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"Smaller companies provide better work/life balance, at lower compensation"

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Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
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Pros

The small company feel makes communication with management easy, since you know everyone and it's not long before the bosses know you (Good or bad!)
This also allows for a comfort level of knowing how you, your project, and the company are doing.
Another great thing is the casual atmosphere and policies. If you need to take a day to get your car worked on: "Go, we'll see you tomorrow."

Cons

The jobs are pretty much set. It will take 10 to 15 years (or an untimely death) to be able to get a promotion because of the small company. Pay isn't going to grow much either...

Advice to Management

I guess my only advice would be to try to grow the company, so I can grow with it.

Other Employee Reviews for United Technologies

  1. "Diverse company with great opportunities for good engineers."

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very stable company with great opportunities for working on a wide range of technologies. Great opportunities to move between divisions. High ethics standard and very diverse work enviroment.

    Cons

    Sometimes inefficient administration. Rules and policy based.

    Advice to Management

    Effectivice processes. Streamline and perhaps reduce administration


  2. Helpful (1)

    "UTC Overall a good place. A lot depends on business unit and your department."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor Locks, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor Locks, CT
    Recommends

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement for taking any college level class. Graduation Gift ($10,000) for completing a degree using tuition reimbursement (employee scholar program). Paid time off (up to 3 hours per week) for class work plus all textbooks for classes paid for. Casual dress code and relaxed atmosphere with many great people. Flexible work hours. Christmas shutdown from Christmas Eve to new year day off.

    Cons

    Lower pay compared to other companies in the area. Significant pay differences within different business units for similar work. Classic big company with lots of management layers and bureaucracy. IT services outsourced to CSC Corporation and their (CSC) service is non-existent and their policies are fit for company with main frames. Takes 7 years of service to get 3 weeks of vacation. Most company sponsored functions (such as company picnics) tied to united way fundraising and they nickel and dime you for everything (so it really is not company sponsored). Unionized hourly employees have no real incentive to do a good job on their work and sometimes difficult to work with.

    Advice to Management

    More open and frequent communication on future plans and developments. Honest feedback on opportunities for professional development at annual and semi annual reviews. Share and implement best practices among different business units. Encourage employees to attend more trade shows/ technology events and develop their knowledge outside 9-5 work which will ultimately benefits company and improve productivity. Set realistic outsourcing goals and support such activity with right people. Do not hire/promote minority employees just because there aren’t enough of them be fair to everyone and hire/promote based on skill.

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