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Sensata Technologies Reviews

Updated 16 October 2018
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  • "Work life balance (in most departments)" (in 20 reviews)

  • "People are great and work is flexible if you stay on top of things" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "It was a great experience working at Sensata Technologies."

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    Former Employee - Web Designer in Tijuana, Baja California (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Web Designer in Tijuana, Baja California (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sensata Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Stability and a lot of professional growth

    Cons

    Not being able to extend my creativity as a graphic designer


  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. "Nice people & environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Attleboro, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Attleboro, MA (US)
    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Competitive compensation - Crazy management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Attleboro, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Attleboro, MA (US)
    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


  5. "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.


  6. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Antrim, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Antrim, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    New technology, relax environment, flexible time, friendly collages and managers, business is expanding

    Cons

    Salary is not good enough for experienced engineer

    Advice to Management

    Keep experienced engineers


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Such a well organised company and always made to feel a valued member of the team. Would go through a brick wall for management. Surrounded by such wonderful people

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. It's very much appreciated

  8. "Mechanical Design Engineering Technician"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineering Technician in Attleboro, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineering Technician in Attleboro, MA (US)

    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. "Inside Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sensata Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Friendly easy-going atmosphere. New ideas are appreciated and discussed.

    Cons

    Internal stakeholder oriented. Lack of processes or where some are set, it takes ages to make things happen. Lots of comments and alignment by management.

    Advice to Management

    Employees should feel empowered in reality, not only in words


  10. "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


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