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The most brutal and ruthless company i've worked for, but its not all bad

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

Pros

interesting work, some innovative products, nice people, great location adjacent to the Chula Vista marina, smart people in some of the lower levels of technical management

Cons

where do i start? management expects 50-60 hours worth of work in a 40 hour week. Many hourly employees work off the clock just to meet cost/schedule constraints. By California state law, this is illegal, but it happens anyway. If you dont perform to the level expected, you will be walked out in short order. Also, jobs are being shipped to low cost countries and people are being laid off as management tries to cut costs and please investors.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

try to practice what you preach and learn to have original ideas rather than copying ways that other large companies work.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    High quality company. Low employee focus.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in South Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in South Windsor, CT

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

    Pros

    Technical, Customer Oriented, Professional, Great Reputation

    Cons

    Low People Orientation, Not enough focus on employee development, Low pay, poor overall people culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on people! Focus on developing your employees. Pay genuine attention to your employees careers. Promote from within and focus less on always seeking 'saviors' from outside.

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

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commodity Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Commodity Administrator in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, 401k, dental, medical, ESPP, 401k match, vacation

    Cons

    Large company, not a lot of room for upward movement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a set career path within the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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