Honeywell

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Honeywell Reviews in Phoenix, AZ

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
1,856 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Work-Life Balance most of the time (sometimes it can get extremely hectic though) (in 155 reviews)

  • Great opportunity to learn new technologies if you are in the right project (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is tough in HR - many roles require hours well beyond a 40 hour work week (in 56 reviews)

  • Upper management has self interests which over ride over all consideration for company (in 47 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great experience working at Honeywell. Loved the people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contracts Administrator in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Contracts Administrator in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for... made lots of great friends, great benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Overworked at times and some employees are overloaded while others are not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think more about the people under you they are overworked

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Flexible career options, challenging demographic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Glendale, AZ

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

    Pros

    The company encourages promotion through taking on new roles, whether that's switching from engineering to a business role or finance to a sourcing role, once you're hired in Honeywell, you can construct your career as you like. Promotions and new opportunities are generally secured through networking.

    Cons

    I definitely experienced some sexism, given the demographic of the company is largely baby-boomer white males. There is a large generational gap as well, which can be positive for ambitious young employees looking to climb into middle management, but is difficult when often times your manager is struggling to understand what drives your generation. Benefits such as money towards grad school and 401K match only reseeded while I was employed at Honeywell. Work/life balance is not a top priority, especially as you move up the ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower young people by giving them significant projects in addition to their jobs that can help them spread their wings and feel meaningful in the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Satisfied

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to work remotely
    Good holiday time off, vacation, PTO and STD benefits
    Some managers encourage individual growth

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be challenging. Health care is way too expensive and what you get is not worth it. Many inconsistencies between organizations and leaders. Raises are laughable if they even happen. There is no cost of living raises any more. Leadership is more interested in the bottom line rather than the people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to focusing on your employees. Happier workers make for productive workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    This company outsources important customer facing jobs to save a dime

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Customer Support Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Honeywell

    Pros

    Working hours are good and no mandatory overtime is required

    Cons

    Several Convoluted Processes that are broken

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro-managing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Rotational Program

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

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You will get to figure out what you want to do as a career by rotating through 3 different functional engineering roles, meet people your age in the program who have succeeded and moved up through the company to managerial roles, and live in a great city of young professionals excelling in life. It's a good salary (I've heard higher elsewhere in full time, non-rotational roles), but it comes with a great bonus that other companies do not offer, as well as an incredible relocation package. Typically known as the "fast-track" employees who move up quickly. Company events, food truck Friday, Dave & Busters events, Employee appreciation lunches.

    Cons

    Unsure of where you will end up at the end of your rotation. There is typically an age gap between you and the group in your department (15-20 year gap). Health Insurance just was raised 5-8%, they lowered their contribution, got rid of vision care, and charges $1000 if you test positive for nicotine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Could be better...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good pay and challenging work...the brands are exceptional and strategic acquisitions always seem to be winners and enhance the bottom line.

    Cons

    Benefits are becoming a bad joke and there is no such thing as work life balance. Upper management in IT has become the mutual admiration society (they all love each other but not the actual workers).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They completely fear making a decision...time to put the big boy pants on (ladies too) and make a decision and live with the results good or bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Chaos in motion

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Director in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    The company is changing so much you can literally take a new job every 18 months and thus in your career have about 10 different jobs and never really be accountable to any of them. The company has so many irons in the fire, you will never be bored. With all the plates it has in the air, it will keep you hoping more than a one legged man in a butt kicking contest. You only have to look out for the next 3-5y years, no one will hold you accountable for anything that may fall apart 15-20 years out like most companies.

    Cons

    The fact that they have so much going on they can’t focus on anything in particular. They have lost their focus on core competency, they claim core in areas they want to be in, not what they are any good at. Software is a mess. No real experts, and their Software platforms are made of spaghetti code. Held together with linguini tape. If one piece unravels, you never know what else might fail. There is no continuity at any level, even engineering managers move around into areas that are not in their core competency. Everyone moves jobs so often that in some cases the person with the most seniority on any given project might be 18 months. One way to keep the pressure on is by use of a thing called Honeywell Performance Development (HPD), and it is so subjective to the point that if you try to point out problems or issues, it will be negatively reflected in your yearly HPD. This is a Japanese concept that goes against the very nature of American freedoms. If you are on a bonus plan, goals are set so aggressively that rarely does anyone make they true bonus potential, because if you meet all your goals for the year, you may get 50% of your bonus. The bonus plan is set so that the only way to get 100% of your yearly bonus, you have to achieve 150-200% or your goals and other groups need to hit their goals too, so even if you exceed your goals, you may get docked because the rest of the groups did not hit theirs. Also, you are not allowed to carry any vacation over to the next year. So if you work hard all year to meet your goals, you may lose some if not all your vacation. But, if you take your vacation, and are in a critical role such as a program manager, you may get it negatively reflected in your HPD that you were not dedicated and thus did not meet your program goals, all for something that happened because you were on vacation and did not want the to lose a benefit you earned. You have not resources so many critical programs are not staffed effectively because Honeywell has an artificial census freeze. So even if a customer pays for a full time body, it is bot necessarily going to be on the program. Engineering is the worst. They will not hire and try to make engineers work 150% so they can avoid hiring more heads in the USA, and the program suffers, but because of all the chaos there are literally hundreds of people hired from outside the USA to mange programs, processes, product and inventory but because of the lack of experience and turnover rates, it is literal chaos. The recent Infosys transition is the perfect example. It will take Honeywell years to get back the service level they had before the transition (which was terrible hence the constant increase in bodies to try to fix it and thus someones reason for trying to outsource). It is a use it or lose it policy each year. Not disclosed when you hire on. They are not concerned about being viable 10-20 years from now, just near term and that looses sight of where the customers visions are taking them. They make predictions based on schemes and customer wins vs. real tangible opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like people, like they matter and know what they are talking about. Be honest, hire the resources the people say they need and build the business by building viable teams that can execute. Promote people that have proven success in their fields, not ones that are politically motivated and have learned to schmooze away results of RED programs. Promote people who can actually inspire and make a difference. Give bonuses for achieving documented goals, and if the goal to get 100% of your bonus is achieving 150% of your goals and also dependent on other businesses to achieve their goals, then don't make it part of a persons personal goals and make that clear and put it in writing. Change the bonus program to clearly say you get a 5% bonus every year for hitting your documented goals and can earn an additional 5-10% if you exceed your goals and everyone else hits theirs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Treated as a number and nothing more

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Performance Contract Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Performance Contract Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Honeywell full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    decent benefits, minimal oversight, good colleagues

    Cons

    limited opportunity to stand out and the job offer was made as they were already thinking of making job cuts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Have been employee since Allied Signal and have seen many changes.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior PP&C Analyst in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior PP&C Analyst in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Personal growth is there if you push hard enough, promotions vary by department, benefits were once very good.

    Cons

    Lack of loyalty. Benefits have declined over the years but upper management gets rewarded bonuses for work that someone else is doing. Credit is not given where it need to be leaving low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You people are your assets not your product. Once this is realized morale will change as long as environment changes with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work. Solid compensation and great benefits. Great people.

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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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Comepensation was great, benefits were great, colleagues were super-friendly. Enjoyed working there.

    Cons

    Top management cut salaries during the recession, but they did not take pay-cut themselves, so that was a bit disappointing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent, inclusive, and agile. Your management style (top-down) is getting too old school.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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