Honeywell Reviews in South Bend, IN

Updated July 12, 2014
Updated July 12, 2014
1,733 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 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.  

    very supporting casts

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN

    I worked at Honeywell full-time for 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.  

    Typical large Corporation

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    • 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 for 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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    impressive when hiring in, total disappointment after hired

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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 for 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager  in  South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in South Bend, IN

    I worked at Honeywell full-time for 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
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Learned alot, great people to work with

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    • 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 for 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
  7.  

    HON Aero

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    • 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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people and terrific learning experience

    Cons

    Matrix organization with remote management team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not bad, but common big business pitfalls

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer in South Bend, IN

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time for 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Community of Engineers

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Constantly doing more with less....

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Acompany that does not care about employees or your family

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    Current Employee - Production  in  South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Production in South Bend, IN

    I have been working at Honeywell

    Pros

    the people i worked with was the best part!!!! and the only part!!!!!

    Cons

    Management could care less about you or your family...good people on the floor,terrible managers and everyone on the floor knows dave cote hates the union and wants it out..He would like to pay employees 9-10 dollars an hour and rape them on thier insurance, metropalias plant confims this statement.. the division itself sell over 300 million in sales and the pay is only 16 dollars and they shove down your throat about how you should be thankful for your job..Don't have a death in the immediate family either,cheap company could'nt even send a card or flowers...the employees thier know more than mangement proven fact,if not for the employees the division would crumble...management is trained to hate the union point blank....i will only miss the people on the floor.....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PULL YOUR HEAD OUT O F DAVE COTE _ _ _ and treat people like humans, Cause when the time comes and it is your job being taken away you'll realize how cold this company is, the employees thier are running that company as far as knowing the product and how to make it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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