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Honeywell Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
1,673 Reviews

3.2
1,673 Reviews
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Honeywell Chairman and CEO David M. Cote
David M. Cote
614 Ratings

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large corporations aren't always what they are cracked up to be.

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits seem fair for office personnel.

    Cons

    In the name of running "lean" you are expected to do the work of 3 or 4 people. Work to life balance is not good. They also change employee schedules at the drop of a hat, without any consideration for the employee. Health insurance deductibles are ridiculous for a company that size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe consider adopting some of the core values of the old company. If you would just take care of your employees, they will take care of you. You are so focused on profit, that nothing or nobody else matters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company to work for

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

    Pros

    Great Managers, learning opportunities, and work life balance

    Cons

    Compensation and Benefits, You could have a lot of travel depending on your position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You get more when you care about your employees than when you keep taking away

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Getting progressively worse

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA

    Pros

    Provides a place to learn functional tasks

    Cons

    No internal advancement opportunities, spending freezes are the norm, as are hiring freezes. They do not seem interested in recruiting or attracting top talent. Benefits continue to get worse. A year ago I probably would have given a 3 star rating - next year I'll probably give a 1 star rating based on the direction we are headed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you say "Our People are what make us special", prove it! Provide opportunities for advancement, improve benefits, focus on the customer! Not Engineering metrics and goals! We/you are doing yourself in with all the internal red tape.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Reverse Discrimination Lives

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects, mostly good people. Most assignments are not particularly difficult. Wide range of industries keeps company stable during market fluctuations.

    Cons

    If you are an over-40, white male, don't even bother to apply. Reverse discrimination lives on. Women will be promoted regardless of experience and skill. Some are very talented, but others are promoted in the quest for "equality".

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    A decent place to work (Engines).

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, but very dependent on area manager. Some are good, others not so much.

    Cons

    Poor compensation, most positions start salary is around 20% of county mean income. Pay does not increase as skills and responsibility increase, you will never "top out". Single digit percentage raise with promotions and 2-3% raises every other year, which doesn't even keep up with inflation. No more pension and only .375%:1.0% 401K match for first SIX years.
    Little regard for quality of product, emphasis is put on HOS, cost savings and outsourcing jobs overseas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Redirect some of your focus from HOS and realize that quality comes with a price. Both people and products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Where old engineers go to die

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, WA

    Pros

    Some projects were interesting.
    Some managers were good.

    Cons

    From a Software Engineering perspective, it was ANCIENT.
    Too much standardization between groups that had different functions (made it inefficient).
    Too much focus on process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Process is a good thing, but there is a fine line between enough and too much. When I was at Honeywell, it was definitely TOO MUCH. As engineers we spent more time adhering to process than getting actual work done.

    Too much standardization of tools was killing our efficiency as well. Just because a tool works well for one group, doesn't mean it's the best tool for every group throughout a 100,000+ employee company. There should be a bit more control to use what works at the group level.

    To managers: Understand what your employees do. If you don't really know/understand, listen to them. I had a manager who didn't know much about software development (he admitted as much). He then enforced ridiculous non-sensical goals on me for my annual goals and objectives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    Good Until Bought by Allied Signal

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer  in  Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in Glendale, AZ

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating work. Leading-edge technology in the Aerospace field. Dynamic environment, especially in the government and defense sector. Diverse and very talented engineering workforce.

    Cons

    Very much "old boy" network as far as advancement and promotions. Horrible management style of "rank and yank" inherited from CEO Dave Cote, a devotee and apprentice of GE's Jack Welch. Employees are ranked together with peers once a year during review cycle. Bottom 10% are marked for elimination - no exceptions. Stupid and incredibly moral destroying management style. Employees are forced to compete against each other just to keep their jobs, instead of focusing on innovation and new technology.

    Every year, benefits are cut down from the previous year. Management Incentive Plan sounds good on paper, but in practice management finds ways to restrict the payouts by tying to unreachable goals the average employee has no control over.

    Company seems to be more interested in moving jobs to cheaper off-shore locations rather than investing in their mainland U.S. employees. Stock price seems to be the focus of the company - period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dump the Jack Welch-style "rank and yank". You are losing good employees. Upper management says employees are Honeywell's best asset - just lip service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Won't recommend to anyone in current situation

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

    Pros

    Big company...Lots of products around 4-5 key verticals.....Becoming kind of service work...Only legacy products....but serving only big players.....

    Cons

    No work life balance....Managers suck!! Becoming kind of service work...Only legacy products....but serving only big players.....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make managers to work!!!

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

    Process oriented company that has lost its way!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Large, safe, stable, innovative and have offices in most large cities. Global reach

    Cons

    Lack of respect for the individual. Very little upside. Worst HR in North America.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honeywell has excellent systems in place but not followed. Of course everyone does the mandatory training but for get the basic principle of respect for the individual. I have never worked in a company where there has been zero loyalty to the employer. Benefits are poor. All the emphasis seems to be on cash flow and stock price. Short sighted, ego-driven executive managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low morale, big corporate machine.

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

    Pros

    Good training programs, intelligent team members.

    Cons

    Poor health insurance, lack of stable leadership. Extremely bureaucratic so it takes forever to get projects through. Way too much "corporate mentality." Employees are not treated as valued and compensation is lower than average compared to other industries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to employees and make them feel like their opinion has weight. Too many bad ideas get promoted when employees who have been in the business a long time tell management the ideas are a mistake!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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