Otis Elevator

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Otis Elevator Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
115 Reviews
3.2
115 Reviews
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Otis Elevator President Pedro Baranda
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34 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Tuition benefits, work life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Job security, positive work environment, good mobility throughout UTC (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance does not exist (in 6 reviews)

  • Middle management is abusive with no accountability (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Eyes Wide Open

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Farmington, CT
    Former Employee - Intern in Farmington, CT

    I worked at Otis Elevator as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - a lot of opportunities for moving around UTC
    - great supervisors
    - job support
    - flexible

    Cons

    - no work life balance
    - track every movement and typing stroke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want interns to want to move toward full time, do more development programs so we can learn about other areas in the company. There are a lot of opportunities at UTC, so teach us more skills that the company wants us to have.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It USED to be a great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN

    I worked at Otis Elevator full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    quality products, industry leader, valued employees

    Cons

    Pro list is in the past. Stingy vacation policy. Very limited potential for growth. Job "pigeon hole" Company in the United States is on the way down. Quality of product questionable today.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    account manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Otis Elevator full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    freedom to run your own terriroty and the amount of money you make right out of college is higher than most.

    Cons

    Account managers have the most reposibility with the least amount of power. Can be frustrating at times and leadership does not show interest in why employees are unahppy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Forces managers to "fit a square peg in a round hole" daily....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Otis Elevator full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Safety minded company, great margin for contracts, good job security. Plenty of time outside the office.

    Cons

    Union Labor goes against the grain at times, makes twice the pay as management and can be difficult to lead. Zero quality in this business, all quantity. Constantly chasing your tail, no pro-activeness in maintenance and repair, very reactive. Some customers can be very difficult because of this. Company relies on lower level management to carry the entire weight of sometimes unmanageable contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simple - More Labor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience, but little reward

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Otis Elevator full-time

    Pros

    Great experience with door to door sales

    Cons

    Bad leadership, and also little reward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is resourceful, but difficult to understand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Service Sales Representative

    I worked at Otis Elevator full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company is one of the top in their field.

    Cons

    As with all organizations the people you work for and with are the key.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not have people being micro managed it hurts the organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Otis Elevator full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and locations.

    Cons

    Too much focus on cost-cutting, not enough on the core competencies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a longer view

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A frustrating experience I wouldn't recommend.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer

    I worked at Otis Elevator full-time

    Pros

    Mediocre benefits and pay. Corporate cash cow.

    Cons

    Management was so poor they had to be replaced. Morale was driven into the toilet. I don't know how the new management is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do better than your predecessors. Try to value people and help them with their career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Exhausting

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Otis Elevator

    Pros

    Competetive salary, learning several roles

    Cons

    work life balance not good

  11.  

    Great Learning Experience-Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Otis Elevator

    Pros

    -Unique projects
    -Interns DO have the opportunity to make a significant difference in the office.
    -Otis has several interns each year and they generally enjoy their experience.
    -Opportunity to face real world business procedures.

    Cons

    -Management is not always available for advice.
    -Management may not always have the time to provide you with enough direction at times.

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