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Pratt & Whitney Reviews

Updated February 23, 2018
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Pros
  • Decent work-life balance for those who don't drive themselves to answer emails 24hours a day even when home (in 46 reviews)

  • Employee Scholar Program, 401k, health care options (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not too good (in 24 reviews)

  • One of the highest cost of living states in the USA (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney full-time

    Pros

    Has great employee support and benefits largely due to it being owned by UTC

    Cons

    UTC CEO is often critical of the U.S. President (not professional IMHO)

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Cell Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cell Leader
    Current Employee - Cell Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Education benefits are much better then other employers

    Cons

    Excessive hours without compensation when compared to other postions

    Advice to Management

    Address issues at the lowest level first.

  3. "Pretty Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, School Benefit Great Value

    Cons

    Lot of red tape and broken proccesses


  4. "Aerospace engine fun!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pratt & Whitney full-time

    Pros

    Solid company. Fun being part of a business with global impact. Have enjoyed seeing PW and UTC as a whole succeed!

    Cons

    Sometimes it seemed that the company operating system was not consistently applied, especially to satellite offices.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to take a little more risk in terms of new product ideas.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Operations"

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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

    Pros

    Extremely good salary relative to peer companies in the industry. Respectable benefits package.

    Senior management and executives are accessible and engaged.

    Great products and a respected name in the industry.

    Decent work environment.

    Good opportunities for education and training.

    Most people seem to care about their jobs and take pride in the company.

    Cons

    The company has grown rapidly, but still operates with limited formal documentation and workflow based on the premise that everyone knows everyone else. This makes personal relationships far too important to getting results than they should be in this size of corporation.

    Work life balance is talked up, but routinely doing 50-60 hours a week is all but required to meet objectives for mid to senior level employees.

    Unrealistic expectations of what one person/position should be able to accomplish relative to similar roles at other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the big picture and long range planning, less on meeting quarterly or yearly numbers.


  6. "scheduler"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pratt & Whitney full-time

    Pros

    decent work force with good project management approach

    Cons

    bureaucracy is a big issue


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Master Scheduler"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pratt & Whitney full-time

    Pros

    -Numerous diversity initiatives
    -Very nice, up-to-date facilities
    -Great company values

    Cons

    -Can be overwhelming due to large office environment

  8. "Good career-start company experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great technology and you can have the opportunity to experience different programs that will give you more experience.

    Cons

    Career ladder motion is 'very' slow, unless, you know the proper people. Salaries could be better too.

    Advice to Management

    There's still a lot bureaucracy in the company. Processes are extremely long sometimes for what it needs to be done. This can be an opportunity to improve and empower the employees.


  9. "Solid aerospace company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    P&W has a great history, and despite venturing a bit deep into the outsourcing swamp, they are known for stability, innovation, and an authentic emphasis on safety (both product and workplace) and quality.

    Cons

    The outsourcing mandates have cut deeply into morale and collective knowledge over the last decade. Attempts to standardize practices in design, production and customer support have yet to replace the core knowledge of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Try to rebuild company loyalty with some sense of security. If a new or potential hire sees a lot of 20+ year “veterans” who still love what they do, maybe they won’t spend as much time and energy looking elsewhere.


  10. "Work"

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    Current Employee - Level I Scan Operator
    Current Employee - Level I Scan Operator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job and benefits

    Cons

    Could give better raises would be nice


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