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Pratt & Whitney Reviews

Updated February 18, 2019
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  • "Work life balance (if on a team that doesn’t respect it), bureaucracy" (in 30 reviews)

  • "Cost of living here isn't that much lower" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "#1 Engineering Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Project 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

    Very flexible working hours, paid time off, challenging work & great people.

    Cons

    Emphasis on efficiency & getting things done fast, but processes, procedures & requirements outdated and inefficient.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate useless processes that micromanage execution for experienced workers.


  2. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    Pros

    Good intern pay for the summer

    Cons

    Location not great but you can work with it.

  3. "Overall Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney full-time

    Pros

    collaborative environment within teams and with other teams

    Cons

    culture varies per group, some negative people, but mostly everyone is willing to help out


  4. "Great engineering experience. Frustrating culture and career trajectory."

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in North Berwick, ME
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in North Berwick, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pratt & Whitney full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working on Pratt & Whitney's jet engines is a treat for any engineer.

    Cons

    Outdated company culture and slow/unclear career trajectory in engineering department.


  5. "Excellent Company"

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    • Senior Management
    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 10 years)

    Pros

    Performance oriented. The company is moving away from face time and to more of performance with flexible work arrangements - many if not most co-workers average one day a week work from home.

    Cons

    Not enough incentive pay - few are on the bonus plan and very few receive stock options.


  6. "Good overall company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Machining Cell Operator II in North Berwick, ME
    Former Employee - Machining Cell Operator II in North Berwick, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay was great. Middle management, for the most part, tried to take good care of employees on the floor.

    Cons

    Upper management was disconnected from the the hourly population.
    Younger generation coming in has no work ethic at all hard to get them motivated.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the floor and really connect with the employees. Watch what is really going on.


  7. "Proactive leader in the Engineering Community"

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    Current Employee - Mfg Engineer in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Mfg Engineer in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corporate puts much effort into quality of life and offers many opportunities.

    Cons

    None to think of today.

  8. "Management needs to learn about thier employees"

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    Current Employee - Ops Manager
    Current Employee - Ops Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good and the eduction assistance is very good

    Cons

    Management does not allow you to make mistakes. If a mistake is made they automatically fire you without looking at a persons record.

    Advice to Management

    Actually look and get to know and understand what an employees value is and not take advice from your legal team


  9. "Company Culture Needs to Improve"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company gives a lot back to the community.

    Cons

    No opportunities for growth within this position. The pay in comparison with other companies in the same industry within my region is way below average.


  10. "Terrible environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pratt & Whitney full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The nature of the work is interesting

    Cons

    Union leaves much to be desired, and management is a mess. The work itself is enjoyable but the atmosphere is unwelcoming with an arrogant and uneducated work force.