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Pratt & Whitney Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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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. "Excelent place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CNC Programmer in Springdale, AR
    Current Employee - CNC Programmer in Springdale, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots and lots of vacation, almost 2 months out of the gate including buy a week.

    Cons

    Supervisors don't understand or know what they are doing when it comes to machining, and allow workers to make up stories.


  2. "Growth in a Structured Environment"

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    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

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "Individual contributions are valued; career longevity can be unpredictable"

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    Former Employee - Various Positions in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Various Positions in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Management displays value of individual contributions - placing employees in positions for which they are best suited, and encouraging their best performance in those positions.

    Salaries and benefits are competitive with many other Fortune 500 firms outside of the information technology sector.

    P&W places an authentically high value on ethical behavior.

    Cons

    Downsizing and outsourcing are practiced with regularity, and P&W sheds jobs gradually but steadily. If a good performer's job is threatened by a facility closure, P&W will endeavor to provide opportunities for that employee to work at another location - but those who cannot make such a transition (due to geographic restrictions, for example) may find their long-term career plans disrupted.


  6. "Production Mechanic for Pratt and Whitney AutoAir, INC"

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    Current Employee - Production Mechanic in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Production Mechanic in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Profit sharing, and often raises
    -Decent wage (start at $15.50 then after you sign in the union after 80 days you get a raise to $17.50)
    -Has a great union!
    -Minimum 40 hours a week
    -Takes care of employees the best they can.
    -Most employees and supervisors are great to work with and understanding.
    -Quality and safety based company, not just making profit is the most important thing.
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    Cons

    -Parking is an issue but you will find a spot, you just have to show up early and look for one.

    Advice to Management

    -Please keep working on parking lot. Other than that keep doing what your doing!


  7. "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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "The work environment is high Pressure."

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Midland, GA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Midland, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is very competitive for this region. The opportunity to move up to higher paying positions is available to anyone.

    Cons

    Some positions are very high stress positions and other positions seem to be held unaccountable. All employees and management should be held accountable.

    Advice to Management

    Leverage the knowledge of local long term employees. Bring in people from unrelated sister companies isn't the solution to all hiring needs.


  9. "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.


  10. "Fine Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work was interesting for new engineer

    Cons

    Located in Connecticut, wanted to move out, not the companys fault


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