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"Good development experience/resume builder, not for the long haul"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Honeywell (specifically FM&T in Kansas City, MO) has been a great development opportunity. Due to high turnover, they generally give early career engineers more responsibilities than industry average. After a few years as a solid performer you should have some pretty good experience for the resume.

Corporate Honeywell brings both positives and negatives to the table, with an end result of a neutral. Functionally, it's a great company with a strong stock. However, the employee policies are generally pretty terrible and the benefits are average.

Cons

There is basically no long term option. At best, as a top 20% performer, you can grow your career like the average employee outside. If you are in the middle 70%, you can basically forget getting raises higher than inflation. As a government contractor, they are constantly compressing salaries to be competitive for renewing the contract. The bottom 10% get reviewed yearly and put on a plan with which 50% are let go. I've been told the general breakdown is consistent across Honeywell (and other companies like GE), but our raises are significantly lower.

Advice to Management

Get rid of stinkers in your 1st/2nd level management faster. There are people who have been in 1st and 2nd level positions for years that have not developed their groups at all. Generally, upper level management at this facility is excellent.

Other Employee Reviews for Honeywell

  1. "Honeywell was a great company to work for and has highly talented staff in the procurement function."

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    Former Employee - Initiative Leader in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Initiative Leader in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Honeywell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are plenty of career advancement opportunities within Corporate or the four other business groups. There are also opportunities to work anywhere in the world due to large manafacturing base. Compensation and benefits are competetive.

    Cons

    The main challenge working in Corporate is to get buy-in and participation by the four business groups for enterprise initiatives.


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    "A company of creating proprietary processes that are useless in industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is nice to have a job to put food on the table, but search for another job quickly before your skills are obsolete.

    Cons

    All processes are copied existing standards that are regurgitated in a more verbose style. Training on the original standards such as DO-178B would be much better than creating internal standards that map to the original. Internal training is very poor. Working here is a good springboard to find another job, but find another job quickly before the skills are obsolete. This organization does not understand that 3rd party certification and training is much better than their internal training. Also this company suffers from a high degree of nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Send all employees to outside experts for training. Do not waste resources on internal training. It is tainted and the internal trainers are not qualified.

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