UTC Fire & Security
2.4 of 5 49 reviews
www.utcfireandsecurity.com Farmington, CT 5000+ Employees

UTC Fire & Security Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2014
UTC Fire & Security – Cascais – “Workshop”

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2.4 49 reviews

                             

44% Approve of the CEO

UTC Fire & Security Chairman and CEO Louis R. ChĂȘnevert

Louis R. Chênevert

(16 ratings)

29% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Services Division Sold

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat Leadership, good communication vehicles to workforce.

    ConsThe Sale. Slow to integrate the Services Businesses into the UTC mainstream.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good before Changes

    Human Resources (Former Employee)
    Ashland, MA

    ProsHad great leadership in the location where I worked. Flexibility in the location was key to overall satisfaction. I had a great leader who provided me with wonderful career guidance, coaching and mentorship.

    ConsMany layoffs over a relatively short duration of time. UTCFS was still so young when compared to overall UTC which meant many of the long-standing practices were missing. Several acquisitions are what comprised UTCFS and it created a disjointed organization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Strong sub-divisions, continual upper level re-organization

    Applications Support (Former Employee)
    Farmington, CT

    ProsGood ethics culture, Very process oriented, Strive for continual improvement. Strong team atmosphere

    ConsWork stability in flux because of continual re-organizations

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore investment in longer term employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The Best company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBest ethical values in this company

    ConsYou will give have the best time here

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    UTC is OK if you are advanced in your career, but it is a dead end if you are young and enterprising.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPay and benefits are OK.
    Good 401K.
    Stable environment if you are already working for UTC, but not if you are working for a company that they have acquired.

    ConsRan by bean counters, not technical people.
    Emphasis is on cost cutting, not developing new products.
    No organic growth.
    All growth is through purchase of other companies, and then cutting their employees.
    Their ACE program is a DISASTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementCurrent management should go to work for a bank or insurance company, and turn American industry and technology over to the Henry Fords, Thomas Edisons and Steve Jobs that are capable of making it great.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    5 Plus yrs middel management

    Middle Management (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsSome benifts are good. Everyone's required to contribute,

    ConsUnrealistic goals are always set, Company runs too lean. Not a good place to work if you have young kids as you won't see them much.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet direction and stick with it. Stop always changing uppermangment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Culture conducive to losing great talent.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNo pros at present time.

    ConsLack of business strategy and communication. Only strategy has been cost reduction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in the business or promptly sell, as each day it loses more value.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    As an acquired company, did not do a good job at communication.

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Boca Raton, FL

    ProsThere are no pros to this company. Worst company to work for.

    Consbenefits suck, make you pay a lot, Close building, laid off 90 people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot worth it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I would not recommend.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Salem, OR

    ProsTough to come up with any. The people that work there are all great individuals to work.

    ConsSalary, Benefits, Work Life Balance, Advancement Opportunities. All areas that they need drastic improvements.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember that your employees are the ones that get you where you are today and are also the ones that are going to get you where you want to go. So reward them and remember they are not just a number.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Disenchanted employees abound

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Boca Raton, FL

    ProsGood healthcare and benefits programs

    ConsPoor leadership. Too many closed door decisions impacting long term employees without regard to morale. Unethical behavior by management. Inner circle of friends running the organization. Positions created and filled by new hires with no consideration given to existing staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPurge the Senior Management. Create a nurturing environment for loyal employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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