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Honeywell Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
1,673 Reviews

3.2
1,673 Reviews
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Honeywell Chairman and CEO David M. Cote
David M. Cote
614 Ratings

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Finance director

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager  in  New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in New Haven, CT

    Pros

    Great culture, training ground, offer lots of opportunity for career growth

    Cons

    Very concerned with the bottom line at the expense of employees. very quick to cut employees for the good of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large corporations aren't always what they are cracked up to be.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Salary and benefits seem fair for office personnel.

    Cons

    In the name of running "lean" you are expected to do the work of 3 or 4 people. Work to life balance is not good. They also change employee schedules at the drop of a hat, without any consideration for the employee. Health insurance deductibles are ridiculous for a company that size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe consider adopting some of the core values of the old company. If you would just take care of your employees, they will take care of you. You are so focused on profit, that nothing or nobody else matters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Managers, learning opportunities, and work life balance

    Cons

    Compensation and Benefits, You could have a lot of travel depending on your position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You get more when you care about your employees than when you keep taking away

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Getting progressively worse

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA

    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
  6.  

    Good Middle Management, Leadership Out of Touch

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    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, relatively stable workforce. Good team spirit below upper management levels.

    Cons

    Mediocre benefits, especially healthcare. Leadership often not held accountable and most are very, very directive in style and "old school," leading to unfair treatment of middle managers. Actively raises funds for their Political Action Committee through work emails.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know what values are alive in your team, several levels down. Make direct contact with them and watch for resulting behaviors and business results. Hold them and yourself accountable to pull the most and best out of each team member. Be bold and not afraid of forward-thinking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Honeywell Aerospace

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company makes great effort to avoid layoffs in economic downturns. The Aerospace business has a good reputation for its technology, but not for its cost or quality.

    Cons

    Like many big companies, headcount targets flow down from the top. To avoid layoffs, people are not replaced when they leave from attrition. This leaves only people without the necessary skill sets to fill the gaps. The trend is not sustainable long-term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge skill gaps and single-point failures before Honeywell loses its reputation for technology as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Reverse Discrimination Lives

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interesting projects, mostly good people. Most assignments are not particularly difficult. Wide range of industries keeps company stable during market fluctuations.

    Cons

    If you are an over-40, white male, don't even bother to apply. Reverse discrimination lives on. Women will be promoted regardless of experience and skill. Some are very talented, but others are promoted in the quest for "equality".

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good back office support and excellent engineering support. Honeywell has also created a tremendous operating procedure. There is a procedure for nearly every operation.

    Cons

    Unfortunately Honeywell is a very conservative company and it shows in its leadership. While there is significant discussion on diversity, my experience was the organization had little to no diversity. If you were not a white, heterosexual, male with conservative beliefs, you did not fit into the organizational culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spin off or shut down Building Solutions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    It's a big corporation which brings with it both pro's and cons.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Large, stable company with lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Large corporation with competing metrics, at times the logical/right thing to do it thrown out the window because some Exec wants a bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lot of good talent working hard for you, they might not be your favorite friends so lift your head up and recognize the hardworking folks that make you look good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Honeywell is a great place to learn.

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    Former Employee - Engineer I Production  in  Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Engineer I Production in Tucson, AZ

    Pros

    Honeywell helped me to develop professionally and academically.

    Cons

    No Comment at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No Comment at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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