United Technologies

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United Technologies Reviews

Updated October 5, 2014
Updated October 5, 2014
198 Reviews
3.1
198 Reviews
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United Technologies Chairman & CEO Louis R. Chênevert
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Take advantage of the great employee scholar program (in 17 reviews)

  • Many are able to sustain a 40 hour work week and has great work/life balance (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • All business units operate autonomously so no chance to collaborate with others (in 10 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is non-existent for most employees (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Technologies

    Pros

    people, work, work life balance

    Cons

    low wages, repetivite work, alignment with all BUs

  2.  

    Not good not terrible.

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

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Most the people I work with are great and I've been in the office and the floor. The benefits are good as well.

    Cons

    Work life balance. Many 7 day weeks. Management like to screw over the floor workers anyway they can.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so greedy people need to make a living as well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Too much reporting and charting

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

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

    Pros

    Huge company with many opportunities to move around. People are generally very civil and respectful. Take advantage of the great employee scholar program!

    Cons

    A large corporate hierarchy-- too much red tape. The reporting layers caused inefficiency and unnecessary rework in workplaces. Focused only on cost saving rather than training employees to be more efficient and productive to generate quality result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on the

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very demanding, high stressed, work environment not balanced with overall career satisfaction

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

    I worked at United Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Overall compensation was competitive with other similar sized companies.

    Cons

    I was an employee 5+ years. Quite often I found myself dumped on with added job requirements with no consideration for my current workload. This led to average 55+ hour work weeks to get the job done. I was not the only one dealing with this environment...those that could left the company. My immediate leadership changed three times during my 5+ years. I found the continuous improvement program to be very ineffective...more show and tell than actual improvements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees...not just their management. Make communication up the organization structure open; without immediately considering any negative job related communication to be from those that are disconnected to the companies desired direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    IT Project Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Best company to work for. Bright future ahead.

    Cons

    No clarity on promotion
    Staff aug everywhere even when they say it's not it is what it is

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make promotion process more transparent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great work experience with just enough pay and a conservative culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Hartford, CT

    I worked at United Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Great work experience, able to gaun alot of valuable experience in the finance field
    - Room for growth within the company if you work extremely hard

    Cons

    - Very conservative culture, comapany is not very forward thinking
    - Company pays just enough to keep you around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Communicate with analysts to keep them informed on what is happening with certain projects
    - Try harder to inspire and motivate your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    If you like being pigeon-holed...

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

    I have been working at United Technologies

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great benefits, and Great benefits

    Cons

    Potential for career growth is limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a business model where employees can flourish and not hinder the career objectives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Can be a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at United Technologies as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    A good place to work if you are a good functional lead and you are self motivated and directed.

    Cons

    If you are not a full-time employee, you are not part of the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the right talent from outside to lead.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great people, large bureaucracy.

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

    I worked at United Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a (very) large company so there's a lot of opportunity to move around.
    The people I worked with were technically outstanding.
    You get to work with some pretty amazing technology.
    You can work hard and advance your career or lay low. Your choice.

    Cons

    Research and development moves very slowly (not surprising, considering the size of the organization, the product lifecycle and type of products.)
    A lot of decision-making is based on internal politics.
    You can spend lots of time and resources on bad ideas, especially if you are far from the front lines (aka the ultimate customers)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Research Center: pick a few areas and commit resources--if your level of commitment is the occasional minor project, then just don't hire in that area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    OK place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in East Hartford, CT

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have been working in the research center for 5 years. It is fairly flexible, knowledgeable colleagues to work with and OK compensation. Different things to work on.

    Cons

    Too much of a show place, tour comes everyday and disrupt working. People skill is much more important than technical skill to be successful. Many time people get lots of money doing things really doesn't make sense, only because this guy has good exposure and can get money from upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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