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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    Keep your mouth shut to survive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Honeywell

    Pros

    Changing positions within company is very accepted, even encouraged. Common to move between departments - from manufactuing to engineering to test etc. Dress code is very casual. There are still a fair amount of smart people left. Fairly acceptable to flex time to meet outside personal commitments. Benefits are on par relative to other companies.

    Cons

    Dissent or voicing a opinion different from upper management's is not tolerated. Firings for "cause" are not uncommon. Layoffs continue to be a constant threat, regardless of the amount of work or budget a project has. Review system forces employees to compete, which erodes teamwork and cooperation. Retirees medical benefits were eliminated. Educational reimbursement was just capped, but it's a moot point since very, very few people get approved anyway. Directors don't want to rock the boat by asking to spend money on training. Engineers are viewed as interchangable, which forces lots of on the job training and inefficiencies. Pay was cut 10% but workload and schedule is the same as before. Paycut was levied in a manner that cannot be rationalized as fair by any definition. 401k match was cut. R& D is minimal, focus is on squeezing costs out of old product only. Average age at our site is upper 40's to lower 50's. Large pay discrepancies are common, and are not addressed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are well aware that their pay has been cut while upper management's has not. They have not even taken a symbolic cut as a show of solidarity with the frontline employees below. Plan seems to be to shift all work offshore, regardless of cost. High overseas turnover makes knowledge transfer difficult before existing onshore employees retire, quit due to the horrible morale, or are simply laid off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Typical big, Fortune 500 company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Channel Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Channel Manager in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Honeywell

    Pros

    Honeywell is a huge corporation with over 120,000 employees worldwide, so things tend to vary by division and location. They are a process oriented organization, and provide a significant amount of training, pretty good benefits, and exposure to world class technology in many cases. I believe that executive management is competent, and leading the company in the right direction.

    Cons

    Because of its size, you sometimes feel like a cog in a giant wheel, where the quarterly earnings are all important. They will cut quickly to make projected numbers, without much regard for the long term. Much of HON is a manufacturing driven organization, and has a hard time truly understanding some of their service based businesses. There can also be competition in the marketplace between various HON divisions. Although they claim to take an objective approach, if you are in a company acquired by HON, leave quickly, as they will gut it and put their own people in place (even as they say they won't).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to do things that will reduce the perceived size and anonymity of the company's operation, and don't assume that all HON employees are better than all acquired employees.

    Approves of CEO
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