Honeywell

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Honeywell Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
1,827 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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  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
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Morristown, NJ

    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. 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
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Redmond, WA

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dissatisfied Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

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

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

    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
  7.  

    Good people, poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Watching their bottom line too cloely

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

    I worked at Honeywell as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting, cutting-edge technology integration. Benefits to Direct employees were most generous.

    Cons

    I worked for this company as both a Direct and Contract employee. In both cases, I was laid off in a mass downsizing. There was no effort on their part to find an adequate reassignment, although I was an established, recogized producer. As a contractor, I was told I could only continue on in my position if I accepted a 15% pay cut. I accepted the cut but was still laid off without warning 4 months later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with outside resource hiring agencies to assure that Contractor benefits match Direct employee benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long term employee, not what the company used to be

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

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities are available globally and across the businesses.

    Cons

    Like all companies, this has changed. But employee (the "people" part our leadership boast about) care is diminishing. Benefits continuously being eroded, micromanagement of the business, cannot back fill and hire to meet understaffed needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address the cons - really look at your people and treat them as the assets we are supposed to be. We are considered more as liabilities and anything to reduce to liability is done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Unorganized, difficult environment for anyone with strong professional standards.

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

    I have been working at Honeywell as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management understands that life comes first and doesn't discourage legitimate time off. The dress code is casual and it is easy to put together appropriate options on a small budget.

    Cons

    This is a contract position and needs to be judged accordingly.
    Do not think that the position will ever change from contract to permanent - it will not. Temporary contracts simply get continuously extended. There are no benefits and will not be.

    The office culture is chaotic at the best of times. Miscommunication is the norm and standards and professionalism are low. There are no clearly defined responsibilities and therefore it is hard to meet production expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up a better, more consistent, training program. Provide clearer expectations and more defined goals. Consider dividing teams into phones and processing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Large company plagued with policies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering and Technology in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Engineering and Technology in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at Honeywell as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    For an intern, the pay is fairly good.

    Cons

    Everything else, the leadership does not care about people, vast outsourcing so save a couple dollars. The company only cares about the bottom dollar and all of the engineers know it, and are fed up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times, innovation and creative thinking are destroyed in favor of maintaining policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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