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ITT Corp Reviews

Updated Jul 13, 2014
ITT Corp – US – “Cubicle”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 92 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

ITT Corp President & CEO Denise L. Ramos

Denise L. Ramos

(20 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance, involved upper management, and flexible work hours(in 4 reviews)

  • Great benefits, exceptional colleagues, collaborative workplace(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor upper management at the corporate level; they "do their own thing" without regard to how if affects the employees underneath them(in 4 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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    Fair compensation, but company lack vision.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Fort Wayne, IN

    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

    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

    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

    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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    A fulfilling and knowlegeable place to work.

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee) Thousand Oaks, CA

    ProsGreat teamwork environment with good attitude.

    ConsA larger facility to work in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Whitesboro, NY

    Prosclean environment to work in

    Consbusy place to work year round

    Advice to Senior Managementhire more people

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    Good place to work for knowledge

    Internship (Former Employee) Morton Grove, IL

    ProsI had best knowledge transfer possible from industry

    ConsNo extra cirucular other than onlyyy work

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove working environment

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    Don't work at ITT.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Thousand Oaks, CA

    ProsWork is challenging, and very interesting. The potential growth is very huge with a possible market of 500,000 GPS Receivers.

    ConsThe pay is too low and most employees are incompetent in GPS design. The senior management is not technically competent and ignore suggestions for improvement.

      The best advice is don't work there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe senior management must listen to the employees and take action.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Flashback

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) White Plains, NY

    ProsNice, smart people who want to help other each succeed
    Commitment to communicating, even if messages are overly "sanitized"
    Welcoming corporate culture
    Free breakfast and snacks throughout the day

    ConsVery hierarchical
    Like stepping back in time...you are your job level, and since it's hard to move up at HQ, you get pigeonholed...if you aren't over a certain level, you are treated as insignificant by some of the corporate leaders

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company is full of smart, dedicated people who want to do great things. Unfortunately you have too many senior leaders who are very old school and afraid of change. To grow, you need to unleash the energy and creativity of your staff but getting all that hierarchy out of the way. If HQ isn't helping the businesses grow, then they should get out of the way

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    Great coworkers, low pay, interesting work

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) Clifton, NJ

    ProsHands down, best place to work when it comes to coworkers. Other members of my team were all about making the best product instead of being about who is going to one-up everyone else for the boss. Low level management (my supervisor in particular): best supervisor/boss I've had the pleasure to work for. He was a manager that came across as more of a peer in every good sense of the word. While you knew he was your boss, you also knew that technically, he was very sharp. He knew the design/engineering aspect very well and was just getting his feet wet with the management side.

    They allow for flex-time to some extent (not a set-in-stone time schedule). They also have a 9/80 summer schedule (80 hours over 9 days, every other Friday off). As of 2009, they still offered either a traditional pension or a lump sum pension as well as 401k matching. My premiums for medical/dental seemed low compared to other places I've worked, but I also paid a lot more out of pocket in coinsurance.

    ConsPayscale is far lower than other companies in the same field. After 7 years with the company and an applicable Master's degree, I only saw a pay raise of $12000. A promotion was a raise of 4000 and most other years, raises were 3%.

    If you were not working overtime, you were not doing your job. Company policy was that you did not receive any overtime pay unless you worked 8+ hours of OT in a week and you could only record OT on your timesheet if you worked 2+ hours OT per day. This policy was strict. Most supervisors held their employees to this rule. There were many weeks in which I had to work OT (less than 8 hours) and saw no compensation, not even comp time.

    While the 9/80 work schedule was good, it used to be for 6 months out of the year. A few years back, it was cut back to only 4 months and there was never a long stretch where you would be on this schedule. It was suspended the weeks around Memorial, Independence and Labor Day. I never felt like I could get into the groove of the 9/80 schedule since every few weeks, it would revert back to the regular 5/40 schedule. Take note: this 9/80 schedule is merely a perk, it is not required of employees to follow it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFirst-level managers (the ones that work with the employees that produce products) were great. They are down at a level where they know what is necessary to get the job done and do their best to remove all higher-level management imposed obstacles for their team.

    Higher-level managers need to loosen up the purse strings just a little bit. 3% raises with the rare 1% for merit is very low. Starting pay was also very low and they know it. My opinion is that they look to hire people at the lower end of the payscale. When employees accept this low pay to start, managers look to keep these employees and pay them the absolute minimum until the employee realizes that their pay will grow very slowly and look to leave the company.

    The company's performance evaluation has very weak linkage between performance and pay. There used to be a scoring system in place to rate workers. It was crude, but seemed to work. Their newer system is far more subjective and the employee has no real way of knowing if they are considered "outstanding" or "inadequate."

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