Otis Elevator Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Great working environment!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Farmington, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Farmington, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Otis Elevator full-time (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 Management

    Communication is essential for any organization to grow.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Otis Elevator full-time (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 Management

    Simple - More Labor.


  3. Excellent Company to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Focus on Ethics, Invest in their current employees.

    Cons

    Need to have better planning and execution.


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  5. Used to be a great company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Farmington, CT
    Former Employee - Administrative in Farmington, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Otis Elevator full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The colleagues at Otis are its best asset. Management's focus on safety and ethics are one of the best of all industries.

    Cons

    Seems as though they want out of Connecticut. Keep cutting positions over the last several years and put the workload on the remaining employees making it very stressful. Current Management is ruining its reputation.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management needs to realize the value of its employees if it wants to remain best in the industry.


  6. Great experience, but little reward

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Otis Elevator full-time

    Pros

    Great experience with door to door sales

    Cons

    Bad leadership, and also little reward.

    Advice to Management

    Management is resourceful, but difficult to understand.


  7. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Service Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Otis Elevator full-time (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 Management

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


  8. Challenging position

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Otis Elevator full-time (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 Management

    Take a longer view


  9. A frustrating experience I wouldn't recommend.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (3)

    A lot of Changes

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Otis Elevator full-time (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 Management

    Listen to you employees and commmunicate


  11. Exhausting

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Competetive salary, learning several roles

    Cons

    work life balance not good



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