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United Technologies Reviews

Updated November 19, 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. "Big Company that can’t get out of its own way"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in East Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - IT Manager in East Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to shine given all the incompetence at various levels of the disorganization. Decent benefits including health, dental, vision. Flexibility to move around to different business units

    Cons

    Low pay given the workload. There’s tremendous incompetence everywhere, especially in the retained IT staff. I’m enjoying how they’re slapping the word “Digital” on all the dinosaurs still working there.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Run. Run away"

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    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.

  3. "Operations Leadership Program Associate"

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    • 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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "The truth"

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    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.


  5. "Financial Leadership Program Associate"

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    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager, Marketing"

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    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


  7. "Parts Manager"

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    Former Employee - Parts Manager in Stone Mountain, GA
    Former Employee - Parts Manager in Stone Mountain, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people but bad management

    Cons

    Worst managers ever seen in my career

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those old workers/managers. They know how the building functions. Try to find out why old workers/managers leave the factory and find a way to prevent them from leaving !!!!

  8. "Great company to work for"

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    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.


  9. Helpful (3)

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

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    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.


  10. "Quality engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great educational opportunities

    Cons

    Work life balance. Human resources are stretched very thin


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