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Updated March 25, 2017
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  • very demanding culture with little work life balance (in 167 reviews)

  • No work life balance; late night meetings is habit across organization (in 45 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many career options
    Great position in the industry
    Adapting to IoT faster than others

    Cons

    Too many senior management layers
    Decision making within the teams take longer than it should


  2. "Well managed company"

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    Former Employee - Planner in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Planner in South Bend, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers. Education reimbursement. Great manager.

    Cons

    CEO too political. Need better work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Continuous improvement is huge and HW gets it done.


  3. "Project Manager"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Honeywell as a contractor

    Pros

    - Great culture and benefits

    Cons

    - Management Pressure to meet target
    - Governed by US


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  5. "Great Pay/Many Challenges"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Projects can be very good - if developed properly. Some times a challenge. But when done correctly it is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Not developing projects correctly. See above. Some times desperation seeps in. Then the challenges come.

    Advice to Management

    Develop within reason. Avoid stepping over the fine line of a large project and no project.


  6. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Aguadilla, PR
    Current Employee - Engineer in Aguadilla, PR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Standardized Procedures and overall activities

    Cons

    Better benefits and train better the recruited employees before executing delegated tasks.


  7. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Contractor - Lead Quality Assurance Engineer in Monroeville, PA
    Former Contractor - Lead Quality Assurance Engineer in Monroeville, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent training program, gives it's workers a great deal of autonomy

    Cons

    Moving most of it's manufacturing operations in Mexico


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morris Plains, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morris Plains, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    transparency, freedom
    job security
    good pay for performers

    Cons

    too much process
    bureaucracy
    tough to grow for ppl having 10-12 years of experience

    Advice to Management

    Nothing.


  9. "Exciting"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always learning from talented people.

    Cons

    Salaries don't keep up with area companies.


  10. "Mechanical Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Honeywell full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment and technological advancement

    Cons

    Slow advancement and difficult to be permanent


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbana, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbana, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent technology and exciting projects. Cohesive and smart group of engineers and engineering managers. Low turnover. Manufacturing under the same roof. Relatively low stress work environment. Good work-life balance for starting out, decreases as your area of responsibility grows.

    ISC (factory) has undergone many positive changes with the Honeywell Operating Standards over the past 5 years. Improved efficiency, quality, sense of ownership, and workplace environment.

    Engineering salaries are very good, respectable annual merit increases (2-3+%), fluctuates with the market conditions as well as with individual contributions. Performance incentives (bonuses) for Principal and Staff Engineers and Management, Band 4 & 5. Respectable 401k match, believed to be 1%/1% to 3%, then 1/2%/1% to 6%.

    On site cafeteria with food trucks.

    Cons

    Honeywell is going through a period of furloughs and layoffs over the last year and a half.

    Honeywell Aerospace is making adjustments while trying to streamline engineering and manufacturing processes, mostly good, but the one-size-fits-all across all product lines is detrimental to some sites, this one specifically. With a short development cycles (1-3 yrs) additional processes have increased the overall development cycle duration and cost while OEM customers expect decreasing development cycles. Executive management has recognized this and is starting to make changes.

    The local engineering organization, as great as it is, seems to be unable or unwilling to become excellent. A lack of vigor and/or a sense of complacency seems present.

    Honeywell Aerospace is a matrix organization with little on-site business presence. The ISC manufacturing support of new programs needs more of a sense of urgency early in development with a comprehensive manufacturing plan with concise objectives. The ISC leader and his management team changes every 1-2 years; it's hard to make sustainable improvements with a revolving door.

    Grass roots growth for the site is available, but challenging to support within the Honeywell corporate umbrella. Organizational changes on the business side are in process to improve this.

    Career advancement is given little effort by management, and the measurement of developing skills is ambiguous. Willingness to relocate improves your opportunity to accelerate your career growth. The executive management solution to engineering attrition has primarily been more global engineers, mainly in India. Grim outlook for new graduates in the states with this company.

    Vacation time starts at 2 weeks, even for experienced employees (5-10 yrs). 3 weeks at 5 years, and I believe 4 weeks at 15 years and caps at 5 weeks at 25 years. Vacation time is non-negotiable for new hires.

    Aging site with insufficient reinvestment. Dated conference rooms for customer meetings, office area carpet is grungy with lots of duct tape on lifting seams, 15-30 year old cubicles.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to tailor the development process to each site/development cycle duration to ensure progress instead of regression. Continue to change the business climate for more local grass roots growth.

    Hire talented ISC site leaders who can successfully lead for a 5-10 year duration. Challenge ISC leadership to improve the method to support new product development while sustaining production deliveries.

    If India is Honeywell's engineering future, quit straddling the fence and bring them here to work side-by-side so that they can be properly trained and learn Honeywell's development process instead of shooting in the dark.

    Some sites have particular skill sets that create challenging hiring environments. If executive management's plan is to fill requisitions, this shouldn't be abandoned so quickly (90 days), especially when relocation is not offered. This only perpetuates the issue when the requisition goes unfilled or encourages hiring sub-standard talent.

    Put additional effort towards career growth with measurable objectives. Reinvest more into infrastructure to create an inviting work environment.



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