United Technologies Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
187 Reviews

3.0
187 Reviews
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United Technologies Chairman & CEO Louis R. Chênevert
Louis R. Chênevert
85 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay is good and great benefits also they have employee scholar program (in 15 reviews)

  • Employee scholar program is great (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • All business units operate autonomously so no chance to collaborate with others (in 9 reviews)

  • Communication with upper management wasn't always clear (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    One Company, Many Opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Amazing shareholder return, variety of global experiences, constant learning

    Cons

    There are limited executive roles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Working at United Technologies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Ashland, MA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Ashland, MA

    I worked at United Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good retirement benefits.

    Cons

    In my case I was not challenged. Was working on the same project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for people looking for new challenges.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Can be a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at United Technologies as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    A good place to work if you are a good functional lead and you are self motivated and directed.

    Cons

    If you are not a full-time employee, you are not part of the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the right talent from outside to lead.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    An innovative company in the aerospace industry.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant
    Former Employee - Accountant

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

    Pros

    The people who work with me are professional and overall very nice. There is a team environment that makes it enjoyable.

    Cons

    Trying to keep up with all of the deadlines is difficult to do, especially when you want to turn in quality work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the short-term and long-term vision of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Conference Calls and Meetings

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, and in most cases management support.

    Cons

    Way too many conference calls and meetings. Did not allow for face to face time with clients/customers. Most were not necessary and included personnel who did not need to be included. Too many slasher managers; it seems the way to make the bottom line look good is bring in a new regional director who then just demolishes divisions, which affects moral and work time management. In the opposite, they also like to acquire companies which also has the same effect. The main problem is getting those new acquisitions up to UT business practice standards. Again, you spend time on non-productive work, instead of making the company money. In the end, they closed our division down and sent the work off to less expensive labor markets around the country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See the cons above.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Depressing place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain/Manufacturing  in  Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Supply Chain/Manufacturing in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Pros - Good compensation. Easy to not work hard and simply show up and get paid. Large company so there is ability to jump around and try out various roles if desired, although after working for 3 branches of UTC - they all have the same feel... sad.

    Cons

    Cons - Company is too big for its own good. Series of reductions and layoffs have deflated morale. Company takes ' this is how we've always done it' approach. Mandated boring corporate initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to foster a sense of culture and commitment from employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Top down hierachy, approval and controls makes execution too slow to implement great ideas!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Technologies

    Pros

    Great ability to define strategy and use of ACE. Communication from the top via meetings and webinars are good. Visual Controls guide the business units/departments.

    Cons

    Lack ability to execute to the plan due to high employee turnover. Leadership style is too political, disregards experienced advice, which threatens ability to work as a team. Leadership culture does not foster respect for legacy employees (Goodrich) and is not a united front of effort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to build and trust your teams. Have respect for all persons and they will accomplish amazing work. Flatten organization, less centeralize management. Top down control is too slow for a global economy and ability to respond to customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    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 for 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
  10.  

    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 for 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
  11.  

    Moved yo Mexico

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Technologies

    Pros

    Closed doors. No longer in Tyler

    Cons

    Moved to Mexico no option to transfer

    Doesn't Recommend

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