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  1. Great Technology Company

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

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

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

    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 Management

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

  2. Research Center employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.

  3. Great people, large bureaucracy.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. OK place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

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

    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.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Staff engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good benefit, a lot of training opportunity.

    Cons

    Always downsize. No job security

    Advice to Management

    Please take more care of employees, not Wall street.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Good for some, but not all

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

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

    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.

  8. Good for fresh graduate

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, research oriented

    Cons

    hard to advance in the career,

  9. Decent company. The work is interesting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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 Management

    Need to pay employee better

  10. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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)

  11. Decent Company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

    Middle Management needs better training

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