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Updated August 23, 2017
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  • late night calls; work life balance (in 193 reviews)

  • Very little to no work-life balance (in 50 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (22)

    "Innovative, employee focused company in many ways"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst User Experience Design in Morris Plains, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst User Experience Design in Morris Plains, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've never had a "corporate" job before so I was worried that I wouldn't assimilate, but thanks to some great people, supportive managers & some fun projects I can safely say I made the right decision. Those things aside there are a number of other things that make me happy with my move: lateral/upward mobility is one - the company thrives on moving talent across business units; allowing employees to stay engaged and interested. Location is another, the Morris Plains location is beautiful and really makes coming to work everyday easy. Also, upper management gets it, they seem to be making the right moves to pull in & keep talent and to move the company in the right direction.

    Cons

    Honeywell is still growing out of "old" corporate culture. There are times when you're working on something that should seemingly be easy, but you're hit with a roadblock that may take longer than you may be used to due to un-necessarily complex processes and/or a long approval chain. That seems to be heading the way of the dinosaur though - in my brief time here so far, it's already gotten better.

    Advice to Management

    Let that old corporate culture go away, Stay engaged with your employees, Keep innovating products and processes

    Honeywell Response

    May 19, 2017 – Honeywell

    Welcome! Glad to hear things are going well so far. We’re lucky to have someone so engaged as part of our evolving culture.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "If you're American they don't want you to work there."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    8% 401k matching after 5 or 6 years.

    Cons

    Terrible Leadership and lack of respect for workers. They are intent on sending all jobs overseas though there seems to be little technical or financial reason for doing so. They layoff all of the workers and then wonder why they have so much trouble getting things done and why no one wants to work there. They no longer provide a "holiday dinner" at Xmas. The mis-manage programs and under-staff projects and then expect employees to bail them out with free overtime.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are traitors. When are YOU moving to India? Have you ever bothered to add up all of the expenses due to using emerging market labor? They have no clue what they are doing. They leave as soon as they learn how to do anything, and they screw up everything they touch. How could this possibly pay off?

  3. Helpful (1)

    "A company headed down due to upper management ideas."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you have the right connections there are some very good engineering jobs.

    Cons

    The increases in pay are very small, most below the inflation rate. The amount of paper work increases and you are expected to work unpaid overtime to keep up with the work load. The company does not replace people that leave and expects the remaining people to pickup the additional work load. The worst problem is that comments and suggestions from people not in management are rejected no matter the value to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Start a suggestion plan that pays a fair amount of money in respect to the savings the company sees from it. Address the issues being asked in the state of the company meetings instead of ignoring them. Stop putting middle management in sealed off offices, this only blocks communications between the workers and managers. Upper management should actually come out of their offices and talk to workers, rather than talk down to them about how they do not see the big pictures. If they did talk with the workers, they would see how some of "big picture" changes sound good, but actually reduce productivity and worker moral.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "HTSI - a little bit of Honeywell, not much Technology, zero Solutions, but at least it's Incorporated."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underpaid in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Underpaid in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Well, it's a paycheck. It will look good on your resume (unless the person reading your resume has ever worked for HTSI).

    Cons

    1. Management - too afraid of losing their jobs to stand up for their employees
    2. Upper Management - way too many level of bs
    3. HR Department - ineffective
    4. Co-workers - the old timers, anyway. They've been doing the same thing, the same way for 30+ years, and proud of it!
    5. Salaries, Bonuses, Insurance Coverage
    6. HTSI has a long history of placing people in positions different than initially described, promised, or within the employees' actual desires or skill set.

    Advice to Management

    R-E-T-I-R-E


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Honeywell HomMed is Lost"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Brookfield, WI
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Brookfield, WI
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great product. Loyal Customers. Pay is good. Full Compliment of benefits. Company car, laptop, blackberry, expense account. Tremendous breathe of technology and expertise to draw from.

    Cons

    Management totally incompetent. No knowledge of marketplace, competitors and what really will help get product sold. Outrageous quotas in some instances as much as 5000% growth expected from one year to the next. Very bureaucratic structure of company made it difficult to get the simplest things accomplished. Tremendous turnover. Terrible Customer Service caused unbelievable anger and hostility by Customers towards Company. Management would make promises to Customer's face and break them. No tact or diplomacy from upper Management. President stated at meeting "The Reps. are over paid $80K is to much for just getting up in the morning, washing your face, visiting a Customer and giving out your card". Management felt we should not attempt to "PARTNER" with Customers. But treat them purely as Customers who are only worth our time if they are buying. Product launches are half thought out and ill conceived.

