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Updated November 23, 2017
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  • Also poor work life balance and inefficient system to get things done (in 10 reviews)

  • Honeywell upper management cares more about their shareholders than their employees, as with many large corporations (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Not a bad place to start"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Technician in Des Plaines, IL
    Current Employee - R&D Technician in Des Plaines, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance. Pay is decent. 401k with company match, 75 cents for every dollar up to 8% base pay. 80 hours vacation to start, 56 hours sick time every year. Sick time rolls over.

    Cons

    Health insurance isn't the greatest. Continuous Improvement program is a joke.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "They Demolished The Company They Bought With Red Tape"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at UOP full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, and benefits, but eventually that becomes not enough reason to stay miserable.

    Cons

    Often when someone quit, (which was often after they bought out the company I worked for), they didn't replace them, they just dumped their workload on someone else, and didn't compensate the extra workload. The communications between divisions was awful, someone was always upset with me for doing what I was told. They implemented ridiculous things like SOP for how pens on our desks had to be arranged. They tied our hands in our jobs, through red tape and then were upset when we couldn't do our jobs due to their policies.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Chemical Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Des Plaines, IL
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Des Plaines, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with great people.

    Cons

    Honeywell needs to understand UOP


  4. "Sr. Technical Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at UOP full-time

    Pros

    Good knowledgeable co-workers who are willing to share information.

    Cons

    non-competitive benefits and frequent layoffs

    Advice to Management

    take care of your employees


  5. Helpful (1)

    "UOP"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Plaines, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Plaines, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UOP (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Have Autonomy in my daily duties. Flexible schedule and great manager.

    Cons

    Executive Management is all about cost cutting and not developing engineers.

    Advice to Management

    You need to spend money and invest in employees if you want to grow the business and expertise of all levels of employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "The old UOP was a place people enjoyed working for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very fast pace place to work, if you like to be continuously challenged it might be a place you want to work. They pay at a very good rate compared to peers.

    Cons

    They have a culture where they like to point out the negative instead of the positive. Do not expect to be praised there.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "OK company but short term mgmt"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting technologies
    Lots of freedom and responsibility

    Cons

    Management has an incredibly short horizon
    Too much focus on cost, no long term view
    Workload high with limited benefits in return
    Lots of freedom but limited people to learn from

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sinking ship, Management throwing employees under-the-bus"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in Riverside, IL
    Former Employee - Technician in Riverside, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UOP part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you work safe, its possible to enjoy a potential long career..

    Cons

    ..But since several processes are extremely UNSAFE, things simply will not change until someone gets hurt.

    Advice to Management

    Management? There are 2 types: managers who actually know their jobs and earned their positions, or managers who have been there a long time and just get the position, despite severe lack of knowledge of the area they now "manage."
    The advice is to have more of the former, because just existing at a company is not grounds for promotion.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Technical Services"

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    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Des Plaines, IL
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Des Plaines, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent resources and exposure. Likely never to get bored. One of a kind company where you can exposure to multiple refining technologies in different parts of the world.

    Cons

    Compensation wise not at standard with competitors. You can have a long career in this company as long as primary motive for you is technical excellence and exposure to multiple technologies

    Advice to Management

    Management should realize that when the oil industry picks up again it would be tough to retain talent. And it is important for such a company to retain talent as it takes years to train an employee.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "UOP Is Changing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Services Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Services Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are plenty of intelligent people, who are very willing to help. Seriously, I have had such good experiences working with all of my colleagues. Everyone on the technical side of the business are extremely compotent.

    Cons

    However, the management (particularly ones who come from Honeywell instead of UOP), seem to have no idea why this business has run successfully for so many years. New decrees seem to come down almost monthly, that either cut-back or insult employees.


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