Honeywell

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Solid place for engineering

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Engineer II in Torrance, CA
Current Employee - Engineer II in Torrance, CA

I have been working at Honeywell

Pros

You can gain knowledge of many areas and there are certainly options for sideways movement. Company somewhat encourages movement to gain expertise in multiple areas. Pay is on par and benefits package is pretty good, though current times have reduced this. Plenty of time out of work to have a life.

Cons

Not much room or fostering of people to move up in position. Organization pretty stagnant. Work being performed is not very intellectually rewarding.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Managers should be fostering employees to be leaders rather than just workers. Too many young people leave as a result of this and this is why they have such a large amount of the population at close to retirement age.

No opinion of CEO

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    Honeywell - Too much internal focus, management by metrics, and focus on emerging regions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Honeywell

    Pros

    Discounts on phones services.
    Reasonable benefits although they are getting worse.
    Good coworkers who are committed to doing whats right.

    Cons

    Centralized decision making - not giving business units the authority and responsibility for their own success.

    Too much focus on moving jobs to "emerging regions".. This translates to little job security or future if you are a US citizen. The company has growth by aquisition - and forces newly aquired copanies to follow the Honeywell processes and procedures. This may not make sense to do everything the Honeywell "way" but local managers are not allowed to deviate.

    The company is highly "siloed" with different support groups (e.g. purchasing, technology, manufacturing, sales, etc) having often different and incompatable metrics to meet. Looking out for the customer seems secondary to meeting your metrics. This is particularly true with global sourcing. Constant push to supplier prices, get better payment terms, etc follows the model used by automotive companies (e.g. GM, Chyrsler). Not a good example to follow for long term success..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try to force one set of operating principles across such a diverse set of assets. Operating practices which work for a high volume product business do not necessarily work in service parts of the business.
    Increase focus on the customer not on internal processes.
    Empower local management to do whats necessary to run the business. Have less centralized control.
    Lead by example - having a CEO who flys the company jet on personal business is absurd when employees are faced to take pay and benefit cuts. Compounding this excessive and totally unnecessary perk - the CEO has his taxes "grossed up" so there is no cost to him personaly. Hard to believe when your compensation package is over $30Million in one year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Honeywell: Great place to coast.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior ASIC/FPGA Engineer in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior ASIC/FPGA Engineer in Glendale, AZ

    I worked at Honeywell

    Pros

    Great place to coast, with the occasional misuse by management. No need to grow here, there is no expectation for you to do so.

    Cons

    Your hard work will not be recognized if you don't fit the template:heterosexual white male who voted for George W. Bush and whose wife is a stay-at-home mom. If you're an Asian with a Ph.D. you will be treated like a mad scientist--you can yell and mistreat African Americans and Latins so long as white male heterosexuals who voted for Bush think you're a genius, which as long as you keep that stereotypical Asian disposition going will be forever. Just keep pronouncing English with an "r," if you know what I mean. If you're not either of the aforementioned, good luck buddy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new corporate culture and purge all the "old thinking" people in management. Start making the people who've been there forever pull their weight and update their skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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