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United Technologies Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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United Technologies President & CEO Gregory J. Hayes
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  • Company doesn't want to hire enough people to have a good work/life balance (in 31 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (10)

    "Challenging work, impressive people, great opportunities."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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. "Operations Leadership Program Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    In this program, you get a wide variety of experience and exposure that are not easy to find elsewhere. You get to work in entirely different industries such as Aerospace (engines, systems), Elevators/Escalators, Air conditioning, etc. You also get to try a variety of roles such as manufacturing, quality, and supply chain. For me, it was the most ideal way to quickly gain a breadth of experience, and figure out which parts of operations I love most. I also gained quite a network along the way of people I'll want to stay in touch with throughout my career.

    Cons

    This is a VERY large organization, which may be a key element to this program working, but as with anything large it can be easy to find negatives. Not every role is going to be your favorite, and with 200,000+ employees and counting, not every person is going to be your favorite. You'll have to remember that if you do this program so you can know where you'd like to end up when you are selecting a permanent role at the end of the program.

  3. "Financial Leadership Program Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Great products
    Exposure to multiple facets of the business

    Cons

    Low empowerment
    Low communications between key decision makers


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Run. Run away"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Westford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Westford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    None that balance cons.

    Cons

    Management likes to think very highly of themselves. More directors than production employees. Revolving door. Can't hire fast enough to support business plans.


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to work on different types of projects for the company's many business units; Great employee education program. Good life and balance; Ethics emphasized and practiced.

    Cons

    Benefits not so great. Lots of bureaucracy processes as in many large companies.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "The truth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Skilled Trades in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Skilled Trades in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of overtime if that’s what you are into.

    Cons

    Your efforts will be over looked and the more you do the more they will expect you to do instead of making less productive employees work harder. Do to the excessive amount of overtime you will most likely not have a life other than work.

    Advice to Management

    Step up and do what is right or step out and let someone take over that knows what they are doing.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager, Marketing"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Technologies full-time

    Pros

    flexible work schedules, opportunity for movement within divisions

    Cons

    no culture, few resources, small budgets

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention to employee needs, improve internal communication

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good company to gain experience and start out of college, don't stay too long"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chula Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chula Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, mature practices, will gain a lot of knowledge depending on your department. Opportunity to be domestically mobile within the company if you want live in subpar cities throughout the US. Great opportunity if you enjoy being paid in experience instead of money.

    Cons

    Very common for loyal long term employees to be pigeon-holed. Numerous long term employees retain basic analyst titles. Negotiate your salary before joining the company, not after. Only way to get higher pay or title is by being very mobile in your career either within the facility or among other UTC locations. Loyalty and hard work will not get you a promotion. High favoritism for merit increases and promotions, management doesn't reward hard work. There are bi annual employee reviews where management pulls up each employees profile. A negative perception any one manager in the meeting will end that employees future prospects, I've seen it many times. Make sure to manage how others perceive you. If you're not on management's gold star list don't plan on going very far. They'll be happy to keep you in a role as a work horse and lie to your face to keep you happy. It's all about who you know and how others perceive you rather than what you've accomplished. Very high attrition rates. Expect to work long hours with little gratitude depending on your team.

    Advice to Management

    Develop internal talent instead of looking outside the company. Pay employees more OR promote them to retain talent. Often the company does neither. I've seen countless examples of bright people leaving because UTC's cheap and management is unwilling to reward tallent.


  9. "software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Technologies full-time

    Pros

    flexible times, easily approachable managers

    Cons

    less pay, not many cons


  10. "Assembly line"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money and good over time

    Cons

    Hate the lay off we got to find another job

    Advice to Management

    Great job


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