Honeywell Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
1,762 Reviews
3.2
1,762 Reviews
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Honeywell Chairman and CEO David M. Cote
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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall, this is a great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Technical Dispatch in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Technical Dispatch in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The partner discounts that Honeywell offers are phenomenal. Also, there's plenty of business sectors that offer lateral as well as upward growth.

    Cons

    This particular office was the biggest challenge. The culture at the Atlanta HBS office was TERRIBLE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The staff is a reflection of management's best and worst qualities. Management should not perpetuate or encourage negative culture in the sense of co-worker relations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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 (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
  3.  

    Fair, strong and diversified

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Director in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Honeywell full-time (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
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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.

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    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.  

    Transition

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    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

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    The worst place I have ever worked.

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    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.  

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

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    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    VERY FAST paced place to work, only want fresh new college blood and tend to boot out all others

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Golden Valley, MN
    Current Employee - Accountant in Golden Valley, MN

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

    Pros

    VERY FAST paced place to work, much variety and many many challenges, due to too obsession for acquisitions.

    Cons

    Too much departmental restructuring and outsourcing causing internal severe challenges. due to too obsession for acquisitions, overwhelming employees and systems. I appears due to all the layoffs they only want fresh new college blood and tend to boot out all experienced older ones to give their job offers to college interns. They Do not give bonuses to under mgmt levels and give far to low yearly wage merits no matter how hard you work for it. Top management get greatest pay and all of the incentives contrast to lower workers whether college degree or not, are given peanuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much departmental restructuring and outsourcing causing internal severe challenges. due to too obsession for acquisitions, overwhelming employees and systems. I appears due to all the layoffs they only want fresh new college blood and tend to boot out all experienced older ones to give their job offers to college interns. They Do not give bonuses to under mgmt levels and give far to low yearly wage merits no matter how hard you work for it. Top management get greatest pay and all of the incentives contrast to lower workers whether college degree or not, are given peanuts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Terrible benefits and compensation. Poor management.

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    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
  11.  

    Former Employee

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    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

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