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Pratt & Whitney Overview

East Hartford, CT
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Aerospace & Defense
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX), is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units.

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Pratt & Whitney – Why Work For Us?

Our Pillars of Success form the foundation of our culture and the way we work at Pratt & Whitney. They instill in us a sense of pride and satisfaction in what we do every day and drive us to deliver a world-class customer experience. No matter where we work and live around the world, Our Pillars of Success are shared by everyone across all levels of the organization. 

UTC’s Code of Ethics is the foundation of our culture. First adopted in 1990, our Code sets forth those values and commitments that guide ethical decision making everywhere we do business. The Code strengthens UTC’s fight against corruption and promotes behavior that leads to the development of fair markets so that every company competes only on its merits. Our global team of nearly 500 Ethics and Compliance Officers (ECOs) serves as a resource for employees, contractors, sales agents, suppliers and partners who have questions or concerns about ethics and compliance issues. UTC’s ECOs work closely with global stakeholders to ensure that UTC’s values and commitments are upheld in all locations around the world – without compromise.


The scope of our operations creates responsibilities for us and those with whom we work. To produce superior products in a responsible manner, we need suppliers who meet high standards for business practices, environmental responsibility and operational excellence. Accordingly, we require our suppliers to meet our expectations for ethics and compliance as set forth in the UTC Supplier Code of Conduct (the Supplier Code). The UTC Supplier Code sets forth our expectations for each of our product and service suppliers, and aligns with the expectations we maintain for our own directors, officers, employees and representatives. UTC understands and expects that our product and service suppliers will have their own internal codes of ethics and conduct that, at a minimum, incorporate the requirements from the Supplier Code.

With approximately 35,000 employees around
the world, our real power and innovation comes
from our people.

Inclusion Powers Innovation

The professionals at Pratt & Whitney are leading the way in the aerospace industry. Our ability to build and maintain an inclusive work environment is critical to our continued success. We believe that our diverse workforce drives innovation and keeps us ahead of the competition. We are committed to recruiting and retaining the best and brightest people from the broadest talent pool possible, so that we can serve our customers globally. Click here to hear what our employees have to say about inclusion.

A Reputation for Integrity

Pratt & Whitney has earned a reputation for integrity among employees, customers, shareholders, suppliers and communities around the world. Ethical behavior is a critical to protecting and maintaining this business reputation. UTC's Code of Ethics (the "Code") forms the foundation of our ethical culture.

Employee Resource Groups

Pratt & Whitney sponsors nine Employee Resource Groups. These groups embrace diversity and give our employees the opportunity to become more engaged by providing a venue for shared interests, expectations and contributions.


Pratt & Whitney has sponsored the INROADS internship programs since 1989. The mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.

At UTC we are inventing a better, faster, more efficient tomorrow. As a worldwide leader in the building and aerospace industries, we seek talented students, recent graduates, professionals and transitioning military to create innovative products and solutions that will power the future.

Students & Recent Graduates

UTC is able to offer unparalleled opportunities for current students and recent graduates. Job opportunities are available throughout our many business units, along with various formal two-year Leadership Programs in finance, engineering, information technology, human resources and other disciplines.


Experienced military professionals transitioning into the civilian workforce bring unique skills to a future career – skills that are prized by UTC. Whether your desired career path is in engineering, operations, business development, finance or other area of talent, UTC wants you to choose us.

Few companies can change the world: We are one. As a company driven by ideas, we rely on the ingenuity, diversity and commitment of our people to help us make cities greener, people more secure and travel more efficient. At UTC, we do the big things that others cannot.

Move Your Career Forward

As a global leader in technology, UTC is dedicated to engineering change around the world.

Employee Scholar Program

We support and pursue lifelong learning to expand our knowledge and capabilities and to engage with the world outside UTC.

We want to have the best-educated workforce on the planet. The Employee Scholar Program is one of the most comprehensive company-sponsored employee education programs in the world. The program provides employees the resources to stay current in their chosen field or enable new career opportunities and includes the following benefits:

  • UTC pays for tuition, academic fees and books at approved educational institutions.

  • The program is available to our global workforce.

  • Employees can obtain a degree in any field, whether or not it is related to their job.

  • Partner universities deliver programs at our locations to provide work-life flexibility.

  • Payments are made directly to the educational institution to minimize out-of-pocket costs.

  • Eligible employees can receive up to three hours of paid time off to study per week.

UTC has invested more than $1.2 billion to further our employees' formal education. Since 1996, more than 38,500 degrees have been earned by employees in more than 60 countries. However, ESP is more than just a story based on numbers. It is about the investment that UTC makes in its people as a way of attracting and retaining a motivated and engaged workforce. Global full-time and part-time UTC employees are eligible for the program after one year of continuous service. Currently there are more than 6,000 employees enrolled in ESP.

Pratt & Whitney Reviews

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  • "Good place to work, good benefits. Benefits have been reduced some in the last few years, but still not bad."

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    Current Employee - Flight Test Engineering Manager in East Hartford, CT
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    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney full-time (More than 10 years)


    Decent pay, good benefits. It's like any large corporation, you can feel like a number at times, but if you fight to be recognized, there are plenty of opportunities for advancement.


    Unpaid overtime can sometimes be excessive. Benefits have been cut down in recent years. It's a large corporation, so it's easy to get treated like a number.

    Advice to Management

    The old education benefit attracted a lot of talent. (Unlimited degrees, bonus upon getting a degree.) The current benefit is no where near as good (only one degree per person, no bonus with a degree.)

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Pratt & Whitney Interviews



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    Associate Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Pratt & Whitney (Hartford, CT).


    Single day of interviews across different departments - at least 6 separate interviewers before a direct discussion with HR. Was asked about my interest and familiarity with the different departments core design functions (rotating hardware, static hardware, composites, etc.)

    Interview Questions

    • Was asked a think tank question to explain how I'd solve a design problem. Every answer given was then intentionally negated to see if you could come up with a different solution (example: I'd use xx material for the design, counter answer: that material is sole sourced in a mine that just flooded)   1 Answer
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