Honeywell Reviews

Updated 28 September 2014
Updated 28 September 2014
1,732 Reviews
3.2
1,732 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 141 reviews)

  • Work environment is not very stressful and mostly you can choose your own projects (in 78 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours - Hard to get a decent work-life balance (in 49 reviews)

  • Upper management has self interests which over ride over all consideration for company (in 44 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good learning experience provided you "get" the right opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tech Lead  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Tech Lead in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Honeywell full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Good work life balance
    - Job stability
    - Good place to work for short term and see if you "land" up with right people who are open minded !

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy in different levels
    - Mid-level management does not promote talent and is insecure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - The encouragement can be done by somehow removing the bureaucracy and giving freedom to people to innovate
    - The growth of people could be "performance" based in its true sense
    - Some people are just wasting there time and dont even allow others to contribute or do good... it could help the company if the value addition can be measured at each level and opportunities given accordingly

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Senior Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer  in  Des Plaines, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Des Plaines, IL (US)

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The opportunities to advance your professional knowledge are endless.
    Contingent on your manager, you will soon become respected in your field.

    Cons

    Almost all ways to advance are contingent on your manager.
    Pay and benefits are mediocre, with benefits especially, being meager for such a large corporation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make career advancement paths more transparent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to learn and grow in diverse segments of business.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Leader  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Diverse business functions and focus on generating innovations. Opportunities for lateral movement within the organization. Effective systems and processes in place like SAP and HOS (Honeywell Operating System). Good culture and values.

    Cons

    Most of the employee friendly benefits have been reduced to cut down on costs like team out bounds. Professional training and certifications are very limited and most employees are expected to learn at job. Promotions and vertical growth are very limited. HR function is not independent and hence does not have a good strategy towards achieving employee satisfaction. Appraisal system is not effective as it has lot of subjectivity and lack of transparency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many strategies get deployed in short span some even without much thought leading to their failure. Need to invest for a robust HR and training department to ensure employee satisfaction and development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    all things are good yar

    Cons

    nothing is bad yar best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time

    Pros

    Good technical work exposure,
    Visibility to US customers

    Cons

    Work life balance is not there

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good stepping stone for a real Engineering job in the future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer I  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer I in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Variable Hours - Can usually set your own schedule. Early, late, normal, etc.
    No Dress Code - wear what you want (with exception)
    Very Little Micromanagement - freedom to tackle work how you do it best

    Cons

    Tribal Knowledge - Nothing is written down; everything is taught (or not) by someone with experience on the project. Things are the way they are "just because" without hope for change or improvement
    No Engineering - Hired as an engineer, have not performed any engineering
    No Recognition - Working overtime becomes the norm, not the exception. No overtime pay
    No Raises or Promotions - Frequent cutbacks to benefits while Honeywell brags about how much profit they make. No raises for 2 years with taxes increasing means take-home pay has gone down
    Disorganization - no training, no mentorship, trial by fire

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop bottlenecking - Large group of people in my department with a small group of them that are overworked while many are looking for tasks. Those with the knowledge are always in meetings and too busy to show other people how things work.
    Organize - Nothing is intuitive and almost everything is Tribal Knowledge. This kind of environment does not bode well for change and improvement. The mandatory training is largely useless while the things that need training have none
    Recognize Work - If people go above and beyond, that isn't their norm, it is an exception.
    Share the Wealth - Don't complain about how little of a bonus you get this year when nobody is awarded a raise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Stuck in the past

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    Former Employee - Center of Excellence Manager for EVMS  in  Columbia, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Center of Excellence Manager for EVMS in Columbia, MD (US)

    I worked at Honeywell full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits for older employees and upper management.

    Cons

    Upper management has self interests which over ride over all consideration for company. President requested all employees not directly billable to take a 10% reduction in salary to save $30M in salaries while accepting a $32M bonus for his efforts. Benefits are tailored for older employees and reduced for newer employees. Management is creating an environment that is aging and not conducive to new highly desirable employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the entire company when making major decisions. Your employees are the future of Honeywell while you are focusing on your individual futures vs. the greater good of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Frustrating, Senior Management supports good ol' boys over progress an innovation

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Honeywell full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Liked the work they had and loved the people in the trenhes I worked with

    Cons

    Corporate does not treat all divisions the same. Locations can be very loyal to those that say what they want to hear not listen to the reality. Strong personalities can be negatively singled out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop listening to the upper tier managers and start listening to the lowest levels. They will tell you the truth and show you what is wrong at the most basic level. Upper levels of management are hiding the truth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    3 of the 4 Business Groups are respectable, stay away from ACS Business Group!!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    There are good people in the organization but maybe not for long as Sr. Leadership seems bent on chasing them away. Pay is good but you sell your soul for it in ACS. Aerospace and PMT are the better SBGs to align with, will be running from ACS to one of those SBGs as soon as possible.

    Cons

    Sr. Leadership does not want to hear bad news or poor project status updates, resulting in unrealistic expectations, timelines and objectives. Very poor work / life balance, 70 hour weeks the norm lately. Integrity and ethics are not valued by Sr. Leadership. Very political environment with too many ineffective Leaders taking credit for other's work and ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Accept the bad news with the good and stop trying to hide it with "Stretch Goals" to satisfy Corporate.
    2. Realize that Lean (HOS) is a culture that takes time to develop and does not equate to immediate elimination of resources.
    3. Morristown should take a hard look at ACS leadership, especially Safety SBU, they are on a course to implode and impact the rest of HON.
    4. Practice what you preach - People ARE your most valuable asset, stop riding them until they drop, or leave, and have Sr. Leadership adhere to and practice HON's 12 core Behaviors.
    5. Outsource your HR, they are terrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    MANAGER

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Honeywell

    Pros

    A good engineering company. people are all very nice.

    Cons

    salary is not very attractive.

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