SR. PROGRAM MANAGER (Former Employee) – Danbury, CT – September 7, 2018
Working on components to put satellites into orbit was challenging and interesting. UTAS has some brilliant design and test engineers and the customers work well with program management.
The hardest part of the job was maintaining motivation within the assemblers group as the pay was barely enough to get by in the expensive Connecticut area. They were highly and specifically skilled but not always appreciated. Hopefully that has changed in the past few years.
The most enjoyable part of the job was launch day... when a satellite we had worked on for many years was put into orbit and we received the news that all systems were working well.
UTC offers Dependent Care to attend to sick child or spouse if needed. The flexibility and the ability to manage everyday life while working at UTC was very helpful. Management backed you a hundred percent when there's a crisis in your family. That's what I loved most about my job was being able to assist and counsel my employees when necessary without any back lash.
Test Technician (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – January 13, 2019
The culture of the company is changing, it is becoming more business and less people oriented. Management is not regarding their people as vital resources to help improve the process of quality.. They are also lacking the value of team building and relying more on self preservation.
Assembly Associate (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – January 9, 2019
Nice place to work, Supervisors are not on the same page. It should have standards for everyone not favorites. I don't like the ideal of using your vacation for sick time, You come out short when there's no work.. Your vacation is used for that purpose to fill in time missed or no work. Not just one area affected but several.
Free lunches to cells of the month
Workers don't want to train others, lack of work in a lot of areas .
Propulsion/Structural Design Engineer, MRJ (Former Employee) – Chula Vista, CA – January 1, 2019
Fast paced workplace with challenging work assignments. Very nice locale and many people walk outside during lunch. Interior was remodeled such that cubicles were too small without the privacy to focus on your workstation. Culture was a mixed bag, reasonably friendly, but demanding.
High-tech interesting assignments and good pay.
Hectic and fast-paced, lack of privacy for workplace cubicles.
Analyst (Former Employee) – Rockford, IL – December 22, 2018
If only the Mission statement could have been actualized, UTAS would have been an amazing company to work for. Unfortunately senior employees toxic behavior and counterproductive work ethic ultimately ended my time with the company. Eventually those hostile and ungrateful employees will retire, but will it come soon enough?
CNC Machinist (Current Employee) – York, NE – December 19, 2018
Fairly laid back place to work, until you start dealing with the management. The business managers dont do anything to assist with an issue. They have their favorites and if they don't like you, you'll know about it. You can work 180% efficiencies, but if you're not part of the good old boys you'll get the same base 3% annual raise. Glossed over for promotions, stuck on an off shift.
FP&A Intern (Former Employee) – Rockford, IL – December 17, 2018
Worked for the summer as an intern and enjoyed my time there. Ws challenged to learn about the business while also being trained at a good pace and was given the chance to show my abilities multiple times. Would be very happy to get a full time position with them in the future.
Enjoy being team player with self motivation, a strong work ethic, and I take pride in a job well done.
Quality Control Technician (Current Employee) – Hodges, SC – December 9, 2018
A typical day at work is having to multi task, learning something new everyday while maintaining a positive attitude. I have learned to be a team player as well as going the extra mile to make sure that we meet customers expectations as well as good quality.As far as management, I have to work hard at balancing differences between engineers and quality. The hardest part of my job would be trying to maintain a positive attitude knowing that the plant is closing, Such great people that I consider my work family will no longer be there on a daily basis.The most enjoyable part of my job is that I never have anyone looking over my shoulder and they trust me fully to do what ever is needed to get the job done.
Intern (Former Employee) – Rockford, IL – December 8, 2018
I was an intern for 2 summers with this company, and did not feel i was prepared well enough to begin working there. The company is unorganized. I had a bad experience with HR on multiple occasions. First, hiring process took unnecessarily long with no communication on their part. Second, another miscommunication when being offered to come back to following summer of 2018, They believed I no-showed on day 1 - Orientation, when in fact, I was never contacted by them about an offer. Once I did start working there, I had no real training on what I will be doing. I was given very few amount of tasks throughout my internship in the summer of 2017.