Johnson Controls Reviews in Plymouth, MI

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Pros
  • Great company, good benefits, high level experience with high level management (in 32 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance (not true for all projects, depends on position also) (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is good if you are not traveling much (in 22 reviews)

  • Numerous levels of upper management with people or structure changing every 1 to 2 years (in 16 reviews)

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    So far, not bad

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

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Interesting work for the position, and managers who seem to be sincere in their support of personal and professional development. Company well-positioned in emerging markets. Flexible about work hours and work-from-home while remaining focussed on how employees can add value.

    Cons

    HR was somewhat obstructionist / rather rule bound. Salary offered was low for the industry, education and level of experience. Very difficult to maneuver to get things done, because the management hierarchy is so complex and responsibilities are unclear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management structure is so complex we spend more energy on internal coordination than on serving customers. That aspect is the biggest dis-satisfier and the biggest threat to our success.

    Recommends
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    JCI continues to downsize to ensure shareholder performance objectives are achieved.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Plymouth, MI

    I worked at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    Strong financials and excellent senior management. The business is significantly impacted by the overall automotive sector but the company takes aggressive steps to ensure a competitive position in every market condition. Managers are competent and the product development and factories run well to customer expectations.

    Cons

    Career planning for middle management and those termed "high potential". Despite the label, the process for developing these employees is poor. The overall strategy for human capital throughout JCI is marginal as there is no formal system to move within the organization. Job postings, positions and opportunities are all based on word of mouth and clicks that exist within the organization. Expectations management is also an area where improvements could be made from employees and Business Units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop an effective employee development plan for top performers.

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