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Pratt & Whitney Reviews

Updated May 23, 2018
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  • 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 (in 26 reviews)

  • One of the highest cost of living states in the USA (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Repair Design Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Interesting projects.

    Cons

    Computer and software issues are common.


  2. "Great Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney full-time

    Pros

    Passionate people, exciting and challenging work

    Cons

    Difficult to advance quickly, rapid culture changes and lack of change communication

    Advice to Management

    Keep people informed about what’s going on. Focus on the work people are doing, rather than the titles or check in the box they may have.

  3. "Great place to grow"

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of room for upward movement
    Exciting products
    Innovative Technology
    Great Benefits
    Lots of great people
    Pay is good
    People are always willing to share information

    Cons

    Can be slow at times
    The work can get dull
    Sometimes requires overtime

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the right people are put into top positions.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Aerospace Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Aerospace Engineer in East Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    -Lots of Resources to receive help
    -Love working with smart coworkers
    -Can submit manager performance surveys so that managers can improve their performance.
    -Work is standardized but can be challenging

    Cons

    -Location of East Hartford, CT may be difficult to adapt to.


  5. "HR Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a great place for growth.

    Cons

    Work life balance is hard.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to employees. Be more transparent.


  6. "Excellent place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Supplier Quality Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Supplier Quality Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great salary, relocation package!

    This is the best company I ever work for!!

    Cons

    None what so ever!!!!! None

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney full-time

    Pros

    Company pays for degree after one year of work

    Cons

    Culture revamp - integrating millennials with experienced professionals

  8. "Great Company for Growth"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for growth in one of the top companies in the United States.

    Cons

    Big Company layoffs come time to time.

    Advice to Management

    Manage budgets a lot better to avoid layoffs.


  9. "senior analytics engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analytics Engineer in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Analytics Engineer in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    numerous opportunities and use cases for building data analytics/machine learning models.
     Amazing engineering talent & domain knowledge of gas turbines.

    Cons

    Lack of a clear data strategy, non-existent big data infrastructure. Engineering management lacks vision about analytics & AI.
    IT organization is stuck in 20th century tools & processes.

    Advice to Management

    In order to derive true value from data analytics & AI, the top leadership needs to develop a basic understanding how these technologies work.


  10. "Every employee has potential"

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Support in Isabela, PR
    Current Employee - Help Desk Support in Isabela, PR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is extremely good between employees
    Flexibility
    Work hours

    Cons

    No notice of your work, no matter what you do
    Constant change of management
    Management is self centered

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on employee potential and not if they engineers or not, every employee has something to offer and could make a difference in the business, just take a look deeper on the employees that really make an effort for the company.


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