UTC Fire & Security Reviews

Updated May 9, 2015
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UTC Fire & Security President and CEO Gregory J. Hayes
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Pros
  • The benefits are OK and equivalent to other major employers of this size (in 2 reviews)

  • As part of United Technologies Fire & Security, the pay and benefits were fairly decent (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • This awful management style will hurt them severely in the long run when all the long term employees start to retire (in 2 reviews)

  • This company is still stuck in 2000-2003 thinking it's location is in the Midwest and that the average home price is 200k instead of 600k (in 2 reviews)

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  1. I worked on an assymbler line

    Former Employee - Assymbler in Pittsfield, ME
    Former Employee - Assymbler in Pittsfield, ME

    Pros

    Helping people know they are safe

    Cons

    Working as a team can be difficult


  2. Need to train management not to be so bias.

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    Former Employee - National Payment Center Coordinator in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - National Payment Center Coordinator in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Free food most of the time.

    Cons

    Manager favoritism. Fighting in the team. No team players. No positive people there.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs more training and should be fired if you so extreme favoritism.


  3. Great Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I absolutely enjoyed my 4 years at this wonderful company. I have a no complains. Management and employees are really working together toward a common goal

    Cons

    There is nothing really wrong with UTC, I would definitely recommend this company for employment

    Advice to Management

    Great Company, Continue a great job


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Communication is broken

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UTC Fire & Security full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great education reimbursement package. If you are an employee take advantage of it, go back to school.

    Cons

    Non-existent communication between upper level management and the rest of the organization. Their strategy changes very often having confused employees and very upset customers. The benefits are not so great with the exception of the education reimbursement. Salary levels and raises were almost never reviewed.


  6. Dysfunctional at the business unit I was with

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    Former Employee - Field Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Field Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UTC Fire & Security full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Pay was excellent and consistent

    Cons

    Total Lack of Cohesion of Management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your customers


  7. Good local people to work with - corporate management does not understand what it takes to support local operations.

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    Current Employee - Staff Management in Pittsfield, ME
    Current Employee - Staff Management in Pittsfield, ME
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UTC Fire & Security full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work ethic, quality conscious and dedicated employees, solid market position for the products manufactured made for a stable demand throughout the year.

    Cons

    Corporate management not in tune with the needs of a production environment. Unrealistic performance expectations that exceed current capabilities or capacities with no plans to expand either one. Extremely political environment at the senior management level.

    Advice to Management

    At the local level, nothing further to add. At the corporate level, they need to listen to what their local management is telling them and park their egos long enough to understand the implications of what is being proposed.


  8. Services Division Sold

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UTC Fire & Security full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Leadership, good communication vehicles to workforce.

    Cons

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


  9. Good before Changes

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Ashland, MA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Ashland, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UTC Fire & Security full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Had 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.

    Cons

    Many 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.


  10. Strong sub-divisions, continual upper level re-organization

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    Former Employee - Applications Support in Farmington, CT
    Former Employee - Applications Support in Farmington, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UTC Fire & Security full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work stability in flux because of continual re-organizations

    Advice to Management

    More investment in longer term employees


  11. Helpful (2)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UTC Fire & Security full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay 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.

    Cons

    Ran 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 Management

    Current 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.



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