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Fairly Disappointed

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Former Employee - Engineer  in  Plymouth, MN
Former Employee - Engineer in Plymouth, MN

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

Pros

* Pay was adequate
* Plenty of free parking (I can't think of another plus...)

Cons

* Very poor micromanager (now gone from company)
* Inane two week vacation offering to senior level applicants. No negotiation possible.
* Absurdly poor and underfunded IT department
* Lean/5S culture adopted was somewhat extreme (don't forget to adjust the position of your desk phone when you leave at night.)
* New employees were strongly, creepily, pushed to give to the almighty Honeywell PAC.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

* Offer more than two weeks vacation for senior level people, or watch people refuse offers of employment.
* Adequately fund IT departments. One person on site for 400 workers was a demonstrated disaster.
* Don't push the influence peddling Honeywell PAC so hard to new employees, to try to get them to donate. Some people actually have intact business ethics, and believe hired guns in Washington are not a net plus.
* This may come as a shock, but the concentration of wealth and power by a few at the top of the Honeywell hierarchy is good for just those few, but bad for the 99% of normal employees. Really.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst place I have ever worked

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Honeywell full-time

    Pros

    The Kansas City plant provides fairly secure employment and a reasonable work life balance

    Cons

    The culture is a "good ole boys" network where who you know is more important than what you do. People are more focused on who to blame rather than working together as a team. They don't want to be put in the "elbow" (lowest 10%) and fired, so they deflect blame to protect themselves. The Engineering group feels that they own the place. The HR team is clueless and measured on getting 10% of the employees fired each year. Health insurance is horrible. A family is out of pocket $8000 before everything is paid 100%. Raises were non existent for 2 years and very low when you get one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and realize this is 2013 and the good ole boy network should have died years ago. Hire an HR Director who is focused on helping employees grow, rather than earning his bonus for firing people. All in all, it was the worst employment experience of my life working for you people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place To Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Minnesota Lake, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Minnesota Lake, MN

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

    Pros

    Focused, organized, professional, had great positions in good markets.

    Cons

    Demanding, organized, lots of work, constant cost pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. I like the stock appreciation and would work at Honeywell again in a minute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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