Honeywell
3.2 of 5 1,455 reviews
www.honeywell.com Morristown, NJ 5000+ Employees

Honeywell Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.2 1,455 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

Honeywell Chairman and CEO David M. Cote

David M. Cote

(495 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good Work-Life Balance most of the time (sometimes it can get extremely hectic though)"
    in 103 reviews
  • "Good compensation package and work environment, when US Govt market was good"
    in 65 reviews
Cons:
  • "People are biased sometimes based on region, at times it will spoil your work life balance"
    in 41 reviews
  • "upper management doesn't involve itself in employee betterment"
    in 38 reviews
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Good development experience/resume builder, not for the long haul

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Kansas City, MO

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

ProsHoneywell (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.

ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementGet 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Too many chiefs, not enough indians.

Law, Contracts and Export Compliance (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ

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

ProsIf you can manage to survive the layoffs and pressure, the pay and bonuses are good. Manager is flexibile for work hours to accomodate work/life balance and kids.

ConsRaises are average, if any. No longer offers any retirement plan beyond 401k and matching funds.

Advice to Senior ManagementImplement 360 degree reviews to understand the employee's perspective. However, if you can't stand the answer, don't ask the question.

Stop the trend of Sr. Managers without direct reports.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Honeywell

Proswork life balance is quite disappointing. extremely heavy work load with little to no training or support from upper management.

ConsPerks have diminished. leadership is unprofessional. Compensation seems to be based on the friendship with management.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more in touch with front line employees.

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsBig company, internal transfer opportunity to climb the ladder

Conspolitics 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 Senior Managementget to know your people. At the least offer an inflation adjustment to base salaries yearly.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good company but be ready for sudden changes, reorgs

Engineer (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

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

ConsToo 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 Senior ManagementSurvey 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company - But Not for Everyone

Human Resources (Current Employee)
Morristown, NJ

I have been working at Honeywell full-time for more than a year

Pros-Growing, successful businesses in different markets/regions
-Many opportunities to work globally
-HR is tied into the business as opposed to other companies

Cons-Focus on shareholders is strong and comes at the price of salary increases, other perks
-Benefits are not as great as competitors
-Work/life balance is tough in HR - many roles require hours well beyond a 40 hour work week

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to run the business successfully, but don't forget that the people who make up the business are the most important asset.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Promotes from within

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Honeywell

ProsGood work, life balance
Promote internally
Lots of different businesses/groups to learn about

ConsLittle to no raises - very focused on meeting their numbers and have no issue with cutting raises company wide or having furloughs, even when the company is doing well

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It was a great learning experience.

Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
Golden Valley, MN

I worked at Honeywell full-time for more than a year

ProsAble to talk to supervisor without feeling judged, ability to reach out to different team admins for assistance, and café and small gym on-site.

ConsLack of on-boarding from temp position to permanent, benefits are just okay for such a large company, and lack of training on new programs.

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Hard working environement

Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
Morristown, NJ

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

ProsHard working environment for those at a certain level. There are programs to promote within at a higher level.

ConsDoes not provide growth for Administrative staff, to be more. It is hard to be organic grown from within. It is about who you know.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not over look your administrative staff ability to do and be more.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Poor middle management

Service Technician (Former Employee)

I worked at Honeywell full-time for more than a year

ProsResources are available, materials are available quickly. Customer base is wide and a great variety of systems available for customers. Great technicians and workers.

ConsResources are in other countries. This causes embarrassing delays in support for the customer and stress for the workers. Limited local hr support all goes through MSW Mn

Advice to Senior ManagementGet the benefits package right for the workers and encourage raises and advancment

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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