FARMINGTON, Conn., May 10, 2017 — Otis was named to Forbes magazine’s 2017 America’s Best Employers list. Otis ranks No. 93 out of the top 500 large U.S. employers, and No. 4 in the engineering/manufacturing industry. Otis, the world’s leading provider of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Forbes surveyed more than 30,000 U.S. workers at companies with more than 5,000 employees to form the list. They asked questions including how likely employees are to recommend their employer to someone else and how they feel about other employers in their industry. Companies earn a spot on the list based on survey responses. They are not nominated, and there is no application process. The list is in its third year and this is the first year Otis has been recognized.
“It’s an honor to make the Forbes Best Employers list,” said Otis Chief Human Resources Officer Christian Meisner. “Our success over the last 164 years is the result of our employees’ passion and commitment. They are proud to help move more than 2 billion people every day with Otis equipment.”
Otis has more than 9,600 employees in the United States and more than 67,000 worldwide. A unit of United Technologies, Otis is committed to employee development to build the best workforce in the world.
The UTC Employee Scholar program is one of the most comprehensive company-sponsored employee education programs in the world, including full tuition, academic fees and books at approved educational institutions. UTC has invested more than $1.2 billion in employee education since 1996.
The company also recently joined the Paradigm for Parity initiative, which commits to gender parity at the leadership level of the company.
Otis is the world’s leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Founded more than 160 years ago by the inventor of the safety elevator, Otis offers products and services through its companies in more than 200 countries and territories. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs. For more information, visit www.otis.com, or follow Otis on LinkedIn, YouTube and as @OtisElevatorCo on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.