Honeywell International Inc. Culture and Working Environment
Pros: challenging and diversified working environment.
Cons: poor management with no accountability, not replacing lower level employees while hiring more management and executives, horrible benefit plans, inconsistent policies and procedures throughout the company
Administrative Responsibilities: I like the challenges and diversified day to day operations. Everyday is a different with learning experience.
Honeywell is Fortune 100 company. I learned a lot and throughout my employment. It has been a great learning experience and growth opportunity.
For the most part the co-workers at the company are great to work with. However, there are some that do not have enough responsibilities. As a result, some employees are inundated with work while some searched the internet or talk on the phone for majority of the day.
The company keeps hiring managers and executives. They reduced the census for lower level positions. The management team has figured out a way to hire more consultants for projects while paying excessive fees for their work. They were able to add headcount without going through the proper approval process. Since the economy downturn, the company knows they can keep the census low because employees are hesitant to look for a new job. The company watches their bottomline focusing more on their shareholders then their employees.
The management team and executives of the company expect too much from their employees. The management team is not held accountable for mistakes and/or poor management skills. There is not a good work/life balance. There are different rules for employees depending on the manager they support.
Additionally, based on an employee's level within the company the health benefits vary. Executives get great benefits while lower level employees pay more for insurance. The insurance plan Honeywell offers employees – more... is a high deductible plan. There are no other insurance options to choose from. Additionally, employees pay a high weekly contribution. The high deductible plan makes it extremely hard to cover out of pocket expenses. When an employee encounters an expected (e.g., having a baby) or unexpected medical issues, they have no choice to pay the high deductible. Each employee is required to participate in yearly health assessment. If an employee agrees to the health assessment the company will give them a predetermined amount of money in their HSA account. If an employee does not agree to the health assessment (due to confidentiality concerns) they are required to pay higher premiums for their insurance. The company does not always give increases to employees during the annual review period. Even though they work hard, receive additional work and their responsibilities are always increased. The executives and management team does get pay increases and decent bonuses even with the amount of money they already make. During the economies downturn they reduced the 401(k) match to 0%. Even though the company's revenue has increased they still did not increase the 401(k) match to 100%. They only increased it to 50%.
The most enjoyable part of the job is working with some great co-workers. Most of them are extremely helpful and care for one another. Some co-workers offer to help those that have too much work to do and not enough time to do it in. Unfortunately, as expected in any company, there are some that do not have enough responsibilities. As a result, some employees are inundated with work while some searched the internet or talk on the phone for majority of the day. – less