Honeywell Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
1,685 Reviews

3.2
1,685 Reviews
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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 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.  

    Stable company but difficult to advance career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flight Data Specialist  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Flight Data Specialist in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Pay seems to be on par with the market. Good people to work with. Interesting projects.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance career. Business units seems to be "siloed." A couple of managers admitted to be that the best way to advance your career at Honeywell is to gain experience with another company then come back at a higher level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break down the silos. Encourage employee advancement and employee learning opportunities.

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

    Good Middle Management, Leadership Out of Touch

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

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, relatively stable workforce. Good team spirit below upper management levels.

    Cons

    Mediocre benefits, especially healthcare. Leadership often not held accountable and most are very, very directive in style and "old school," leading to unfair treatment of middle managers. Actively raises funds for their Political Action Committee through work emails.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know what values are alive in your team, several levels down. Make direct contact with them and watch for resulting behaviors and business results. Hold them and yourself accountable to pull the most and best out of each team member. Be bold and not afraid of forward-thinking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Honeywell Aerospace

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

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company makes great effort to avoid layoffs in economic downturns. The Aerospace business has a good reputation for its technology, but not for its cost or quality.

    Cons

    Like many big companies, headcount targets flow down from the top. To avoid layoffs, people are not replaced when they leave from attrition. This leaves only people without the necessary skill sets to fill the gaps. The trend is not sustainable long-term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge skill gaps and single-point failures before Honeywell loses its reputation for technology as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Honeywell full-time

    Pros

    good back office support and excellent engineering support. Honeywell has also created a tremendous operating procedure. There is a procedure for nearly every operation.

    Cons

    Unfortunately Honeywell is a very conservative company and it shows in its leadership. While there is significant discussion on diversity, my experience was the organization had little to no diversity. If you were not a white, heterosexual, male with conservative beliefs, you did not fit into the organizational culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spin off or shut down Building Solutions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    It's a big corporation which brings with it both pro's and cons.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honeywell

    Pros

    Large, stable company with lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Large corporation with competing metrics, at times the logical/right thing to do it thrown out the window because some Exec wants a bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lot of good talent working hard for you, they might not be your favorite friends so lift your head up and recognize the hardworking folks that make you look good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Honeywell is a great place to learn.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer I Production  in  Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Engineer I Production in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Honeywell full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Honeywell helped me to develop professionally and academically.

    Cons

    No Comment at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No Comment at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Professional workers, but non-professional managers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at Honeywell as a contractor

    Pros

    I found the work in Albuquerque NM interesting and challenging. Developing Embedded applications for avionics.

    Cons

    The managers, in the team I was in, did not seem to want to manage people. They would avoid any chance to work directly with people. Of the 3 managers I had contact with only one truly wanted to manager people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Select managers based on their desire to manage people. Skilled workers who only want to manager jobs should not be assigned to manage people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Typical large Corporation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN

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

    Pros

    Stable company. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Frustrating, non-value added work. Honeywell seems to create its own problems. Communications are not very good. Vendors do not seem to be very developed or supportive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move away from "check the box" management style to actually trying to define problems and fix them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Only certain types of people will get promoted

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Coon Rapids, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Coon Rapids, MN

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

    Pros

    People are friendly.
    The work is fun.

    Cons

    There are better salaries elsewhere, and promotions only come if you brown nose your bosses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote based on quality of work, not who goes golfing with the boss.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    In decline

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honeywell

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, Comp time for time worked above 42 hours per week

    Cons

    Currently experiencing layoffs, low employee morale, low pay and poor benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care good performers, get rid of low performers

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