United Technologies Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 17, 2020

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Best Company I've Worked for In a Long Time.

    Aug 13, 2019 - Senior Tech, Inf Svc Supp in Winston-Salem, NC
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    Pros

    Excellent employee health incenstives. Outstanding education funding called Employee Scholar Program (pay tuition in advance). Great Support System. Believes in and support work/life balance.

    Cons

    Buyout integration is a nightmare for everyone. Health insurance could be more competitive. Eliminate PayFlex HSA as I'm limited as to what I can purchase with MY OWN MONEY!

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Just an okay company to work for

    Feb 9, 2020 - Process Engineer in Santa Fe Springs, CA
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    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Start with 3-weeks of vacation. Decent learning opportunities in the workplace. Not a bad place to consider if you're in the first ~10 years of your career.

    Cons

    Pay is a little below industry average. Provides some of the worst healthcare packages out of all Fortune 100 companies. Limited opportunities for advancement unless you're willing to relocate across the country.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

    United Technologies as a place to work.

    Jan 29, 2010 -  in Farmington, CT
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    Pros

    The Employee Scholar Program is very good. They will cover the expenses up front and will pay for one degree per level(1 Masters, 1 Bachelor, 1 Associates). They make sure you try to have a work-life balance; they are very flexible with the time you can come in the morning and leave as long as you do your minimum of 40 hrs per week for salary employees. There are many opportunities for career development in terms of employee network groups and networking events. Prepare yourself educationally and take advantage of the benefits that are available to you.

    Cons

    Due to the many benefits they provide, sometimes their pay may be less compared to other companies. Not all managers are used to recognize employees for a job well done even though they have recognition awards. You have to lookout for your own career development because otherwise you may stay in the same position for many years.

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee

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    May 27, 2010 -  in Farmington, CT
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    Pros

    There are lots of opportunities for movement - many locations within a 30 minute driving area as well as many locations around the world if a move is preferred. You also do not get trapped in job situations for years on end, as movement is encouraged. Networking and being recognized is very easy due to the large but centralized company. Most employees have worked for and keep in touch with employees in other divisions, so there is no excuse to not have a reputation to work with.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are very low compared to similar jobs in the surrounding area. The employee scholar program is the only unique benefit, but if you do not intend to take advantage, UTC can be frustrating to work for. Low compensation is even harder to grasp due to the poor work life balance offered. Hours and face time expectations are high and there is always a shortage of heads to complete necessary tasks (even in the good economic times).

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Retired from Pratt Whitney

    Feb 2, 2017 - Project Team Lead 
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    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.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Overall good experience.

    Apr 21, 2015 - Material Planner in Danbury, CT
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    Pros

    Benefits not so bad. Employee Education Program is very good. Only 2 weeks vacation, but you can purchase additional time off. Opportunity for growth for mid career professionals. Good people. High level management is very professional and friendly. Work Life balance.

    Cons

    Resistance to change is high. Many employees are stuck in the past. Department managers or team leads could use some improvement/training. Runs inefficiently, and business processes need a lot of improvement. Not much consequences for those who fail to do their job.

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  7. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Market Analyst

    Jun 25, 2015 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Employee Scholarship Program is the only benefit

    Cons

    Very top heavy in management. Metrics is the bottom line, and they only see numbers in black and white. If sales is 9% below a plugged plan, then the company should lay off 9% of it's workforce. Impossible goals to meet, and very little work/life balance. To move up the ladder you are to be a yes man, and never disagree with leadership. Rather than fix problems they are hidden, and long term effects of bad processes and goals are left to future employees to deal with the mess. Short term goals are a priority that will most definitely sacrifice the long term goals of this company.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee

    FInancial leadership associate

    May 16, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Good benefits, strong support system throughout the organization for leadership development and opportunities for career growth.

    Cons

    Continuous pressure to do more with less i.e. LEAN. There is constant restructuring and demartmental turnover. Days are long and work life balance is fare out of scope.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great job if you are single and looking to get lots of experience and advance

    Aug 1, 2012 - HR Manager in Hartford, CT
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    Pros

    You can do anything you want. There are always job opportunities available and you can easily switch functions.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is non-existent for most employees. Their values are a bit off (like most corporations).

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  10. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great company, no room for growth

    Jan 18, 2017 - IT Senior Business Analyst in East Hartford, CT
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    Pros

    Great benefits, company is starting to promote work/life balance, employee scholar program. Great technology, company is on the forefront of innovation in Aerospace.

    Cons

    UTC has a very lean IT organization. The chances of moving up at this company are slim to none. You are better off leaving and coming back, rather than giving loyalty and expecting to move up. Not the right company if you want to go down the management track. Not the right company if you're technical, most IT is outsourced. Great company if you solely want to be a Project Manager.

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