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United Technologies Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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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 (4)

    "Horrible culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Corporate Office in Farmington, CT
    Former Employee - Manager, Corporate Office in Farmington, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Technologies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Industry leader, committed employees who seem to be very proud of the company. Very responsive to the external stakeholder community.

    Cons

    It was like stepping into the middle-ages. The executives are unapproachable (most act as if they are kings and queens and you are beneath them). The number of processes required to get simple things done creates incredible operational inefficiency. The company prides itself on hiring smart people, while this is true the way the company interprets intelligence is 100% through the lens of people who are good with data and process (certainly necessary in today's world). However, there is zero emphasis placed on strategic thinking, emotional intelligence or well-rounded leadership skills for that matter. If you are anything below an executive, your voice won't be heard and your perspectives won't matter. So the very intelligent people hired are not fully leveraged for their expertise. There is a very strong hierarchy so sycophantic behavior is the norm. Additionally, you will not have appropriate resources, the organization is far too lean to have long term success with generation y. A very bad experience for me and if you are thinking of going here as an external hire I would caution you to think long and hard as external hires are treated like aliens. You are given little in the way of orientation and as you attempt to muddle through process over process over process (many of which are unnecessary) you will be seen as unintelligent because you can't figure out the UTC processes. Being rude, disrespectful and impolite is completely acceptable. One of the worst experiences of my career. All that matters at UTC is process.

    Advice to Management

    I am not sure what to say as many of them are guilty of the behaviors outlined. Perhaps if they start with creating an environment where honest feedback can be shared no matter what level that would be a start. Right now, they are emperors with no clothing on, people are afraid to give honest critique and bad behavior is rewarded as long as you are good with data, process and can meet the company goals.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good, but could be better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and team to be with daily and everyone gives their all. Pad training and scholar program to maximize education.

    Cons

    Company doesn't want to hire enough people to have a good work/life balance. So on call, work until the job is done. Company fills in with contractors but self imposed 2 year limit prevents them being effective. With the constant turnover of contractors who seem like coworkers everyone is thinking about their next job so some of our best keep leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Use the contractor 2 year program to find great employees and hire enough people to get the job done so people want to stay.


  3. Helpful (10)

    "I Wouldn't Wish Satan to Work Here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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  5. "NA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team I work with are good people

    Cons

    I do not have any negative comments

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Not the company I thought it would be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Inside Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Victor, NY
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Victor, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team, Very knowledgeable individuals, great product and customers!

    Cons

    Difficult to work with people in other departments, management never seems to know what is going on or how to solve issues that arise. Upper management just doesn't care about the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Value the people that are working hard to make this company great.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Plant is closing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Progressive company with good upper management.

    Cons

    Not enough field support or office locations. Created a lot of development cost for the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Need to add more employees to their operations team.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Among the leaders in many of the markets it sells its products

    Cons

    Perhaps the culture is too conservative. Too wed to process.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to see the forest instead of the trees.


  11. "subassembler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Subassembler in Tyler, TX
    Former Employee - Subassembler in Tyler, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at United Technologies (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    United Technology Corporation Carrier offer a continue education program. They offer a perfect attendance program. The management staff were well prepared for the getting everything in order for the Supervisors and the production workers. And also, the safety program was in order to make sure everyone stayed in compliance with the safety policy.

    Cons

    Many jobs was lost when United Technology Carrier Air Conditioner move their business to Mexico. However, there is nothing else to be told about any cons or negative aspect about United Technology Carrier.

    Advice to Management

    To the management staff I wish them well in their endeavor at United Technology Carrier. To the management whom moved to Mexico may you continue the good work that you applied in the local area.


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