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Honeywell Product Manager Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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Honeywell President and CEO Darius Adamczyk
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  • Work life balance can become an issue (in 210 reviews)

  • Need bit more flexibility to work from Home/Remotely (in 59 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Product Marketing Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Associate Product Manager in Morris Plains, NJ
    Current Employee - Global Associate Product Manager in Morris Plains, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Given the size of the company, there are a lot of opportunities to grow. Honeywell places a lot of emphasis in Product Marketing as the driver for growth. It is a great place to work as a Product Manager where you can use the systems in place and tools available to set, drive, and implement growth strategies in wide variety of markets.

    Cons

    The company, specifically the Sensing and Controls division, is fairly risk averse. Given the size of the company and the tendency to be risk averse, you can find the implantation of the projects to be slower than a smaller, more nimble company. My advise is to backup all initiatives and ideas you might have with data and a cost/benefit analysis to gain the support of management and get your projects funded.

    Advice to Management

    In the current current global market that is contently and quickly evolving, it is now very important to drive many projects that have good business prospects with speed and with the concept of failing fast. Innovation is based on trying new things that may and may not succeed. The idea is to drive multiple projects at once and analysis the progress and market interest at each design phase and recognizing failing projects to fail fast.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Honeywell Productivity Products Division - Stay Away"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good talented people that came from acquired companies.

    Cons

    1940s Autocratic SPS President - John Waldron.....thinks he is the smartest guy in the room. Rumor has it that he rose through the ranks due to relative nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Darius needs to talk to the field employees to understand what is really going on. JW, only manages up and not down, and has trained his senior managers to do the same. Division is to internally process focused and has lost site externally as to what customers want and what competition is doing. Time for Darius to spend more time in the field.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Formerly good company in disarray"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not great, but adequate pay
    Many good co-workers

    Cons

    Poor and inadequate communication by leadership
    Leadership indecisiveness
    Leadership too much into detail; perceived lack of trust in employees
    Significantly reduced benefits; layoffs; furloughs all to make target profit vs. accomplishing through revenue growth
    Inability to get project funding due to budget cuts
    De-banding of positions and reduced headcount results in fewer opportunities for advancement
    Significant exodus of key top talent performers; "brain drain"

    Advice to Management

    Stand up to poor corporate directives.
    Decide what this company needs to be.
    Work to gain trust of employees again.
    Learn to communicate and allow decision making at lower levels in the organization.
    Understand, acknowledge and address the level of dissatisfaction in the organization or the exodus of key employees will continue.


  4. Helpful (8)

    "Lots of Constricting for 2 year"

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good managers in all my positions
    Great co-workers
    Use to be able to work remote when needed

    Cons

    Leadership is out of touch
    Talks the right things but no follow through
    No vision past current quarter
    Very bad benefits
    Pay is 10% under market... and they know it

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees - they are the ones that make you successful


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Product marketing manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large presence in Arizona with many sites and product lines so a lot of opportunity to change jobs or locations

    Cons

    Benefits cut year after year and cost increases every year; pay raises extremely low (if at all), bonuses permanently reduced for most managers, recurring work furloughs, and continuous reorganization resulting in layoffs. Very unhappy workforce


  6. "Sr. Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay, competitive 401k, diverse interesting variety of product offerings

    Cons

    Lots of churn, pressure and disjointed leadership decisions

    Advice to Management

    Create more continuity in leadership, hire retain and recognize best people better eliminate poor leaders who may get results at all costs


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Large responsibility and P&L, but very bureaucratic, top heavy and slow moving."

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    Current Employee - Global Product Manager in Golden Valley, MN
    Current Employee - Global Product Manager in Golden Valley, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to dig in and own P&L for large business with significant resources. The staff is intelligent and capable making conversation of technical aspects easier.

    Cons

    Do not value employees, slow moving means most technology is not cutting edge. Poor benefits and numerous organizational changes. Inner company job changes are not encouraged and being pigeon holed is common.

  8. "Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work flexibility (work from home), large company that does provide advancement opportunity (especially if you're willing to travel), stable organization that delivers on shareholder expectations

    Cons

    Disconnected leadership, convoluted processes that are seldom followed, continually dwindling resources and hardcore cost-cutting culture, poor benefits (very high healthcare deductibles), extremely controversial biometric screening requirement (Honeywell is currently being sued by the Federal Government for this), slightly lower pay across the board (but especially in marketing), layoffs and offshoring at every turn, challenging business outlook (for our particular business unit)

    Advice to Management

    Do your best to stay close with your direct reports, and then enable them with resources. Find ways to tear down obstacles rather than introducing complexities.


  9. "Great Company. Great Vision. Lots of Chiefs."

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Good, solid strategy to build reliable products that help contractors and distributors more efficient & profitable.

    Cons

    New product development involves very big platforms with a lot of levels of approval, endless PAC presentations, and "help" from high above.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more "skunk works" projects and innovation sessions to get new ideas to market faster.


  10. "Solid and slow."

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager, Product Launch Consultant in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager, Product Launch Consultant in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fiscally conservative with reliable planning. Good morals and international

    Cons

    Honeywell needs to work on organization and being slightly more nimble. All large companies tend to move a bit slower than mid-sized organizations, but Honeywell is the prime example of this.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the path. Invest in a few bleeding-edge technologies in the utilities market.