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

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  1. "Principal Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work balance, big company and reputable brand, ok benefits, definded pension plan which is rare nowadays.

    Cons

    Job security, management, culture, lacks of career development.

    Advice to Management

    Need skip level management reviews. There are some self center first line managers that were promoted from techNical background, but lacks basic understanding of project management.


  2. Helpful (13)

    "Not good for women"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Deer Valley, AZ
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Deer Valley, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The individuals I work with are great.

    Cons

    No telecommuting--because the CEO's feelings were hurt one day. Bonuses cut in half. No raises. 3 furloughs already in 2016 with more to come. 2 RIFs. Active discrimination against older persons and women. On the work side, the work is not state of the art. Also many engineers do clerical work, not engineering work. Coding is old-fashioned without usage of newer techniques. You will spend hours on the phone at night and in the wee hours dealing with people in emerging nations whose work needs to constantly be fixed. Your sleep patterns will be against what the AMA advises. I have not been to a conference in over 20 years that I did not fund myself. Benefits are constantly eroded.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times. You say you want to be a cyber industrial company, well then give us Silicon Valley amenities. Stop


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Honeywell full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is ample challenging work to do if you are self motivated. They have a wide portfolio of products so you can find your niche.

    Cons

    There are too many managers, which can result in loss of productivity due to the bureaucracy involved. The health care benefits have been progressively worsening.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Good place to work with good people."

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting technologies. Good corporate leadership. Competitive salaries. Opportunity for advancement in either technical or managerial roles. Training opportunities abound for the self-motivated.

    Cons

    Long hours expected. High level of demands. Health insurance expensive and provides poor coverage. Emphasis on process instead of products.

    Advice to Management

    Expectations on employees are too heavy, forcing us to make work-versus-family decisions in favor of work far too often. Continually weakening benefits year after year is demoralizing to the employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Professional workers, but non-professional managers"

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    Former Contractor - Principal Software Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Contractor - Principal Software Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Honeywell as a contractor

    Pros

    I found the work in Albuquerque NM interesting and challenging. Developing Embedded applications for avionics.

    Cons

    The managers, in the team I was in, did not seem to want to manage people. They would avoid any chance to work directly with people. Of the 3 managers I had contact with only one truly wanted to manager people

    Advice to Management

    Select managers based on their desire to manage people. Skilled workers who only want to manager jobs should not be assigned to manage people.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Started out ok, but became a hostile in the end."

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, time off, and flexible hours.

    Cons

    I worked at Honeywell Tucson, AZ for nearly four years. It started out good, but the culture and politics became hostile over time. Colleagues became very difficult to work with and would start and believe in false rumors about fellow colleagues. Management became bent on forcing employees to spend more time on performance metrics than on actual work. I don't recommend working at the Tucson location.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to be a contractor, not so much for full time employment"

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    Former Contractor - Principal Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Contractor - Principal Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Honeywell as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - A really good environment for contracting- good pay, and you don't have to deal with the politics and bureaucracy that come with full time employment

    Cons

    - You don't get to keep current in skills- Ada and C are used heavily, as well as an ancient source control and documentation system developed in-house.
    - Poor planning at the management level, resulting in sporadic death marches before a delivery. I pulled more all nighters working here than I did in college.
    -Very few career opportunities as a full time employee- not unusual for people to stay in the same project/position for 15+ years

    Advice to Management

    -Get a better handle on costs and scheduling so you don't run employees into the ground
    -Let go of out dated tools- there are better/faster/cheaper ways to do things than what was used in 1989!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Mediocre"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large conglomerate, various businesses, lots of room for lateral movement

    Cons

    performance isn't necessarily rewarded here

    Advice to Management

    Everybody can't be an average performer


  10. Helpful (8)

    "No pay increases for 2013!"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's your standard engineering workplace.

    Cons

    Last year Honeywell earned $36 billion, but they can't give a pay increase to anyone in Honeywell Aerospace. While the CEO just got a 20% raise to $16 million a year.


  11. "The Work is rewarding and chanllenging when you get attached to a good program."

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One gets to work on top notch military aircraft programs when they are available. There are a lot of support people on programs to help with test, configuration management and process operations.

    Cons

    There are a lot of processes and procedures to follow to develop and release a product.

    Advice to Management

    The management is on a profit kick where they add profit to each phase of development and manufacturing so that new products are too expensive to win bids or make products.