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United Technologies Reviews in East Hartford, CT

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
213 Reviews
3.3
213 Reviews
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Pros
  • Take advantage of the great employee scholar program (in 18 reviews)

  • Many are able to sustain a 40 hour work week and has great work/life balance (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance can be challenging (in 8 reviews)

  • All business units operate autonomously so no chance to collaborate with others (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Research Center employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hartford, CT

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a member of the corporation's central R&D organization, there are considerable opportunities to work on a variety of challenging technical problems related to business unit needs.

    Cons

    Some employees perceive a gap between the staff and management. Leadership is working on addressing employee needs for improved communication.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great Technology Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MBA Intern in East Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - MBA Intern in East Hartford, CT

    I worked at United Technologies as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    UTC is a great company for people who love working with varied technologies, and excellent senior managers willing to mentor make the company a great place to start out a career.

    Cons

    This is a very large company that moves slowly. UTC is becoming much better at sharing technologies across the business units but it is still missing some key opportunities to grow and innovate. This will change in the next few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote innovation as a method of growing the top line

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great people, large bureaucracy.

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

    I worked at United Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a (very) large company so there's a lot of opportunity to move around.
    The people I worked with were technically outstanding.
    You get to work with some pretty amazing technology.
    You can work hard and advance your career or lay low. Your choice.

    Cons

    Research and development moves very slowly (not surprising, considering the size of the organization, the product lifecycle and type of products.)
    A lot of decision-making is based on internal politics.
    You can spend lots of time and resources on bad ideas, especially if you are far from the front lines (aka the ultimate customers)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Research Center: pick a few areas and commit resources--if your level of commitment is the occasional minor project, then just don't hire in that area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    OK place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in East Hartford, CT

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have been working in the research center for 5 years. It is fairly flexible, knowledgeable colleagues to work with and OK compensation. Different things to work on.

    Cons

    Too much of a show place, tour comes everyday and disrupt working. People skill is much more important than technical skill to be successful. Many time people get lots of money doing things really doesn't make sense, only because this guy has good exposure and can get money from upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Staff engineer

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

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit, a lot of training opportunity.

    Cons

    Always downsize. No job security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take more care of employees, not Wall street.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for some, but not all

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    Current Employee - Leadership Program Associate in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Leadership Program Associate in East Hartford, CT

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, and most of the people are fun, yet professional.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic. Overall size of company and the politics higher up in management can be cumbersome. You need a strong desire to climb the corporate ladder in this position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good for fresh graduate

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    Current Employee - Senior Researcher in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Researcher in East Hartford, CT

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, research oriented

    Cons

    hard to advance in the career,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Decent company. The work is interesting

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

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, very technical related. Decent working environment

    Cons

    Sub par salary, bad insurance, slow IT services, a lot of useless meeting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to pay employee better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Early years dominated by technical challenges, later years dominated by internal politics

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

    I worked at United Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Big, lots of smart people to learn from

    Cons

    If you are not a politician, you will be taken advantage of in your later years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are a captive of who you decide to listen to. If you make the wrong choices and you will never know what is really going on. Make sure you listen to all, not just the loudest or most pushy, or you will end up getting booted out because you made the wrong decisions. (Mr Ed syndrome)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent Company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hartford, CT

    I worked at United Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great program for employees who want to further their education while working. There are chances to receive awards if you are going above and beyond

    Cons

    Pratt & Whitney's facilities are somewhat outdated. Not the most flexible work environment. Has a very military style of management that may be off-putting to some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle Management needs better training

    Recommends

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