ITT Corp
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ITT Corp Reviews in Rochester, NY

Updated Mar 5, 2014
ITT Corp – US – “Cubicle”

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ITT Corp President & CEO Denise L. Ramos

Denise L. Ramos

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Awesome Internship

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsVery friendly, extremely helpful, everyone around you wants to help you move on in your professional life with a lot of different technical fields. ITT was willing to do anything to help me learn about the field I wanted to have a career in.

    ConsNot many challenges that I can think of from being there. At times the work was a little dry but it was for the most part always fun to be a part of something new.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work but favors young attractive leaders

    Director (Former Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    Prosgood place to learn about many things, lot of responsibility, quality minded, great place for engineers

    Consdiversity is not promoted, leaders tend to pick people like themselves

    Advice to Senior Managementlearn to listen to all people's ideas

    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

    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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    Miserable Place to Work

    Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    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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    ITT is great for new hires, but comes with strings attached.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsCompetitive salary and benefits, especially for new hires moving in from other geographical regions. The cost of living in Rochester is very low, and the housing market is steady. As an engineer in this geographical region, ITT is one of few stable job opportunities that still affords a comfortable lifestyle. Taking paid time off is easy with very little hassle. ITT consistently makes money even in this harsh economy. New hires can expect a great way to learn how the industry works and build valuable experience before moving on.

    ConsManagement offers few opportunities for professional growth (travel, conferences, etc). The relatively high average age means lots of middle managers. The culture of jaded ex-Kodak workers can be depressing. Management is not interested in employee wellness, as evidenced by the health plan and lack of wellness-based incentives. The Hawkeye plant downtown is in a downright dangerous neighborhood. Violence outside the office and vandalism to employee property is a not so rare occurrence. The way management tries to downplay it is insulting.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMove the heck out of Hawkeye and foster a culture of professional and personal growth if you want to attract and retain top talent.

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    If it is the only game in town, but may not be worth it.

    Contractor (Former Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsCost of living in the Rochester area is pretty low. This allows for your salary to go far. The suburbs of Rochester are very nice and family oriented. It is a good jumping off point for your career. To get a good idea of how the industry works.

    ConsThe environment is on the depressing side. The same can be said of the workers there many of whom are jaded ex-Kodakers.. There is limited information sharing and few know how to really work together. Sometimes deadlines and expectations push the outcome more than they ought to. The location is pretty terrible verging on dangerous.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPick a new location and have a nicer enviroment this may draw better employees to the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    ITT Space Systems used to be a great place to work.

    Senior Test Technician (Former Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsITT overall well manged company in terms of financial strength. May be attractive to those new to aerospace work environment. Benefits program fairly good.

    ConsSpace systems business not growing at this time. Tough shift work hours required. Benefits gradually being reduced.
    Lower level (supervisor) selected based on politics and not techinical competence. Large layoff in Feb. 2006 resulted in lower morale and workload increase for those remaining at company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have lost some very experienced talent due to retirements and layoffs. Replace incompetent supervisors in test dept. and treat employees with more respect. Get them the help they need to do work required.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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