Pratt & Whitney Reviews

Updated August 26, 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. A Few Cons But Mainly Pros

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

    I worked at Pratt & Whitney full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Salary compared to others in the industry; Their education program is also pretty good. They'll let you get a degree in pretty much whichever field you choose! The company seeks innovation, but it depends on which department you work in whether or not they will fund innovative ideas.

    Cons

    Went through a series of layoffs a few years back and have yet to hire back the numbers in droves. Lots of pressure to fulfill multiple roles and meet unrealistic deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push innovation and fund training programs for new engineers. Allow and even encourage employees to rotate roles or do stretch assignments so as to broaden their capabilities.


  2. Great Summer internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Managers were incredibly friendly, learned a lot about jet engines and had no lack of interesting meaningful tasks. Really given a chance to be on equal footing with and respected by other employees.

    Cons

    Some employees complain about being understaffed/overworked


  3. Great Challenges and Colleagues

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pratt & Whitney (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging products, requirements and opportunities, working with some of the latest technologies.

    Cons

    Management focuses on how hard you work and does not favor more productive employees, unless they are also work the longest hours.

    Advice to Management

    Promote the most efficient employees, rather than those that live at work.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Challenging projects, also lots of burocracy.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work that is not found elsewhere. High tech products and processes. You can challenge yourself. Many different opportunities can be found.

    Cons

    Big company, lots of policies and procedures. Benefits are not very good these days. Not much more to say on that.

    Advice to Management

    Nah they would not listen, even if it made sense.


  6. Design Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent learning atmosphere and very prestigious career. Work scope can vary by day and people are generally helpful and easy to work with on tasks. I have also found that some of their benefits, particularly the education program, is top notch. Easy to work with and lots of opportunity.

    Cons

    Given the varying work scope the expectation of work completion can be unreasonable. There are not nearly enough in-house employees to complete high priority tasks and fix the botched jobs of outsourcing. Additionally, it seems to be a trend and one that is extremely important to many that the pay is not sufficient for the demanded work. I love what I do but with inflation, furloughs, layoffs, and very small raise pools there is high likeliness that talent will seek other more fruitful careers.

    Advice to Management

    Workplace comfort and sense of pride about the facilities is desperately needed. The lack of compensation should be addressed but given the belt tightening making the workplace a place an employee wants to go or enjoys while there should be a top priority.


  7. Very Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Much room for advancement - Solid future

    Cons

    Very conservative - Very little empowerment

    Advice to Management

    Trust your management team to make decisions


  8. Good place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pratt & Whitney full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Long hours and a lot is expected of employees.

    Cons

    Great training and job advancement opportunities.


  9. Helpful (1)

    It's ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in Middletown, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in Middletown, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are ok. Coworkers are mostly good. First level managers do a good job supporting their employees. Time off and flexible schedule are very good.

    Cons

    Company culture overall isn't great. Ace (utc's attempt at six sigma without using GE's program) is a joke for the most part.

    Advice to Management

    Spend money on employees and retaining employees


  10. Good company

    • 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

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney full-time

    Pros

    employee scholar program is great. It allows you to earn advanced degrees while working full time. People are great to work with. Lot of initiatives are in place to ensure the workplace is inclusive.

    Cons

    Things change fast which can be challenging for new folks to keep up. Management seems to repeat some mistakes over.

    Advice to Management

    Look into the past to avoid repeating mistakes


  11. Helpful (1)

    Need more people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in East Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Middle to lower level manager have good intentions and support their employees.

    Cons

    In recent years have cut too my people and the work is not getting done.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people.



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