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Johnson Controls Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
740 Reviews
3.2
740 Reviews
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Alex A. Molinaroli
163 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance (not true for all projects, depends on position also) (in 21 reviews)

  • Great company, good benefits, high level experience with high level management (in 36 reviews)


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

  • Management is treating hourly employees like dirt, harassment from upper management (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.  

    Johnson is a great company to work for. They are always offering on going training.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Milwaukee, WI (US)

    I worked at Johnson Controls as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great team work, always willing to assist when needed.

    Cons

    They offer no overtime for contract employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job. Keep up the good work .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    O&M Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - O&M Specialist in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - O&M Specialist in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, safety, training, team

    Cons

    management, communication, poor attitude of co workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communication

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    work in several pharmaceutical plants and see the different ways of working of each

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Puerto Rico (Chile)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Puerto Rico (Chile)

    I worked at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    offer my expertise as a professional and learn new challenges at work

    Cons

    be as productive as possible for the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    motivate and maintain teamwork

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent opportunity to learn multiple building systems and service industry.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can be very lucrative and always ability to move up the ladder.

    Cons

    Large corporate machine with red tape and challenges of ever shifting strategies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the customers feedback and challenges.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rollercoaster ride...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager in Milwaukee, WI (US)

    I worked at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    The pay is very good!
    Ability to work remotely was a nice perk!

    Cons

    When I was worked at JCI there was a huge lack of leadership! The direction we were supposed to keep heading in continually changed.
    Professional development didn't really seem to be a focus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ruthless

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

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big company with lots of opportunities. Because they are a $40B organization, they have opportunities for all functions and levels.

    Cons

    The company is ruthless and will cut people to make short terms results. They average one restructuring per year where the eliminate roles in an attempt to deliver the short terms results promised to the street.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize people are assets and not expenses. They drive the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Every location is different. But Mine isn't the greatest.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Murfreesboro, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Murfreesboro, TN (US)

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company offers above average pay, for unskilled, uneducated workers.

    Cons

    Unless you are part of the inner circle, it doesn't matter how much experience or education you have, you will never be promoted. Management in the Murfreesboro, TN plant is a joke. HR is incompetent, in this plant, as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order for an organization to succeed, rules must be followed. There is an employee handbook for a reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just ok

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Penn, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Penn, PA (US)

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary, Work life balance, half decent benefits

    Cons

    Constantly changing for the sake of change sake. Not very progressive. Very much check the box management. Employee engagement almost non-existent but they seem to manipulate the annual survey to make it look better than it really is

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much restructure, consolidation. Make integrity a real priority not just a slogan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Large, decent company

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

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

    Pros

    Every one who doesn't work at JCI thinks it is a very good company to work for

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are only average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to people other than upper management for advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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