Thread regarding Honeywell International Inc. layoffs

Can we get some positivity here?

Nobody likes working here, I get that. But it can't be all bad all the time. There are breaks between layoffs and even your c-appy manager has to take days off. So tell me, on one of the better days, what's the one good thing you can say about your job? There's gotta be something...

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Post ID: @OP+1a9yWQBM

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I agree with the comment about the paycheck. Keep it simple, this job is merely here to support my personal life and retirement. If it's not this job, it'll be another. Come in, do your stuff in the middle of the pack, and enjoy your vacation time!

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Post ID: @7jjs+1a9yWQBM

I am set for retirement - you have to keep this about a job - it's all about the paycheck and work life balance - nothing else. Don't have any other expectations and you'll be fine.

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Post ID: @7dmb+1a9yWQBM

Picked up some great skill sets that I still use. Made some great friends with whom I keep in touch, although most of us have escaped the madness and mayhem. We tell old stories about the skeletons in ALT's closet. Good times.

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Post ID: @3hxm+1a9yWQBM

After the wildly successful year of WFH (home office) by engineers – during a pandemic no less – the corporate mandate to perform the same work sitting at a desk in the corp building (wasting two hours daily for commute, wherein I now use that time productively) will force me to leave Honeywell. I am a very high contributor, with a skill set not no one else has.

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Post ID: @3xzm+1a9yWQBM

After finding another position at another company, I left Honeywell at the end of last year. I can honestly say I am thankful for the experience of working for Honeywell. I would not be in the position I have today if it was not for some top notch managers I had previous to 2018! So yes, I am thankful for most of my time at Honeywell!

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Post ID: @3quh+1a9yWQBM

@itvm - Gotta love the 9/80 schedule at Ray. Every other Friday off is nice. And Ray actually says time off is your time. Never pressured or told to come in.

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Post ID: @2ltc+1a9yWQBM

It will be Friday 5pm soon. The high point of my week. That is always something to look forward to.

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Post ID: @1ypy+1a9yWQBM

Well I left Honeywell 2 years ago during the "you can't work from home anymore, even though we hired you 10 years ago to work from home" intiative.

So instead of moving to a Honeywell core site, I took the severance package. I started a new job the next Monday after getting laid off by Honeywell, so I got paid and got severance for for 10 weeks. I really did not think I could pull that off.

I got a decent raise going to the new job. At the new job I have gotten two raises and a bonus twice. As a band 3 at HON I never got a bonus and in 10 years I only got maybe 6 increases.

The best excuse was the after a great financial year, we were all told that because the current year may be rough, we were not going to get an increase. But, they would reevaluate later in the year. They never reevaluate the merit increases. But, upper mangement got HUGE bonuses that year.

The new job does have a 9 block performance system. They just have what things you should continue doing and what should you consider doing new or different. Nothing negative ever is mentioned.

But, my co-workers at Honeywell were great. Quite a few of us still stay in touch and of the group of 15 of us that all started around the same time, only one is still with Honeywell. They forced out years and years of knowledge.

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Post ID: @1mhh+1a9yWQBM

I am very thankful Honeywell has not tried any shenanigan's with my pension. So far every month my check is deposited on time and hasn't bounced. Still waiting for the other shoe to drop and the bean counters finding some loophole to reduce payments.

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Post ID: @1wcr+1a9yWQBM

I am very thankful for the Karen (s) . They are always on the edge of providing us the best possible work environment with world class compensation and benefits. (as viewed by India). We were only two months in the Pandemic when they told us too bad so sad, your coming back to the office so we can watch you. Reminding us how much we can not be trusted to WFH. Telling us how little we as employees and our family mean to the BIG RED H. "Get ready to come back.... May 2020" . They must be in all their glory that vaccinations are available for all. They can dust off that e-mail blitz and re-send. Earning high fives and big fat bonuses.

