United Technologies Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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Pros
  • Employee Scholar Program - get a free education without having to stay once complete (in 18 reviews)

  • The work-life balance is impressive; most employees are long gone by 6:00 (at least at HQ - I hear the BUs are a bit different) (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance can be challenging (in 8 reviews)

  • UTC is becoming much better at sharing technologies across the business units but it is still missing some key opportunities to grow and innovate (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Market Analyst

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

    I have been working at United Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee Scholarship Program is the only benefit

    Cons

    Very top heavy in management. Metrics is the bottom line, and they only see numbers in black and white. If sales is 9% below a plugged plan, then the company should lay off 9% of it's workforce. Impossible goals to meet, and very little work/life balance. To move up the ladder you are to be a yes man, and never disagree with leadership. Rather than fix problems they are hidden, and long term effects of bad processes and goals are left to future employees to deal with the mess. Short term goals are a priority that will most definitely sacrifice the long term goals of this company.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees, and stop giving impossible stretch goals to reach. The advice of "Do more with Less" is not a way to treat employees. They most certainly will start to do less with this treatment.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Staff Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chula Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chula Vista, CA

    I have been working at United Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay u to 100% education

    Cons

    Used to be great with Goodrich. After the merge it is a nightmare. No life and lot of stress Laid off is constant and panic is your day by day

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage and stop pushing for impossible.


  3. Helpful (1)

    In Dire Need of Management & Policy Makeover!!!!

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

    I worked at United Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Most of the people are great to work, the jobs are easy, other than that nothing good to say!!

    Cons

    Coaches and line leads are union employees and very biased in their opinions on probationary people and their work assessments and favor the union employees over everything said and done. Probationary employees are told to keep their mouths shut and will be abused in their first 90 days!! They mean that literally!!! Union employees can treat probationary employees rudely and disrespectfully and probationary employees aren't allowed to stand up for themselves against this type of treatment, when I complained about an employee treating myself and two other probationary employees rudely and disrespectfully, I was terminated and the union employee was allowed to continue this behavior until a few months after my termination when she called the new line lead a name, she was placed on a 3 day suspension and then given her job back, when she should have been fired according to company policy about treating each other respectfully at all times. Probationary employees aren't allowed to make any mistakes during their 90 days or they are fired. Too many stupid excuses are used for getting rid of probationary employees such as the above reasons, which happened to myself and another probationary employee who quit before they fired her for registering a complaint about the union employee. I didn't figure I would be accused of not getting along with employees by registering a complaint against a union employee and standing up for myself and two other probationary employees to be spoken to without disrespect and rudeness. Nor did I anticipate being let go and told I willfully performed poor quality work after I made a mistake during training on one of the insertion machines when I inadvertently put a part on backwards on the machine and my trainer was placed on another line and at opposite end from where I was instead of being with me to watch what I was doing and correcting me when needed. The biggest cop out excuse for my termination was I was not a proper fit for the company despite the fact that I have an Associates Degree in Electronics Engineering and have worked in other companies as their field service technician and Junior/Senior Engineering Technician.

    Advice to Management

    Your policy states that all employees will treat each other respectfully at all times, this should also apply to your union employees more so than the probationary employees since they set the example for probationary employees. No one should be in union status and placed in positions of shift coach or line lead since union members protect their fellow union brothers and sisters before they would be fair to a probationary employee. Your hiring of employees for your pool candidates is a cop out for hiring people long enough to get caught up and then getting rid of them afterwards before they are able to join the union, hire a temporary agency instead of messing with people's lives. People give up jobs to take up employment with your company to better themselves but also to help assist your company in meeting your customer needs, treat them the way they deserve to be treated, an asset to your company not as a liability. Your company has fired many people who would have done a great job for you. Stop placing adds for your pool candidates when you have employees laid off!!


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  5. Helpful (4)

    massively delusional

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    paycheck not reason to have any loyalty to these clowns

    Cons

    not much, mba-o-rama have taken over

    Advice to Management

    pay louis more! 200 million to leave? not enough!


  6. Helpful (1)

    Moved yo Mexico

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Closed doors. No longer in Tyler

    Cons

    Moved to Mexico no option to transfer


  7. Helpful (3)

    10 years and a layoff

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Middletown, CT
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Middletown, CT

    I worked at United Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    safe working environment and good caferteria

    Cons

    they are definitely looking for younger people

    Advice to Management

    stop age discrimination


  8. Helpful (3)

    Jobs Outsourcing - Facility Closing

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in San Diego, CA

    I worked at United Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great training for a future job...somewhere else.

    Cons

    Too bad Corporate America and Washington outsourced yet another aerospace company outside the USA.

    Advice to Management

    What goes around comes around. You will be next to be replaced by a foreigner. Unlike politicians we cannot vote you out. You should be ashamed. Believe in America and keep the jobs in the USA.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Arghhhh

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is relatively comparable to other companies

    Cons

    Bullying rampant Ethics don't apply to executives Love all show and no substance employees

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue!


  10. Helpful (3)

    Set back my professional career.

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

    I worked at United Technologies as an intern (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Stable company -Great business model -Employee Scholar Program Overall, this company is a good bet in a very unstable economy. They have better benefits than most companies.

    Cons

    -Management -Does not foster employee growth Currently, UTC is only growing through acquisitions and not growing organically. UTC is also downsizing it's financial workforce while they are acquiring new companies and must comply with new government regulations. The employees are overworked and exhausted.

    Advice to Management

    -Be tough on the issues, but soft on the people -Create a better internship program


  11. Helpful (4)

    incredibly ambiguous working environment with no opportunity for growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Burnsville, MN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule provides a great work/life balance.

    Cons

    poor compensation poor management decision making poor transparency poor integrity too much red tape no upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    Compensation is out of line with actual duties performed. Following the Goodrich merger, job duties shifted without description and expectations morphed. As a result, compensation is way out of line with new job duties with no additional compensation, no bonuses, no chance for promotion, and middle management is so unstable, they are not around long enough to address the issues. Senior management does not support the company culture as it is written. Decisions are self-serving, (driven by executive compensation goals), have poor transparency, are made with poor analysis, and ultimately create massive waste in the business processes. As of late, the decisions , resulting in layoffs were pawned off as a softening market. It's simply not the true catalyst! The cause of the latest IT workforce reduction stems from the goal to drive value out of the merger. A bad analysis of the Legacy Goodrich IT cost landscape was made and the resulting decision to outsource services prematurely to CSC overran costs beyond recovery. Despite scores of concern from across the IT organization, executive management made the decision to outsource and a single finance analyst was scapegoated for the results. This is just one example of deceptive, non-transparent practices. ACE is ideally a great process, however when applied in the Legacy Hamilton business, ACE metrics are dumbed down to say it is accomplished, but the actions do not actually accomplish achieving competitive excellence. It's just a check in the box that is weak or is totally without integrity towards the business goals. As a result, Legacy Goodrich processes are being dumbed down to the least common denominator. The Legacy Hamilton employees are great to work with - great people, but there's so much waste in their processes and their managers seem to think because they are ACE "Gold", their processes are better. It's an unfair assumption to apply that thinking with a broad brush. Legacy Goodrich is not ACE gold at this point because they were just acquired - not because they have immature processes. Ultimately my advise is to focus better on long term strategic planning and do a better job with analysis to back up the decisions. Balancing budgets and short-term gains through layoffs of skilled and knowledgeable people only hurts the company in the long term. Focus on improving process without creating too much red tape. Put more integrity and transparency and analysis into the business practices and involve subject matter experts of all levels in driving the mission and vision to successful results.



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