UTC Aerospace Systems Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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UTC Aerospace Systems President, Power, Controls & Sensing Systems Mike Dumais
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Pros
  • Employee Scholar Program is a great benefit (in 11 reviews)

  • The work/life balance is appreciated (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much of a work life balance since Goodrich was acquired by UTC (in 13 reviews)

  • No trust for upper management it feels (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UTC Aerospace Systems

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

    Pros

    I thought that the environment was very professional and the people were very respectful. They understood I was an intern and were not bothered by any questions.

    Cons

    In my opinion we had too many HR activities, but I do understand they were trying to connect us with other interns


  2. Good Company

    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at UTC Aerospace Systems

    Pros

    Great Employee Scholar Program - pays for all tuition, fees, and books Great opportunites to move around to different divisions Nice work environment Laid back culture

    Cons

    Giant company - aerospace industry moves at a snails pace Overall company improvements do not spread as intended Balance of work among employees not distributed well


  3. landing gear mechanic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Landing Gear Technician in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Landing Gear Technician in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at UTC Aerospace Systems (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, a lot of sick days and vacation days, and on top of that personal time and dependent care time. plus the company pays for you to go to school.

    Cons

    Like In every place you go…. there is always somebody that will micromanage, its never the company its always the people that work with you.


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  5. Mechanical Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Mechanical Engineer in Jamestown, ND
    Current Employee - Associate Mechanical Engineer in Jamestown, ND

    I have been working at UTC Aerospace Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work-life balance, co-workers, respect, autonomy.

    Cons

    Location, career opportunities locally. (Though UTC has locations/positions globally!)


  6. Helpful (1)

    Things have changed

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Troy, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer in Troy, OH

    I have been working at UTC Aerospace Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The people are very knowledgeable and great to work with. Opportunity for advancement. Work is challenging and provides plenty of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Severely understaffed. Working unpaid overtime and weekends becoming a standard practice. Our "positive climate index" (yearly employee survey) keeps dropping in employee happiness and nothing really changes. The morale is the lowest I've seen it in the 5 yrs I've worked here. People are simply overworked and stressed out.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees. Stop trying to create a "standard process" across all the different business units. The products and processes are different therefor the standard works should be unique to each unit. Trying to emplement one overall standard work is only causing confusion and additonal work.


  7. Avionics Systems Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at UTC Aerospace Systems full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small company environment. Some office politics but very little competition among the engineers. As with most companies upper management is clueless and project managers put schedule ahead of quality but the technical managers at least understand the avionics development process. Salaries are good with great PTO.

    Cons

    Location is awful, in the slums of South Phoenix. This means a long commute for everyone. No cafeteria or covered parking - either bring a lunch bag or drive a bit of a distance to fast food and then lose the rare shady parking spot. No assistance for earning a PhD. Lousy health care insurance benefits – all plans are very high deductible for anything more than just the employee.

    Advice to Management

    Hire PMPs with real avionics development experience. Realize the majority of effort on an avionics project must be in the planning stage.


  8. Demanding job on really interesting aerospace hardware

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Windsor Locks, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Windsor Locks, CT

    I have been working at UTC Aerospace Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are very experienced and are able to complete tasks under tight deadlines and shifting priorities. The company specializes in active thermal control hardware such as heat exchangers and pump packages

    Cons

    The company's approach to staffing leads to over worked and stressed employees. Many positions have no backup which leads to bottle necks

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people


  9. UTC Review

    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Vergennes, VT
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Vergennes, VT

    I have been working at UTC Aerospace Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and always busy

    Cons

    Mostly Quality Engineering Work with little process engineering.


  10. Engineering intern

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UTC Aerospace Systems

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

    Pros

    The engineers are very involved in helping the interns learn. The pay is great.

    Cons

    Some of the work gets boring after a while and some of it is not what you would expect. It is the realization that mist engineering students have.

    Advice to Management

    Try to allow for students to get into some design work with the engineers if possible.


  11. Staff Project engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Staff Project Engineer

    I have been working at UTC Aerospace Systems

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

    Pros

    Decent education reimbursement program still exists

    Cons

    Excessive levels of mid and upper level management. Way too many chiefs vs. indians which has historically been their trademark. Recent merger with Goodrich has company floundering with best management practices and implementation of new company wide SAP operating system. Company is managed for short term gains only with sole focus being on year end stock price. No long term investments are evident for long term well being of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce Mgt numbers by 50% and empower individual plantsites.



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