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Honeywell Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
1,678 Reviews

3.2
1,678 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Downhill over the years

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Clearwater, FL

    Pros

    Great work experience. Good working conditions. Interesting assignments. Great opportunities for women. Good place to work for the younger employee.

    Cons

    Youth biased. Does not value the older employee. Compensation gets stagnant unless you go into management , Benefits have consistently gone down over the years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good opportunities for younger woman and people who are good talkers and self promoters. Shrinking violets will get trampled.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The Honeywell experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    HON is a extremely large company, and that can provide a lot of opportunities, and benefits for those that work there and for those that can navigate the culture.

    Cons

    Given that it is such a large company, it's easy to get lost in the machinery. Sometimes hard to find out who is responsible for performing a certain task (i.e. many departments are not co-located and have peers located across the globe so meetings often occur on-line over the web and your laptop. Those who need a close personal relationship w/ peers, may find it difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring the manufacturing and jobs back to the US.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Honeywell

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    Former Employee - Plant Manager  in  Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Plant Manager in Torrance, CA

    Pros

    Honeywell provides a great training ground to pick up specialized and broad skills. Many growth opportunities as a new graduate student. When it is time to move on, there are many employers who will be very glad to give you the promotions and monies to hire you.

    Cons

    Honeywell has a lot of high performers. The lower 2/3 of the positions turn over, especially as they approach that upper 1/3. The funnel gets very small as you go up and chances to be promoted also reduce dramatically. Honeywell is not the best paying company and after 5 to 10 years, the retirement plan does not grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The business model is the business model.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Honeywell

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company has good management and business systems to support activities.

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic; size of organization sometime sacrifices efficiency in communication. Benefits on decline; have heard several prospective job candidates turn down offers due to poor benefits or relocation packages. Company has become too shareholder focused.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Smart company

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    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst  in  Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Golden Valley, MN

    Pros

    I had a great manager who cared about my professional development and measured my success based on clear goals. I was able to learn a lot about the company and interact with many different functions.

    Cons

    A lot of employees are chronically unhappy and crabby! If you don't have a good manager it could be unbearable. It can be hard to find the right people to work with in such a large, matrixed organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Finance director

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager  in  New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in New Haven, CT

    Pros

    Great culture, training ground, offer lots of opportunity for career growth

    Cons

    Very concerned with the bottom line at the expense of employees. very quick to cut employees for the good of the company.

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

    Things have changed over the last 10 years but it is still a good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Many terrific people who work very hard at their jobs.
    A good place to be challenged on several levels.
    You are given the opportunity to grow as your experience level grows.

    Cons

    Some business groups within the org. are too concerned about having a body that lives local to HQ and has an MBA versus actually hiring the right person for the position. Now those groups are at a point where product management and engineering have no experience/knowledge of our business and build products they want versus what the market requires.
    Too many processes, example - to roll out NPI generally takes 2 years (and that is using the Agile engineering process).
    Benefits continue to slip. Over the past 10 years we have gone from a company that took care of its employees to a culture of cut costs and increase margins so we can boost the stock price so our CEO and Co-Chairmen can make 200x the average employee salary. There is a balance point that needs to achieved.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not The Same As AlliedSIgnal

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    When it was AlliedSignal, training was second to none. They paid their employees for new ideas, work performed and provided a very productive work environment. AlliedSignal actually encouraged Six Sigma.

    Cons

    The culture changed after it became Honeywell

  10.  

    Overall good but little security in HVAC world.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company car, tools, pc and phone are company issued. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Customers can be difficult especially when the business is open.

  11.  

    Honeywell TSI OK, but a little sad

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Greenbelt, MD
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Greenbelt, MD

    Pros

    HTSI is a small part of the huge Honeywell International company. Honeywell International is a well-run company with good stock and good benefits and all the bells and whistles. HTSI used to be called Bendix Field Engineering which was absorbed by Allied-Signal who later bought Honeywell (and took the Honeywell name for themselves). Really good people and relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    HTSI seems to have lost a lot of its spirit as the distance from Bendix days has widened. It used to be a company that had a purpose -- supporting NASA ground tracking stations, but that business mostly died and HTSI didn't seem to have the talent to move from engineering services into real engineering; the place was full of managers and "procedure experts". Then another company won/stole the NASA ground station contract and knocked the wind out. I don't think of it as an engineering (software or hardware) firm; it is just very good at technology management -- at least the part of HTSI that I knew. They have government top secret work and, God knows, maybe the engineering is good there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Times have changed and ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Purge the company of the old and if you have to succeed by moving away from engineering and into management, then do it! I think you will do very well because Honeywell International has great business practices to base everything on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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