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United Technologies Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
188 Reviews
3.0
188 Reviews
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United Technologies Chairman & CEO Louis R. Chênevert
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Pros
  • Pay is good and great benefits also they have employee scholar program (in 15 reviews)

  • Employee scholar program is great (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • All business units operate autonomously so no chance to collaborate with others (in 9 reviews)

  • Communication with upper management wasn't always clear (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Go for it if you enjoy working for "the man"!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Farmington, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington, CT

    I worked at United Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A nice office work environment.

    Cons

    Remember this is corporate. Don't expect to be treated with respect or a human being. The goal is to cut costs wherever possible. You are ALWAYS expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice is wasted on those who've already sold their soul.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Depressing place to work.

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain/Manufacturing  in  Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Supply Chain/Manufacturing in Hartford, CT

    I worked at United Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pros - Good compensation. Easy to not work hard and simply show up and get paid. Large company so there is ability to jump around and try out various roles if desired, although after working for 3 branches of UTC - they all have the same feel... sad.

    Cons

    Cons - Company is too big for its own good. Series of reductions and layoffs have deflated morale. Company takes ' this is how we've always done it' approach. Mandated boring corporate initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to foster a sense of culture and commitment from employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Top down hierachy, approval and controls makes execution too slow to implement great ideas!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Technologies

    Pros

    Great ability to define strategy and use of ACE. Communication from the top via meetings and webinars are good. Visual Controls guide the business units/departments.

    Cons

    Lack ability to execute to the plan due to high employee turnover. Leadership style is too political, disregards experienced advice, which threatens ability to work as a team. Leadership culture does not foster respect for legacy employees (Goodrich) and is not a united front of effort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to build and trust your teams. Have respect for all persons and they will accomplish amazing work. Flatten organization, less centeralize management. Top down control is too slow for a global economy and ability to respond to customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sad to see the demise of a wonderful culture..

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    Former Employee - Information Technology
    Former Employee - Information Technology

    I worked at United Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It offers structure. It has solid business practices, good work-life balance, paychecks clear.

    Cons

    Cost cutting at the expense of employees is the basic driver.
    Management lays off people based on cost, not performance or experience
    Chaotic direction from management.
    Honesty from management and HR is sorely lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink why would you pay billions for a company (Goodrich) that was successful and profitable and then proceed to dismantle the very policies and procedures that made it successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crazy management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay is good, some people are very talented

    Cons

    Bullying is rampant -particularly one EhS vp at CCS. HR focuses on promoting themselves - heaven forbid the should have to do anything for an employee. Ethics policy "selectively" enforced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at how some of your executives act. It is disgraceful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Giant company with little focus on people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Technologies as a contractor

    Pros

    Good benefits, 401K match, tuition reimbursement, health, gain share, etc.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations, poor middle management, lack of leadership coaching

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I have been working at United Technologies

    Pros

    Only thing would be pay based on area. Since buy out from UTC the employee scholar program seems to be a good thing.

    Cons

    Females are definitely overlooked except when it comes to sexual remarks and harassment. Been here 8 years and been sexually harassed twice and only thing done was moved around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Human Resources are overpaid and do nothing except lie to your face. Tell you what you want to her most of the time and never make good on any promises. Would not recommend any female to work there.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Where is this going?

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    Current Employee - Assistant  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Assistant in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Large, well known company. Bright, talented professional staff.

    Cons

    Management does not know how to convey needs. Promises of upward mobility vanish as you walk in the door. The number of people being promoted is small and the number of people promoted after mid 30s is extremely small. Ludacris disparity in compensation between L3/L4 (L4 is entry and L3 is first promotion for an attorney). L4 comes with no bonus, no stock options, and very small raises (3% or less), and you can be in that position for years if not your entire UTC career, which is not why a well educated and experienced attorney comes to this highly prestigious company. In addition, you will work harder than you worked at a firm, which would be fine under the right circumstances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the company changing so quickly (business unit restructuring), and with a much smaller chance of promotion for most (number of L3 and L2 positions decreasing with the restructuring), please fix the compensation scheme to remove the "have" and "have-not" hierarchy. Most would be much happier.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Transition from Goodrich to UTC is miserable

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Chula Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Chula Vista, CA

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great associate engineering program and leadership development rotation program. Pays tech assemblers very well. Many are able to sustain a 40 hour work week and has great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Massive cost overruns. Poor engineering management and directors. Goodrich culture is being slashed for cost savings, which dramatically has reduced productivity of engineers. Very outdated software technology tools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to stop assuming they know how to deal with the problems and open up forums for gathering feedback. Many managers start fires in new programs and move on to other newer programs without knowing the damage they have caused.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for (Goodrich) until UTC took it over.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work...never a dull moment.
    Fair wages and benefits.

    Cons

    Overworked employees. Burnout should be a major concern. Normal workweek can be as high as 70+ hours a week with no compensation above 40 hours (for salaried employees).
    Experienced real-life "Office Space" when UTC hired Price-Waterhouse to come into Goodrich facilities and pick out employees to cut without caring how that could impact operations. Brutal management style, UTC, brutal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people to do the work so that your employees can have a life outside of work.
    Experienced real-life "Office Space" when UTC hired Price-Waterhouse to come into Goodrich facilities and pick out employees to cut without caring how that could impact operations. Brutal management style, UTC, brutal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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