ITT Corp
3.3 of 5 88 reviews
www.itt.com White Plains, NY 5000+ Employees

ITT Corp Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
ITT Corp – US – “Cubicle”

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3.3 88 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

ITT Corp President & CEO Denise L. Ramos

Denise L. Ramos

(19 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Flexible in most situations regarding families and work life balance"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Great benefits, exceptional colleagues, collaborative workplace"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Upper management completely out of touch with the customer base and the "business" they are in"
    in 3 reviews
  • "At times the work was a little dry but it was for the most part always fun to be a part of something new"
    in 3 reviews
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It's Who You Know..................

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Clifton, NJ

I worked at ITT Corp full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood paying job, great benefits.

ConsThey treat people unfair. The more you work the less recognition you receive. Everyone should be treated equally. it's not the same rules for all ,it boils down to who you know not how you work. It seems the less you perform the better your treated. This is the opinion of 90% of th e employess if you took a poll.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more symatheic to your employees treat them with the same respect you want.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people and projects, Disappointing company

Manager (Former Employee)
Rochester, NY

I worked at ITT Corp full-time

Prosthe work is incredibly interesting
company is staffed by experts in their fields
the pay is quite competitive
Rochester is a great family town

Conseven for a defense contractor, the bureaucracy is stifling; internal processes are as archaic as most of its buildings; and company leadership and internal business systems are set up only to identify new revenue, with almost no thought to promoting internal innovation, increased efficiency, employee satisfaction, or entrepreneurialism

Advice to Senior Managementrefocus some of your attention on how your team delivers, how they promote, and how you can support them to allow them to do their jobs better

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great! Very high degree of autonomy. Constant Flow of information (profitability, budget) all along the food chain

Program Manager (Current Employee)
West Springfield, MA

I have been working at ITT Corp

ProsVery flat organization, very little meddling of management on day to day jobs. It was real pleasure to work there. Not at all a political place to work.

ConsPractically no R&D. All efforts are towards one direction-military, defense products - high profitability

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend and Spread development dollars on various segment of the market-defense/aerrospace, commercial programs and non defese projects evenly.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Miserable Place to Work

Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
Rochester, NY

I worked at ITT Corp

ProsRochester is a convenient, reasonably priced place to live. The work is technically challenging and about as high tech as it gets. The people are top-notch.

ConsUpper management completely out of touch with the customer base and the "business" they are in. They are completely incompetent and out for their next performance appraisal and promotion. There is no future vision other than the next quarter. Fear of layoffs is pervasive and the place has a death-watch feel to it. There is absolutely no loyalty to the employees while they continually espouse wanting to grow employee loyalty to the company - it's a one way street. There is no concern for or money spent on employee development, professional association involvement, IR&D, facilities upgrades and pay raises are miserly - the list is endless. Benefits continue to erode year after year. In 1-3 years it will dry up and blow away.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet out! The people brought in from Ft Wayne do not know the business or the customer. They have absolutely no confidence from the larger technical community and the customer base in general. The business relationships are bad and deteriorating.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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regret of my life

Secretary (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at ITT Corp

Prosgood people, great location, with stability and reliabilty and regret that I am no longer a part of there operation.

Consmoved to New Jersey when I was living in Staten Island so I had not choice.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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No relationship between non-technical, upper management and technical, lower-to-midlevel work force.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Fort Wayne, IN

I worked at ITT Corp

ProsGreat opportunity to learn cutting edge design, analysis, and manufacturing techniques for space based telescopes.
Pay and benefits are very competitive for the region.

ConsUpper-level managers are too non-technical for the business and are disconnected from workforce.
Mid-level managers tend to be empire builders and lead by personality (pushers).
Company has too many contentious factions for its size.

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper-level managers--get out of your offices regularly, walk around the floor, introduce yourselves, and have some conversations. You will meet some interesting people and understand your business better.

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Fair compensation, but company lack vision.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Fort Wayne, IN

I have been working at ITT Corp

ProsFair compensation, good benefits, generally good people to work with.

ConsSenior management often lacks good leadership abilities and relies on buzz-word business skills. Quite often, tools and polocies such as VBSS are applied to projects that they are not intended for. Engineering takes a back seat to these initiatives and the product/ project schedule and budget suffers.

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There was no passion at ITT for the product or the customer - not an enjoyable place to work

Senior Product Manager (Former Employee)
Cleveland, OH

I worked at ITT Corp

ProsPay was higher than average. Good place to work if you were associated with aviation or aerospace.

ConsNot a good place to work if not in the aircraft or military sectors. Not a player in industrial markets.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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They were great people to talk to during the interview.

Programmer (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at ITT Corp

ProsThey were great people to talk to during the interview.

ConsNone. They are great company.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey are a great company to work for.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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You are just a number

Sales Manager (Former Employee)
White Plains, NY

I worked at ITT Corp

ProsLooks good on the resume

ConsITT stands for It Takes Time. You are only a number and subject to the stock holders. Great performance means nothing to Corporate. It is their way or out the door.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet with it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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