Otis Elevator

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Otis Elevator Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
109 Reviews
3.0
109 Reviews
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Otis Elevator President Pedro Baranda
Pedro Baranda
31 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Tuition benefits, work life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Job security, positive work environment, good mobility throughout UTC (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance does not exist (in 5 reviews)

  • Middle management is abusive with no accountability (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    more than a job they offer you and your family a life

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    Former Employee - Mechinic, Emergancy Repair  in  Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Mechinic, Emergancy Repair in Glendale, CA

    I worked at Otis Elevator full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    strong union exelent benifits safe working habits substancial wages

    Cons

    alot of freeway miles some times long hours overtime is basically up to the employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management is a pretty tuff position it requires a lot of knolledge of all aspects of construction and the electrionic trades peoples lives are at stake every mopment that elevator moves

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It USED to be a great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN

    I worked at Otis Elevator full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    quality products, industry leader, valued employees

    Cons

    Pro list is in the past. Stingy vacation policy. Very limited potential for growth. Job "pigeon hole" Company in the United States is on the way down. Quality of product questionable today.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    account manager

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Otis Elevator full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    freedom to run your own terriroty and the amount of money you make right out of college is higher than most.

    Cons

    Account managers have the most reposibility with the least amount of power. Can be frustrating at times and leadership does not show interest in why employees are unahppy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very rewarding company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Otis Elevator part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very strong company with very good benefits

    Cons

    You have to have an interest in elevator/elevator parts to work in this industry.

  6.  

    Mechanical Engineering Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Otis Elevator

    Pros

    Great intern salary, fun place to work

    Cons

    Dont know how much room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe that there should be more intern programs to allow us to meet one another and work together more. This would ultimatly lead to a better intern work force/

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great working environment!

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Farmington, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Farmington, CT

    I worked at Otis Elevator full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Continual learning opportunities. Great working team; family-oriented. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Communication from the top down wasn't always clear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is essential for any organization to grow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Forces managers to "fit a square peg in a round hole" daily....

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Otis Elevator full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Safety minded company, great margin for contracts, good job security. Plenty of time outside the office.

    Cons

    Union Labor goes against the grain at times, makes twice the pay as management and can be difficult to lead. Zero quality in this business, all quantity. Constantly chasing your tail, no pro-activeness in maintenance and repair, very reactive. Some customers can be very difficult because of this. Company relies on lower level management to carry the entire weight of sometimes unmanageable contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simple - More Labor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent Company to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Otis Elevator

    Pros

    Focus on Ethics, Invest in their current employees.

    Cons

    Need to have better planning and execution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I really enjoyed the work, working conditions and the people

    Former Employee - Designer Drafter  in  Bloomfield, CT
    Former Employee - Designer Drafter in Bloomfield, CT

    I worked at Otis Elevator as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    While working there I was able to expand my knowledge of Pro-E sheet metal

    Cons

    The only con was I had to travel an hour to get there

  11.  

    Stay away!

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    Former Employee - Designer Drafter  in  Bloomfield, CT
    Former Employee - Designer Drafter in Bloomfield, CT

    I worked at Otis Elevator as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Work can be interesting. Many good, knowledgable people. Cafeteria is decent. That's about it.

    Cons

    Middle management is abusive with no accountability. Management "style" is intimidation and shaming and no one is spared. Contract employees are treated as 2nd class citizens. Constant revolving door due to toxic environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to hold their subordinates accountable for department's performance or lack there of. Employees need to be treated better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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