Honeywell Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
1,706 Reviews
3.2
1,706 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Having 14 years of experience across different global sites of honeywell and having experience of individual contributor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company with pro employee policies. good benefits, good technology to work with and also exciting products to work on, wide portfolio

    Cons

    Recent expectation from the employee to work over time without additional pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fair, strong and diversified

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Director in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    The company has strong positions in many profitable industries. This provides for steady overall financial performance and many different functions and industries to work.

    Cons

    Large conglomerate with the expected bureaucracy and difficulties in keeping all parts of the company collaborative and working together.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Honeywell Aerospace; a great place despite the hot Phoenix summers.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Honeywell as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, Great people to work with, Flexible hours. Good opportunity to increase responsibility. Great support staff.

    Cons

    Contractors can only stay for a max of 24 months prior to being let go due to current rules. Parking is problematic as well as contractors and employees alike must park where ever they can, sometimes 1/4 mile away from the building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the parking concern. Folks are forced to park in different places just about every day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Senior Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer  in  Des Plaines, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Des Plaines, IL

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

    Pros

    The opportunities to advance your professional knowledge are endless.
    Contingent on your manager, you will soon become respected in your field.

    Cons

    Almost all ways to advance are contingent on your manager.
    Pay and benefits are mediocre, with benefits especially, being meager for such a large corporation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make career advancement paths more transparent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    all things are good yar

    Cons

    nothing is bad yar best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Stuck in the past

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    Former Employee - Center of Excellence Manager for EVMS  in  Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Center of Excellence Manager for EVMS in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Honeywell full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits for older employees and upper management.

    Cons

    Upper management has self interests which over ride over all consideration for company. President requested all employees not directly billable to take a 10% reduction in salary to save $30M in salaries while accepting a $32M bonus for his efforts. Benefits are tailored for older employees and reduced for newer employees. Management is creating an environment that is aging and not conducive to new highly desirable employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the entire company when making major decisions. Your employees are the future of Honeywell while you are focusing on your individual futures vs. the greater good of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Frustrating, Senior Management supports good ol' boys over progress an innovation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Liked the work they had and loved the people in the trenhes I worked with

    Cons

    Corporate does not treat all divisions the same. Locations can be very loyal to those that say what they want to hear not listen to the reality. Strong personalities can be negatively singled out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop listening to the upper tier managers and start listening to the lowest levels. They will tell you the truth and show you what is wrong at the most basic level. Upper levels of management are hiding the truth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good stepping stone for a real Engineering job in the future

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer I  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer I in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Variable Hours - Can usually set your own schedule. Early, late, normal, etc.
    No Dress Code - wear what you want (with exception)
    Very Little Micromanagement - freedom to tackle work how you do it best

    Cons

    Tribal Knowledge - Nothing is written down; everything is taught (or not) by someone with experience on the project. Things are the way they are "just because" without hope for change or improvement
    No Engineering - Hired as an engineer, have not performed any engineering
    No Recognition - Working overtime becomes the norm, not the exception. No overtime pay
    No Raises or Promotions - Frequent cutbacks to benefits while Honeywell brags about how much profit they make. No raises for 2 years with taxes increasing means take-home pay has gone down
    Disorganization - no training, no mentorship, trial by fire

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop bottlenecking - Large group of people in my department with a small group of them that are overworked while many are looking for tasks. Those with the knowledge are always in meetings and too busy to show other people how things work.
    Organize - Nothing is intuitive and almost everything is Tribal Knowledge. This kind of environment does not bode well for change and improvement. The mandatory training is largely useless while the things that need training have none
    Recognize Work - If people go above and beyond, that isn't their norm, it is an exception.
    Share the Wealth - Don't complain about how little of a bonus you get this year when nobody is awarded a raise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    3 of the 4 Business Groups are respectable, stay away from ACS Business Group!!

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    There are good people in the organization but maybe not for long as Sr. Leadership seems bent on chasing them away. Pay is good but you sell your soul for it in ACS. Aerospace and PMT are the better SBGs to align with, will be running from ACS to one of those SBGs as soon as possible.

    Cons

    Sr. Leadership does not want to hear bad news or poor project status updates, resulting in unrealistic expectations, timelines and objectives. Very poor work / life balance, 70 hour weeks the norm lately. Integrity and ethics are not valued by Sr. Leadership. Very political environment with too many ineffective Leaders taking credit for other's work and ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Accept the bad news with the good and stop trying to hide it with "Stretch Goals" to satisfy Corporate.
    2. Realize that Lean (HOS) is a culture that takes time to develop and does not equate to immediate elimination of resources.
    3. Morristown should take a hard look at ACS leadership, especially Safety SBU, they are on a course to implode and impact the rest of HON.
    4. Practice what you preach - People ARE your most valuable asset, stop riding them until they drop, or leave, and have Sr. Leadership adhere to and practice HON's 12 core Behaviors.
    5. Outsource your HR, they are terrible.

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

    MANAGER

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Honeywell

    Pros

    A good engineering company. people are all very nice.

    Cons

    salary is not very attractive.

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