Otis Elevator Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
105 Reviews

3.0
105 Reviews
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Otis Elevator President Pedro Baranda
Pedro Baranda
27 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 5 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great working environment!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Farmington, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Farmington, CT

    I worked at Otis Elevator full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Continual learning opportunities. Great working team; family-oriented. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Communication from the top down wasn't always clear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is essential for any organization to grow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Company to work

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

    I have been working at Otis Elevator

    Pros

    Focus on Ethics, Invest in their current employees.

    Cons

    Need to have better planning and execution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of Changes

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

    I have been working at Otis Elevator full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The ability to have a flexible work schedule and career opportunities outside of the US. Talented people but Senior management doesn't appreciate it

    Cons

    The has bee a lot of change in senior management. Senior management does not listen to employees that have been with the company for several years. Work life balance does not exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to you employees and commmunicate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great benefits and great experience at an industry-leader. Hard work but you are rewarded for the efforts you put in.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Otis Elevator full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits and total rewards system. Matching 401K plan. Staff is willing to train new employees. Company also provides tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Management styles are strictly "by the book." Opportunities for promotions can be slim. Pay raises usually only matched to cost of living increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to have a more open-door policy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Otis is a good company but has it challenges like any company. They definitely expect PERFORMANCE!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Otis Elevator full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Very rigid, often conflicting goals/objectives, over aggressive plans/objectives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should solicit help and feedback from employees in the trenches a little more.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Intern

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

    I worked at Otis Elevator as an intern

    Pros

    -People were friendly and willing to help with assignments
    -Employees had no problem treating their interns with lunch
    -Projects were challenging, yet fulfilling, making your resume full
    -Upper-management allowed you to go out with other employees as long as your initial assignments were complete
    -The pay was extremely well
    -Company allowed you to travel, a lot, in-state and also out of state

    Cons

    -Upper-management didn't feel the need to connect with interns
    -There were times where you would go a full week doing busy work
    -Some employees won't acknowledge your existence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Listen to your interns!!!
    -Don't underestimate how smart the interns are
    -Make them feel welcome to come into the office
    -Give them a reason to want to work for your company after they graduate college

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Engineering Internship Program

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Farmington, CT
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Farmington, CT

    I worked at Otis Elevator as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Was responsible for a real project, wasn't given busy work
    Was given the opportunity to partake in projects outside of my own
    Met the head of sales and president (Pedro)
    Was invited to join on many meetings ranging from international conference calls on shared projects, design reviews, etc.

    Cons

    My project required a lot of coding, which did not really meet my interests or skills, but was a great learning experience

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to start a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Otis Elevator full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Working in an industry with job security
    -Good training
    -Stable company

    Cons

    -Stuck in the past
    -Management somewhat disconnected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update procedures to keep company in line with competitors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The most important decision of my life!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Family oriented, Constant brain teasers, Surrounded by other nerds, A great way to make a living

    Cons

    Good old boy company, Glass ceiling for minorities, Work follows you home

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Ok for the first job

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

    I have been working at Otis Elevator

    Pros

    Good pay n benefit for the first job

    Cons

    Hmm can't really think of one

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