    Advice to Management

    Have a long range plan for developing marketplace. The constant turnover of the Sales Force hurts the image of the Company and makes Customers very upset. To the real power holders in New Jersey totally clean house in HomMed Management its the only way you will survive.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Don't get your hopes up."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Buyer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Decent salary for entry level/college graduates
    - good health benefits
    - generally safe environment, fairly clean/organized production areas

    Cons

    - Changes in education reimbursement policy (was 100%, is currently below 6,000 annual cap for graduate degree) makes the company less desirable to work for.

    - Other companies pay more

    - All company picnics/charitable monetary matches/open houses cancelled.

    - in current economy, management is focused on short term results affecting bottom line only (via outsourcing of internal work and supply base, contract push-out's, etc.)

    - Management is not fostering healthy supplier relationships - actions being taken will cause future business with suppliers to suffer

    - Performance reviews not taken seriously by all management - reviews and merits are based on a quota system. Additionally, employees are not given proper access to resources, time, and training in order to meet specific goals. Certain initiatives (relating to order policy, dock/reciepts scheduling, etc) actually make goals more difficult to achieve. All employees have same goals (cut & paste template flowed down to all) in Performance Tracking system.

    - Honeywell corporate focuses on 40 hours mandatory training per year in their recruiting process. However, Aerospace does not support employee development/training, especially in hard financial times or end-of-year timeframe. The Six Sigma Certification is more a "degree mill" than learning process resulting in tangible process improvements. Teams have been certified in less than 1 week when in actuality a Green Belt/Six Sigma project should takes several weeks.

    - employee morale very low. Management experiences high turnover in terms of people & initiatives/policies.

    - Increase in salary is based upon your relationship with management (who you know) & roles changes, not so much excelling in one's current position. Most do not stay in a role more than 18 months (little personal or financial incentive to do so). This results in little positive impact to the business - the employee learns the job and leaves for another job and bump in pay.

    - extreme fear of layoffs as sourcing, production & support acitivity is phased out to low-cost regions abroad.

    - Changes in health care policy to "encourage" voluntary retirement viewed as unethical by some emloyees further decreasing employee morale and loyality.

    - Top executive bonuses do not match pay cuts inflicted upon employees actually performing the work which keeps parts moving & customers satisfied.

    Advice to Management

    - Stop finger-pointing, cancel meetings, delete spreadsheets. Focus on supplier relationships, engineering of parts, production, and your employees. Executives exist to support the process and its workers, fix the process where it is broken (with employee input), and are expected to behave ethically in all situations.

    independan thinkers are afraid to voice their opinions and ideas.

    Avoid lay-offs. Do not use HR as a tool to reduce your workforce. Train & develop your people. Keep them happy and they will work. Abuse them and they will leave.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Betrayed"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Hanahan, SC
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Hanahan, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Networking, familiarity with the contracting process, diverse projects, adequate salary. The employees in general are friendly and most will share knowledge or lend a helping hand.

    Cons

    Disorganized, unprofessional, biased treatment, unaccountable management. The management has little knowledge of the company's personnel management system or personnel management in general. It is a systemic problem involving many people and apparently multiple locations. Favoritism is rampant as is retribution.

    Advice to Management

    Do more than pay lip service to established best practices. Review performance assessment system and educate managers on its use. Refrain from encouraging your best employees to seek promotion elsewhere. Follow through on promises or, better yet, don't promise what you are unable or unwilling to deliver.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership bailing - two site leaders in less than a year!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice view of the mountains, great people on the floor. Great matching 401K and vacation time. Easy drive from north Tucson.

    Cons

    Very long hours expected, including every Saturday. If not working weekends then it's going to be a real issue. Unrealistic expectations in short time frames.

    Advice to Management

    Get leadership on the same path. Set realistic expectations. Value employees for the great work they are doing. Stop the mandatory Saturday's.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Easy Job - but not a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work - life balance. As long as you get the job done Honeywell is very flexible with the work location and with working hours. The products and projects are very diversified and interesting. Normally you work with team members from great backgrounds.

    Cons

    If you are thinking about a career, forget it. Hard work and/or great results won't be rewarded. Equally, errors or failures won't be punished. Promotions depend on how much your boss likes you, or if somebody else likes you (not necessarily your work) and recommends you. Very top heavy organization - lots of chiefs, few worker bees.

    Advice to Management

    Make results count - take care of your high performers and get rid of your seat warmers.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Can you show me a work place that is worse?"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Located in a great place - Southern California
    Very leisurely work timings - as long as you get your work done
    Good co-worker interaction and camaraderie

    Cons

    The worst pay and compensation policy - one of the very few companies that thinks that the lower level engineers are not as important as the CEO or the upper management. So even at the time of a crisis (like the 2008 downturn) the CEO and managers got a raise and bonus, but the engineer 1 or 2 or 3 did not see a penny. The managers are useless and there is a LOT of nepotism that goes on. The HR people are horrible as well. in short, DO NOT WASTE ANYTIME WORKING FOR THIS COMPANY.

    Advice to Management

    GROW UP!


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