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Honeywell-Deer Valley, AZ. Observations and opinions from an ex-direct and contract worker.

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

I worked at Honeywell full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Some good, clever engineers to be found there. Good people in general.
Have implemented DO-178B processes better than many companies I have been to.
Stays current with modern technology.
Engages in ambitious and interesting projects.

Cons

Opinions: Too much work is outsourced.
Concept of getting 24 hours of operation with off-shore outsourcing does not work effectively.
Domestic cohesiveness, the oneness and pride in ones work have suffered from outsourcing.

Many schedules are simply unrealistic and doomed to run late and over-budget.

Fear of a layoff has become an implicit driver to overwork the engineers.

Observations: Domestic engineers have become mostly facilitators and auditors.
Direct engineers are over-worked. There are frequent layoffs, particularly with contractors.
Cost-cutting methods are sometimes baffling. Someone once said Honeywell will spend $100 just to save $5!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop transferring the knowledge base and control of work offshore.
Nearly all the "hard" engineering work seems to be done offshore

Examine your cost-cutting methods. Are they costly cosmetics, self-defeating or beneficial and realistic?

Construct sensible schedules. Realize that only so much can humanly be done in 8 hours a day. Extended hours look good in reports but they give diminishing and buggy returns.

To get a feel of what's really going on, spend some hours unannounced and informally with the engineers in the labs.Talk to support people e.g. computer admins and lab techies, but those not under your administration so they don't feel intimidated.
Not all work-related information is expressed in status meetings or morning stand-up huddles.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    impressive when hiring in, total disappointment after hired

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    Current Employee - Machinist in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Machinist in South Bend, IN

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

    Pros

    Overtime makes up for poor wage
    Still working through the recession

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    Cons

    Management has no commitment to there programs, ie. HOS.
    Upper management disconnected to what actually happens on shop floor.
    Extreme amount of management and supervisor turn over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire supervisors from within, or at least people that have worked in a factory previously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Need a Union NOW

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Whipping Boy in Podunk, NY
    Former Employee - Whipping Boy in Podunk, NY

    I worked at Honeywell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Let me think. I'm still thinking. Let me get back on this.

    Cons

    Truly horrible company to work for. Like the terminator, they never get tired. They have no conscience. They will keep coming after you and they will never stop. Get used to it. I am talking about their employee evaluation process which, by the way, is tailor made to exercise age discrimination, another thing they are famous for (check their record). To paraphrase an author, they are "no company for old men". They are no company for any self respecting man or woman.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The union is coming ... get ready for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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