Line Operator (Former Employee) - Newhouse, North Lanarkshire - 28 May 2020
I am employed through agency and enjoyed my time there
Working on line
Different aspects of the job
Management where very helpful
making sure everything was up to standard
I enjoyed working with the people as they where all very friendly
Honeywell in principle is not a bad place to work. The benefits are great.
Though if you want to progress, this is difficult. The company is based only on what the statistics say and management does not support improvements and or changes. It is a just work day to day place. Don't think you will make a difference. If you are in a good place with your boss or manager you will get promoted. Not because of your skills and capabilities.
Was employed as an assembly operative making electrical smart meters.
The work itself was light and clean, but much of the test equipment was very dated, never maintained and forever breaking down, which made for a very long and frustrating shift there. The shifts themselves were regular eight hours stints, with two paid breaks.
The management there was always very poor, but place was okay till Honeywell took over the business from Elster, then the place rapidly went on a downhill slide, both culturally and work wise.
It was already a fast paced environment, but Honeywell really tried to ramp it the pace, which was hampered by worn out equipment, poor ergonomics, incredibly poor planning and constantly running out of parts. You'd rush around like a mad thing one day, but end up twiddling your thumbs the next day when the parts ran out.
Be aware that Honeywell are completely obsessed with charts, procedures and control mechanisms to the point where they become an absolute pain. Many people that had worked there for twenty years plus suddenly started leaving as Honeywell kept making undue requirements of people and at the same time Honeywell themselves started laying key people off. Made for an unpleasant atmosphere there, that just kept getting worse.
Unless you like working in places that set ridiculously high targets, continually being put under pressure whilst expected to work with rubbish equipment, enjoy a bullying culture, given virtually no training and a management culture that thrives on blaming everyone except themselves, then give this place a wide - more...
Bad management. Not enough time for launch.
Help is non existent
Poor to reach
No support and you get fired in no time and being escorted out the building. Carry a laptop all around Glasgow etc...
Would not recommend. It's another zero hour contract job
Fair friendly with opportunity to progress. Good working hours (no weekends). Excellent salary plus benefits. Various training available.
Safe environment to work in, strong emphasis on health and safety.