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It is a good place to work if you want to gain experience in avionics

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Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

I worked at Honeywell as a contractor (more than a year)

Pros

A lot of experienced engineers for avionics.
They make the best avionics in the aerospace industry. If you really work hard you can learn more.

Cons

Not everyone has motivation to get things done quick. And for such a big company, politics and bureaucracy are inevitable.

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  1. A great company to work for, if you don't mind a lot of overtime.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, TX

    I worked at Honeywell full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Very well managed , employee friendly company
    -good pay
    -Very safety conscience

    Cons

    -Benefits are much to be desired, especially medical.
    -Very strict towards company policies, easily terminated.

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    Connect to a value stream, navigate the matrix manager

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Honeywell is diverse and is growing mostly through acquisitions. Four large divisions Aerospace (Phoenix) ACS (Automation Control - Minnepolis, Phoenix) PM- Performance Materials, and TS -Transportation systems. If you are savvy in M&A then begin your career in the ACS division - the largest and best acquisitions have come from this diverse conglomerate. However if you have more of an operations background, each business is maturing the lean journey with HOS (Honeywell's operating system). Over 25 standard specifications on lean management enterprise wide. The key is to be close to value stream, where value add is managed on multiple metrics (sometimes conflicting metrics - like inventory and delivery) here you will have to navigate which matrixed manager has more authority. As a PRO if you can align with a business case, deliver on commitments and be politically asute, you can advance.

    Cons

    The matrixed management approach also has some downsides. If projects are not aligned or there is quickly changing priorities you can find yourself underperforming on Honeywell's 9-block rating scale. This is similar to GE's bottom ten percent will be fired design. Add to this far too many levels beyond the value stream and those matrixed managers, director and VPs begin to have ambiguous titles and continued conflicting and siloed goals. Next add a few narrsasistic eager new directors and you have the recipe for far too much politics and favoritism. So if you can stick close to a value stream and improve it. More power to you, but be weary of breaking into the management ranks unless you strive for that political maneuvering.

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    More 360 reviews and feedback on young over ambitious Directors. Honeywell will be losing enough talent based on aging demographics and if a 20 year professional has wanted to transfer out of a depatment for two years ... it could be something about the zealot manager - a self proclaimed "loud mouth and instogator" ... his words, not mine. Years ago when retention was a key to success HR departments worked with and for employees. Now HR is mostly concerned if managers are conducting themselves within legal ethical bounds, not interested if you happen to work with a manipulator or outright mean boss. It is your responsibility to gain a good nine-block rating and facilitate your own transfer. Creating a competitve company is difficult enough without a managers being the biggest obstacle.

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