Honeywell Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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Honeywell Chairman and CEO David M. Cote
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Pros
  • I refuse to use the term "work-life balance" (in 155 reviews)

  • Great opportunity to learn new technologies if you are in the right project (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be a challenge (in 56 reviews)

  • Sometimes upper management is disconnected from employees (in 47 reviews)

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  1. Sr Technician Lead at Honeywell International in Clearwater, FL

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technician Lead in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Technician Lead in Clearwater, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Engineering has the best teams to work with regardless of space or defense. Growth is quick if you're in engineering or in general Engineering Test Services groups as a Technician. Highly recommended getting hired under the ETS Group or any Engineering group regardless if you're looking for a technical, engineering, or management role.

    Cons

    Most management is numbers driven regardless of how much quality is affected. Design engineering is quality driven however. In general for production they don't get employees involved before making changes to the processes or procedures. If you're in a position that you're over qualified for or any other reason you may want to leave. The hiring manager has the right to keep you in that position until 18 months to avoid the hassle of finding someone else internally regardless of how unhappy you're in your current role. HR can't assist no matter how unhappy you're. If going for a technical or engineering role, avoid Production and Customer Repair Center if possible. This has the least amount of experienced managers, unprofessional environments (in a bad way), and is overall the most avoided areas when you ask around the company. Go with recommendation from the Pro section. Also, Health Insurance... you're better off going privately. This company doesn't like to invest money into it's employees, future, or maintaining current environments until a failure or major situation occurs.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers from people who work the areas. Quality first before numbers. Lives are more important than quotes regardless the pressure. Move your employee's in areas they're better suited for and quit the "cross-training" idea of forcing people to switch roles and not letting them switch back for 18 months.


  2. IT organization is in transition...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Leader in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Leader in Morristown, NJ

    I worked at Honeywell full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent product lines and strong financial positions in most global markets. Stock price has been over 100 for some time. The company should continue to show good growth for Wall Street. With all of the changes going on, there could be some opportunities for the right people.

    Cons

    The entire IT organization is in flux, and will be for some time to come. More emphasis and evidence of marketing background than actual IT experience is the norm among the new IT leadership team. Strong push to move as much of the IT organization as possible to low cost regions. As a result, more RIF's would not be a surprise. People are being forced to do more and more with less.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at employee moral, work/life balance, and consider the true and actual total cost of outsourcing. If software and technology is truly part of the strategic plan - then why is so much of it being placed into the hands of such a transient workforce?


  3. Honeywell is gutless because of law room decisions and lack of true leadership

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Honeywell

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was okay. Initially they were with market standard but as their stocks fell they cut back. Benefits were fine.

    Cons

    They never and I mean never will support management at the lower level. They will continue to take a troubled employees word against a lower level manager every time. They somehow believe that pacifying them cuts down on their law suits

    Advice to Management

    As long as you allow lawyers to decide your character of your workforce you will constantly be in turmoil


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  5. Honeywell Disingenous--Mishandling of hirings

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT

    I worked at Honeywell

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great reputation, pay, career opportunities in NJ or if you're willing to move

    Cons

    I joined a business unit that was for sale and the hiring managers were not honest with me when I asked them about this possibility coming in. So I joined Honeywell and within weeks had a job that required me to help sell the business I joined. That initial dishonesty still rankles me to this day.

    Advice to Management

    None. They're all gone after the sale.


  6. IT at Honeywell

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you're at the right pay band and management. level, there's good vacation time and bonuses offered. In return, you're getting 60+ hr work weeks

    Cons

    Many of the US IT jobs are transitioning to India/Mexico/Emerging Markets. IT strategy/roadmap has been in development since 2014 with the only significant change was moving IT jobs to India/Mexico.


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    Not what it used to be

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Honeywell (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent training, great place to learn.

    Cons

    Too much corporate mentality. One size fits all philosophy doesn't work for all businesses. Almost non-existent health benefits, new hires get no pension, poor 401K. Senior management is terrible. Not employee oriented.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to employees that have been in the trenches for years instead of implementing policies and changes out of a canon.


  8. Could be better

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemical Operator in Frankford, PA
    Former Employee - Chemical Operator in Frankford, PA

    I worked at Honeywell

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary would be great if benifits were better

    Cons

    Horrible health benifits makes your salary cut in half hope all year you don't need to use it.......HUGE deductible!!!!


  9. Principal Embedded Software Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Systems Test Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Contractor - Systems Test Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Honeywell as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual environment, lower stress level, flexible hours, no work on weekends.

    Cons

    Contractors beware.. respect level is very low, most contractors treated as college interns with respect to trivial and low skill work assignments despite experience level.

    Advice to Management

    Save your money and hire more college interns or coops.


  10. Little room to get in

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - APU Technician in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Contractor - APU Technician in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Honeywell as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great hours Excellent workforce, great people

    Cons

    There were very few chances to get hired onto the company, they had a large portion of their workforce made up of contract employees.


  11. Engineering outlook not so encouraging

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a big company with many divisions so get in and keep eye open on opportunities.

    Cons

    In my division SBU very unhealthy; OFF shoring engineering is the M.O. Vanishing in US. Growth is by acquisition not innovation . Business Plan is based on above Large organization means divisions are just a stop on the way the HW management ladder.

    Advice to Management

    In my HW SBU I really believe top level is ignorant to the real disgruntled undercurrent there. Pay attention



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