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United Technologies Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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United Technologies President & CEO Gregory J. Hayes
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Pros
  • Great benefits, company is starting to promote work/life balance, employee scholar program (in 31 reviews)

  • Line management is supportive of Work/Life balance (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • Company doesn't want to hire enough people to have a good work/life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • Limited career advancement opportunities between business units (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Challenging work, impressive people, great opportunities."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Farmington, CT
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Farmington, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Divisions are large companies unto themselves
    Major projects and products coming to market
    Lean environment means opportunity for large scopes of responsibility early in career
    World class education program

    Cons

    Lean and still large makes environment hard to absorb quickly
    Very little overlap between roles


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Marketing and Communications"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation and technology that is essential to the future.

    Cons

    Old school, bureaucratic culture. There's a disconnect between the "change in culture" the company says it seeks to spark through its talent acquisition and how they conduct business on a day-to-day basis.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on results, not process and politics. Amazon is successful in large part because they aren't afraid to try new things. Try new things! Trust the people who you have promoted and hired. Otherwise, you're just wasting time, talent, and money.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for in terms of personal growth and career building.

    Cons

    Limited annual growth within the organization.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Big company, lots to learn, but many layers of leadership often looking out for themselves not those underneath."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Stress Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Stress Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Technical experts to learn from and lots of growth potential across different programs. Education reimbursement. Flexible work schedule. Defined methods and processes.

    Cons

    Management doesnt get it on how to retain top talent. Lots of politics here. It's rare to work with people here who arent just trying to climb the ladder--who actually care about the product and doing the job right.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that even passionate, driven, intellgent employees aren't doing it only to feel good. No amount of team building makes up for taking away the 10% bonuses the pre-acquisition company used to give.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Old fashion"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Farmington, CT
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Farmington, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay. Some managers are trying to do things differently but majority of employees have been here for decades and do not know any other way of working.

    Cons

    Very much a place where the "old guard" resent newcomers. People are in management roles with no prior experience in a function and are there because of who they know. The most political place I've ever worked. Corp HQ is tucked away in bedroom community and not close to any action. IT systems are not connected. Needs a major overhaul.

    Advice to Management

    You need to clean house. There is not enough new influence to make the changes needed.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to start a career, but no place to move."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer/Scientist, Research Engineering in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer/Scientist, Research Engineering in East Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Overall work schedules are flexible. Most people are good to work with. Some good younger talent if they can remove some of the dead weight in the way.

    Cons

    Go-getters get shouldered with all of the work. Yearly reviews result in everyone getting the same review and similar raise. This is very de-motivating

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. There's a reason that employee surveys are below 50% favorability. Managers don't know how to be leaders and as a result there is no long-term vision


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Grind"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commodity Manager in Farmington, CT
    Former Employee - Commodity Manager in Farmington, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Benefits
    -Pay
    -Products built are very interesting

    Cons

    -Management communication
    -Limited advancement opportunities
    -Very political atmosphere


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great company, no room for growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Senior Business Analyst in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - IT Senior Business Analyst in East Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, company is starting to promote work/life balance, employee scholar program. Great technology, company is on the forefront of innovation in Aerospace.

    Cons

    UTC has a very lean IT organization. The chances of moving up at this company are slim to none. You are better off leaving and coming back, rather than giving loyalty and expecting to move up. Not the right company if you want to go down the management track. Not the right company if you're technical, most IT is outsourced. Great company if you solely want to be a Project Manager.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate how you hire from within. Sometimes the talent pool you have is better than finding hot resources outside.


  10. "n/a"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Planning Specialist in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Financial Planning Specialist in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    No Cons identified so far


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Trying to change"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in East Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Attempting to be less bureaucratic and take more risks, great employee benefits

    Cons

    Leadership is all white males. You have to choose between family and career.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just look at young people as the next leaders, you need to have so worker bees as well.


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