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Pratt & Whitney Reviews

Updated May 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. Helpful (2)

    "Disorganized"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Awesome and growing!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cell Leader in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Cell Leader in Columbus, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, pay and benefits. Growth is happening. Very good benefits, especially college.
    Company expects professionals not slackers.
    Don't consider this company if you're mediocre.

    Cons

    I had to learn a lot on my own.

    Advice to Management

    Need a better orientation program.


  3. "Great place to learn, smart people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and really make an impact, process driven, very smart people, strong culture, great products, industry leader, company / organization looks for ways to improve & stay current.

    Cons

    Advancement in career after mid-level is slow, culture = not progressive


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  5. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Jupiter, FL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Jupiter, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Just like every other aerospace company

    Cons

    Moved all the work to another state

    Advice to Management

    -


  6. "Engineering at Pratt"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Jupiter, FL
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Jupiter, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, benefits, and people

    Cons

    In the middle of nowhere, 60 miles round trip every day.


  7. "Engine Mechanic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engine Mechanic in Lexington Park, MD
    Current Employee - Engine Mechanic in Lexington Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overtime, Overseas Travel, Vacation and other time off

    Cons

    Pay is less comparable to companies in the area.


  8. "F119 Senior engine Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - F119 Senior Engine Technician in Holloman AFB, NM
    Former Employee - F119 Senior Engine Technician in Holloman AFB, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company provided on the job training to learn how to repair, inspect, tear down and build up the F119 engine used on the F-22 Raptor Fighter aircraft. The company treated everyone fairly and with the utmost respect. One of the best companies I have ever worked for.

    Cons

    On a few occasions we came up with innovative solutions to improve engine production scheduling and flow. We were advised that others have already made decisions.

    Advice to Management

    All employees at all levels have ideas that can improve the well being of the company. Listen to them, embrace their plans, ideas and innovations.


  9. Helpful (4)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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. "It used to be a great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Material Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The salary was great for the position and I never felt tired of working there

    Cons

    The company is now closed


  11. Helpful (1)

    "I'd recommend P&W"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Program Management in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Program Management in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement and career development

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, slow to respond to customers, inflexible

    Advice to Management

    Improve responsiveness to customer requirements


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