Honeywell Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Good training and friendly environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Black Belt in Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Black Belt in Golden Valley, MN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the best of the training and good understanding of customers and the Company itself. They are not control freak so you can give ideas and innovate. The changes sometimes are not very clear but the customer focus is clear.

    Cons

    Narrow possibility to a better position, a lot of people with seniority, so if you want to scale positions its kind of hard. The compensation is average to the market and the perks are below market. If you are in HR or IT the possibilities for a better position are even worst.

  2. Every year employee value falls

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Plymouth, MN

    I have been working at Honeywell

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A Job that pays you on time minus all the costs of high health care that you can't use anyway because of the high 3000 insurance cap before anything is covered

    Cons

    bad management, all they care about is making upper management happy by doing stupid HOS CI forced quota's or you get written up, to include termination

    Advice to Management

    we make you money.

  3. poor culture, very political

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden Valley, MN

    I worked at Honeywell

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    in a good, high entry criteria industry

    Cons

    short sighted executives, who are not qualified, not even with knowledge of what they are responsible for. Got the jobs just because they are the buddies of CEO. Not respect subordinates.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Little room for growth. Disappointing.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Marketing in Golden Valley, MN

    I worked at Honeywell full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice facility, opportunity to work with people locally and internationally.

    Cons

    The company claims that it is a progressive one offering good benefits, competitive pay, training opportunities and career growth. Over the 6 years I worked there, the company said it couldn't afford to pay our earned merit increases for 3 of those years while the CEO received his, and compensation fell well below industry standards. Benefits only became more expensive each year, although they did contribute funds to your HSA to help. My management would not pay for the training opportunities that were available to me because they believed their current practices were satisfactory - innovation and risk taking were discouraged and you would get a slap on the hand if you made recommendations to senior management. Finally, unless you worked in Finance, management and HR were not interested in career planning or development. I watched dozens of talented college graduates leave the company over my 6 years there to work for a different company that was actually invested in their employees and developing talent for long-term growth.

    Advice to Management

    You're missing out on hard working, young talent. If you don't create a career development plan for college graduates, you will continue to lose them to competitors who will actually help them grow in their careers.

  6. Great Company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Leader in Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Engineering Leader in Golden Valley, MN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Company is diverse and you can move around to get different experience without leaving the company.

    Cons

    work life is sometimes not balanced

  7. Helpful (5)

    Wolf in sheep's clothing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Group Leader in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Group Leader in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Upper management positions are very lucrative. Acquisitions keep the company growing. Shareholders have seen good returns. Not much else matters.

    Cons

    Honeywell was acquired by Allied Signal in 1999, mostly for the avionics business. The Honeywell name was taken because Allied Signal's wasn't as good. Yet the corporate philosophy remains the same. Cronyism is rampant. Putting corporate micro-managing in control, the HOS (Honeywell Operating System) only serves to reward management. The lowest tiers of workers are paying for the companies acquisitions through lower wages with less, or more costly benefits. Management is very anti-union. The unions leaders are useless, self-serving puppets. Most workers are rewarded by making others look bad. Fear is used instead of reward to get the work done. Quality is down. Rework and scrap have increased exponentially. The engineers are incompetent. The numbers are either distorted or ignored to make the HOS management system look good. Nothing but management matters.

    Advice to Management

    Drop the Honeywell name. You wish you were as good as that. Reward your lower tier workers with opportunities to better themselves.

  8. Helpful (2)

    VERY FAST paced place to work, only want fresh new college blood and tend to boot out all others

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Golden Valley, MN
    Current Employee - Accountant in Golden Valley, MN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    VERY FAST paced place to work, much variety and many many challenges, due to too obsession for acquisitions.

    Cons

    Too much departmental restructuring and outsourcing causing internal severe challenges. due to too obsession for acquisitions, overwhelming employees and systems. I appears due to all the layoffs they only want fresh new college blood and tend to boot out all experienced older ones to give their job offers to college interns. They Do not give bonuses to under mgmt levels and give far to low yearly wage merits no matter how hard you work for it. Top management get greatest pay and all of the incentives contrast to lower workers whether college degree or not, are given peanuts.

    Advice to Management

    Too much departmental restructuring and outsourcing causing internal severe challenges. due to too obsession for acquisitions, overwhelming employees and systems. I appears due to all the layoffs they only want fresh new college blood and tend to boot out all experienced older ones to give their job offers to college interns. They Do not give bonuses to under mgmt levels and give far to low yearly wage merits no matter how hard you work for it. Top management get greatest pay and all of the incentives contrast to lower workers whether college degree or not, are given peanuts.

  9. Helpful (3)

    Smart company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Golden Valley, MN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I had a great manager who cared about my professional development and measured my success based on clear goals. I was able to learn a lot about the company and interact with many different functions.

    Cons

    A lot of employees are chronically unhappy and crabby! If you don't have a good manager it could be unbearable. It can be hard to find the right people to work with in such a large, matrixed organization.

  10. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Total compensation is impressive for a large company.

    Cons

    Silo'd business units don't allow for collaboration

  11. Helpful (1)

    Only certain types of people will get promoted

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Coon Rapids, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Coon Rapids, MN

    I worked at Honeywell full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are friendly.
    The work is fun.

    Cons

    There are better salaries elsewhere, and promotions only come if you brown nose your bosses.

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on quality of work, not who goes golfing with the boss.

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