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UTC Aerospace Systems Employee Reviews about "red tape"

Updated Jun 30, 2020

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UTC Aerospace Systems President David Gitlin
David Gitlin
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Pros
  • "Good Benefit and Good Employee.(in 100 reviews)
  • "I tried really hard to get into this company and so far the people are great!(in 99 reviews)
  • "Good pay and you don’t even have to work for it.(in 85 reviews)
  • "Good work life balance and flexible(in 36 reviews)
  • "good salary and learning for freshers(in 30 reviews)
Cons
  • "Extreme red tape often caused by government regulations but even more often caused by management and poor inter(in 75 reviews)
  • "It used to be Goodrich but after acquisition culture has changed.(in 31 reviews)
  • "annual layoffs, extended work hours with a 2% paycut, flavor(in 30 reviews)
  • "4) 'Managers'....where to start.(in 30 reviews)
  • "New upper management from Hamilton Sundstrand will cut your throat in a second(in 29 reviews)
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  1. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Buyer beware

    Apr 1, 2017 - Engineering Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Typical very large company, deep pockets, employees are generally good people and care about success. Good for entry level and early experience employees to build a resume.

    Cons

    Culture is broken - complete lack of trust, micromanagement from all levels of leadership, dictatorial command structure, large amounts of red tape associated with need for approvals for everything up to the highest levels of leadership. Belief in a one size fits all business model which severely restricts more agile businesses, products, or markets.

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    10 people found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Former Intern, more than 1 year

    Engineering Co-op

    Jul 16, 2016 - Anonymous Intern in Elkhorn, WI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Exposed to a plethora of engineering experiences. Easily leads to full time position. Work closely with excellent mentors.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and lots of red tape. Time horizon of projects exceeds term of employment.

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  3. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Avoid-Incompetent company about to move to MX.

    Aug 7, 2018 - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    San Diego. Traffic is good "going down" to Chula Vista plant, which is ironically also where that division is headed (down). Cafeteria has good food. Lots of work for way too few employees (the UTC way, squeeze the John Q. Public worker to make the corporate 1% filthy, filthy rich) because lots of people have either quit or got laid off since the UTC corporation basically ruined what was once an outstanding company. If you can somehow come up with $12,500 of spare cash year after year in San Diego you can have "full healthcare coverage" while corporate individuals make that in one day, year after year.

    Cons

    Goodrich was once a very respected company and a great place to work. Yearly bonuses, no yearly systematic layoffs of exactly 50 at a time (state law maximum), a non-hostile work environment, etc. Now, after UTC acquired Goodrich several years back, it's all Wall Street. Several years of layoffs and people voluntarily quitting a toxic work environment has left a horrible work environment. UTC built a plant in Mexicali, MX 2 hours away to move what's left of the division there in a few years. Layoffs rumored for in the fall. The stock holder always gets paid first, who cares about ruining others lives with 15 minutes notice. What's left is really interesting. Some extremely competent and professional origional Goodrich management still there, which is required for complex nacelle design engineering. Unfortunately, this is paired next to some extremely incompetent and unprofessonal 'management', who are still there for several reasons: 1) You are original incompetent/unqualified Goodrich people who golf/hang out/have Sunday brunch with the correct person, 2) you are a minority, female, or into that LGBTQ stuff, 3) you are desparate because you know thier's no future there and are trying to make a few more dimes to survive in San Diego with your 3% 'raises'. At UTC here, the word 'Manager' can be a very 'special' title. A few small biz-jet programs popped up, probably the last crutch the site will see, but other than that it's maybe got a few years left. Soon only defense aerospace will exist in California, which does make sense from a business point of view. Until that ends, it's a red-tape, follow new standard ACE processes, fill in red dot green dots dail for 'accomplishments' and 'stretch goals', etc. Again, if not for San Diego, the place would be a ghost town by now.

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    12 people found this review helpful
  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Program Management Co-op

    Jan 26, 2016 - Program Manager Co-op in Emeryville, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers, really meaningful work especially in a production facility, job security.

    Cons

    Extreme red tape often caused by government regulations but even more often caused by management and poor inter-department communication. Lack of organization and communication.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  5. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Program Manager

    May 15, 2016 - Program Manager in Gilbert, AZ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Get for college Grads looking to move cities and get a foot in the door

    Cons

    Management and systems are very inefficient. Lots of red tape, benefits are okay at best.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Supply Chain

    Jul 25, 2018 - Supply Chain Management in Chula Vista, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, paid post graduate studies, good mobility within the company

    Cons

    Unpaid overtime above normal, inexperienced middle management, high level of nepotism, and antiquated processes, lots of red tape to accomplish simple tasks.

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    1 person found this review helpful
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