Honeywell Reviews in Phoenix, AZ

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
1,685 Reviews

3.2
1,685 Reviews
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Honeywell Chairman and CEO David M. Cote
David M. Cote
620 Ratings

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Pros
  • Good Work-Life Balance most of the time (sometimes it can get extremely hectic though) (in 125 reviews)

  • Work environment is not very stressful and mostly you can choose your own projects (in 73 reviews)


Cons
  • Benefits, perks and work life balance have been slipping last few years (in 44 reviews)

  • upper management doesn't involve itself in employee betterment (in 40 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Very healthy environment, Good technical product development work

    Cons

    Should be open to accommodate H1 work force

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with talented people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director IT  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Director IT in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great values and behaviours - Perfect opportunity to learn - Interesting challenges that keep people excited - Getting things done, right & fast

    Cons

    Long hours - Hard to get a decent work-life balance

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fair company, values hard work and rewords accordingly. Recommended!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Challenging work, good people. Recommended!

    Cons

    Like all big companies, some things may have processes or polices that don't make the most sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to rewarding workers and valuing them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 7 people found this helpful  

    Good Until Bought by Allied Signal

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer  in  Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in Glendale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating work. Leading-edge technology in the Aerospace field. Dynamic environment, especially in the government and defense sector. Diverse and very talented engineering workforce.

    Cons

    Very much "old boy" network as far as advancement and promotions. Horrible management style of "rank and yank" inherited from CEO Dave Cote, a devotee and apprentice of GE's Jack Welch. Employees are ranked together with peers once a year during review cycle. Bottom 10% are marked for elimination - no exceptions. Stupid and incredibly moral destroying management style. Employees are forced to compete against each other just to keep their jobs, instead of focusing on innovation and new technology.

    Every year, benefits are cut down from the previous year. Management Incentive Plan sounds good on paper, but in practice management finds ways to restrict the payouts by tying to unreachable goals the average employee has no control over.

    Company seems to be more interested in moving jobs to cheaper off-shore locations rather than investing in their mainland U.S. employees. Stock price seems to be the focus of the company - period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dump the Jack Welch-style "rank and yank". You are losing good employees. Upper management says employees are Honeywell's best asset - just lip service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Just isn't the same..

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Honeywell full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great, hard working dedicated people. Use to have good benefits, competitive compensation, plenty of training opportunities. Sr Manager down, great leadership. Plenty of upward mobility

    Cons

    Company is only focused on shareholder satisfaction and stock performance, Benefits are getting smaller and smaller, Cutting costs at every opportunity with very little to no focus on the future, the employees or the customers... Sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the short term mindset, take care of your people, ride out the low times and focus on the future, not today and tomorrow. Invest heavily on future technology, that is what made us so successful in the first place. Put more thought into the betterment of the company and employees as appose to your bonus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what it used to be

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Talented and hard working fellow employees, good starting pay, decent benefits. Line level supervisors are generally excellent and supportive. Flexible work hours for some.

    Cons

    Corporate leadership out of touch, poor new recruit retention. Honeywell no longer recognizes value of employee experience. Many of the better benefits are reduced for new hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give young talent a promotion path, allow different divisions some autonomy, ditch the old G.E./Allied Signal way of doing things. Stop trying to hammer square pegs into round holes with the One Honeywell model.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    What do YOU want?

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

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

    Pros

    Highly matrixed organization creates an environment where too many stakeholders do not know what resources are available, who controls those resources, what are the capabilities of those resources, are those resources performing, along with what is the true business need or value stream. If you are politically savvy, you can thrive and garner advancement at Honeywell Aerospace since most in the network do not know what you do and cannot validate your value add due to their lack of knowledge of how business get done at the business unit. This matrixed orgranization also means that those you support do not directly affect your raises and employability. So returning to the title, if you want to rise through the ranks you can, if you want to learn technology you can, if you want to do little beyond nurturing you network to stay employed you can. What do you want?

    Cons

    Cons are highly subjective and as such are highly personal. Over my service years, the only con I consistently see is that entry to mid management performance results consistently prove that they are not leaders. Their results simply reflect macro economic conditions versus implemented strategies. A reliable personal success prediction tool is teasing out what ensures your manager will get his bonus regardless of enterprise initiatives, stakeholders needs, corporate policy, and on remote occasions the law, then deliver. You will have a long and successful career as a 1, 2, 4, or high 5 performance rating. Three years of 4s and counting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If Cote and the business unit executive leadership could see what I see. The energy, costs, and time invested to tailor the message to top management to hide, mislead, or conceal often dwarfs the efforts and contributions to solve problems and create shareholder and customer value. Mr. CEO, SBU Presidents, your message and leadership are being neutered.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great GM oppty

    Former Employee - VP-GM  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - VP-GM in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Honeywell full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Had the opportunity to run an acquisition, was very autonomous.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, they moved to a more matrix structure, and the GM role went away.

  10.  

    Fast paced environment for those who love constant change

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Director in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Not a slow old school company with lots of layers of management, Honeywell is a progressive company that is constantly changing to drive improvements, growth and the bottom line. There are no shortage for opportunities to get involved in some cutting edge initiatives.

    Cons

    Can be overly cost conscious which sometimes drives the wrong decisions for the long run, years of no external hiring has created an aging workforce with a lack of outside thinking, ideas and innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your high cost region employees feel more valued and less like a dispensable commodity. Fix your facilities, years of budget cuts and neglect has taken a toll on facilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work, But Share the Wealth Mr. Cote

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer III  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer III in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great Place to Work.
    - Interesting work
    - Always improving
    - Great Confidence the company will be making money for a long time.
    - Very diverse work force with almost no prejudices among workers.
    - Love be able to work with fellow employees in Malaysia one day, Phoenix the next and the Czech Republic the next.
    - Fantastic bosses going up at least 3 levels.
    - Honeywell Operating System and other core business process are well thought out and make the whole company more effective.

    Cons

    - NO Raises in 2013.
    - Average Raises less than 3% in 2014
    - CEO and top execs got HUGE Bonuses, Stock Options, Long Term Growth payouts in 2013 and even bigger increases in 2014.
    - Stock value was up around 40% in 2013.
    - Please share the wealth, it is not FAIR.
    - If you could not give us a raise in 2013, how about an extra $1000 in our HSA or 401k plans.
    - How about a $500 holiday bonus

    - Merit Pay increase nine block system is a joke! What a waste of my manager's and my time. The whole system is insulting.
    - Please read what Walter Deming says about these employee evaluation systems.
    - A 1 is great, 2 is really good, but a 3 is bad and a four is really good and 5 is average. Who came up with this? And I hear NO ONE can be ranked a 1, but managers are forced to have people ranked below 5 by HR.

    - HR is non-existence. Never have I heard from them. Any question you have is a vaguely answered by Hewitt, not a Honeywell employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the money! I am getting emails and calls two or three times a week for new jobs. I would love to stay with Honeywell, but getting less than a 3% raise once every two years is not cutting it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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