Honeywell
3.2 of 5 1,456 reviews
www.honeywell.com Morristown, NJ 5000+ Employees

Honeywell Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.2 1,456 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

Honeywell Chairman and CEO David M. Cote

David M. Cote

(495 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good Work-Life Balance most of the time (sometimes it can get extremely hectic though)"
    in 103 reviews
  • "Good compensation package and work environment, when US Govt market was good"
    in 65 reviews
Cons:
  • "People are biased sometimes based on region, at times it will spoil your work life balance"
    in 41 reviews
  • "upper management doesn't involve itself in employee betterment"
    in 38 reviews
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proud to work for a professional company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Honeywell full-time

Prosquality controls, customer focus, opportunity

Consend of the day, corporate income rules!!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company, but...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Markham, ON

I worked at Honeywell full-time for more than a year

ProsGood friendly environment and nice people. I would say the pay/benefits were slightly above industry average. Overall nice company to work at

ConsDoesn't spend enough money on QA, too much emphasis on project/sales and not enough on support. Because support doesn't generate the $$$ on the books, they rather do patch work style support and ask for $$$ everytime

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management uses recession as excuse to fire people. In one meeting they tell you how much the company is making, the next they tell you more people are being laidoff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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No longer a good company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Honeywell full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPay is good, but good luck getting a decent raise.

ConsThe company is top heavy at the corporate level. At individual sites, they run with the minimum number of employees possible. Everybody wears multiple hats. Everything gets done in a mediocre way. Nothing gets done well because you are always in a rush to get to the next fire.

Local management are yes men to the US corporate team. All sites are not held to the same standards. US locations can get away with more push back than Canadian sites, even when it comes to safety.

All management (local and corporate) like to read out the rules, but fail to follow these same rules themselves.

Management is not honest or ethical when it comes to reviews. You can refute what is said, but they say that once they have entered their reviews into the system they cannot be changed. They will not even put in addendums even when their is physical proof.

HOS is a huge burden to small locations. There is minimal benefit to the site, but the costs are huge. It is all about "metrics" that time is spent on compiling, but are not used to better the location.

CEO is too overpaid and not worth the cost.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Overworked and under paid

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Honeywell

ProsWork was challenging and learned lots as a first engineering job out of University. Mississauga Ontario site was nice and people were friendly.

ConsCompany only care about the stockholders and don't give a damn about the actual employees that do the work. Pay is not competitive with other aerospace companies and definitely lower than other industries for engineers in Ontario. Raises and promotions are also slow and hard to come by. Company will hold you at as low a pay as they can until you threaten to leave. Health insurance benefit is crap, compared to other companies in Ontario. Car parking lacked security and thefts do occur in broad daylight.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompany only do hockey and golf which is only enjoyed by upper management, totally weeds out majority of other employees interested in other extracurricular activities.

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no place for growth

Supply Chain (Current Employee)
Mississauga, ON

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

Prospeople friendly and easy going

Consmanagement too short term vision

Advice to Senior Managementwalk the talk

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was a pretty adequate experience

HVAC Mechanic (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

ProsSteady amounts of work, somewhat predictable and pretty good pay

ConsYou will be on call alot

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure not to choose people who cut corners and please don't outsource jobs

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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OK company for engineers

Design Engineer (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

ProsIt's less often to see head cuts compared to other companies. Employees have some chances to flow to different positions.

ConsThe vertical and horizontal reporting structures are sometimes over-complicated. Business is driven by key person, not facts or subjective researches. A marketing, not engineering dominated culture. Career development is not easy.

Advice to Senior ManagementLess business rhetoric. Be real and be relevant to the people who are supposed to make things happen.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice place to work for

Senior Control Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB

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

ProsFriendly people, authority with responsibility, challenges and learning experience

ConsBusiness matters more than people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Honeywell - The Long Slide Downhill into Mediocrity

Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
Mississauga, ON

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

ProsIf you're a self starter and have a lot of motivation, you can gain a lot of practical experience. They take safety seriously. Reasonable benefits. Good on the resume.

ConsIf you are good, you'll be picking up the slack for the many people who are lazy, indifferent and/or incompetent, yet somehow keep their jobs. Many try to avoid work at all costs until they can go into retierment. Getting promoted is in title only because those above you are waiting to go into retierment. They try to use a "1 size fits all" approach to measuring the value of all processes and don't look at the soft benefits of any changes. They have lost the ability to look at themselves and find fault. Upper management is out of US sites and makes seemingly random decisions because they have little firsthand experience about how the work is done. Many local managers in Canada are just "yes men" for the US management. There is little reward for exceeding expectations and no punishment for being behind the curve.

Advice to Senior ManagementIdentify the people who are lazy, indifferent or incompetent and fire them ASAP. Distribute their salaries to the competent people. DO NOT use "metrics" to find the dead weight because the lazy ones are deft at getting the hard workers to cover for them. No productivity will be lost from the lazy ones and the productive people will work faster and better because they are being rewarded for getting the job done.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not bad experience

QA Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Honeywell full-time for more than a year

ProsGood on your resume, learned a lot in terms of lean and six sigma.

ConsHOS drives everyone nuts. A bunch of fat lazy senior management around.

Advice to Senior ManagementDown to earth.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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