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JCI is a good place to work.

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Former Employee - Marketing Manager - New Product Development in Plymouth, MI
Former Employee - Marketing Manager - New Product Development in Plymouth, MI

I worked at Johnson Controls

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

JCI is well managed. They are aggressive in controlling costs and quick to pull the plug on unsuccessful programs. Lots of advancement potential within the various divisions. The auto division is very well thought of throughout the industry and is considered a very tough competitor. JCI is a tough negotiator with the OEMs and will readily walk away from unprofitable business.

Cons

The bottom line is extremely important, be aware of potential layoffs even during good times. JCI has lots of alliances with minority suppliers that were great in getting them contracts in the past but will probably be a drag on their growth in the future.

Advice to Management

JCI needs to beef up its interior and seating new product development if it wants to maintain is leadership position.

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    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.


  2. 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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