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Pratt & Whitney East Hartford Reviews

Updated July 14, 2017
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East Hartford, CT

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  • Work-life balance is lacking for many (in 19 reviews)

  • Pay is not adjusted for cost of living in Connecticut (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Growth in a Structured Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Business Consultant in East Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - IT Business Consultant in East Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pratt & Whitney full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are great opportunities for practical experience and growth

    Cons

    (Necessary) rigidity doesn't always allow for creative opportunities


  2. "Manager, Supplier Readiness"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supplier Management in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Supplier Management in East Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Honestly interested in your future with benefits that support unlimited growth.

    Cons

    A bit cumbersome and complex in knowing who's who and what's where. It must be extremely frustrating for customers.

    Advice to Management

    Executive leadership listens and provides ample communication opportunities but I see a lot of "catchy" slogans meant to attract when reality is we're better as Pratt and Whitney; we just need to perform as such.

  3. "Fleet manager"

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    Current Employee - Fleet Manager in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Fleet Manager in East Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excelling compensation and interesting work

    Cons

    Conservative culture can be resistant to new ideas and the views of lower level employees

    Advice to Management

    Na


  4. "Nice place to work."

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    Former Employee - Customer Account Manager in East Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Customer Account Manager in East Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pratt & Whitney full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities to grow. Great educational benefits as well as medical and vacation benefits. Since the company is part of UTC you also have the opportunity to change companies.

    Cons

    Very difficult to find any cons for Pratt & Whitney/UTC. They are a growing company. The employee review process is very cumbersome and time consuming.


  5. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Former Employee - Cost Auditor in East Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Cost Auditor in East Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pratt & Whitney full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Environment, Integrity, Culture and Management

    Cons

    Promotion Opportunities/Career Development - you're on your own.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "not a place for people with advanced degree"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pratt & Whitney full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    stable, a place you can meet a lot of people.

    Cons

    not appreciate people with PhD degree. only care about meeting deadline.


  7. "Nice place to go to work for 9-5 job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of young people, great scene outside of work, intelligent people at work, understanding managers, super cool product, 3 weeks paid vacation straight out of college, option to buy a week of vacation on top of that

    Cons

    9-5 desk job for the most part, not enough competitive salaries, could have better benefits, or any kind of perks

    Advice to Management

    work on your benefits to keep young people, buy more vacation

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Disorganized"

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    Current Employee - Account Specialist in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in East Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Can learn a lot of useful skills, pays full college tuition.

    Cons

    Crazy work environment, unrealistic expectations, expected to work 24/7, difficult to get a hold of anyone and there is no clear directory to follow in order to get the answers to do your job. Excessive meetings and reports that do not add value.

    Advice to Management

    Make this a place where people actually want to stay.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Corporate Culture is a bit too conservative and archaic for young professionals!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great job
    Friendly and smart employees
    Opportunities to work on many different projects

    Cons

    Conservative (almost oppressive feel) culture
    Employees are afraid to speak the truth for fear of retaliation - "avoid rocking the boat"
    No working from home because the company doesn't believe it can be done
    High deductible insurance - the worst on the planet!!!
    Managers are known for sabotaging their own employees to seek favor from executives - often taking credit for their contributions and ideas.

    Advice to Management

    The Pratt & Whitney executive team should ensure that they have "the right management team" in place. There are important departments that have high turnover rates that can easily be verified through HR. Despite what the exit interviews say...it's because of continued bad management.


  10. "Staff Mechanical Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Mechanical Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Staff Mechanical Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney full-time

    Pros

    highly motivated and educated workforce.

    Cons

    pay the team according to market segment needs


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