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Sensata Technologies Reviews

Updated 17 January 2019
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Pros
  • "Work life balance (in most departments)" (in 21 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Work-life balance is not always optimal" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Senior management has no clue what they are doing" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Structured High Achieving"

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

    I have been working at Sensata Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Sensata gives you the ability to develop yourself, whether it is developing a formalized development plan, working with your manager or mentor to take on more projects or stretch assignments. A highly cross-functional environment allows for collaboration. Also there is a lot of flexibility!

    Cons

    Sometimes it is overly process-driven and can be cumbersome.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Hardware engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sensata Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. relaxed environment

    Cons

    Salary isn't great. Opportunities for promotion are slim

  3. "Master Black Belt"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DFSS Deployment Leader Europe in Hengelo, Overijssel (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - DFSS Deployment Leader Europe in Hengelo, Overijssel (Netherlands)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sensata Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    open and action oriented, friendly contacts between employees

    Cons

    short term focused management

    Advice to Management

    priorities to include long term targets and continuous improvement


  4. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sensata Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Long history, knowledge of auto market.

    Cons

    Corporate structure not appropriate to support organization, not focused on employees, very Attleboro-centric.


  5. "Process engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sensata Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of people that are ready to help

    Cons

    Difficult to climb the corporate


  6. "Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sensata Technologies full-time

    Pros

    A good part are the benefits

    Cons

    Management needs management training in order to lead.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Enter at your own risk"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Attleboro, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Attleboro, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sensata Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flex time. Foosball and pingpong tables in Café, on site café. Day of caring for the community. Pay is Ok.
    Health care, vision, dental and 401K match (just reinstated to monthly this year after 10 years of lump sum if company goals were met)
    Travel (Pro or Con)

    Cons

    No communication from management, your idea isn’t good unless it’s from management.
    Unrealistic project completion goals, no time for proper development to occur, this results in quality issues upon product launch.
    No bonus for Hourly employees (just taken away 2018, pay for performance isn’t really pay for performance).
    4th qtr constraints (every year) to make goals, no compensation for overtime in 4th qtr, if worked than required to take equal time off.
    Constraints include travel, overtime, any tooling orders and No ordering of tissues or paper towels, if you have company pens at home bring them back….serious!.
    Ranking reviews, management says its pay for performance but bonus was stopped.
    No teaming atmosphere, no brain storming on ideas, once management settles on a path it stays that way, no changes, it’s up to subordinates to make it work. Subordinates are than responsible for late schedule and cost overrun….reflects on their review.
    From 2008-2015 we had mandatory use of vacation totaling 808 hrs, mainly 4th qtr, if you didn’t have vacation time you have to take unpaid.
    Subsidized health care for retirees has cost increased by 450%, no credit for longevity in the company. This example is to show that this company will not stop taking away benefits, this retiree group is a very small population, and typically time on health care benefit is 3 years. This is a slap in the face of employees that devoted their time to this company for 30 – 45 years.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to focus on quality and people.

  8. "Growing business with plenty of opportunities"

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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

    The role in engineering has a lot of flexibility

    Cons

    The role can be very demanding


  9. "World's okayest job... Not the best or worst"

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    Former Employee - Test Technician in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Test Technician in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm thinking.... There are few and far-between pros.

    Cons

    Lower than average pay. Poor bonuses. Constantly overlooking good work done by employees.

    Advice to Management

    Read a management book about motivating employees. Help employees reach their full potential. The bottom dollar would be higher if you built up your foundation.


  10. "Ok Company to Work For"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - N/A in Antrim, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - N/A in Antrim, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sensata Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The staff you work with and holidays

    Cons

    lack of management and interaction with the team

    Advice to Management

    look after your staff