Honeywell Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
1,707 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Work-Life Balance most of the time (sometimes it can get extremely hectic though) (in 125 reviews)

  • Work environment is not very stressful and mostly you can choose your own projects (in 73 reviews)


Cons
  • Benefits, perks and work life balance have been slipping last few years (in 44 reviews)

  • upper management doesn't involve itself in employee betterment (in 40 reviews)

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  1.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    all things are good yar

    Cons

    nothing is bad yar best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Frustrating, Senior Management supports good ol' boys over progress an innovation

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

    I worked at Honeywell full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Liked the work they had and loved the people in the trenhes I worked with

    Cons

    Corporate does not treat all divisions the same. Locations can be very loyal to those that say what they want to hear not listen to the reality. Strong personalities can be negatively singled out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop listening to the upper tier managers and start listening to the lowest levels. They will tell you the truth and show you what is wrong at the most basic level. Upper levels of management are hiding the truth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good stepping stone for a real Engineering job in the future

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer I  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer I in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Variable Hours - Can usually set your own schedule. Early, late, normal, etc.
    No Dress Code - wear what you want (with exception)
    Very Little Micromanagement - freedom to tackle work how you do it best

    Cons

    Tribal Knowledge - Nothing is written down; everything is taught (or not) by someone with experience on the project. Things are the way they are "just because" without hope for change or improvement
    No Engineering - Hired as an engineer, have not performed any engineering
    No Recognition - Working overtime becomes the norm, not the exception. No overtime pay
    No Raises or Promotions - Frequent cutbacks to benefits while Honeywell brags about how much profit they make. No raises for 2 years with taxes increasing means take-home pay has gone down
    Disorganization - no training, no mentorship, trial by fire

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop bottlenecking - Large group of people in my department with a small group of them that are overworked while many are looking for tasks. Those with the knowledge are always in meetings and too busy to show other people how things work.
    Organize - Nothing is intuitive and almost everything is Tribal Knowledge. This kind of environment does not bode well for change and improvement. The mandatory training is largely useless while the things that need training have none
    Recognize Work - If people go above and beyond, that isn't their norm, it is an exception.
    Share the Wealth - Don't complain about how little of a bonus you get this year when nobody is awarded a raise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    3 of the 4 Business Groups are respectable, stay away from ACS Business Group!!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    There are good people in the organization but maybe not for long as Sr. Leadership seems bent on chasing them away. Pay is good but you sell your soul for it in ACS. Aerospace and PMT are the better SBGs to align with, will be running from ACS to one of those SBGs as soon as possible.

    Cons

    Sr. Leadership does not want to hear bad news or poor project status updates, resulting in unrealistic expectations, timelines and objectives. Very poor work / life balance, 70 hour weeks the norm lately. Integrity and ethics are not valued by Sr. Leadership. Very political environment with too many ineffective Leaders taking credit for other's work and ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Accept the bad news with the good and stop trying to hide it with "Stretch Goals" to satisfy Corporate.
    2. Realize that Lean (HOS) is a culture that takes time to develop and does not equate to immediate elimination of resources.
    3. Morristown should take a hard look at ACS leadership, especially Safety SBU, they are on a course to implode and impact the rest of HON.
    4. Practice what you preach - People ARE your most valuable asset, stop riding them until they drop, or leave, and have Sr. Leadership adhere to and practice HON's 12 core Behaviors.
    5. Outsource your HR, they are terrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Stuck in the past

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Center of Excellence Manager for EVMS  in  Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Center of Excellence Manager for EVMS in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Honeywell full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits for older employees and upper management.

    Cons

    Upper management has self interests which over ride over all consideration for company. President requested all employees not directly billable to take a 10% reduction in salary to save $30M in salaries while accepting a $32M bonus for his efforts. Benefits are tailored for older employees and reduced for newer employees. Management is creating an environment that is aging and not conducive to new highly desirable employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the entire company when making major decisions. Your employees are the future of Honeywell while you are focusing on your individual futures vs. the greater good of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    I was a QC Tech

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Honeywell full-time

    Pros

    The pay was okay. The work load was harder than normal.

    Cons

    This job was very difficult compared to other QC positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A training program should be created.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Near complete incompetence.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembler IV  in  Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Assembler IV in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Honeywell as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    It was a weekly paycheck.

    Cons

    I was a sub-contractor there for nearly a year and I saw evidence of: poor management decisions, myopic focus on the unimportant details, and ludicrously bad treatment of most everyone employed there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with some respect. Offer benefits to the sub-contractors that you always intended to hire in the first place and don't nickel and dime them. Lastly hire some management that has a clue on how to run a business and just isn't concerned with five sigma.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Lack of Respect/Recognition, Sub Par Benefits

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

    I have been working at Honeywell

    Pros

    Decent salary, but no bonuses

    Cons

    Benefits on the decline, insurance terrible, vacation packages inadequate. Lack of respect for hard-working employee, no recognition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Nice people, poor management. 3 managers in 2yrs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Honeywell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    nothing I can think of besides the nice people

    Cons

    dealing with multiple leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    8 Years Assessment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III  in  Oro Valley, AZ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Oro Valley, AZ

    I worked at Honeywell full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Challenging work and good people as an individuals.

    Cons

    Oro Valley location lacks leadership / proactive management, declining corporate presence, and advancement is limited unless you are willing to pay out of your pocket to relocate to the greater Phoenix area etc. Cultural is in print not practiced in reality / not healthy equating to employee's compromising their humanity either willfully &/or unconsciously, in part.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Skip level reviews, get around to listen to employees, conduct quarterly town halls, measure your management on soft skills specifically integrity / hold HR accountable. Did & do not understand sustained program failures - missing schedules / costs over year-over-year. CFO greater role in execution? Given Customers were not happy, why the sustained failures? Change of middle management is one possible course of action.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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