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Alex A. Molinaroli

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71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Uninteresting and meaningless job in a big company

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    Pros- Work-life balance is good - provided you enjoy your work.
    - Co-workers are generally nice but aloof.
    - Some good employee discounts.

    Cons- Not much scope for lateral movement. You get to see presentations of cool stuff, but will likely never get to work on that. Be prepared to get lectured by HR that they "aren't obligated to create a vacancy just for you".
    - Use of proprietary tools, can be very frustrating and are not transferable skills.
    - Work here for more than 1-2 years, and it can get hard to move to a different company. This is dangerous as the HVAC industry has only 3-4 established players.
    - Building Automation Systems space isn't really control engineering, which is what got interested me in the job in the first place.
    - Management's main concern is share price, don't think otherwise just because the CEO makes it a point to be seen in the same cafeteria as the employees.
    - Just because company is doing well financially doesn't mean you too will do well.
    - Impossible to get worse vacation allotments than what you get here. Also, supervisor might initially allow you to take all vacation days in one go, only to complain later.
    - Expectations increase abruptly and you are expected to know this even though you may not attend as many meetings as your supervisor.
    - This company couldn't even make it to the top 100 workplaces of Milwaukee.
    - No recognition for those who sacrifice being thousands of miles away from their home country to work here. Doesn't matter to Johnson Controls if this caused you to miss the funeral of an immediate family member.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that the jobs you offer aren't as attractive as you'd like to believe.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience was like a roller coaster. There were untrusted upper management.

    Shared Service Representative (Former Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    ProsNon-employees view them as a good company.

    ConsIt is hard to advance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper Management should be more understanding and trustworthy with employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You are just a number

    (Former Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    ProsNot many these days. Some great, dedicated, smart and innovative people (which they are losing at an alarming rate). Pay is just ok for what you do. Benefits average.

    ConsShareholders are number one priority. You are part of a headcount and nothing more. Regardless of your ability, talent, dedication and loyalty, you will be terminated if you don't fit in to the latest hare-brained reorganization or if the numbers don't look that good for the quarter. JCI used to be a forward thinking company and invest in its people. Not anymore.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are creating and fostering a culture where people are resentful and constantly in a state of flux. There is a feeling of discontent, distrust and fading respect among your key people--you know, those people that hold the knowledge and the relationships that drive the business. Authority given to certain individuals with no oversight to make some really odd business/realignment/reorg decisions. You have lost some really good people because of it (forced and voluntary, I might add). You don't do what's best or right anymore and that's sad to see.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Global Workplace Solution - Horrible place to work - was

    Global Work Place Solutions - Mid-senior Position (Former Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    ProsGreat salary and benefits. Mid level people can be great despite terrible managers. Learned a lot because of survivor-like atmosphere.

    ConsNo work life balance, lack of growth opportunities, no resources -- sink or swim. No one is accountable but want to micromanage and then point fingers if anything goes wrong. No training. Expect more layoffs if Management above GWS does not take an interest and fix the systemic problems in the operating model.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo appreciation of its people. Seen as arrogant in FM marketplace. Senior management will throw you under the bus after not supporting on tough to impossible assignments. GWS has lost its focus - too much overhead, internal bureaucracy, no accountability.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you don't make any decisions, you will prosper

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    ProsBEnefits are good and there are plenty of problems to solve.

    ConsSenior management is clueless about real issues and professional level employees challenges.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit and work in government.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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