United Technologies

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United Technologies Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
187 Reviews
3.0
187 Reviews
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United Technologies Chairman & CEO Louis R. Chênevert
Louis R. Chênevert
88 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.  

    Commodity Manager

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    Current Employee - Commodity Manager  in  Farmington, CT
    Current Employee - Commodity Manager in Farmington, CT

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good products, intelligent people
    UTC teaches you the fundamentals of every manufacturing company

    Cons

    Management doesn't communicate
    Un-realistic expectations
    Little chance of promotion
    Not for people that are entrepreneurial in spirt

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Intern program is disorganized.

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Windsor Locks, CT
    Former Employee - Intern in Windsor Locks, CT

    I worked at United Technologies as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Work for one of the biggest aerospace companies in the world.
    The company isn't going to go under any time soon.
    Pay for interns is excellent.

    Cons

    There is no central organization for interns so what you do will vary significantly depending on your boss. If you are lucky you will have work. If you are extremely lucky, you will have interesting work, but most interns barely get any work and sit around bored every day.

    Monotony of working in a cubicle farm for a huge company.

    Since the company is so big, things move so slowly. There is so much legal red tape and BS that you have to work through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize the intern program better. You attract a lot of people with high pay, but don't do a good job keeping them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very relaxed, comfortable working environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at United Technologies as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed environment.
    Good management.
    Pressure when needed from superiors.

    Cons

    Sometimes I felt it may have been a little too result driven.
    More management may have helped motivate on occasion.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent company to work with; Global model

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Chula Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chula Vista, CA

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

    Pros

    Abundant opportunities across the company

    Cons

    Share long term goals with employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people and development opportunities but sensitivity to the business cycle.

    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Interesting products, great people, strong leadership throughout the company, good corporate vision, good location, competitive salary, good fringe benefits

    Cons

    United Technologies is at the whim of the state of business with the US government and is very sensitive to the aerospace industry. Restructuring is constant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to insulate UTC from downturns.

  7.  

    Marketing Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Technologies

    Pros

    Global, Ethics, Opportunities. Good talent developement program

    Cons

    Bureacratic. Hard to get to the most valued circles

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tough environment for long term employment

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Management  in  Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior IT Management in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Large company, many divisions, including overseas. Major aerospace and manufacturing. Lots of opportunity to move between sites or divisions, especially in CT area.

    Cons

    Culture is primarily about short term financial results and less about their people. Long term employees seem resigned to sticking it out and hoping they dont get caught in next round of layoffs.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Where is this going?

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    Current Employee - Assistant  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Assistant in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Large, well known company. Bright, talented professional staff.

    Cons

    Management does not know how to convey needs. Promises of upward mobility vanish as you walk in the door. The number of people being promoted is small and the number of people promoted after mid 30s is extremely small. Ludacris disparity in compensation between L3/L4 (L4 is entry and L3 is first promotion for an attorney). L4 comes with no bonus, no stock options, and very small raises (3% or less), and you can be in that position for years if not your entire UTC career, which is not why a well educated and experienced attorney comes to this highly prestigious company. In addition, you will work harder than you worked at a firm, which would be fine under the right circumstances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the company changing so quickly (business unit restructuring), and with a much smaller chance of promotion for most (number of L3 and L2 positions decreasing with the restructuring), please fix the compensation scheme to remove the "have" and "have-not" hierarchy. Most would be much happier.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Transition from Goodrich to UTC is miserable

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Chula Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Chula Vista, CA

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great associate engineering program and leadership development rotation program. Pays tech assemblers very well. Many are able to sustain a 40 hour work week and has great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Massive cost overruns. Poor engineering management and directors. Goodrich culture is being slashed for cost savings, which dramatically has reduced productivity of engineers. Very outdated software technology tools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to stop assuming they know how to deal with the problems and open up forums for gathering feedback. Many managers start fires in new programs and move on to other newer programs without knowing the damage they have caused.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good starting place for employment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Technologies

    Pros

    Good place to start, lots of learning experiences

    Cons

    Forced culture, obsessed with continuous improvement to the point of missing the big picture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on developing employees more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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