely new career opportunities for those interested in other challenges.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of transition after Sikorsky was acquired by Lockheed, but there has been good and positive communication throughout the year.

    Advice to Management

    Preserve the brand heritage and the culture. It makes Sikorsky effective and a great place to work.



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