Honeywell

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Honeywell Reviews

Updated 19 November 2014
Updated 19 November 2014
1,818 Reviews
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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.  

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

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    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
  2.  

    Glass Ceiling

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    • 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
  3.  

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

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    • 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fortune 100 has a price

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    • 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
  6.  

    Engineering at Honeywell Mississauga (Aerospace)

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    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
  7.  

    Not a Good Company for IT People

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Not much of challenging and interesting work
    Easy Life

    Cons

    Not many onsite opportunity
    Lack of good leadership at top level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do some real work instead of focusing on posters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Get your money on the way in and don't grow roots

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Clearwater, FL (US)

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large company with opportunity. Room to move around but not mecessarily upward. Decent benefits but trimming away at them every year.

    Cons

    They do not retain talent well. Management is getting caught up in making Honeywell comparative to other similar companies rather than exceeding them in employee benefits and compensation. 13 year employee with yearly raises no more than 2% average. Get your money coming into the company and dont make Honeywell your carrier. I have been making less net money every year for the past 5 years with pay freezes and increased cost in health benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees more than with cupcakes and cheap gadgets. Cost of living is skyrocketing and Honeywell doesn't care about that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good people, poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Honeywell

    Pros

    The company is strong and I never worried about layoffs.

    Cons

    Honeywell is crippled by outdated policies, complex procedures and its hierarchical organization. You're thrown in to your job with no orientation or training and your career stays stagnant because there is little to no development or guidance. You only hear feedback when it's negative - you never get any positive reinforcement so you never feel like you're actually on the right track or doing a good job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your talent. Develop your employees. Give people a reason to stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dissatisfied Engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    The company is involved in many technologies and product so every engineer sees fruit of their efforts. It is a nice feeling to be involved with great products that help move industries forward and that accelerate the advancement and creation of knowledge.

    Cons

    The company keeps growing in many directions, but seemingly, no attention is given to compensation adjustments, competitive benefits, work environment improvements, e.g. equipment, areas, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and truly put employees first. Stop looking to make more money at the expense of compensations and treatment bordering on insulting towards good, hard working, people. Make sure they enjoy coming to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Ok place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Technician in Cleveland, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Stability
    Good Leaders
    Good culture

    Cons

    No raises in 2 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus more on production

    Recommends

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