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United Technologies Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, company is starting to promote work/life balance, employee scholar program (in 31 reviews)

  • Flexible work timing and good work life balance (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • Company doesn't want to hire enough people to have a good work/life balance (in 27 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I loved working and learning there.

    Cons

    West Hartford is a bit of an eyesore.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "UTC Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time

    Pros

    I'm told it looks good on the resume. I'm learning all the things I don't want to do with my career. I'm in a time capsule. My father worked here for ages until he was laid off. Its a really big company and they have a lot of rules that hinder productivity.

    Cons

    Constantly told what I can and can not do. My identity is being challenged. I don't feel valued and if I offer a different way to do something I am in trouble with my boss. People in my department are always asking how to do things. They all seem so confused. I was told that this is a place you go if you can't find another job and I really wish I'd listened.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother? They have one way and it is their way.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Stuck in the past"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay but other benefits are not as competitive as other companies in area. Easy commute, right off the highway. Onsite gym. Free coffee. Free parking.

    Cons

    UTC, in my opinion, is a dinosaur. There are some products being made here that impact lives every day but the culture here is ask permission for everything you do. The organization is old and out dated as is most of the employee population. I think in it's day, it was a good place to work, if you wanted to work for the same company for 30 years. There is an employee fear factor here and many managers enforce it. Management says they are changing the culture but I have not seen it. They don't know how. It's talk. Managers and directors micro manage and do not let employees do the jobs they were hired to do. It beats people down. It's an old culture of suits with a lot of paranoid people. Career opportunities exist only if you are willing to take a lateral move in another business unit. Turn over is high which is why you see the same jobs posted over and over again. The people who stay have become complacent. Most of my peers are looking for new jobs. There is a false sense of importance with management here.

    Advice to Management

    You have way too many people who have been in the same department for 30 plus years. And if that's your thing this is a place for you. UTC is not a young persons company. Not even middle age persons company. There needs to be a major re org for this place to compete long term. The window of opportunity is shutting so don't wait. Let your employees do what they were hired to do. Stop trying to control and suppress every idea. Take some chances or be one of those old conglomerates that didn't survive.


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  5. "UTRC Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    UTRC has a great collection of some very smart people all in one location, making collaboration easy.

    Cons

    Things move relatively slowly compared to other companies.


  6. "Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Technologies full-time

    Pros

    great and innovative products; devoted employees

    Cons

    some office politics; engineering dominated culture


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Company Culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    If any one only want to spend time in office polities ,join UTC
    60 Day Paid leave

    Cons

    oiling , office polities ,Mgmt issue, not a s/w company


  8. "UTC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Training Manager
    Former Employee - Training Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Technologies full-time

    Pros

    United Technology Corporation was the last company i worked with and the best.

    Cons

    Could use some work related training to keep employees and management to communicate better.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is so important. Best way to control rumors.


  9. "Part-time Commitment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They will work around your schedule, from other jobs to education, to give you those few extra hours.

    Cons

    When you're fairly new, the other employees get curious to who you are and start whispering questions.


  10. "Retired from Pratt Whitney"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Team Lead
    Former Employee - Project Team Lead
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Line management is supportive of Work/Life balance.
    There is a wide variety of jobs available and movement within the company is encouraged to widen your skill set.
    Job posting available to go anywhere UTC has openings.
    Programs supporting diversity and LGBT community.
    Competitive pay and benefits.
    Line management encourages career growth.
    Open to new ideas. Improved vacations.
    Great long term growth in the Pure Power product line.

    Cons

    Although the company leadership is very serious about ethics, requiring every employee to be well trained, some executives still don't get it. You see the news headlines. It hurts the trust factor and morale of all employees, customers and shareholders when ethical mistakes are made at high levels in the organization. On the plus side, corporate leadership realizes there is a underlying problem and is taking active measures.

    Advice to Management

    Promote and give awards for ethical behavior. Continue promoting diversity and training to employees to engage with the LGBT community.


  11. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Technologies full-time

    Pros

    culture, coworker, work environment, opportunities, training

    Cons

    salary, benefit, work load, recognition,



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