United Technologies

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United Technologies Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
211 Reviews
3.3
211 Reviews
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United Technologies Chairman & CEO Louis R. Chênevert
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Best Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Power Electronics Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Power Electronics Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at United Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very Ethical, Very Focused, Diverse in the industry, smart, innovative, best example of American ingenuity! Richard Meyers is the best military leader in the decades in the US having served as chairman of the joint chiefs, loyal smart, dedicated, UTC was wise to hiring him as a board member.

    Cons

    None - this is the most ethical company ibn the industry and dedicated to its customers - I can say nothing bad about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire Me Back!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting work

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

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

    Pros

    Work was interesting - govt and defense contracts means that you get to work on one-of-a-kind projects; co-workers are generally knowledge - most have been there for 30+ years; benefits are generally mid-level of what you'd expected - probably better than most competitors

    Cons

    Management not always competent - not sure how people are promoted in management positions, they seemed to not really know what it's like to work on the floor
    Too many things going on at once - there were too many initiatives that management was trying to implement at the the same time so sometimes nothing got done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prioritize what needs to get done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Lean Practitioner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lean Site Coordinator in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Lean Site Coordinator in Stratford, CT

    I worked at United Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great support, indepth program, very good materials

    Cons

    New programs need a more cohesive project management team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Compliance in Farmington, CT
    Former Employee - IT Compliance in Farmington, CT

    I worked at United Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement is one of the best in the US
    Good Pay

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs in the manufacturing areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce offshore job and give back to your country by leaving the manufacturing plants here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company, honorable people, smart people, very "buttoned down" processes

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Stable. No BS. Good pay but not outstanding pay.

    Cons

    Process mentality sometimes goes too far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get ready for the millennials, some disciplines may not like this square cornered culture.

  7.  

    Great company

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

    I worked at United Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    excellent technology. strong global brands and reputation. keep up the great work...my retirement is relying on you.

    Cons

    work life balance can be challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Tough times at the business unit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Strategy Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Strategy Manager in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Intriguing portfolio of businesses for an aspiring general manager

    Cons

    Company appears to care very little about its people, their development, or their long-term fulfillment within the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the hard strategic decisions...even if it results in writing down some acquisitions or abandoning previous pathways. Continuing to take hundreds of millions (or billions!) of dollars in restructuring charges each year has already let the cat out of the bag that things are not rosy, but committing to a strategy and then giving the employees time to execute it would help morale...and probably performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Too many changes at BU level!!!

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

    I worked at United Technologies full-time

    Pros

    UTC is a very large and diverse company

    Cons

    Simplification and problems cannot be addressed in a timely manner. It takes FOREVER to get decisions made. This could be due to the fact that there is so many changes in leadership and BU's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees and hold management accountable for their actions! There are so many changes in leadership that no one wants to be accountable for their actions so no one will make a decision. This stalls progress!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A huge company with a fantastic education program that makes too many changes at the BU level. Makes you feel insecure.

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

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

    Pros

    The only company I know of that pays your school or certification program directly; there is no employee reimbursement. The school bills UTC and UTC pays them. This is an excellent benefit. It was worth staying with them just for that.

    Cons

    Horrible on work/life balance. Very inconsistent in decision making at the business unit level. Too many changes in leadership at the business unit level. Very little accountability put on management for their actions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold your leaders more accountable. Don't just talk ethically; act ethically.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great (dysfunctional) place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Employee scholar plan, work life balance is attainable in most cases, good people.

    Cons

    not a lot of financial upward mobility, health benefits packages are less then great, a lot of change in management without a lot of opportunity to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create a plan for growth and stick with it for more than 6 months.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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