Pratt & Whitney

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Nurture your talents and then keep them.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hartford, CT
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hartford, CT

I have been working at Pratt & Whitney

Pros

There are still enough high level pros with excellent engineering culture to learn from.
A perfect place to start your carrier.

Cons

Management is completely lost to what it takes to grow and keep the talent. Too much focus on low cost engineering labor and off-shoring.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make the company to be again what it once have been - a cradle of American engineering.
Loose fat.
Let go off bureaucracy.
Cut down the amount of high level management positions and "parade generals".
Get lost.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Aerothermal Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Aerothermal Engineer in East Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney

    Pros

    Co workers are generally quite competent, you can learn from them and they are quite willing to help. The products that Pratt designs tend to push the design envelope as much as possible so there is an emphasis placed on developing new analysis techniques and technologies.

    Cons

    Management tends to seek one set of unobtainable criteria at the onset of a design and then changes its mind before parts are even produced. This tends to lead to alot of redesigns before the initial design is even tested. This is really frustrating when you have invested much time optimising to one set of parameters only to have them change. I suppose this is typical to some extent of any high tech company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time getting to know the capabilities of each of the different module centers within the company. Understand when you are setting things up for failure.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    LDP review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hartford, CT

    I worked at Pratt & Whitney

    Pros

    The engineering departments are top notch, so if you're looking to take an engineering career path, P&W is a good choice. If you're looking for a marketing position, look elsewhere.

    Cons

    The LDP program is so poorly run that they can't keep an LDP manager for more than a year and LDPs are being replaced by OLPs. The LDP program used to be a significant portion of the management team, but they have cut back the program so much that they have less than 6 per year. In a nutshell, Pratt is using this program to attract top level talent who are then put into a low level, internship like role with little to no leadership training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either support or cut the LDP program and advertise it truthfully.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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