At ITT, we have a clear vision of where the world’s key industries are heading and how we can help them get there. We continually build on that expertise by strengthening our foundation as a focused multi-industrial company while further developing the capabilities that will help us continue to solve our customers’ most critical problems.
Today, we are a leading manufacturer of highly engineered, critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets. Our portfolio has strength and durability, balance and diversity. Our businesses are aligned with global growth drivers – urbanization, a growing middle class and sustainable development – and our products provide solutions for customers in key end markets that underpin our modern way of life.
Our work is made possible by the talent and innovative thinking of our more than 9,400 committed employees in more than 35 countries. Together, they serve customers in well over 100 countries and are outstanding ambassadors for our long-standing brands – including Goulds pumps, Cannon connectors, KONI shock absorbers and Enidine energy absorption components, to name a few – that are recognized and trusted globally.
Thanks to the contributions of our people, ITT is positioned for further growth and success in the years ahead. We are making the right moves today and investing in the capabilities to ensure the ITT legacy extends and expands far into the future.
The story of ITT begins with a historic call — for its founders to develop phones. The original International Telephone & Telegraph was created in 1920 by two brothers named Sosthenes and Hernand Behn who set out to build the first worldwide system of interconnected telephone lines. The company had a small beginning as the Puerto Rico Telephone Company but grew quickly through strategic acquisitions and the purchase of telephony patents. The result was the creation of a major international provider of telephone switching equipment and telecommunications services.
The next chapter for ITT can best be described as the conglomerate years. From 1960 to 1977, ITT acquired more than 350 companies and had a portfolio that included well-known businesses such as Sheraton hotels, Avis Rent-a-Car, Hartford Insurance and Continental Baking, the maker of Wonder Bread. During that time, ITT grew from a medium-sized business with $760 million in sales to a global corporation with $17 billion in sales.
Following the conglomerate years, ITT began restructuring through strategic divestitures and acquisitions to organize the company into more manageable segments. It culminated in 1995 when ITT split into three separate, independent companies: ITT Corporation, which was focused on the hotel and gaming businesses, ITT Hartford which became a stand-alone insurance operation, and ITT Industries, which started as a collection of manufacturing companies.
One decade later, ITT Corporation had been acquired, ITT Hartford had changed its name, and ITT Industries continued its transformation. ITT Industries, which changed its name back to ITT Corporation in 2006, played an important role in vital markets, including water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control.
Throughout each chapter in its history, ITT has been known for transformative strategies that create value for shareowners, and in 2011 a new chapter began when ITT Corporation separated into three independent publicly traded companies and spun off its water and defense related businesses.
ITT Corporation emerged as a global multi-industrial manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets. With the transformation, ITT was well-positioned for growth and the company has continued to create significant value for shareowners through its global capabilities and world-class people who are committed to operational excellence, innovation and premier customer service.
In 2016, ITT Corporation implemented a corporate reorganization that created a new holding company, ITT Inc., as its publicly traded parent company. As a result, all outstanding shares of ITT Corporation common stock automatically converted on a share-for-share basis into ITT Inc. common stock. ITT Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange with the ticker symbol ITT.
At the most fundamental level, our purpose – We Solve It – is why we exist as a company. Across ITT, we create solutions, find the answer to challenging problems and think our way around obstacles and roadblocks. Our customers choose ITT because we can solve the most difficult engineering challenges they face and just as importantly, our employees choose to work at ITT because they want to use their expertise – whether in engineering, marketing or accounting – to help solve complex challenges and make an enduring impact.
Our purpose is supported by principles for how we work together – Impeccable character, Bold thinking and Collective know-how. These principles not only enhance our ability to achieve our purpose, they help define our healthy, high-performing culture and help us deliver on our ambitious growth strategy. Together, our purpose and principles guide our words and actions every day and are truly touchstones that unite employees across ITT.
A great company is measured by its people. We have approximately 9,400 employees worldwide, and every day they harness their bold thinking, collective know-how and impeccable character to create an enduring impact in the world.
At ITT, we focus not just on "the numbers" but also on inspiring our people. We strive to make our work environment inclusive and welcoming. By encouraging a healthy, high-performing culture and by making our customers central to everything we do, we create an atmosphere that enhances innovation and the success of our talented employees.
This innovation is crucial as we seek to solve complex challenges in key sectors of the world economy and serve our global customers. If you are inspired to help make the world a better place through new ideas, consider joining us. Explore the diverse career opportunities available at ITT today.
ITT employees are the best in their fields and are rewarded for their education, expertise and experience.
Employees are offered medical and dental coverage for themselves and their families. ITT also offers a program that allows employees to use tax-free dollars to pay for many healthcare and dependent care expenses.
ITT offers competitive retirement programs that enable you to save for your future financial needs.
Employees receive company paid life insurance and can choose to purchase additional life and accidental insurance for themselves and their dependents. In addition, ITT offers short- and long-term disability coverage.
ITT employees receive a vacation and holiday time off package.
ITT recognizes the need for a healthy balance between work and life. To reward employees for giving their time, energy and dedication, we provide employees and their families with programs that enhance their well-being and support their personal commitments. Some of our Work Life Programs include:
Other ways in which we accommodate employee needs are through available professional and personal development programs, and with a flexible benefits package that enables employees to tailor their benefits options to meet their needs.
As an employee, you will have access to a wide range of training programs and services for skill building and career development. Following are some of the programs offered to you as an employee to help bolster skill sets and enable you to meet your career development goals.
ITT encourages educational development and provides a plan that will open doors to higher learning, enabling you to explore career-focused university-level programs. Reimbursement for eligible expenses is one of the many benefits available to you as an employee.
In today's dynamic environment, we all know that markets, technologies and opportunities are constantly changing. ITT is dedicated to providing employees with opportunities to develop knowledge and skills necessary to grow and succeed in their careers. In order to realize both our business goals and our employees career goals, we offer training and Learning opportunities in the areas of Employee Management, Program Management, and Technical Skills.
ITT offers employees hands-on management and technology training through external vendors who are subject matter experts.
Our online learning programs deliver a wide array of training opportunities to your desktop. With access to the Internet, you can take advantage of these computer-based training opportunities anytime and anywhere.
I have been working at ITT Corp full-time (More than 5 years)
Family oriented, small place, close
No 401k, no raises, no benefits
Advice to Management
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at ITT Corp (Valencia, CA) in March 2016.
A staffing firm sent me to the Valencia, CA location for a possible long-term temporary assignment The role itself was not a true representation of the assignment. I was told it was a HR Generalist role but in actuality, it was truly a HR Assistant/Administrator role. One of the interviewers yawn on several occasions throughout the interview which I thought was rude. The other interviewer was prior military which I was too and thought I had a good rapport with her. She wanted me to come back the following week to meet with her manager. However, after a couple of days, I was informed by the staffing firm that they passing on me without even granting me a second interview. I'm shaking my head because i was told that the second interviewer said that she wanted me to come back the following week to meet with her manager. I guess this company isn't friendly to Military Veterans after all!