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Honeywell Management Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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  • Work life balance can become an issue (in 176 reviews)

  • No work life balance; late night meetings is habit across organization (in 46 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Significant Change and Loss of Focus"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Product Management in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director, Product Management in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities - regional, global and variety of industries and many great people.

    Cons

    Many recent (last 3 years) changes in organization and leadership and loss of focus on core business and loss of many good people as a result

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the basics and focus on the morale and attrition issues.


  2. "Fast Environment"

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    Current Employee - Director, Product Marketing Management in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Director, Product Marketing Management in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rapid career progression is possible

    Cons

    very demanding culture with little work life balance

    Advice to Management

    People are an asset.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Director Project Management"

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    Current Employee - Director Project Management in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Director Project Management in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large company and can weather market fluctuations through its diversity.

    Cons

    Constant leadership turn over, changing priorities, poor leadership accountability, employees pay the price when cost cutting is needed to offset inefficiencies.

    Advice to Management

    People are your most valuable asset, treat them that way!!


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Directing P&L for $150M business"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Product Marketing Management in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Director, Product Marketing Management in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good comradeship and highly technology business that provides employees with a sense of accomplishment. Reasonably OK and benefits but most employees reason for working there is their sense of accomplishment on high technology programs

    Cons

    Old industrial company that has become exceptionally risk averse. Recently the company morale has become sluggish due to frequent unpaid work interruptions and the associated expectation for future losses in personal income predictability

    Advice to Management

    Celebrate persons and team achievements fast and right


  6. Helpful (4)

    "IT Manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Management in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - IT Management in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great experience working with large-scale platforms; scale was enormous
    Plenty of new opportunities, responsibilities and roles to explore

    Cons

    Demanding hours
    Pay scale was not commensurate with work or market standards
    Very political environment- too much time spent looking for next job or protecting current job due to realignments/reorgs/layoffs


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible benefits, good product portfolio"

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    Current Employee - Management in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Management in Warren, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Honeywell (More than a year)

    Pros

    Honeywell covers a large variety of industries which leads to an interesting mix of offerings. The (non executive) employees are hard-working and intelligent. Pay is decent.

    Cons

    The benefits are horrendous for such a large company that should have significant leverage. Benefits are cut year after year. Recently remote work was banned from the CEO level. Honeywell is trying to follow an Apple or Yahoo culture but seems to lack the understanding that global teams cannot meet locally the way local companies in San Fransisco are able to. This really shows a lack of fully understanding the problem before making knee-jerk sweeping changes that significantly affect so many employees. The worst part is that just a few months ago remote work and hiring remote talent was encouraged to increase the talent pool. What happens to those employees now? Clearly higher level leadership doesn't care. Lower level managers are left to pick up the pieces

    Advice to Management

    This is specifically aimed at higher level leadership. Stop trying to follow trends that you don't fully understand. Treat your employees with respect and trust. Forcing employees in to the office to try to force increased work output will have the opposite effect. You will get slammed with employee complaints and work productivity will drop. If you can't trust your employees then hire employees you can trust to manage their own work time. Stop cutting benefits.

    How can you possibly think that cutting benefits, taking away remote work, killing work/life balance and just generally treating your employees without any level of respect will motivate them to go above and beyond? How can you possibly think that will lead to recruiting the best talent? This is a prime example of higher level leadership being completely out of touch with reality and making horrible decisions.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Just another number in the game"

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    Current Employee - Management in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Management in South Bend, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people for the most part, decent money

    Cons

    High manager turnover, lack of personal accountability by upper management, no work life balance you are expected to give up everything for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what the employees are telling you. I am management and whats funny is they are right but upper management wont listen


  9. "Unorganized. No Direction. Layoffs & Furloughs"

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    Former Contractor - Project Management Specialist in Springfield, OH
    Former Contractor - Project Management Specialist in Springfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Honeywell as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people on the shop floor. Nice small town.

    Cons

    No vision. Lack of operation direction. Very secular in relation to skill set which drives inefficiencies in the business. If you are ambitious, opportunities at the site are limited but plentiful if you relocate. Losing critical lighting business from Boeing to competition because Honeywell did not bid on critical and high-volume, high profit margin LED lighting.

    Advice to Management

    The Urbana site needs a solid and viable 5+ year plan to sustain and grow the LOBs. More staff members need cross trained for continuity of the business.


  10. "Best place for advancement!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Config Management Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Config Management Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They let you achieve what your capabilities will afford you.

    Cons

    Retired too soon, miss the day to day action.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Project Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Management Supervisor in Morris Plains, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Management Supervisor in Morris Plains, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people and leadership are excellent, great team environment and ability to manage day to day responsibilities without micro-management, leader in market place

    Cons

    Human Resources are out of touch with business goals and people, employees are under valued or improperly compensated based on numbers instead of individual leadership feedback

    Advice to Management

    Fix issues surrounding keeping the best people on the team by properly valuing them on an individual contribution basis rather than applying broader business performance