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Johnson Controls Reviews

Updated 21 November 2014
Updated 21 November 2014
727 Reviews
3.3
727 Reviews
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Alex A. Molinaroli
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance (not true for all projects, depends on position also) (in 20 reviews)

  • Great company, good benefits, high level experience with high level management (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance - need a more flexible vacation schedule (in 24 reviews)

  • Numerous levels of upper management with people or structure changing every 1 to 2 years (in 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fantastic breeding ground for talented professionals

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Melbourne

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Reputation of consistently delivering on customer expectations. Often hear from customers that JCI are great to deal with.

    Cons

    Australia business is very conservative and traditionally have taken very little risk in emerging markets, pefer instead to follow trends as opposed to being the market leaders they are well positioned to be. Do not leverage extensive global expertise very well. Geographical structure creates challenges to service large national and multinational customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Business revamp to better suit customer changing needs by adding value and providing solutions to their business challenges. Products focus and transactional mentality needs to change to reposition JCI in the marketplace as a service and solutions provider

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was highly ethical

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time

    Pros

    Over my 10 years with JCI, the company was highly supportive and fair to me. I had multiple opportunities for growth and development. I was always struck by the high degree of ethical standards that we lived by, led by the examples set by senior leadership. I was very proud to say that I worked for JCI.

    Cons

    I was very happy during my time at JCI. However, the events of the recent past have soured my view. The CEO should have been fired for his inappropriate relationship with an external executive coach. I was afforded the opportunity to be coached by her firm, and it now appears that such interactions were not kept confidential. This violates my trust. I am mystified why the BOD did not view this as gross misconduct.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return to your ethical standards.

    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    PMP Certified Professional with 4 Years of Managerial Experience .

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    Got the Opportunity to work with Key Accounts and Handle Major Projects in North India .

    Cons

    Processes are not established

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  5.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    Company is upfront with employees. Monthly employee meetings and updates. Most people are friendly. Company cares about public image and participates in giving back to the communities.

    Cons

    Promotions and advancements vary from business unit to business unit. Hard to get decent yearly raises. Promotions seem to work on favorites system instead of who is more deserving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Journeyman machine repair

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Repair in Lapeer, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Machine Repair in Lapeer, MI (US)

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ok benefits . Good training treated ok

    Cons

    Clicky very bias bosses . Needs more checks and balances . Safety ws wasn't good enough alot of serious injuries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You think your all that , But your not

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good pay, lack of structure

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Milwaukee, WI (US)

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company pays well and benefits are better than most.

    Cons

    Most managers are more interested in networking up and preparing for their next job than they are in coaching/developing their employees. Of course, there are the rare exceptions. Constantly shifting priorities make it hard to focus and understand where how to measure impact.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to coach and develop your employees and make sure your manager values that contribution to the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall Very good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communication in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Communication in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at Johnson Controls as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very open and encouraging environment like the working life balanced there

    Cons

    don't have a lot of training. and people are not friendly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company. Good values.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pays well. Strong ethical component. Green values.

    Cons

    Lots of changes is happening in the company. Jobs aren't safe.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Industry Leader in Building Automation Systems

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large company, solid performer, many opportunities to advance in many different fields. Very customer orientated along with employee safety.

    Cons

    Large company is slow at adapting new technologies. Difficult to implement changes to improve processes. Company goes through a lot of restructuring and gets rid of many talented - long term employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent work ethics, good team mates, learning culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Stamford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Stamford, CT (US)

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked with a small software development team in Connecticut. The team was truly agile, almost every member of the team worked remote, however this did not affect the work culture at all, we were one cohesive team. Every member of the team was well experienced, and had different areas of focus and strength, and was open with sharing their strengths with the rest of the team. The work culture of the team was excellent, ethics of the broader company was great.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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