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Honeywell Reviews in Redmond, WA

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a marathon not a sprint

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Honeywell is a great company for long term growth, establishing oneself in the industry, building a reputation, putting roots down. WIth time and years, one can plan on leveraging the reputation and relationships that have been established and have a successful career.

    Cons

    Short term upward mobility is tight. Benefits, perks and work life balance have been slipping last few years. Focus on yield and getting more productivity with fewer individuals is shifting work and life balance scales far toward the former.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on work life balance would make for loyal and happy employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Fortune 100 has a price

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    The pros depend on your manager. If you area Manager or above, you can do whatever you want and get away with it.

    Cons

    Don't expect to be rewarded for a job well done. If you work outside of a Mother Honeywell location, they don't pay much attention to your contributions. Even if you have a legitimate issue with someone in your chain of command, HR doesn't care. HR protects management, not employees. Leadership is missing. People are promoted based on who they know. Honeywell values cutting costs so they can pay dividends to major shareholders. Employee responses to internal feedback have dropped 3 years in a row--but nothing has been done to counteract this trend. Expect to work within 3 global time zones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organic growth doesn't come from being a slow follower of technology; spend more money on R&D.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay company. Too large of a company. Used to be a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Honeywell gives decent benefits for a large corporation. The company is a stable place to work long term. Global company and provides opportunity to move around the company easily. Work life balance is great. Most managers are good with flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Benefits are being reduced every year for the past 5 years. Honeywell is a technology company that prides in creating new technology. However, the technology it uses to build the new things are 20-30 years old, resulting in unnecessary burden on engineers. The company has become so large that it is now all about profit. Too many young and talented engineers have left in recent years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people that work for you and actually live up the "People" initiative always being mentioned. Provide them a good work place environment. Stop cutting benefits every year. All the best people will leave and the company will be left with people who are just waiting for retirement. This company is headed back to the days of 1990s and early 2000s.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Stable company but difficult to advance career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flight Data Specialist in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Flight Data Specialist in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Pay seems to be on par with the market. Good people to work with. Interesting projects.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance career. Business units seems to be "siloed." A couple of managers admitted to be that the best way to advance your career at Honeywell is to gain experience with another company then come back at a higher level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break down the silos. Encourage employee advancement and employee learning opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Getting progressively worse

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Provides a place to learn functional tasks

    Cons

    No internal advancement opportunities, spending freezes are the norm, as are hiring freezes. They do not seem interested in recruiting or attracting top talent. Benefits continue to get worse. A year ago I probably would have given a 3 star rating - next year I'll probably give a 1 star rating based on the direction we are headed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you say "Our People are what make us special", prove it! Provide opportunities for advancement, improve benefits, focus on the customer! Not Engineering metrics and goals! We/you are doing yourself in with all the internal red tape.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Where old engineers go to die

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Some projects were interesting.
    Some managers were good.

    Cons

    From a Software Engineering perspective, it was ANCIENT.
    Too much standardization between groups that had different functions (made it inefficient).
    Too much focus on process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Process is a good thing, but there is a fine line between enough and too much. When I was at Honeywell, it was definitely TOO MUCH. As engineers we spent more time adhering to process than getting actual work done.

    Too much standardization of tools was killing our efficiency as well. Just because a tool works well for one group, doesn't mean it's the best tool for every group throughout a 100,000+ employee company. There should be a bit more control to use what works at the group level.

    To managers: Understand what your employees do. If you don't really know/understand, listen to them. I had a manager who didn't know much about software development (he admitted as much). He then enforced ridiculous non-sensical goals on me for my annual goals and objectives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Software Engineering

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    A good engineering company with a lot of opportunities to learn. Leadership cares that engineers have interesting work when they can help it. The people are all very nice and easy to work with.

    Cons

    There are not many extra perks to the job but occasionally there will be events to make up for it, i.e. no free coffee. The people are nice, but they generally stick to themselves, not much social interaction outside of work.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Sometimes technically challenging work, but personally degrading treatment by corporate policies.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Fairly stable job security since 2005, at least in Aerospace engineering. $7,500 toward education assistance annually.

    Cons

    Honeywell policy shifts over the past ten years have continually eliminated the valuable benefits from working full time at a corporation. Medical coverage cost me $14,500 last year. 401K matching was reduced to 50%. Tea/coffee was eliminated because "it cost the company $60K per year". Can no longer use the mail room to mail personal packages domestically. Ridiculous scrutiny of purchases--I had to purchase my own $45 head set for teleconferences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When assessing benefits/practices/methods/processes at all sites in order to standardize "one Honeywell", do not choose the lowest common denominator and make it the norm. Show employees you care about them by actually putting there interests first, not just giving lip service. The value of the corporation is not measured on Wall Street, much of it is intangible and cannot be measured by your cost cutting metrics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Lots of overtime

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    You can work a lot of Overtime, to makeup for how much you get paid an hour.

    Cons

    Not enough skilled workers , work there anymore , and real hard to keep up with the revolving door of applicants, You train them and then they leave to go to Boeing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to pay better to keep employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not an employee friendly culture.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Great people with a lot of talent.

    Cons

    Employees work very hard but seldom recognized for their efforts. Work life balance does not exist in most areas. Too much emphasis on short term gains rather than long term solutions. Career advancement opportunities only exist in certain regions (Phoenix / New Jersey).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your workers. Need to get away from short term metrics that will hurt in the long run. Need to work on employee benefits...no longer in line with similar companies. You're losing great talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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