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Good development experience/resume builder, not for the long haul

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

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

Pros

Honeywell (specifically FM&T in Kansas City, MO) has been a great development opportunity. Due to high turnover, they generally give early career engineers more responsibilities than industry average. After a few years as a solid performer you should have some pretty good experience for the resume.

Corporate Honeywell brings both positives and negatives to the table, with an end result of a neutral. Functionally, it's a great company with a strong stock. However, the employee policies are generally pretty terrible and the benefits are average.

Cons

There is basically no long term option. At best, as a top 20% performer, you can grow your career like the average employee outside. If you are in the middle 70%, you can basically forget getting raises higher than inflation. As a government contractor, they are constantly compressing salaries to be competitive for renewing the contract. The bottom 10% get reviewed yearly and put on a plan with which 50% are let go. I've been told the general breakdown is consistent across Honeywell (and other companies like GE), but our raises are significantly lower.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of stinkers in your 1st/2nd level management faster. There are people who have been in 1st and 2nd level positions for years that have not developed their groups at all. Generally, upper level management at this facility is excellent.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Big company, internal transfer opportunity to climb the ladder

    Cons

    politics and politicking. Too much process control. One person in charge of many means your boss has limited information on what you actually do day to day. Benefits suck. Years of double digit growth without raises to employees. Mangers are more likely to do what they think others want than what is right. 2-weeks off a year to start regardless of prior work experience. Lack innovation and true research dollars. They talk about improvements, but never follow through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get to know your people. At the least offer an inflation adjustment to base salaries yearly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good company but be ready for sudden changes, reorgs

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, good coworkers, adequate tools to perform job well

    Cons

    Too much time wasted on bureaucracy, limited upward mobility, low pay, health insurance quality deteriorated over time, zero salary increase for the last 5-6 yrs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Survey employees directly and more often for feedback on immediate superiors, or risk losing the most productive people on the job. Gain more realistic feedback from the trenches before listening to the politicians from the tower.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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