United Technologies

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington, CT
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington, CT

I have been working at United Technologies

Pros

There are lots of opportunities for movement - many locations within a 30 minute driving area as well as many locations around the world if a move is preferred. You also do not get trapped in job situations for years on end, as movement is encouraged.

Networking and being recognized is very easy due to the large but centralized company. Most employees have worked for and keep in touch with employees in other divisions, so there is no excuse to not have a reputation to work with.

Cons

Pay and benefits are very low compared to similar jobs in the surrounding area. The employee scholar program is the only unique benefit, but if you do not intend to take advantage, UTC can be frustrating to work for.

Low compensation is even harder to grasp due to the poor work life balance offered. Hours and face time expectations are high and there is always a shortage of heads to complete necessary tasks (even in the good economic times).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Many employees work at UTC understanding their pay may be lower than similar jobs. The hard part is the lack of comp time, extremely stingy PTO policies, etc.

Also - you pay in the (less than) 50th percentile, you retain employees that perform less than that mark. You lose the employees that are worth their salt to competitors who will compensate for performance.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, IL

    I worked at United Technologies

    Pros

    They allow you to learn new things and technologies for advancing your career. When you work within the company, you have many chances to move around and find something else in a different location or in the same location if you would like. Very diverse.

    Cons

    Upper level management really needs to pay more attention to what is going on with the employees and the problems encountered. Their valuable input is sometimes ignored because someone is worried about upper level management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees, even the guys at the bottom. If you want to bring people back to the company and earn trust, that is what you need to do.

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    United Technologies as a place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington, CT

    I have been working at United Technologies

    Pros

    The Employee Scholar Program is very good. They will cover the expenses up front and will pay for one degree per level(1 Masters, 1 Bachelor, 1 Associates). They make sure you try to have a work-life balance; they are very flexible with the time you can come in the morning and leave as long as you do your minimum of 40 hrs per week for salary employees. There are many opportunities for career development in terms of employee network groups and networking events. Prepare yourself educationally and take advantage of the benefits that are available to you.

    Cons

    Due to the many benefits they provide, sometimes their pay may be less compared to other companies. Not all managers are used to recognize employees for a job well done even though they have recognition awards. You have to lookout for your own career development because otherwise you may stay in the same position for many years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize employees more often, increase the pay scale for outstanding employees and let employees pursue another Masters degree even if they already pursued one. You will decrease the employee turnover.

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