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Johnson Controls Reviews in Plymouth, MI

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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.  

    Complicated corporate structure makes it very hard to get things done

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Plymouth, MI

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

    Pros

    The people are mostly intelligent, ethical, and interesting. The pace and workload are generally reasonable. My manager pays a lot of attention to people development, and to building coalitions across organizational boundaries.

    Cons

    The multipley-matrixed organization structure is hard to navigate, the Automotive Experience group is rather a poor stepchild within the larger corporate world, and the AE management focus is almost completely in terms of meeting monthly and quarterly financials. Pay scale is average or below for the industry; benefits also are average at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider how the organization structural churn is inhibiting getting any real work done.

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

    Lead Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Plymouth, MI

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

    Pros

    strongly settled company and very nice benefit.

    Cons

    need to update overall systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    My time at JCI

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Plymouth, MI

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

    Pros

    Great company, good benefits, high level experience with high level management

    Cons

    90% travel for advertised 40%, My personal supervisor consistently receives low ratings from her employees and does not work to improve, poor work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advertize realistic travel requirements

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary; opportunities to progress, learn, and work in various fields.

    Cons

    Can be overly bureaucratic at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The structure of the AE business can be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was good company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advanced Quality Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Advanced Quality Engineer in Plymouth, MI

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

    Pros

    Took care of their people

    Cons

    Salary wasn't the highest
    Hard to switch roles

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ethical, well managed, diversified company with good work culture

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    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work culture, Ethical, Family values

    Cons

    Cyclical Industry, Changes direction often

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of providing a short term vision, provide a longer term vision to the employees. Changing direction too many times will only increase confusion and attrition

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not sure yet what I am reviewing

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

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most supervisors are good to work for.

    Cons

    Some supervisors should have never been in their positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    recent layoffs will negatively impact company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Director in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Finance Director in Plymouth, MI

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

    Pros

    Decent Finance organization that does far more than they normally do at a company.

    Cons

    Not a very long term view. Insular culture. Just give me the money attitude.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work,

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Engineering in Plymouth, MI

    I worked at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    Very stable company that consistently grows, good coworkers (for the most part).

    Cons

    Compensation is about average, and it's still up tight corporate life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Model the company after some of the newer "DotCom" companies.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very Learning, full of responsibility

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Intern in Plymouth, MI

    I worked at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    - Very supporting people , always ready to help.
    - You are given responsibility, not some shitty intern projects.
    - Very Diverse, professionally and ethnically.

    Cons

    - Salary not competetive as other fortune 100 or rather 500 companies like Cummins, Shlumberger
    -They should place people at right job as per skills where they can perform better.
    - No talk about full time job offer, emails were not replied back.
    - Not many young people in the company, but its means more opportunities for someone who joins now for full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really need to prepare future leadership, bring in more talented young faces and mentor them about business and future roles. Listen to your employees where they want to work and help them shape their career.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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