Pratt & Whitney Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Great Experience for post grad.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pratt & Whitney

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rotational program to gain the experience cross functionally. A great product to support since it impacts so many people worldwide.

    Cons

    Times were tough and witnessed many lay offs of older workers. Short term future was unclear career wise. Unclear of org structure, always changing.

  2. Mfg. Engineer working in operations and technology development.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunities to work on a great deal of varying projects and areas of engineering. It is a cutting edge technology company and world leader in the jet engine industry.

    Cons

    Benefits are poor, employee engagement and satisfaction is not truly pursued at an organizational level. The top down organizational tactics stifle creativity of the technical experts.

    Advice to Management

    Focus of profits and executive expectation stifles growth of the employees, making the work environment reactionary when a proactive approach is very much needed.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Still too big with an even larger parent conglomerate...United Technologies Corp

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney

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

    Pros

    You can tell people that you make Jet Engines

    Cons

    Most hourly jobs have been eliminated through purchased parts... No more pensions...
    Frustratingly inefficient in their communications

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to be in management, spend the time and effort to learn what's newly required of you and be sure that you manage your people...The most difficult, but most rewarding, machine to manage.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Engineering intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Manufacturing Engineering Intern
    Former Intern - Manufacturing Engineering Intern

    I worked at Pratt & Whitney as an intern

    Pros

    Good reputation, you are treated like a full time employee

    Cons

    no cons. too many bosses

  6. take advantage of the many perks

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Pratt & Whitney

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

    Pros

    best in class employee scholar program

    Cons

    good old boy company
    very political
    work life balance is nonexistent

    Advice to Management

    break up the good old boy network. Hire outsiders, company needs fresh thinking.

  7. Great Place to start engineering Career

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay to start
    Friendly work environment
    Good people

    Cons

    A lot of politics and projects take too long to complete
    Company stuck in the 80s in terms of being innovative
    Developing/retaining talent is poor

    Advice to Management

    Worry about your employees more than you worry about advancing yourself.

  8. Helpful (1)

    engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
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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.

  9. 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)

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

    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.

  10. Great place to work, start a career; great co workers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  11. 3 Years, Nacelle

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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

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