Honeywell Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
1,733 Reviews
3.2
1,733 Reviews
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Honeywell Chairman and CEO David M. Cote
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658 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Work-Life Balance most of the time (sometimes it can get extremely hectic though) (in 141 reviews)

  • Work environment is not very stressful and mostly you can choose your own projects (in 78 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours - Hard to get a decent work-life balance (in 49 reviews)

  • Upper management has self interests which over ride over all consideration for company (in 44 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Getting progressively worse

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

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

    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
  2.  

    Great Company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honeywell for more than 8 years

    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
  3.  

    Good Middle Management, Leadership Out of Touch

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    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager

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

    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
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    Honeywell Aerospace

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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

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Smart company

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    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst  in  Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Golden Valley, MN

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

    Pros

    I had a great manager who cared about my professional development and measured my success based on clear goals. I was able to learn a lot about the company and interact with many different functions.

    Cons

    A lot of employees are chronically unhappy and crabby! If you don't have a good manager it could be unbearable. It can be hard to find the right people to work with in such a large, matrixed organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  9. 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

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

    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
  10.  

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Things have changed over the last 10 years but it is still a good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honeywell

    Pros

    Many terrific people who work very hard at their jobs.
    A good place to be challenged on several levels.
    You are given the opportunity to grow as your experience level grows.

    Cons

    Some business groups within the org. are too concerned about having a body that lives local to HQ and has an MBA versus actually hiring the right person for the position. Now those groups are at a point where product management and engineering have no experience/knowledge of our business and build products they want versus what the market requires.
    Too many processes, example - to roll out NPI generally takes 2 years (and that is using the Agile engineering process).
    Benefits continue to slip. Over the past 10 years we have gone from a company that took care of its employees to a culture of cut costs and increase margins so we can boost the stock price so our CEO and Co-Chairmen can make 200x the average employee salary. There is a balance point that needs to achieved.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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