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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great experience, but little reward

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Otis Elevator full-time

    Pros

    Great experience with door to door sales

    Cons

    Bad leadership, and also little reward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is resourceful, but difficult to understand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Service Sales Representative

    I worked at Otis Elevator full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company is one of the top in their field.

    Cons

    As with all organizations the people you work for and with are the key.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not have people being micro managed it hurts the organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Challenging position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and locations.

    Cons

    Too much focus on cost-cutting, not enough on the core competencies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a longer view

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A frustrating experience I wouldn't recommend.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer

    I worked at Otis Elevator full-time

    Pros

    Mediocre benefits and pay. Corporate cash cow.

    Cons

    Management was so poor they had to be replaced. Morale was driven into the toilet. I don't know how the new management is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do better than your predecessors. Try to value people and help them with their career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of Changes

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Otis Elevator full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The ability to have a flexible work schedule and career opportunities outside of the US. Talented people but Senior management doesn't appreciate it

    Cons

    The has bee a lot of change in senior management. Senior management does not listen to employees that have been with the company for several years. Work life balance does not exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to you employees and commmunicate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Florence SC and the plant SUCK!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Florence, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florence, SC

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

    Pros

    appreciating the rest of your life once you leave this hellhole

    Cons

    the town is a death trap-one of the highest per capita crime rates in the country--makes Detroit seem safe--if you break down on your way to work, they may never find your body!-and the schools suck--unless you are a basketball star--otherwise, your kid may wind up as a knife cushion
    the plant is totally disorganized-they have lost hundreds of millions of dollars, because none of the original engineers wanted to move to Deathtrap SC, and no one knew what the hell they were doing They are on their third plant manager in 3 years, the HR department is mostly a bunch of mindless imbeciles that couldn't run a fried chicken stand, nevertheless an hr dept-the machines are set up dangerously, with very few safety systems in place. They are ALWAYS looking for people, because anyone who can leave, DOES LEAVE! The other elevator companies are eating their lunch--breakfast--AND dinner!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Exhausting

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Otis Elevator

    Pros

    Competetive salary, learning several roles

    Cons

    work life balance not good

  9.  

    Great benefits and great experience at an industry-leader. Hard work but you are rewarded for the efforts you put in.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Otis Elevator full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits and total rewards system. Matching 401K plan. Staff is willing to train new employees. Company also provides tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Management styles are strictly "by the book." Opportunities for promotions can be slim. Pay raises usually only matched to cost of living increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to have a more open-door policy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Otis is a good company but has it challenges like any company. They definitely expect PERFORMANCE!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Otis Elevator full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Very rigid, often conflicting goals/objectives, over aggressive plans/objectives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should solicit help and feedback from employees in the trenches a little more.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Learning Experience-Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Otis Elevator

    Pros

    -Unique projects
    -Interns DO have the opportunity to make a significant difference in the office.
    -Otis has several interns each year and they generally enjoy their experience.
    -Opportunity to face real world business procedures.

    Cons

    -Management is not always available for advice.
    -Management may not always have the time to provide you with enough direction at times.

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