Honeywell Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
1,767 Reviews
3.2
1,767 Reviews
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Honeywell Chairman and CEO David M. Cote
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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 51 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a big company

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

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

    Pros

    Flex time, decent salary, good retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of layers to getting things done. No stateside employment growth. Good people are leaving. Much more interest in making profit by cuts than by innovation and growth. Absolutely horrible health insurance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that when good people leave, they take their experience and skills with them, and many of them are rarely overlapped due to how lean this place runs. The time to act to keep your employees is BEFORE they start looking and get another offer, because once that happens it's too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Unfair hiring practices

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Haz Mat Handler Shipboard in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Haz Mat Handler Shipboard in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Great pay for the area in which I live, great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Ended a contract ( 1 Year) while 10,000 miles away living on a ship in the middle of no where only to apply for the same job on shore to be told I did not have the training to be employed again. This is and still is a shock to me for I even received accolades in the form of a Letter of Achievement from their customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the shady hiring practices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A place to learn how to lead...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A lot of tools and training for management and leadership if you actively manage your career. High work-life flexibility that leverages technology to allow telecommuting.

    Cons

    Self-insurance of benefits package drives a sub-par health plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please realize that the engineering field is hot and that you are competing with a lot of really good companies for talent. Also, pay attention to actual cost comparisons when you look at talent in Developed versus Emerging regions. Sometimes the effort to offshore defeats the purpose of cost reduction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Watching their bottom line too cloely

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

    I worked at Honeywell as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting, cutting-edge technology integration. Benefits to Direct employees were most generous.

    Cons

    I worked for this company as both a Direct and Contract employee. In both cases, I was laid off in a mass downsizing. There was no effort on their part to find an adequate reassignment, although I was an established, recogized producer. As a contractor, I was told I could only continue on in my position if I accepted a 15% pay cut. I accepted the cut but was still laid off without warning 4 months later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with outside resource hiring agencies to assure that Contractor benefits match Direct employee benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Management heavy company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Supportive work environment and .family friendly.

    Cons

    Benefits are less competitive than similar companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review medical benfits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Treated as a number and nothing more

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    Unorganized, difficult environment for anyone with strong professional standards.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Management understands that life comes first and doesn't discourage legitimate time off. The dress code is casual and it is easy to put together appropriate options on a small budget.

    Cons

    This is a contract position and needs to be judged accordingly.
    Do not think that the position will ever change from contract to permanent - it will not. Temporary contracts simply get continuously extended. There are no benefits and will not be.

    The office culture is chaotic at the best of times. Miscommunication is the norm and standards and professionalism are low. There are no clearly defined responsibilities and therefore it is hard to meet production expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up a better, more consistent, training program. Provide clearer expectations and more defined goals. Consider dividing teams into phones and processing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Large company plagued with policies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering and Technology in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Engineering and Technology in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at Honeywell as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    For an intern, the pay is fairly good.

    Cons

    Everything else, the leadership does not care about people, vast outsourcing so save a couple dollars. The company only cares about the bottom dollar and all of the engineers know it, and are fed up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times, innovation and creative thinking are destroyed in favor of maintaining policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Senior Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honeywell

    Pros

    Its good to work here

    Cons

    too much work here in

  11.  

    Not a bad spot to finish a career or start one

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Materials Planner in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Materials Planner in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Great compensation. Very flexible on working with the balance between work and home life. Job security is there.

    Cons

    Union Environment really slows down the potential for great quality and production. Good'ol boy system. Often refer to the good ol days and still trying to live them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach. If you want to use tools to see where your company is lacking, actually use them. Dont just try to appease the cooperate big wigs with a color code system. Get rid of the union. Quit draining money on a 3rd party entity that is nothing more than a financial drain

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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