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United Technologies Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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  • 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

    Helpful (8)

    "Challenging work, impressive people, great opportunities."

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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. "A good place to work"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are very good. Free education. You will be expected to work hard. There are opportunities for growth if you work for them. One must educate yourself and ask for assignments.

    Cons

    Like many positions, your satisfaction is closely related to your manager. Some managers are good and others have no clue. They over do it with ACE (Six Sigma).

    Advice to Management

    Make ACE more efficient and not a bottle neck to getting work done.

  3. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in East Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Director in East Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at United Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    ♣ Top performer who makes decisions to reflect positively on globally based operations success in alignment with a company’s vision, value, and goals, and showcases an ability to see the “big picture” within diverse industries while leading by example to drive multimillion-dollar business and a strong history of core growth and profits.

    Cons

    I do not make my desire to move up known to my superiors, no challenge and slow move

    Advice to Management

    Change then look for a result


  4. "Good Benefits/Work Life Balance, Suffers from Inertia and reactionary mindset"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Employee Tuition Assistance pays for the degree of your choice
    Highly professional Environment
    Very competitive pay
    Lots of opportunity
    UTFlex allows some work from home time

    Cons

    Growth requires movement within the company
    Reactionary mindset at times
    Growing pains has lead to shuffling of employees around the company


  5. "Director, Supply Chain"

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

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Diversity, global, people, benefits, pay

    Cons

    Large company limiting visibility in some cases


  6. "EHS Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very EHS driven company that will do what it says it will do from an environmental, health and safety perspective.

    Cons

    UTAS senior management and UTC as a whole will play the blame game whenever something goes wrong. They won't look into the circumstances of the issues, they will just lay into who will take the blame for the problem. The entire company is very political if the senior managers don't like what you have to say, they will silence you, one way or another. Senior leaders also will not look at the evidence staring them in the face telling them what the issues are, they will go on their beliefs and not care about what the facts are.

    Advice to Management

    Get over the blame game. Most of the time, when something goes wrong it is your fault. Listen to your team members and have trust in their decisions.


  7. "They take care of us"

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    Current Employee - Financial Leadership Program in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Financial Leadership Program in East Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New policy of 15 days of paid time off. Employee scholar program. Job mobility within the company to gain valuable experience.

    Cons

    Still trying to appeal to millennials. A lot if potential, but still your stereotypical office job. However your job options within the company are endless and it is very common to change roles every few years within the enterprise to advance your own worth.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to challenge us.

  8. "Forklift"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work at

    Cons

    Being laid off almost every year

    Advice to Management

    Could they try to have not so many layoffs


  9. "UTC Operations Leadership Program"

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    Current Employee - Operations Leadership Program in Farmington, CT
    Current Employee - Operations Leadership Program in Farmington, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The UTC Operations Leadership Program (OLP) is a premier leadership program offering 3 rotations; associates take on three roles within manufacturing, quality, and supply chain of three different businesses over two years.

    The OLP presents excellent functional challenges. Early career leaders are stretched in manufacturing, quality, and supply chain challenges that have direct, significant impact to the businesses.

    The OLP Associates have full exposure to the business in their roles and through networking and mentoring. You will not find better access to executives throughout the company. The exposure to solving tough problems, strategic leadership guidance, and the future direction of the company is also key to the program’s attractiveness.

    The responsibility and position of the OLPs leads to enormous leadership growth over the two years. OLPs regularly evaluate their skills and the program strategic places OLPs to stretch their skill gaps. OLPs have to work hard to grow in those areas but leave the role much stronger.

    OLPs have the support of the program and business to facilitate the moves between businesses, as well. Roles are screened for impact to the business and the business supports the OLPs logistic and financial needs with a comprehensive moving package.

    The OLPs have numerous opportunities to network in and outside their teams and businesses. The name of the program itself opens doors to supportive executives that give mentoring, both formally through assigned executive mentors, and informally, as OLPs reach out to mentors per their career interests and development needs.

    At the end of the two years, OLPs are not short on job opportunities. The program is a two year interview with countless opportunities to present to executives and hiring managers. Taking full advantage of the company’s leadership development review boards, the program puts OLPs at the forefront of key hiring needs. OLPs go on to direct their interests and often have multiple opportunities to choose from.

    The program is overall a great environment to grow operations talent. The OLPs themselves develop a wide support network within their cohort of fellow associates as well as the larger employee network. The program recognizes the challenges OLPs take on, even more than the company’s already strong reward for performance culture.

    The overall benefits of the program are incalculable. As a former OLP, just recently graduated in 2017 I have no regrets to the challenges and adventures that the program offered me. I would not have been able to springboard my career with the amazing experiences, supportive network, and leadership insights it provided.

    Cons

    The program stretches across all businesses and dozens of sites within the company, each with their own local culture. Some roles, despite the screening, do not fully give the OLPs support initially. Still, a strong OLP finds there’s always work to be done and quickly motivates the site to support them by loading them up with added responsibility by exceeding expectations of performance over and over.

    Advice to Management

    Give the OLPs a wide breadth and depth of responsibility. They are selected for their capacity to come up to the challenge quickly, make an impact, and improve the business significantly. Trust that they will be able to support and they will exceed expectations.


  10. "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous time off and college payment program.

    Cons

    Cant get out of their own way. Employee always needs "to do for the company", but company rarely "does for the employee."


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