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Post ID: @1nnw+1a9yWQBM

Great work experience that I am using at my new company after being laid off. Thanks for the learning, now it’s time to make a great company somewhere else!

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Post ID: @1gfb+1a9yWQBM

COVID WFH is ending soon. Talks about how to bring everyone back have already started.
Topic has been very controversial at leader level. Calls between companies happening to try and have United front.

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Post ID: @1oss+1a9yWQBM

The paychecks are always on time.

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Post ID: @1ghj+1a9yWQBM

Being able to WFH because of covid. Gave me back 2 hrs each day and 50% less gas usage. I actually get more work done at home. It should stay this way but I think Hon will put a stop to it.

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Post ID: @1zhp+1a9yWQBM

My previous boss got laid off. An endless delegator and pusher. No glue what he was pushing. Most often used question was "Why not". Very surprised and glad he is gone. He seemed to be the perfect yes man Hon likes. It is much better w/I him and his rediculous asks.

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Post ID: @1roy+1a9yWQBM

The happiest day I can remember at Honeywell was my last day. I cannot believe I stayed 10 years. the last 5 years in SPS under John Waldren were the worst. The work environment was so toxic that do not even miss many of my colleagues. Honeywell will rob you soul if you stay long enough

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Post ID: @1tsu+1a9yWQBM

I like being able to hide in one of the many empty offices or conference rooms for my daily naps or extended breaks. Also doing next to nothing and getting paid is not so bad.

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Post ID: @1gjd+1a9yWQBM

My job at Raytheon missiles has been fantastic so far. Left alone to do the work. 20% pay boost in a lower cost area. Much better benefits. New products and world class facilities.
Thank you Honeywell for paying me to leave c-appy Florida where I spent my time watching h–kers and s-x offenders come and go from the hotel next door as I ate lunch. Is the cafeteria still closed? What a dump.

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Post ID: @1tvm+1a9yWQBM

I was a director and voluntarily left for a new job last year. The environment was toxic. Executive leadership was clueless. But...on the positive side, the camaraderie I had with my peers and team was awesome. Despite all the BS, we always found time to laugh, have fun and vent with each other.

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Post ID: @muf+1a9yWQBM

Only good thing is.....one day closer to retirement or leaving this POS company

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Post ID: @uny+1a9yWQBM

My team. They know how to do their job, and they actually do it.
My paycheck after working 40% paid (and mostly voluntary) OT. Yet, I can still take the time I need off to do things I want to do, without any issue from my management.
The pride that I take in the work that I do.
I can still take on new challenges and overcome them every day.
In today's market, the insurance benefits really are pretty good.

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Post ID: @bws+1a9yWQBM

Allied-Signal Honeywell was great. No I mean it. It made be grateful to grow old, knowing that the day was coming when I could escape this rotten company. What other things make you grateful to grow old? Nothing. Only Honeywell. So you see, there is a bright side to everything, even Honeywell.

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Post ID: @fyv+1a9yWQBM

I positively love working for Collins Aerospace in comparison.

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Post ID: @okf+1a9yWQBM

Here's positive...l was layed off and I've never been happier to be rid of the games and lies that HW now has become known for. Once a good company to work for and be proud of has ben ruined by the likes of Madsen, but let's not forget who put him there, Mahoney himself. The ole boys club has messed this place up and put leaders in place that know nothing about what leadership means.

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Post ID: @lqx+1a9yWQBM

Compensated boot polishers usually post on Glassdoor.

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Post ID: @cfc+1a9yWQBM

Ummm...did you notice that this site is dedicated to the discussion of layoffs? Why would this be an appropriate forum to discuss anything positive? Bwahahaha!

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Post ID: @kph+1a9yWQBM

Well being retired the best thing I can say is thanks HON for the 1 day each month like today ( 1st of month) when you debit my account with my retirement pen$ion buck$$$.

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Post ID: @yzc+1a9yWQBM

Because if there isn't what the hell are you still doing here?

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