Sikorsky Reviews

Updated 23 April 2015
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Pros
  • Sikorsky (and UTC) creates a learning culture and puts their money behind it with a very generous Employee Scholar Program (in 20 reviews)

  • I have been told that the Employee Scholar Program and stock award program has been limited lately (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance: is always on the horizon; there seems an innate inability to eliminate bureaucracy (in 10 reviews)

  • Pay raises are very poor and no adjustment for cost of living (in 7 reviews)

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  1. electrical engineering

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    Current Employee - CT Technologist in Meriden, CT (US)
    Current Employee - CT Technologist in Meriden, CT (US)

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Better opportunities; Better opportunities; Better opportunities.

    Cons

    Very stressful sometime. Very stressful sometime.

    Advice to Management

    Xxx

  2. Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sikorsky offers great benefits and... that's about it. You get to work around really innovative helicopters and, if you are very lucky, catch a helicopter ride with an Operator one day.

    Cons

    Everyone is extremely under-payed and there is no organization to any process within the business. The ones that make money at Sikorsky are brought in as external hires or have been there for 20+ years.

    Advice to Management

    Value what your direct employees suggest and argue with Human Resources on their behalf. It is not worth losing good talent because they are paid under market value.

  3. Financial Analyst

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Stratford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Stratford, CT (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fortune 100 Company, matching 401k, health benefits and life insurance, great Employee Scholar program, many training opportunities, parent company is United Technologies so you can apply to jobs all around the world, family day is nice because you can bring your family to see helicopters.

    Cons

    The financial analyst role was more a PowerPoint and report analyst position. About 90% of the job entailed a routine of having to get reports and powerpoints ready by a certain day and certain hour. There was not much financial analyzing in this role. Except that the numbers shouldn't be drastically off otherwise it might be a formula error. Also while work life balance is talked about it is not encouraged in reality. More projects are expected in the same amount of time. Also while there is really good people you work with many of the meetings are stuffy and pretentious. Very political organization and much nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Success is not determined by the amount of PowerPoints you deliver.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Good place to work but professional development maybe difficult.

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Stratford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Stratford, CT (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Good initial salary and increases/raises are decent.
    - Best vacation/sick time benefits.
    - Secure employment.
    - Coworkers are friendly and nice.
    - Great health insurance.
    - 401K match program is a plus.

    Cons

    - Overtime work is a scam. Receive less than your hourly rate for overtime work if you are a direct employee.
    - Tech support is slow and technology is a bit out of date.
    - Professional development is slow. Hard to get promoted within your own group.
    - End up doing the job of 3 different people due to short staff.
    - A lot of bureaucracy. Engineering work gets muddy in the paperwork chain.
    - A lot of red tape has to be cleared to perform the simplest of tasks.

    Advice to Management

    - Improve your technology. Fix how engineering changes get released. Help improve senior engineers response time.
    - Treat professional goals realistically. Create a career plan with your workers.
    - Get more staff for paperwork and analytic studies.
    - Overtime should be at least equal time if not time and a half like other places.

  6. Review

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    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst in Stratford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst in Stratford, CT (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    An excellent company to work for; great benefits…And some great people there…!

    Cons

    No room for lateral transfers within the organization…..

    Advice to Management

    Some middle managers within the (commercial programs) could use some mentoring about taking care of subordinates…

  7. Helpful (2)

    You work on amazing stuff.

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Stratford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Stratford, CT (US)

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pros: Solid benefits, great atmosphere. Incredible people. Great compensation and ability for growth.

    Cons

    Uncertainty with Spin Off makes this job unattractive. Helicopter manufacturing takes a long time. Not uncommon to spend your whole career on one project..

  8. Great experience, learned a lot

    Former Intern - Handling Qualities Engineer Coop
    Former Intern - Handling Qualities Engineer Coop

    I worked at Sikorsky as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well paid interns. Not just errand people. You actually get projects to work on that aid the groups progress.

    Cons

    Mainly government contracts so think of that as you will. Nothing wrong with that at the moment.

  9. Great wages great company

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    Current Employee - Airframe Structural Mechanic in West Palm Beach Farms, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Airframe Structural Mechanic in West Palm Beach Farms, FL (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, and a good career

    Cons

    None so far so good

    Advice to Management

    Ask the employees question

  10. Good pay for hard work.

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    Former Employee - Production Control in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Production Control in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I worked at Sikorsky

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great manager. A lot of overtime available. Friendly atmosphere. Great opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. If there is an error with SAP... Get comfortable it's going to be awhile.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure mid level management isn't micromanaging their workers. A heads up about when VIP customers are coming through would be nice too.

  11. UTC with all the benefits

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    Current Employee - Lead in Coatesville, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Lead in Coatesville, PA (US)

    I have been working at Sikorsky

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits that come with employment at a UTC company are excellent. 401K match, discounts at major retailers, and excellent insurance options.

    Cons

    The slow pace set on the shop floor can drive some people insane while others prefer it. Storms don't usually close the shop unless a State of Emergency is declared by the Governor.

    Advice to Management

    Clean out the bloat. Coatesville hired over 600 people in 2014 and the company slowed down. More errors, more hours on the aircraft, more people complaining they have nothing to do. Have someone walk through the shop on the weekend and see just what is NOT happening.

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