United Technologies

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United Technologies Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
213 Reviews
3.3
213 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid, old company, but Corporate HQ is staffed with many stodgy, rude people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Technologies as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement is excellent. UTC is a solid, well performing company that is not going to go away any time soon. The work-life balance is impressive; most employees are long gone by 6:00 (at least at HQ - I hear the BUs are a bit different). The people are smart, for the most part anyway, though probably not as smart as a consulting company or bank, or even a financial services company. As evidenced by the cars in the parking lot, literally everybody is extraordinarily well-paid.

    Cons

    I quote my coworker, "This is the strangest office environment I've ever worked in." They recently switched to an all-cube layout for anybody below Director (which at UTC is right below VP). MANY people are bitter that they no longer have a private office, and so there is a rule of not having conversations at our desks. If someone doesn't like you, they tend to get very passive-aggressive. Everything is gray. Everything. People walk around looking like they're constipated because they're "overworked" and "stressed". But I have yet to see the evidence of any kind of real pressure on these people, not like a client/customer-facing role would be. Certain higher-level employees will accept a meeting that you schedule a week in advance, say nothing more, come to the meeting for 30 seconds then declare, "I'm bored with this" and march out of the conference room. And the VP encourages them to fudge the numbers on the Employee Satisfaction Survey to meet their Lean Six Sigma requirement. The best part is when the VP introduced himself to an intern that had been working in the office (there's only 30 people in this dept) thinking she was with a visitor to the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to your employees! Just walking around the office every once in a while and saying hello to the analysts and interns would probably go a great distance. And if you were feeling especially frisky that day, maybe tell them they're doing a great job! Gee whiz the thought of it makes me feel all giddy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Technologies

    Pros

    people, work, work life balance

    Cons

    low wages, repetivite work, alignment with all BUs

  3.  

    Excellent early career experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Flexible managers who don't do a lot micro-managing, great pay, Employee Scholar Program, strong code of ethics

    Cons

    Some offices are in need of serious upgrading, don't really foster much intern engagement outside of a few webinars

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company should work to make sure that office spaces are updated and appealing. Employees spend 40-50+ hours in the buildings to foster company growth. They should be able to do this in a space that is well-lit, comfortable and encourages creative thinking and boosts morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good 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 an year)

    Pros

    Good, well balanced company with fair work-life balance.

    Cons

    Benefits on par with other American Corp's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay fair and balanced

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sales |Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Folley, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Folley, TX

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

    Pros

    Meritocracy , if you are good you grow . There is no secret ... it is a company that hard work gets your pay off. Some times may take longer than expected but it will happen

    Cons

    The company is very very very finance oriented , some times we fell that numbers should be above everything , but that[s the way UTC behaves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to enhance generation Y career in the company , otherwise you may lose them for more vibrant companies such as Google and e-commerce companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not good not terrible.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Huntington, IN
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Huntington, IN

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

    Pros

    Most the people I work with are great and I've been in the office and the floor. The benefits are good as well.

    Cons

    Work life balance. Many 7 day weeks. Management like to screw over the floor workers anyway they can.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so greedy people need to make a living as well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Too much reporting and charting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Huge company with many opportunities to move around. People are generally very civil and respectful. Take advantage of the great employee scholar program!

    Cons

    A large corporate hierarchy-- too much red tape. The reporting layers caused inefficiency and unnecessary rework in workplaces. Focused only on cost saving rather than training employees to be more efficient and productive to generate quality result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on the

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

    Very demanding, high stressed, work environment not balanced with overall career satisfaction

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    • 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

    Overall compensation was competitive with other similar sized companies.

    Cons

    I was an employee 5+ years. Quite often I found myself dumped on with added job requirements with no consideration for my current workload. This led to average 55+ hour work weeks to get the job done. I was not the only one dealing with this environment...those that could left the company. My immediate leadership changed three times during my 5+ years. I found the continuous improvement program to be very ineffective...more show and tell than actual improvements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees...not just their management. Make communication up the organization structure open; without immediately considering any negative job related communication to be from those that are disconnected to the companies desired direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good company, solid benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time

    Pros

    At UTC there are good people to work with. There are many opportunities to move laterally and gain a wide breadth of experience.

    Cons

    Compensation is not competitive. Consolidations of UTC businesses create confusion and add frustration to workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leverage your talent and take time to train your people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Diverse working environment, opportunities to move from one business unit to another, Good pay

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs for some of the business areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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