Otis Elevator has been around for over 160 years and is a stable work environment. The company has great products and strives to provide satisfactory services, however, it is subject to the typical corporate America pitfalls (accomplish more with less). It is a very challenging customer service business as elevators always break and the competition in the elevator industry is fierce. There is never any down time as work is plentiful.
Elevator Construction (Former Employee) – East Hartford, CT – February 1, 2017
In the brief time I worked for Otis, I found the job to be physically demanding and stressful. It all depends on the individual you train under. This is a 4-5 year apprenticeship that can open doors to a lot of possibilities. An individual has to be willing to work hard during their apprenticeship and attend school in the evenings, but the pay-off can be well worth it in the end.
Good pay, payed days off
managers and supervisors calling your house well into the night
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Florence, SC – January 31, 2017
i really liked my job at otis would love to go back ther for employment. workers was very nice and helpful. managers and team leaders was always helpful and concerned with job production.it was very easy to learn and catch on to work.
Not recommend anyone to work under my Manager. It is just a headache. The Manager will tell you how to save document, whatever you do is not good enough for him. You have a project when someone else is working in parallel on the same project. It is a nightmare.
Business Development Manager (Former Employee) – Rio Piedras, PR – January 18, 2017
Focus efforts on identifying new opportunities. Serving and satisfying our customer’s needs. Otis Elevator Company, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, is the world’s largest manufacturer, installer and service provider for elevators, escalators, moving walkways and other horizontal transportation systems.
Otis is tha largest elevator companies in the world. It provided an exceptional work environment and helped me support and build my family
General Manager (Former Employee) – Fairfield, NJ – November 29, 2016
My last assignment prior to moving to our sister company Unitec-Vertech, was as the General Manager of our operations in Northern New Jersey for 17 years. This was my most gratifying job I have ever help in my 31 years with Otis Elevator
My team, salary and incentive compensation program
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Florence, SC – November 23, 2016
I have never seen a plant run itself into the ground like this one. There is no leadership. Management on the floor are in their own world. Associates are left to figure it out on their own daily changes as management doesn't have a clue or wants to take responsibility thereof. This can be seen in management's failure to properly communicate with the associates especially on 2nd shift. Margin of error via overall product quality is unacceptable. This is to include getting the contract 100% correct and sent to the customer on time. Associates on the floor never have operational and functional tools. Try finding drill bits, markers, gloves, and other necessary items in getting the job done. Too many near misses and minor safety issues go unreported. HR is the worst. Many of the associates put in for open jobs that are currently available and HR never responses back. When HR is confronted on the follow up on jobs applied for HR kills you with kindness and doesn't give you a straight answer on the job status applied. HR is big on favoritism. This plant in Florence SC needs to turn things around now or shut down.
Co workers Great place to trade time for dollars until a new job
HR no advancement no leadership low plant moral not structured
If you're willing to become a grunt / go-for responding to the whim of a "manager", and I use the term loosely, then this is the place for you.
I would grant a period of transition for 18-24 months, but not 3 years. Trial by fire was the order of the day - try it, if it didn't work, try something else and just keep trying. But don't loose sight of the MISSION No. 1 - reduce costs but don't risk production - even if it's not right.
Until they get their compass set accurately, turmoil is the order of the day and be willing to take you share of criticism - due or not.
IT Professional (Former Employee) – Farmington, CT – September 14, 2016
Great people, the best in the industry. Due to poor management decisions, the company lost momentum over the last 4 years. Management is too focused on the current needs and is ignoring the future needs. I trust the smart people in the company will fix this issue soon.
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) – Illinois – August 29, 2016
This place was great and learned a lot. Good benefits. Flexibility on the job is nice. Stayed busy. Company restructure process has been a tremendous task and hardship. Many people's jobs restructured and centralized.
Frequent management changes created havoc on customers and staff
Assembler/Production (Former Employee) – Florence, SC – July 6, 2016
Not to stressful, set hours, good environment good learning experience, friendly co workers. Hardest part of the job was leaving it most enjoyable was being able to work at consistent pace without straining the body.
Meetings we had were about bonuses and how to better the company for the workers.