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Honeywell Reviews

Updated 25 November 2014
Updated 25 November 2014
1,824 Reviews
3.2
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Honeywell Chairman and CEO David M. Cote
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Work-Life Balance most of the time (sometimes it can get extremely hectic though) (in 149 reviews)

  • Great opportunity to learn new technologies if you are in the right project (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is tough in HR - many roles require hours well beyond a 40 hour work week (in 53 reviews)

  • Upper management has self interests which over ride over all consideration for company (in 46 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tough place to maker a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Morristown, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Morristown, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent starting pay, very good people at a level where stuff actually gets done, great technology pipeline, excellent reputation, very profitable, flex hours and ability to work from home when needed, good place to develop experience, strong stock price

    Cons

    Worst medical benefits ever !!!! Most employees end up on spouse plans. Very intrusive policies. Some of the worst managers I have seen in my 25 yr career. They manage up and manage their careers only. Not a very personable place to work and very political. No real pension. Cutting benefits left and right. Work life balance can be a challenge. Lots of butt kissing and favoritism with no accountability. Very few promotions unless you jump from job to job. Arrogant business practices make customer interactions very challenging. Lots of red tape and programs that handcuff ability to deliver results. A culture that doesn't empower employees and policies that restrict creativity. Raises are miniscule and don't keep up with inflation so net pay decreases over time unless you want to move from job to job. Consensus decision process that dilutes results. If you are outspoken, watch out, it will bite you. Very poor communication. Some of the most arrogant self serving leadership anywhere. If you find a role you truly love, accept that you will stagnate in it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower people and create an atmosphere that facilitates decision making and calculated risk. Trust the talent of your people and leverage that talent for an overall organization success. Select managers and directors who have people skills, are good listeners and not so wrapped up in self serving personal goals. You have a problem for long term talent retention. Walk your talk, you have little credibility at this point. Looking to move on

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Culture and treatment of people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Metropolis, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Metropolis, IL (US)

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very large company with a lot of world wide influence. Salaries are generally good.

    Cons

    In general people are not treated very well. Benefits, specifically insurance, for a company this size are not good. Very large turnover rate a the facility I worked at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your people, you say they are your most valuable asset yet you treat them as second class citizens. Your turnover rate should give a clue that you have a problem

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good But Process oriented

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Technical exposure is good
    good learning place depends on the team

    Cons

    More process
    Lots of Politics as like most of the companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    plz concentrate more on project completion and technical stuff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honeywell

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn new technologies if you are in the right project
    Good Work-Life Balance most of the time

    Cons

    Sometimes the processes are overkill. Hiring needs to be strengthened.

  6.  

    Could be better...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Tempe, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Tempe, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and challenging work...the brands are exceptional and strategic acquisitions always seem to be winners and enhance the bottom line.

    Cons

    Benefits are becoming a bad joke and there is no such thing as work life balance. Upper management in IT has become the mutual admiration society (they all love each other but not the actual workers).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They completely fear making a decision...time to put the big boy pants on (ladies too) and make a decision and live with the results good or bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Results driven organization with a "what have you done for me lately" attitude frequently looking to cut US census

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

    I worked at Honeywell

    Pros

    Challenging work, opportunity to take on increasing responsibility, talented people

    Cons

    horrible morale and horribly overworked; frequent reorganization; rule by fear;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on employee retention

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Glass Ceiling

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

    I worked at Honeywell

    Pros

    I had a variety of positions over several years and had the opportunity to learn about SOME aspects of the business.

    Cons

    My experience was one of glass ceilings. No meaningful, career development input was provided to develop my skill sets for certain positions. I was willing to put forth the effort, but opportunities remained out of reach. Discrimination is also part of the landscape as well. Merit increases were typically below co-workers with less experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand your thinking on diversity - move beyond the traditional good ol' boy network.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice Company, but Management has Their Head in the Sand- Clearwater Florida

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Workers are friendly and you could feel proud of what you do if you were allowed to.

    Cons

    Management has their head in the sand. They ask for suggestions on such things as Quality, but never use the suggestions. They hire good talent on contract & then let them go in 2 years or less thus letting talent & experience walk out the door, When your constantly revolving people you are in a constant training flux, thus the quality goes down. Stupid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN to the suggestions!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fortune 100 has a price

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pros depend on your manager. If you area Manager or above, you can do whatever you want and get away with it.

    Cons

    Don't expect to be rewarded for a job well done. If you work outside of a Mother Honeywell location, they don't pay much attention to your contributions. Even if you have a legitimate issue with someone in your chain of command, HR doesn't care. HR protects management, not employees. Leadership is missing. People are promoted based on who they know. Honeywell values cutting costs so they can pay dividends to major shareholders. Employee responses to internal feedback have dropped 3 years in a row--but nothing has been done to counteract this trend. Expect to work within 3 global time zones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organic growth doesn't come from being a slow follower of technology; spend more money on R&D.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Engineering at Honeywell Mississauga (Aerospace)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time

    Pros

    Managers - Managers are mostly helpful, knowledgeable, supportive and will usually go to bat for you
    Co-workers - There are minimal politics within a department. Most people are constructive, supportive, knowledgeable and effective. Contractors and full-timers seem to get along, and everyone treats each other pretty fairly.
    Work-life balance - Culture is understanding of work-life balance. All engineers are provided with a personal laptop with remote connection capability (for working offsite).

    Cons

    Promotions - Promotions tend to be delayed even for very qualified, experienced engineers in team lead roles
    Training - Trainings are typically done online. Training content is usually drab, non-specific fluff with no engineering-specific technical content. No other training opportunities are available.
    Compensation - Salaries seem to be below market rate, but not ridiculously so. Benefits have deteriorated over the past few years and are no longer competitive (e.g. glasses are not included, paramedical services such as RMT have been reduced to a fraction of what they were).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Negotiate for more competitive benefits
    Invest more in training or opportunities for personal growth for employees
    More pro-actively evaluate the readiness of experienced and proven employees for promotion

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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