Thread regarding Honeywell International Inc. layoffs

Ken S. is So Out Of Touch

Watched a playback of the aero isc townhall and when Ken was presenting the results and comments from the voice of the employee survey I was taken aback as to how a notable leader such as himself can be so oblivious to the concerns of the employees is absolutely astounding. Value of stocks or new contracts won isn't what the people are thinking of when they selected the future as their concern with HON.
Heres a hint, Ken: its jobs; and with so many sites being either closed or parts being moved out, the concern is if HON will still be making what we design in the first place. From where I stand, we won't and the rippling effect will be more jobs will be lost to keep pushing the stocks up and winning more contracts from jobs being outsourced to lower cost while increasing margin.

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@lje+1aUmlu7G - KS tells it like it is. Why don't I have a clue what he said? I know my memory is fading, but it seemed like a bunch of random words thrown into sentences w/o any real meaning. it was like listening to one of those Financial Analysts on CNBC talk about why the market will never go down; when he's done you go "Huh?' None of what he says has any bearing on day to day activity in the plant. What I got was it sounded like he was trying to inspire the grunts to get inventory to zero, never miss a shipment no matter what and win extra business by pleasing customers. Thanks captain obvious. I guess they can't do that in their jobs.

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Post ID: @1kno+1aUmlu7G

If you believe these things please post where it matters: customer visible locations like market watch, Amazon, trade journals, anywhere stocks are discussed. Join local business meetups, tell the truth, present alternatives that you could get behind.

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Post ID: @1vwh+1aUmlu7G

When did we ever see a townhall where LT is presenting truth or reality? Never!
Last UOP CEO Brian G townhall was mind blowing. Smoke....lots of smoke.
'Figures are great and people are happy to work here'. (Renee K.)
'We deserve more than our fair share of the market because we have the best solutions and the best people'!! (BG)
What best solutions? PSA Guard that never sold because it doesn't work?
What best people? The ones in India that fill excel sheets and bother former (experienced, knowledgeable but rif'ed) employees on linkedin or whatsapp with their stupid questions?

This company is so screwed up, leadership so full of their own cr*p, every day it survives is a miracle .

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Post ID: @czv+1aUmlu7G

Wondering when the stocks will plummet. There can only be so much accelerated ugliness and unhappiness in chaotic churning Honeywell. After all, that's all they care about. Stocks, themselves and nothing else. You can only hide the ugliness for so long.

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Post ID: @alh+1aUmlu7G

Whoever from Hr posted the comment about Ken telling it like it is.....well you are partly right. He is telling it like it is from his view and his view is from a very different perspective with millions in his pocket. Great leaders also see it from their employee's view as well and they rally the team toward his vision. Ken is just another politician that is looking out for his own interests because deep down he knows he will not be around long, but he'll have his HW suitcase full of money and stocks once he gets thrown to the curb. Even after HW closes most of their factories and become the software industrial, they will still need people, but the current LT really have no clue about people management. How could they with a leader like Maddog and Ken and others (too many to mention). I am embarrassed to even admit I worked for this company for more than 12 years. My last few were awful and I got to see the inner workings of GSI , Operations and the ALTs half baked strategy. Best advice....go work somewhere else, don't stick around thinking it'll get better, it will not with leaders like this in charge and the roadmap they have convinced themselves they are on. Happy to have moved on and now working for a company that truly respects its people.

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Post ID: @yae+1aUmlu7G

KS and senior leaders tell it like it is, not how you would like to hear it. Be grateful you hear truth rather than fake news.

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Post ID: @lje+1aUmlu7G

For many years under DC and DA, I paid particular attention in the quarterly Town Hall meetings for mentions of good things that the company was doing for its employees. Never came. Talk of good things done for customers, for stockholders, but virtually nothing of any substance for employees. It struck me that their presentations were regurgitations of their quarterly stockholder/analyst presentations, and in those you don’t want to present good news for employees, employees are just costs to be minimized. The jargon is all Wall Street and MBA babble that even educated engineers are unlikely to really understand, let alone average line workers.

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Post ID: @fyb+1aUmlu7G

OP I think you’re just now realizing that you are a part in Honeywell, not a part of Honeywell. Yes it is a subtle difference but real. The reality is they do not care about your welfare. It is every man for themselves.

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Post ID: @jap+1aUmlu7G

Most of the LTs in HON live in their own bubble and none of these managers have little guts to burst it. But instead they take orders and make lives of others miserable or just go and sleep in their own bubble. this is most poisonous place I have had experienced among 4 corporations that I have worked so far. Glad that I left.

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