Honeywell Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
1,766 Reviews
3.2
1,766 Reviews
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Honeywell Chairman and CEO David M. Cote
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Work-Life Balance most of the time (sometimes it can get extremely hectic though) (in 147 reviews)

  • Work environment is not very stressful and mostly you can choose your own projects (in 79 reviews)


Cons
  • Very poor work / life balance, 70 hour weeks the norm lately (in 50 reviews)

  • Upper management has self interests which over ride over all consideration for company (in 46 reviews)

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  1.  

    Horrible Place to Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Honeywell

    Pros

    Brand Name, some good people, good salary

    Cons

    No work and managers are bossy.. Horrible work culture and people policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change management and bring some good managers who care abut employees

  2.  

    Wolf in sheep's clothing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Transition

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honeywell

    Pros

    Quiet, Remodeled, great Office manager
    Coworkers seem nice

    Cons

    Zero communication, poor moral, no direct answers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start managing

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't expect raises when you work for Honeywell because it will be used to pay for your health care premiums.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician II in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician II in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Safe place to work but is has nothing to do with the welfare of the employee and everything with saving money.
    Co-workers make it a great place to work.

    Cons

    We technically have not had a raise in several years because when we do get a raise it is a mere 1-2.5% which sounds okay until you take into the fact Honeywell charges that much and more when it increases our premiums for our health care, Honeywell claims it is self-insured but yet is one of the worst for benefits. Local call center have better. We had a co-worker pass way recently because he was tired of giving up his pay-check to pay for his prescriptions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your cheapness in healthcare is a liability for your employees along with your disdain for experienced employees and their accrued vacation makes you an embarrassment to the rest of the fortune 500 companies. Ditch cote. If GE tries a hostile take over again we will agree to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Chaotic, unstructured and poorly managed. Never sure where you stand as an individual.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Honeywell

    Pros

    Large company with a wide variety of products. Employees on the shop floor are very kind and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Office culture is petty and unprofessional. As with many large industries, egos are big and regardless of superior performance it is difficult to gain traction and determine where you stand. The company hires contractors, trains them, uses them and then dismisses them without cause or reason and without warning, regardless if they are still under contract. Overall, it is not the best company to get involved with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    The worst place I have ever worked.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Torrance, CA

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

    Pros

    Fortune 500 company. There is good diversity in the products that Honeywell provides. Honeywell has the potential to be a great company.

    Cons

    It is a very toxic environment. People curse each other out. There are no opportunities for advancement. No standard process in place. Very frustrating work environment. The company doesn't take care of their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop watering down the healthcare coverage when you're making over $40B/year! Work of improving the culture of the company. Work on creating standard processes and clear roles and responsibilities. Take care of your employees and they will take care of you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Former Employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Olathe, KS

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

    Pros

    Pros for working in this company are depleting every year. Sad to say that this is not the Honeywell I used to love to work for.

    Cons

    Systematically takes benefits away from employees in an effort to improve profit margins. This is especially true when organic sale prognosis is flat. Took 401K 100% away and refuses to bring it back stating terrible market conditions. Honeywell is self-insured and as such hides from State Laws. One example of this is refusal to help children of employees that have been diagnosed for Autism Spectrum Disorder. There are many other examples. Honeywell is quick to promote their volunteering efforts, for children affected by Autism, but it fails to mention that it will not help employees who have children diagnosed with this disorder.

    CEO is basically a clown recognized by Wall Street for cutting cost on employees backs so that his Wall Street buddies are happy. This guy is so out of date that he is still using 9 box model, for employee evaluation, which was invented by his mentor Jack Walsh (another proven clown). There is much more, I could write a book about ridiculous bureaucracy present in this company. Take my advice and look for somebody else to work for, after all your job will soon be exported to India, China and other emerging markets because that’s where Honeywell customers are, Yeah right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, you have no control over concerns I have expressed. CEO and Corporate Leadership is a lost cause.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Terrible benefits and compensation. Poor management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shop Worker in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Shop Worker in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Laid back work environment.

    Cons

    Poor pay. Do not care about their employees. They will spend millions of dollars on random equiptment that doesn't work but they don't have enough money to get the average employee a raise. Very shady people in the shop who you have to look out for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of the people who make all of your money for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    AWFUL PLACE TO WORK!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Scheduler in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Production Scheduler in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good Money. Good benefits. Stable Job.

    Cons

    The People and the culture. lots of older professions who dont care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop talking about how much you dont want to be at work!

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

    Honeywell Tempe

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Cost Account in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Principal Cost Account in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Honeywell as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I have no pros on this Company

    Cons

    The managers try to manage other departments they have nothing to do with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do your job

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