United Technologies - Large company perks, below-market compensation, and ENDLESS restructuring. | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Large company perks, below-market compensation, and ENDLESS restructuring."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Extremely generous education benefits after 1 year Big company budgets for projects (when approved) Worldwide footprint

    Cons

    Very behind current or even last-generation workplace technologies. Upgrades take forever and technology policy is one-size-fits-all. The upper management obsession with the "ACE" Quality system is frequently misused/misapplied, and can make even senior jobs monotonous and devoid of fulfillment. You will frequently be expected to fit in an unreasonable amount of quality overhead work without regard to or balance with your business priorities. Restructuring, combination, and shuffling of even the largest business units is endless; your priorities will be completely replace every 6-18 months. Be careful... the division you're hired into and the job you're hired for might look very different in a year.

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    Advice to Management

    Better prioritize the role of the "ACE" Quality system/efforts, so that employees are not forced to treat it as 'extra work' on top of their other obligations. Truly figure out what the company should look like, instead of shuffling executives and combining/breaking businesses apart, and hoping it works without a cohesive strategy. The general policy of paying below-market salaries is hurting your ability to retain upcoming talent and make the right hire the first time.

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    United Technologies2013-09-24
  1. "An ideal DC internship"

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    Former Intern - Government Relations in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Technologies for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, great company, great office. So many opportunities to get out into DC and get exposure to the political scene (and the aerospace/defense field). Exposure to high-level people as well.

    Cons

    Could have been more long-term projects for the interns. Summer is slow regardless, but lots of days where not much was going on.

    United Technologies2019-10-15
  2. "I enjoyed my time with United Technologies"

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    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Lincolnton, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work environment. Management supported you.

    Cons

    None really. Maybe pay better.

    United Technologies2020-01-20

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