Honeywell Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
1,785 Reviews
3.2
1,785 Reviews
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Honeywell Chairman and CEO David M. Cote
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Work-Life Balance most of the time (sometimes it can get extremely hectic though) (in 149 reviews)

  • Great opportunity to learn new technologies if you are in the right project (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is tough in HR - many roles require hours well beyond a 40 hour work week (in 53 reviews)

  • Upper management has self interests which over ride over all consideration for company (in 46 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Slow pace, high standard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance,
    Salary is over market rate

    Cons

    Bureaucracy,the development process is not every agile

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Honeywell, Abbotsford

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HBS in Abbotsford
    Current Employee - HBS in Abbotsford

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

    Pros

    Work on high level projects.
    Well known brand - trusted in some industries.

    Cons

    6 monthly HPD reviews which are used as ways of performance managing people out of company.
    Poor culture of bullying from upper management.
    pay freezes for last 24 months.
    staff made redundant in last 6 months - more expected.
    very childish workplace, reminds me of school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider ways that encourage staff to interact as adults - not children.
    Branch breakfasts are boring and not engaging.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Totally demoralising workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The misplaced reputation the business has makes time here look good on your resume.

    Cons

    Waaaaay to many managers who know nothing about the products. Metrics that are driven by satisfying the management systems rather than satisfying the customers. Period purges of people, like the current one where they axed 1/3 of their Customer Support people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Axe 1/3 (or more) of the management people and get back to looking after the businesses that pay your bills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Diversified experience and

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honeywell

    Pros

    Process oriented and good working culture
    you can explore what ever you required

    Cons

    Multiple direction to the job and daily work
    Not much of sufficient information

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lacking talent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney

    I worked at Honeywell full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work is not very difficult and you are given plenty of time to complete it. Even if you fail to meet milestones, the feature will be descoped or postponed anyway. So it is very easy to achieve work/life balance. Hours are flexible and it is possible to work from home.

    Work is not checked over by managers so you can exaggerate your accomplishments during meetings and take credit for the work of others to build a reputation. Even an individual contributor can average 8 hours of meetings a week, so there are plenty of excuses for falling behind.

    You don't necessarily need to understand how the product works in order to be a manager, you can just deflect questions to someone else. Managers don't need to be involved in development if there are lack of resources, their only responsibility is to give opinions at meetings. Talented people leave the company, so there is plenty of space to move up.

    Job is quite secure.

    Cons

    People who have worked there 10+ years don't necessarily understand the product much more than a new employee. There seems to be a lack of good problem solvers, so those who are competent are burdened with all the debugging and bug fixing.

    Excessive processes and micromanaging. No autonomy, no ownership of work. Pace of development is quite slow.

    Code base is outdated and built on deprecated technologies, very difficult to innovate.

    Lots of restrictions on what software you can install, excessive blocking of internet access.

    Technical excellence doesn't seem to be valued much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I have been looking forward to going to work every day!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Administrator in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Service Administrator in Brisbane

    I worked at Honeywell full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Honeywell has found a way to incorporate the best values at work and in life, to join great personalities with great skills in an awesome multicultural environment! The best workplace I have ever had, both in Brisbane, Australia and Budapest, Hungary.

    Cons

    Nope...can't come up with anything!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please open an office in Nyköping, Sweden. :-)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Honeywell Australia, North Ryde

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in North Ryde
    Current Employee - Project Manager in North Ryde

    I have been working at Honeywell as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good people and happy environment

    Cons

    office furniture is old, open plan

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better furniture and change office layout.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Terrible Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Sydney
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Sydney

    I worked at Honeywell full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunities to work in process control projects with interesting industrial clients

    Cons

    Rotten politics, it's all about perception and not the work completed. You need to make sure you complain first and fast as all scientific evidence will be ignored by management. Basically you spend more time thinking about how to CYA than doing your job.

    Strip clubs were considered normal entertainment for staff and clients, even new grads thought this was an acceptable night out.

    Training is a joke, they offer many courses but when you are back in your team you are unable to use your new skills as you aren't working on projects that used them. Worse senior engineers will not let you apply the new skills to improve a project e.g. to make it run faster, because they've always done it this way. Which was the way it was taught five years ago.

    If someone it mates with the boss they cannot do anything wrong and the boss will happily let them scapegoat someone else who had little involvement with the project.

    Lying to clients was common, there were cases where external parties had been paid kickbacks to approve designs

    It's the only company I know that doesn't have integrity as part of there core values and it shows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well I would have told them to fire my boss but they already forced him to resign. They should have fired a few more people. The bad culture is so pervasive that you would need and huge turnover to break it.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Comfortable place to work, appeals to some and not others.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney

    I have been working at Honeywell

    Pros

    Training and employee development is promoted quite heavily as our particular office. 40 hours is set a side each year for training. The work environment not as stressful as some industries (finance and game development). The pay rate is roughly at market rate. Additional benefits include API lifestyle membership and online libraries.

    Cons

    The stock plan has been toned down from previous years, to promote long-term holding of the stock. The change has resulted in the benefits being diminished. The bonus has beens scrapped and changed to a fixed pay which is actually less than the bonus itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want employees to promote and work harder in Honeywell, the benefits from the bonus and share plan need to be improved. You'll find that some companies that have a better scheme have a higher retention rate and innovate a lot more.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Wonderful company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Madurai (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Madurai (India)

    I worked at Honeywell full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People and Process oriented organization

    Cons

    Not a master payer. But a decent payer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need get trained on how to say NO to customer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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