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Great opportunities in Connecticut

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at United Technologies full-time

Pros

Offer wide variety of jobs with great pay

Cons

Offer more vacation time to new employees

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Bad business decisions at top level

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Technologies

    Pros

    Diversified company, pure technology focus, very talented engineers and scientists, relatively stable

    Cons

    Recently divested several business units (some of them profitable) to better align its "core businesses". While at first glance this may seem like a rational move, digging a bit deeper allows one to realize that some of the discarded units were essentially driven into the ground due to poor business decisions stemming from a fundamental lack of understanding of a particular technology sector. UTC likes to talk a lot about the "synergies" between their various business units. The situation in question was one where an abundance of technical knowledge actually worked against them. It was essentially a situation where UTC thought it knew everything there was to know about a particular technology. They poured time, money and UTC design strategy into developing a new product that they were convinced would be competitive; boy, were they wrong. That bottomless pit was effectively the downfall of this particular business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really do your homework before deciding to purchase a new business. Expanding your portfolio is absolutely impossible if you don't first understand what's going into it. And when you finally realize that a mistake has been made (on your part, not the company in question), don't make jokes about it during press conferences. Your poor judgement has real consequences for real people. Grow up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company allows for movement between divisions and between disciplines. There are many opportunities to grow in the company.

    Cons

    Like many large companies, sometimes a person can get lost in the numbers, but networking and delivering new ideas can help one stand out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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