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Pratt & Whitney Reviews

Updated December 8, 2017
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  • Not strong on work life balance (in 22 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, pay, opportunities under the UTC umbrella, making opportunities endless. Diversity is highly discussed encouraged. Very good Educational benefits program, used to be the best in the industry. No company is perfect, this is one of the better ones.

    Cons

    Too big, effective communication is very difficult. They talk a good story, but don't necessarily practice what they preach. Diversity is pushed to a fault.

    Advice to Management

    Believe that retaliation is real and comes in many forms and you can't stop it. Provide formal interpersonal training for entry and mid level managers and those that interact with the customer.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent place to work, learn and grow with multiple opportunities to accept new challenges in developing skill sets."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Teamwork and Colaboration are the keys to success the Teams success and to each Employees success.

    Cons

    Must be able accept and adapt to more and more responsibilty as learning curve and expertise expands through years of service.

    Advice to Management

    Continuing Down to Earth Transpanency works on all levels of communication with Employees--share the Big picture details up front with all Employees for maximum positive impact on the business, process improvements and value added Teamwork in Areospace Engineering.

  3. "Test Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Technician in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Test Technician in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pratt & Whitney full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment. Love second shift.

    Cons

    Second shift treated like second class. We produced more than first shift with fewer employees.


  4. "PD manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pratt & Whitney full-time

    Pros

    the work is very interesting

    Cons

    no down side to working at PW


  5. "Awesome place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Clayville, NY
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Clayville, NY

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, good pay, nice work environment...

    Cons

    I have none to report at this time...


  6. "Good Overall"

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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

    Good pay, good benefits aside from healthcare.

    Cons

    Bad healthcare benefits. Behind the times as an organization.


  7. "Intern at P&W"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Materials Management in East Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Materials Management in East Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Old and outdated software, resistant to change

    Advice to Management

    Hire younger staff

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well respected technology company that apparently fosters education and career growth.

    Cons

    The culture there reinforces the sense that you are only a number. I rarely saw my supervisor and there was similar feedback from other project engineers who started there. As a project engineer, 80 % of my time was arranging and tracking shipping of parts between departments. Finally, I left after 6 weeks. This may not be the typical experience there, but for what it's worth it wasn't a fit for me.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a centralized routing department to make movement of parts around the factory more effiicient. Spend more time on-boarding employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pratt & Whitney full-time

    Pros

    Alot of room for growth

    Cons

    Alot of needless jobs and positions

    Advice to Management

    downsize and create macros


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, but not equal treatment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Middletown, PA
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Middletown, PA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best companies I've ever worked for. What we do here, makes you feel a sense of pride. Most people are awesome to work with, and most of the management is outstanding. They promote from within a lot, is definitely a possible career job. HOWEVER, I work at the Middletown, PA location, and compared to other locations, we are severely under paid.

    Cons

    SEVERELY under paid (Middletown, PA), other locations are making $10 more an hour to do the same job. Cost of living here isn't that much lower. This is the only reason I am leaving this job. Health benefit are brutally terrible, extremely high deductible, and then doesn't cover a lot of more in depth stuff.

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay your workers, or else you're going to lose all the good ones.


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