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United Technologies Reviews

Updated May 20, 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. Helpful (2)

    "Old fashion"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (2)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Soul-sucking corporate culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Chula Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Chula Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Close to San Diego. Bay views from the office building.

    Cons

    Experienced employees are undervalued and underutilized. Engineering professionals are treated like children - a green dot next to your name on the wall if you're on schedule, a red dot if you're behind, just like kindergarten.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with more respect and stop trying to act like a Japanese company


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Top Heavy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Farmington, CT
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Farmington, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good until you turn 55

    Cons

    Top heavy organization. No value or regards for experience. Highly political.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Operations, Senior Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Senior Manager in Farmington, CT
    Former Employee - Operations Senior Manager in Farmington, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to gain experience and grow your skill base. ACE is really good if people use it...too many people who see it as a crutch because they don't understand what it really does...starts at leadership.

    Cons

    Culture is old school, male centric, where strong women are judged differently and ignorant males are given different treatment...very cut throat and have to watch your back because no one takes responsibility, but rather they like to point blame and go after people.


  7. Helpful (11)

    "I Wouldn't Wish Satan to Work Here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Jupiter, FL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Jupiter, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only thing great about UTC was it's pay, PTO, and Employee Scholar Program; but even with those perks it was never worth staying. Ever.

    Cons

    I can max out the characters on this but save yourself and don't work in this department. HR in general is very closed-minded and pyramid-like at UTC anyways, but this is the last department anyone should work in. There is no growth outside of the mundane transactional work. Process improvement is a staple at UTC but no one ever wanted to move forward with new ideas. You will probably work long hours despite the huge influx of contractors after 3 full-time employees left and 1 transferred out - I probably averaged out at 60 hours a week. The worst person in every sense of the word is managing the group without a clue with what they are doing and was fired from their last job. The leaders of USHRS make premature hires just to fill voids, and worst of all there had been so much volatility in the group that people deeply hated coming to work. People cried everywhere, cursed at their desks, and gossiped about how bad it was all of the time. People had reached out to other HR leaders and even an Ombudsman and little was done. The client group the call center is serving are the most rude, nasty, impatient people I have ever met. Overall, I will never work at UTC again; even if they paid me $1,000,000. I would not wish anyone's experience there on no one. No money is ever worth going back there. People were either on medication or trying to get some just to deal with the stress and depression. It's not worth your life. Skip over this department and HR in general at UTC. It is a lost cause.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all US HR Services leadership and start over with true leaders who are ethical, sensitive to diversity, actually work, and won't drive people into depression working there.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Not the company I thought it would be"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilson, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilson, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They offer good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, senior supervision does not care about their supervisors or workers, profit is the #1 concern...at any cost, no work/life balance, lower supervision thrown under the bus instead of those at fault taking responsibility, poor over all senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Show respect and gratitude to those you supervise.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Plant is closing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Huntington, IN
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Huntington, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good pay for the area for unskilled work.
    - Actual benefits, if you survive the 90 day probation period.

    Cons

    - Plant is closing sometime in the 3rd quarter of 2017. What more can you say?
    - You work 19 days in a row, then one weekend off. You frequently work 10 hours a day. 70 hour work weeks are common.
    - Rampant nepotism.
    - You don't have a life.
    - You can be on your feet for the full 10 hours each work day.
    - Probation period is brutal. You must be here every day you are scheduled. If you are late, even by one minute, or fail to show, you are fired immediately. No excuses, no exceptions.
    - You will be mandated to pass upgrade training on forklifts, various equipment, and electronic assembly techniques. Fail any of the upgrade training tests, you are fired immediately.

    Advice to Management

    By now, you should be using temp. agencies to handle the short-term staffing needs of this facility The closing is public knowledge. Direct hire of the hourly workers wastes the time of the salaried staff.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Company with old dead weights"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Jupiter, FL
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Jupiter, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Few good people. Lots of new talents who did not know the company before joining

    Cons

    Lots of old , stiff middle and top management who does not understand the latest trend in IT management

    Advice to Management

    Change your IT policy


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Work-Life Balance? You won't find that here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jupiter, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jupiter, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation is good, Benefits are competitive

    Cons

    Cut throat culture
    Senior leaders all have nannies/stay at home spouses, so no empathy for average parents
    Zero tolerance for flexible work arrangements
    Politics
    Career Opportunities significantly limited if you have a family or life outside work
    Expectations of hours worked are unreasonable (50+/week)


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