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Honeywell Reviews in South Bend, IN

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
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Pros
  • Good Work-Life Balance most of the time (sometimes it can get extremely hectic though) (in 155 reviews)

  • Great opportunity to learn new technologies if you are in the right project (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is tough in HR - many roles require hours well beyond a 40 hour work week (in 56 reviews)

  • Upper management has self interests which over ride over all consideration for company (in 47 reviews)

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  1.  

    very supporting casts

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN

    I worked at Honeywell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    love meeting the goals that Honeywell want from its employees as

    Cons

    every one should be receiving same pay scale in each group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn the jobs as well as employee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A great company abundant with opportunities–many unrealized.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Worker in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Production Worker in South Bend, IN

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

    Pros

    Honeywell Aerospace is a fascinating place to work with elaborate systems to facilitate its' global position. Its' products are highly valued and brought to the marketplace with a keen understanding of the political and economic climates in which they operate. Their strategies for global growth seem well balanced between conservative application of capital and leading edge innovation.

    Cons

    A highly compartmentalized culture which struggles to maintain the momentum and responsibilities necessary to achive the growth results expected from local sites (South Bend). Local sites are often starved of resources and capital as the profits are allocated to the global expansion of Honeywell International. Too much 'change for change's sake' without measureable results other than unrealized productivity and waste.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify, simplify, simplify.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Typical large Corporation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN

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

    Pros

    Stable company. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Frustrating, non-value added work. Honeywell seems to create its own problems. Communications are not very good. Vendors do not seem to be very developed or supportive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move away from "check the box" management style to actually trying to define problems and fix them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    impressive when hiring in, total disappointment after hired

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machinist in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Machinist in South Bend, IN

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

    Pros

    Overtime makes up for poor wage
    Still working through the recession

    .

    Cons

    Management has no commitment to there programs, ie. HOS.
    Upper management disconnected to what actually happens on shop floor.
    Extreme amount of management and supervisor turn over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire supervisors from within, or at least people that have worked in a factory previously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lot's of Opportunities. Some are Great, Some are true "Widow Makers."

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in South Bend, IN

    I worked at Honeywell full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lot's of highly qualified, intelligent co-workers. Some of the best leaders I've ever worked for. Great internal training opportunities allowing you to develop your skills. Freedom to apply for new roles internal to the organization almost anywhere in the world.

    Cons

    Large enough and beurocratic enough that some very poor managers can hide in the system if they play the politics correctly. Individuals can be put in positions with no chance for success and then held accountable when the rest of the organization doesn't go along.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve accountability at shop floor level before flushing out so many salaried employees working hard to make improvements. Not the case at all sites but absolutely the case at some of them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Learned alot, great people to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in South Bend, IN

    I worked at Honeywell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Learned so much, opportunity to move around a little if you play your cards right, good pay and used to be good benenfits for the area but not sure that is the case now. diverse workforce

    Cons

    overworked, stress, FAVORITISM, company cares only about profits and short term goals, line the CEO pockets, very COLD atmosphere as far as personal "stuff", declining benefits, short staffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remember you all put your pants on one leg at a time, no one is better than you, treat people with the same respect and dignity that you demand, invest, remember the long term, not short term goals, favoritism is rampant, reward loyalty and hard work & not necessarily long hours....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    HON Aero

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in South Bend, IN

    I worked at Honeywell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people and terrific learning experience

    Cons

    Matrix organization with remote management team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not bad, but common big business pitfalls

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer in South Bend, IN

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

    Pros

    Decent salary, low stress level, work tends to be on and off at the start and end of the day with little carry over. Once in, access to internal job postings.

    Cons

    Benefits shrinking rapidly. 401K used to be the best in the business and is now mediocre. Raises are cut this year due to a "bad economy" even though almost no other businesses are doing that and our stock is as high as its ever been. Standard GE review style where someone has to be at the bottom isn't great. Lots of big ideas and programs that don't end up going anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the new age MBAs. They're pushing everything to driving next quarter profits rather than investing in good products, employees, and the long term. If we could invest all of our cash for a year or two and make our customers happy we'd be on top of the industry again like we once were.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Community of Engineers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer I Product Design in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer I Product Design in South Bend, IN

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

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable staff with experience in almost every industry. Very relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic, leaving many needed projects left unfunded. Corporate is more interested in the short term profit rather than the long term savings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's OK to spend money on the company to better the product!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Constantly doing more with less....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in South Bend, IN

    I have been working at Honeywell

    Pros

    Pay and benefits, as well as on the job education.

    Cons

    Too few people and resources to do the job well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better

    Disapproves of CEO

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