Otis Elevator Company Employee Reviews in United States

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Very fast-paced environment with otherwise great culture
Service Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Syracuse, NYFebruary 4, 2016
This is definitely a good atmosphere to work in; it is fast-paced and rather stressful, especially, if the local office isn't doing as well as expected, but the attitudes of the people are good and most everyone is dedicated to mission completion. The direct results of your labors are apparent, and the parent company UTC does have good benefits.
Pros
No suits below corporate! Collared shirts are fine
Cons
High stress levels and increasing expectations
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Otis
Senior Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PANovember 19, 2015
Demanding and rewarding work environment. Need to be a self starter but also work in a team. Multiple lines of business and the maintenance portion of our business helps make each day unique. Pay and benefits are great.
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Great learning opportunities. Mediocre compensation.
Mechanical Engineer, Innovation (Current Employee) –  Farmington, CTSeptember 7, 2015
Great learning opportunities. Employees are very knowledgeable. Products are constantly being improved. Otis is the largest in its industry. Opportunity for global travel.

However, compensation is mediocre.
Pros
Great learning opportunities. Experienced employees. Continued product improvement / refinement.
Cons
Mediocre compensation.
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too many titles not enough pay
General Administrator/ Inspections Communicator (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLOctober 26, 2015
Otis has amazing benefits, understand if you are sick, or have an emergency. The pay is decent. You have too many job titles to handle but they do not increase pay.
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Good company with strong culture
Supervisor, Field Operations Management (Former Employee) –  Roseville, MNApril 2, 2016
Very competitive environment, good relationship between management and union. One major plus with this company is that there is lots of opportunity to move up and relocate.
Pros
Big company with lots of opportunity to relocate
Cons
Very competitve industry
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Job Autonomy and Ability to Create Own Schedule
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Tulsa, OKJanuary 4, 2016
A typical work week consists of Mondays and Fridays in the office on conference calls and planning for the week. Tuesday - Thursday is scheduled for customer visits/site surveys/sales calls.

I have learned all aspects of how a major corporation operates. I was responsible for every aspect of the sales process as well as the management side of the product installation. I was also responsible for the accounts receivable for each customer in my territory.

The toughest part of my job was balancing sales with finance, office secretarial work and account management.

The most enjoyable part of the job was the autonomy and the branch team.
Pros
Autonomy, High Level Responsibility, Education Assistance Program
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Working at Otis Elevator was the worst 5 years of my life
Sr. Administrative Assist to V.P (Former Employee) –  Farmington, CTAugust 1, 2015
Horrible boss, horrible co-workers - horrible politics. This place was a cess pool of the most horrible people I have ever worked with
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
everything
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Reputable company with innovative products and service abilities
Senior Account Manager (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMarch 19, 2016
Demanding, task oriented environment which is rewarding. Interfacing with customers, working with co-workers to deliver service results. Management is supportive and experienced in this industry. The hardest part of the job is delivering the results expected from the company in a fast paced environment.
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Fast Paced Office
Service Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORMarch 20, 2015
A typical day at work is fast paced and the time goes by so fast. My day consists of assisting the sales reps with different issues with incoming project jobs. I issue the job number, compile the documentation, send out certificates, invoice out the down payments, and load the job into system, handle customer’s questions or complaints. Some projects need certified payroll, as well as progressive payment with schedule of values. I assist the Superintendent with the permit process for the State of Oregon and the State of Washington, in addition to capturing material and labor for each project, assigning the technicians to the job and applying the PO’s to the correct job. This is a fascinating and exciting position. Obstacles and challenges are an everyday occurrence, a great sense of humor is needed, being easygoing and good natured helps get through a day that can have lots of stress.
Pros
great co-workers, monthly pot lucks/team building events.
Cons
the benefits are terrible.
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Great Company
ELEVATOR MECHANIC APPRENTICE (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVMarch 23, 2016
Nice company to work for. Management was fair. the people were great to work with. a lot of teamwork family like environment.
The work itself was labor intensive.
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Productive and great place to work
Assembler (Current Employee) –  Florence, SCJanuary 26, 2016
Maintain safety at all times. Assemble elevator components. Management team and co-workers work well together. The hardest part of the job is not having all the inventory to build components. Overall the job is very enjoyable
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Management is very passive on employee advancement
Assembler/Team Lead/ Exposure (Former Employee) –  Florence, SCMay 3, 2016
Very oblivious to employees who go that extra mile. Safe, clean place to work though you will not move up the ladder very well.
Pros
pay
Cons
not being able to move up
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Very enjoyable job.
Accounting Analyst (Former Employee) –  Florence, SCSeptember 10, 2015
Constant management changes made it difficult, felt like always having to prove yourself everyday. I knew my job inside and out, which made work life easier.
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The Elevator Adventure
Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Sarasota, FLFebruary 17, 2013
I worked on broken elevators every day. I learned the power of knowledge, 8 years of school. The management were firm yet fair. Even though they often asked for more than one could do. With ligitiment reasons the time alotted was negotiable. Co-workers were all union brothers, most were willing to share their experiences. The toughest part was the physical aspect. Being a small man, I had to improvise. The best part of the job was the self gratification. Knowing that I just fixed the only elevator in a five story building filled with the elderly and handicapped.
Pros
money benefits and stature.
Cons
being on call 24 hours a day
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Fellow employees were fun to work with
Elevator Technician (Mechanics Helper) (Former Employee) –  New Orleans, LAOctober 4, 2015
Great and interesting job. It allowed one to wear many different hats and to learn many different technologies. Responsibility was a must and consequences (good and/or bad) of those responsibilities were swift.
Pros
Great intro into many different technologies.
Cons
High layover of employees sometimes left one adrift.
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Good company to work for
Apprentice (Current Employee) –  Lanham, MDFebruary 22, 2015
Pros- good amount of work on the books, Great benefits
Cons- not good communication between office workers and field workers.
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Management Professional
Management and Technical Positions (Various) (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, INMarch 22, 2015
Proven Management Professional with administrative, managerial, supervisory, and project management skills and abilities honed in a successful career in Facilities and Environment, Health, and Safety (EH&S) within the manufacturing industry. Served domestic and international operations in Mexico, Malaysia, Ukraine and the Czech Republic. Known for creating systems-based solutions to resolve complex organizational problems requiring precise execution and attention to detail. Recognized for collaborative, team-based, management style.
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Very dynamic and fast enviorment
NEQ/MOD Superintendent (Former Employee) –  Albany, NYDecember 1, 2014
Otis does expect you to be on the job 24/7. There is no way to get around this, the way the system works. Pay is fair and benefits are good. The long history of this company has enriched their knowledge of the industry and its equipment.
Pros
endless resourceses
Cons
no down time
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learned alot
maintanance (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, INNovember 5, 2015
a good place to work people are very helpful work is hard but the rewards are worth it I learned so much from being here I don't know what elese to say
Pros
very professional
Cons
hard work
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Toxic Work Environment
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Farmington, CTSeptember 5, 2012
A typical day at work is very monotonous, training is extremely inadequate and inconsistent, their management style: micro, co-workers are rude, the hardest part of the job is sitting for 8 hours, the most enjoyable part of the job is walking out the door after a days work.
Pros
good medical/retirement benefits
Cons
no opportunities for advancement
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