Pratt & Whitney Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    engineer

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Pratt & Whitney as an intern

    Pros

    great and smart co-workers. Good environment to work

    Cons

    Internal process is slow, but it can be improved.

  2. Internship with Pratt and Whitney

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    Former Intern - Intern in East Hartford, CT
    Former Intern - Intern in East Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    My team and manager were always very supportive and I was given challenging work. I learned a lot about Excel, analyzing data and monthly/quarter closing procedures. Coming out of the internship I feel as though I have a much better knowledge of what day to day business looks like for a manufacturing company.

    Cons

    Some of the other interns I know did not get their computers until a week into their internship. They also had trouble getting projects to work on from their manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great place to work, start a career; great co workers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I never met anyone who wasn't excited to teach me something new or show me something I didn't know how to do. In general, I felt that management cared about my development and gave me opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Job stability is the biggest concern with the instability of the industry. Layoffs were frequent when I was there and afterward, the company was working with so few people that it made work-life balance nearly impossible to manage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 Years, Nacelle

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in East Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    The nacelle group was relatively young when I first started. In my 3 years I was able to rotate to 3 distinct roles about once every year. I gained a lot of systems level experience working across various programs and on various hardware. Also was able to travel quite a bit to west coast suppliers and test facilities across the US and also in Canada.

    Never got overtime but also never really worked over 40hr/week. Got numerous monetary awards for extra effort

    Engine program outlooks are very strong. Company is definitely on the rise in both the military (as PW is known for) and commercial (new Geared Turbo Fan designs)

    Cons

    In my 3 years, my group expanded from about 12 employees to over 50. There were also numerous people (in the 10s) who quit. As the group was fairly new, there lacked a united set of standard work for new hires to follow and be trained. The group had more of a small company vibe where you just got stuff done and didn't get all caught up in office politics.

    Of the people who left, it seemed really easy for them to move within Pratt & Whitney into other roles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great intern experience!

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    Former Intern - Hot Section Engineering in East Hartford, CT
    Former Intern - Hot Section Engineering in East Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Amazing products, committed to supporting the warfighter, jet engines are awesome.

    Cons

    Large corporation, can be bureaucratic at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer Intern in North Berwick, ME
    Former Employee - Design Engineer Intern in North Berwick, ME

    I worked at Pratt & Whitney full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, lots of help from senior engineers

    Cons

    Wasn't at the central location in Connecticut

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great company; lots of growth potential

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    Former Employee - Verification & Validation in East Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Verification & Validation in East Hartford, CT

    I worked at Pratt & Whitney full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Hands on experience and responsibilities

    Cons

    Long hours; rotating shift schedule; high demands in short notice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of interesting work. Very integrated, and they have a good engineering development program.Their scholars program is also very good, at 25,000 a year, and 60,000 per degree, but could be better.

    Cons

    Salary is average and it's very cold in Hartford. Not a lot of room to grow unless you've been working there for 5 years already.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very good training and my experience with management was pleasant.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Stable job but comes with typical big business bureaucracy.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney

    Pros

    Benefits, stability, location, colleagues, location

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and lack of sufficient raises.

  11. I had an excellent experience at Pratt & Whitney as an intern in the core structures group

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    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in East Hartford, CT
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in East Hartford, CT

    I worked at Pratt & Whitney as an intern

    Pros

    The employees that I worked with were very welcoming and interested in helping me learn as an engineering student. I had many opportunities to work on diverse projects and experience growth in a wide range of topics.

    Cons

    The process for returning interns was very nebulous, and I was not able to get another internship with them. Other than that, I have no complaints.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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