Johnson Controls

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Johnson Controls seems like a good company, but they don't plug in new hires.

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Holland, MI (US)
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Holland, MI (US)

I have been working at Johnson Controls

Pros

Most of the people are nice, the facility is nice. The incumbent personnel who have been there for a while are like a tight-nit family, and have a clear direction and sense of responsibility and accountability.

Cons

They seem to skimp when it comes to travel arrangements, tools you need to do your job. Management is not receptive to ideas, and they hold on to old technologies and programming languages, not employing the latest proven technologies, methodologies, and best practices. They expect developers to work well over 40 hours a week to compensate for still using procedural programming, and they wonder why deadlines are missed and bugs are prevalent.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Just because innovation is written on your banner doesn't mean you truly embrace it. Let your engineers spread their wings and use all the skills they have to grow your products.

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    Love the company - hate the management (local)

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    Former Employee - Union Foreman in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Union Foreman in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL (US)

    I worked at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    Great products and good people. Unlimited online training materials and never a shortage of tools to do job. Mechanics are average with the York guys having no concept of contract profit. Techs are very green with more emphasis on profit over quality. After working there two times in ten years, there will be no third chance- life is two short.

    Cons

    Local management never in place long enough to make a difference.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the sales people at least sell enough to cover their salary without rebooking a previous contract with a minor upgrade.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to work, The most stable company among large corporations

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead
    Current Employee - Technical Lead

    I have been working at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    1) Johnson Controls can turn to be a tough negotiator while doing business deals, but knows how to make money.
    2) Senior management able to find right opportunities and pursue those opportunities.
    3) Diversified work force, You will see the world working here.
    4) Most diversified business among fortune100. All three diversified business (power solutions, automotive, building efficiency) running in profit. Stable source of income.
    5) They had put all there eggs in sustainable business, so stable.
    6) Innovator of many modern day power, automotive and building technologies. starting from the first thermostat.
    7) Paying good dividends and investor returns
    8) Good work life balance, but sometimes you have to burn midnight oil, depends on the project situation. But company recognizes the individual employee efforts.
    9) The most Green company among fortune 100.
    10) Benefits are good.

    Cons

    1) Doesn't take much risk while doing business. Only going for deals when they smell money and are sure that they can make money. Sitting on a cash pile company should take more risks, while adopting technology.
    2) Pay is not top notch, but above the industry average. Bonus is the key. If you get good bonus(based on company performance) you earn better than much of your peers in other companies.
    3) 140000+ employees, solid block, promotions are tough.
    4) Missing to identify talents working on the end of the hierarchical chain. Sometimes missing to put the right people at the right spot.
    5) No fun at workplace. I had previously worked with technology companies the crowd is younger , there are more employee fun events not only business update meetings. That's very much missing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Good Diversified work force, but need to think more like a company having global workforce. Long term cross boarder transfers of employees and collaboration with other offices should be strengthened. Should go more global.
    2) More brand awareness need to be created as a Technological leader. Attract talent in technology to become more sustainable. Bring in more younger workforce and fresh blood. Pay more and bring in talent from technological companies. Have more employee events (not business related) younger talent will automatically get attracted, will boost the morale of existing employees.
    3) Accelerate the pace of growth in Emerging markets (mainly China and India) ,at current pace JCI will miss lot many growth opportunities. Go for inorganic growth if needed. Tap the local talents in those markets well like (eg. Software talent from India)

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