Otis Elevator
2.9 of 5 99 reviews
www.otisworldwide.com Farmington, CT 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 11, 2014

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2.9 99 reviews

                             

62% Approve of the CEO

Otis Elevator President Pedro Baranda

Pedro Baranda

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39% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great experience, but little reward

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat experience with door to door sales

    ConsBad leadership, and also little reward.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is resourceful, but difficult to understand.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Service Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsCompany is one of the top in their field.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not have people being micro managed it hurts the organization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging position

    Service Manager (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsFlexible work hours and locations.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a longer view

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A frustrating experience I wouldn't recommend.

    Staff Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsMediocre benefits and pay. Corporate cash cow.

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementDo better than your predecessors. Try to value people and help them with their career.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Exhausting

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompetetive salary, learning several roles

    Conswork life balance not good

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    Great Learning Experience-Intern

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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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    Stable company with opportunity for advancement as long as you are willing to move.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompetitive Pay
    Job Flexibility
    Informal Work Environment

    ConsNot a clear career path

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake time to invest in talented hires

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It had its ups and downs, no joke

    Account Manager (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsCommission as a sales rep can add up. Local offices give you a good small company feel, with a big company to back you up. The education assistance isn't what it used to be but is still helpful!

    ConsThere is a LOT of administrative responsibilities for a sales rep that keep you from actually selling. Reps are responsible for collections, proposal creation, scheduling tests, managing projects, etc- it's a lot more paperwork and a lot less selling.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI worked with three managers, the first two were great, the last one was the reason I left. Managers can make or break an office. It is important that managers work with sales reps and value their time and provide assistance where needed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    okay place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- excellent benefits (since it's part of UTC)
    - friendly people
    - excellent work life balance
    - good culture

    Cons- little advancement opportunities
    - major pressure on margin with very little resources to support
    - company makes money at the expense of its customers

    Advice to Senior Management- provide more resources

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Better than being unemployed but its not the same company it used to be.

    Senior Account Representative (Former Employee)
    Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsThey have a solid training program and don't throw sales reps out into the field before they are ready. They have great tools to help you organize your sales calls and great back office support to help you get your proposals out on the street.

    ConsHit your numbers and/or get in good with the branch manager or you're out on the streets. Salary for sales reps is among the lowest in the industry and the commission structure puts you at war with your superintendant on major projects. The superintendant is usually around a lot longer than you are, so good luck winning those fights.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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