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Updated Jul 15, 2014

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3.2 179 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

United Technologies Chairman & CEO Louis R. Chênevert

Louis R. Chênevert

(83 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    Micro managed beyond belief

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsStable, no surprises, time between Christmas and new years off.

    ConsIncredibly boring, micro managed like crazy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet your employees make the decisions you pay them to make.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Depressing place to work.

    Supply Chain/Manufacturing (Former Employee) Hartford, CT

    ProsPros - 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.

    ConsCons - 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 Senior ManagementFind ways to foster a sense of culture and commitment from employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsLack 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 Senior ManagementLearn 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sad to see the demise of a wonderful culture..

    Information Technology (Former Employee)

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

    ConsCost 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 Senior ManagementRethink 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.

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

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    Crazy management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPay is good, some people are very talented

    ConsBullying 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 Senior ManagementLook at how some of your executives act. It is disgraceful.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Giant company with little focus on people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsUnrealistic expectations, poor middle management, lack of leadership coaching

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employes.

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

     

    Tell you what you want to hear then let you down constantly. Poor management and HR staff in Foley facility.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsFemales 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 Senior ManagementHuman 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.

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    Where is this going?

    Assistant (Current Employee) Hartford, CT

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

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementWith 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.

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

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    Transition from Goodrich to UTC is miserable

    Staff Engineer (Current Employee) Chula Vista, CA

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsMassive 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 Senior ManagementManagement 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsOverworked 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 Senior ManagementHire 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.

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

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