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Hard to get noticed unless you put in your due time.

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Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Milwaukee, WI

I worked at Johnson Controls

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Reputation speaks for itself. Access to latest technology.

Cons

Little fish in a big pond mentality; hard to get noticed. Even if you bust your tail or not, you'll get the same amount of raise.

Advice to Management

You're going in the right direction by investing in the future (Green energy) and acquiring other companies (york) which can augment current product offerings.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    An honest review to see what others think of JCI

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    Current Employee - Financial in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Financial in Plymouth, MI

    I have been working at Johnson Controls

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    At the start (10 years ago) it was a great place to work. I still have a couple of friends from the days where we were real teams, part of the team still exists.
    There was a little oppertunity for me.
    There are plenty of places to park, and I expect many more by January 2008.
    As there is not a set time to start work, there is no harrasment for showing up a couple of minutes later than the norm.

    Cons

    Very limited opportunities unless you are in a click e.g. U of M Graduate.
    Wall Street knows what is going on before the employees
    While the morale survey provides a positive message, everyone filled in the correct answers as not to go to all of the improvement meetings.
    Only a very few managers provide recognition, most provide criticism (in front of others just to make themselves look good)
    Senior Leadership, only looking after the stock-holders and Wall Street. Just look where that put the banking industry
    Work life balance (unless you are in a click) is almost non-existant. Manager's will just keep dumping workloads and unrealistic timelines to make themselves look good at meeting.
    Fairness & Respect, again if you are not in a click, forget the fairness and respect and expect to do all of the work.
    The worst part is when a person leaves JCI it is Orwellian - they become on non-person and it is not correct to remeber they ever were employed at JCI.

    Advice to Management

    Go to church and not as a hypocrite. So that you can understand that putting others first, than yourself first and self-interest can benefit society. Consider the individual, pushing for the dollar result, when the agreements have been made, places the actions of the employee in the gray area of ethics, to maintain gainful employment.
    I can only compare the current management style to the same "self serving" greed the fueled the collapse of the mortgage industry (2008).

    After the Re-organization Dec 2008 think more of the Stake-holders and not the Stock-holders, for real employee engagement, then you will have a grass-roots foundation to improve Stock-holder value. Right now you are building a house of cards.


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    If sweat-shops were still legal...We would build a bridge to nowhere for free.

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    Current Employee - Systems Technician in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Systems Technician in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Johnson Controls

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-environment, easy going people, interesting work.

    Cons

    The company spends to much time and effort trying to please stock-holders at their employees expense. They forget about the future and

    Advice to Management

    I think that your understaffed and over-sold (and it is no big secret). I think you are destroying your reputation because of my prior statement. I think your staff and techs are under-trained. I think your training sucks. I think that online-training is bu11shit. It is a bunch of garbage that the IT world has tricked corporate America into buying with bu11shit stats. You need to be trained by people in person over time in real life. You need to quit throwing your tribal knowledge away every two years.


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