Honeywell

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good to some, Honeyhell for others

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    Former Employee - Multiple
    Former Employee - Multiple

    I worked at Honeywell full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job stability, enormous company footprint, exposure to a myriad of technical / professional experiences, competent upper management, very ethical in business dealings

    Cons

    Byzantine bureaucracy, asphyxiating company culture that stifles creativity and promotes cronyism, inconsistent job distribution, long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honeywell is a place where you can become a specialist about a very specific task, be drowned in work, and work doing the same task for decades, should that be what you want. That job security is both a blessing and a curse. It breeds loyalty, and creates quite a bit of a turnover when the long hours (and, in some areas, less than stellar compensation) take their toll. I haven't seen a private company needing a reality check so desperately -it expects to be efficient, creative and orderly, but does so using preprocessed behavioral patterns and inadequate management tools, rather than true process reengineering. The result is the precise opposite. Its obsession with cookie cutter, fast, shallow incremental solutions means that they need an army of (mildly satisfied) people to support the most menial tasks which add little value. Mantras, slogans, patronizing management methods and inadequate capacity and process planning is preventing it from evolving as quickly as it needs to. Fortunately for some, the company is too big to fail.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Perf Assessment Quota

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Torrance, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Torrance, CA (US)

    I have been working at Honeywell

    Pros

    Nothing good to share here.

    Cons

    There is a 9-block PDS quota directed by management and tied to merit increases and MIP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is too process oriented. Employees are leaving company left and right. People who stay are those that are old and almost at retirement age. Mansgement is too micro focused. They want Yield to be high, but keep on directing new processes which is counter yield produvtive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Processed focused company with good financial performance. Very high paced

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Honeywell (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Financial Performance is world class. They do allow a fair amount of empowerment to their employees.

    Cons

    Demanding work environment due to key areas that lack resources and adequate process. This is not recognized by Senior Management but very obvious to customers. 60-70 hrs a week continuously is common. Health insurance is also extremely high compared to the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your customers

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honeywell (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lenient with time off. Relatively stable industry.

    Cons

    Power hungry middle level managers with no sense of strategy whom are only trying to get to their next bonus plagues the entire culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to develop a strategy and not a brigade of firefighters.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Honeywell Aerospace former employee

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    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Specialist in Moorestown, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Specialist in Moorestown, NJ (US)

    I worked at Honeywell full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Honeywell Aerospace is very concerned with employee safety, which they consider top priority. Pay, vacation and compensation time were very good, however I was "grandfathered" in when our site was purchased by Honeywell in 2011, so I am uncertain as to the introduction level for pay and benefits.

    The organization places emphasis on site accountability and continual communication among all skills levels with continual improvement expected within departments.

    Cons

    Although there were many good contacts within upper management, I also experienced several upper management individuals who seemed reluctant to make decisions which should have been within there area of responsibility. The threat of losing one's position at higher levels seemed to influence many senior managers to "pass the buck" which wasted time and irritated customers waiting for answers. There also seems to be a general attitude that Honeywell Aerospace treats customers according to the amount of the contracts. Even at our site, the experienced Honeywell managers often made decisions based upon how much money the customer was worth.

    The experienced employees at the site were also not thrilled when told, in January 2014, that the site would close and OEM would be transitioned to a site in Mexico. The corporate avarice for the highest possible public stock value has closed other sites Stateside over the last few years, so we were not surprised but very disappointed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Aerospace leadership should look closely at, not only the performance of the managers, but also the feedback from subordinates. Some managerial positions such as Quality Assurance managers and Site managers are not provided with the resources to be present at the innumerable, lengthy conference calls and perform there jobs at a "hands on" level. Honeywell has a "cookie cutter" operating system which is good for larger sites, but crippling to smaller sites which are already have employees with too many tasks and are expected to take on more meetings and responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not the company it use to be

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Honeywell

    Pros

    Stock Price continues to climb

    Cons

    Produces a Toxic Corporate Culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Once the floodgates open and people start leaving...it will be hard to turn around considering lack of 401K match, poor health benefits, toxic culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    HTSI Colorado Springs

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Colorado Springs, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Colorado Springs, CO (US)

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and lunches
    Low stress atmosphere for the most part

    Cons

    Low or non-existent raises
    Disorganized management
    No attempt to keep good employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your good employees by giving promotions and raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    12 years

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honeywell

    Pros

    remote office, travel, no commute

    Cons

    no career path, poor communication, poor IT & HR

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honeywell

    Pros

    Good Work Schedule and good benefits

    Cons

    company seems disorganized since mergers. Mergers and no direction has left employees wondering about their status

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with a clear company goal. Trust your employees here in the states and stop sending jobs overseas. You are not saving money because you are losing more customers than saving money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Large corporation environment, good benefits

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    Former Employee - Information Systems Developer in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Information Systems Developer in Brno (Czech Republic)

    I worked at Honeywell

    Pros

    In aerospace development division you can work on different interesting things. In such a large company you can find a terrible or perfect job. Everything depends on your team, role, manager, customers. Generally the environments was friendly, the company offers language courses. Opportunities for graduates to get some practice.

    Cons

    In Brno, Czech republic - not very good location, open space offices. Corporate systems, long approval workflows, boring trainings.

    Recommends

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