Pratt & Whitney Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Friendly people, challenging work, good work-life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Employee Scholar Program for free degrees (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay starts out decent but levels off after a few years to just cost of living increases (in 11 reviews)

  • Deadlines are not conducive to work life balance (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good company to grow your skills

    Cons

    stressful working place, very lean environment

    Advice to Management

    pleas allow flexible working hours


  2. Manager spare parts

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hartford, CT

    I worked at Pratt & Whitney

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Massive layoffs are unexpected even with union membership.

    Advice to Management

    Prepare employees better when dealing with unemployment.


  3. Good Benefits

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Maintenance in East Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good employee benefits, incentives, time off.

    Cons

    Tough to move up. Hiring and Layoff cycles.


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  5. Electrical Site Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Electrical Site Engineer in Hartford, CT
    Current Contractor - Electrical Site Engineer in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ESI Inc. is a subsidiary of PWPS _ Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Great Leadership. . A great opportunity to work in projects abroad USA with High Performance teams. A great Company with Great People!

    Cons

    No cons in the corporation by itself. But in my case as contractor, the flow of job has been tied to the availability of projects which becomes a problem when you desire a mor stable and continuous job opportunity

    Advice to Management

    None advice


  6. Demand Planning

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    Former Intern - Demand Planning Aftermarket Commercial Spares in East Hartford, CT
    Former Intern - Demand Planning Aftermarket Commercial Spares in East Hartford, CT

    I worked at Pratt & Whitney as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone was extremely nice and welcoming. They made me feel like I was part of the team from day 1. I was brought on to help my team with a specific project but when I finished early I was able to help my team with other areas and even help different teams. I learned a great deal about the company and their business model. I attended all the training and professional development courses they offered throughout the summer. They also hosted numerous intern events and employee engagement events that I was included in. I learned a great deal from my internship, not only about what it is like to work in a large manufacture but also technical skills (Access, Excel, and SAP), which helped me in the future.

    Cons

    The company is primarily older males, but they were open and encouraging diversity and younger employees. At times my work became repetitive but I was able take breaks and attend training courses which helped to break up the day.


  7. No complaints

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The employees and management are wonderful to work with. People are extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Great work-life balance is very good.

    Cons

    Like most large companies with set processes, standards, and deep empirical knowledge, change/innovation is can take a long time to come to fruition.

    Advice to Management

    The management at Pratt & Whitney is really great to work for. They are very understanding of work-life balance.


  8. Newer Engineer Review

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in East Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pratt and Whitney is a great company to be exposed to multidisciplinary engineering teams. This is helpful as a new hire to understand how to work within a role on a team. There are many people that are focused on results and willing to work hard. Some good mentors to work with as well.

    Cons

    A lot of the current and future work is expected to be production support as the NGPF line ramps up. I think most engineers prefer to play in the sand box with preliminary design. However the company is in a position where a lot of work is working to support production.

    Advice to Management

    The raise pool has been pretty small for the last little bit. There is a wave of new engineers that have taken on a lot of responsibility and ownership for the good of the company. If you want to keep people that have stepped up and earned more pay, you need to get them some additional merit to acknowledge their efforts.


  9. Helpful (2)

    They work you like a dog

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in East Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in East Hartford, CT

    I worked at Pratt & Whitney full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay & benefits, educational reimbursement, salaries are comparable with market averages, some good people to work with. You will learn a lot

    Cons

    No work life balance Management does appreciate good employees Political environment Some managers are like nazis. They will force u to work by threatening u with ur job

    Advice to Management

    Middle management needs more work to do instead of doing nothing all the time


  10. Great internship experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Procurement Intern in East Hartford, CT
    Current Intern - Procurement Intern in East Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay. Interns can expect to make around $3k-$4k. Lots of opportunities in PW and UTC after graduation. They have great rotational programs. Lots of great benefits, and the people are very open and welcoming. Lots of networking opportunities so I encourage interns to attend as many tours, lunch & learns, and other events they can go to.

    Cons

    Although the pay is good, I heard interns actually get paid more than full times, which is discouraging


  11. Manufacturing Engineer

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Middletown, CT
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Middletown, CT

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Access to advanced technologies and opportunities to support meaningful projects. Access to a lot of training to support career development. Good attention to safety and ergonomics.

    Cons

    Success can be very dependent on management styles. Large company makes it difficult to develop skills across job function without moving positions. Work load is often extremely high.

    Advice to Management

    The ability to charge more than 8 hours per day would make project charging more realistic and support informed times lines for future projects.



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