Honeywell Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
1,717 Reviews
3.2
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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.  

    The Honeywell experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Honeywell for more than 10 years

    Pros

    HON is a extremely large company, and that can provide a lot of opportunities, and benefits for those that work there and for those that can navigate the culture.

    Cons

    Given that it is such a large company, it's easy to get lost in the machinery. Sometimes hard to find out who is responsible for performing a certain task (i.e. many departments are not co-located and have peers located across the globe so meetings often occur on-line over the web and your laptop. Those who need a close personal relationship w/ peers, may find it difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring the manufacturing and jobs back to the US.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great first experience in the government sector.

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    Former Employee - VTO A  in  Greenbelt, MD
    Former Employee - VTO A in Greenbelt, MD

    I worked at Honeywell full-time

    Pros

    The benefits they provided me where great, although the medical could have been cheaper. But overall the experience was a good one.

    Cons

    The office politics nonsense is enough to make anyone quit if it weren't for the pay. Again the medical benefits could've been a lot cheaper if they went with another insurance company, but seeing as they own the one we had, they could have made it cheaper.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Honeywell

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Company has good management and business systems to support activities.

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic; size of organization sometime sacrifices efficiency in communication. Benefits on decline; have heard several prospective job candidates turn down offers due to poor benefits or relocation packages. Company has become too shareholder focused.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Honeywell

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    Former Employee - Plant Manager  in  Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Plant Manager in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Honeywell full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Honeywell provides a great training ground to pick up specialized and broad skills. Many growth opportunities as a new graduate student. When it is time to move on, there are many employers who will be very glad to give you the promotions and monies to hire you.

    Cons

    Honeywell has a lot of high performers. The lower 2/3 of the positions turn over, especially as they approach that upper 1/3. The funnel gets very small as you go up and chances to be promoted also reduce dramatically. Honeywell is not the best paying company and after 5 to 10 years, the retirement plan does not grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The business model is the business model.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Honeywell International

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    Former Employee - Process Machine Operations Specialist  in  Clover, SC
    Former Employee - Process Machine Operations Specialist in Clover, SC

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

    Pros

    - Excellent pay.
    - Opportunity for advancement.
    - Job(s) worked are relatively easy & stress free.
    - Easy to obtain certifications and training that will useful in the future.

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours can be long. Were times I was asked to work 12's five days in a row.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fair company, values hard work and rewords accordingly. Recommended!

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, good people. Recommended!

    Cons

    Like all big companies, some things may have processes or polices that don't make the most sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to rewarding workers and valuing them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    AWFUL PLACE TO WORK!

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    Former Employee - Production Scheduler  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Production Scheduler in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Honeywell full-time for more than a 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
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    Honeywell Tempe

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    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 for less than a 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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    Chaos

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time

    Pros

    They pay extremley well, and why not, they mark up product like snake oil sale smen

    Cons

    Pure chaos in motion. They do not knwo how to be efficient. Picture a company from above, looking down and zoomin gin, you see a LARGE company, with lots of action, but as you zoom in closer you see it is like looking at an ant hill. Yesit is LARGE, and it has MANY workers, but it also looks like pure chaos, only in this case the queen is somewhere else and the frantic action is because people do not have a streamline process that works. Senior management, and imena the president, works issues daily, that he has hired others to manage, notrust and somuch micro managing that no one knows how to think on thoer own anymore. Sad and chaotic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you hire people let them do their job, stop micro managing and looking for quick fixes, and shoot for the permanent fixes and the only way to do that is to listen to your employees and stop thinking you have all the answers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Career Development is non- existent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and some really great individuals.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for promotions if working in the sites, zero on-boarding & training. Honeywell puts all their faith in having standard work for their process' which are anything but standardized. On-going training is disorganized and poorly run. There is no clear direction on priorities. HOS (Honeywell Operating System) methodology takes a huge amount of time to manage, with little reward. Management does not understand how to develop their talent or recognize individual strengths. No accountability for individuals who are not up to par.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pulling your strongest employees to bail out problems and staffing issues is not development. Learn to recognize and develop your people - reward those who are your key players and hold those who are not doing their jobs accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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