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Johnson Controls, once a great company to work for, is now getting lean for the down economy.

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

I have been working at Johnson Controls

Pros

You learn a lot about the industry. As a large supplier you really learn how to work with suppliers and customers. You learn about lean manufacturing and what it takes to make a profit in a difficult industry. The people are great. They are smart, strong and dedicated. They have a strong team environment. Teams are comprised from a cross functional background. This gives you the opportunity to work with many different disciplines.

Cons

The politics. As with many big organizations your promotion is unfortunately linked to who you know, not what you know. The strong players are kept at their current positions to carry the weight of the workload.
A second downside is JCI is predominantly an automotive supplier and the company takes a hit when the big 3 take a hit.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more respectful of the people. A better system for promotions and same grade job changes needs to be implemented.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Johnson Controls

  1.  

    Poor on training at the branch level as there needs to be leadership not the good ole boy club.

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    Current Employee - Chiller Mechanic
    Current Employee - Chiller Mechanic

    I have been working at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits for the employees.

    Cons

    Poor management and leadership skills are very distrubing for a Fortune 75 company. The customer's needs are not always in the best interest of the company. It's all about the margin dollar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your managers the training or better yet- hire qualified managers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company but slow HR staff

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    Former Employee - Team Lead  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    Great benefits, upper management is quite motivated to improve the overall opinion of the employees. The potential is limitless and the tuition reimbursement is wonderful. They paid for $12,000 a year for graduate school so getting a masters is basically free. They pay for masters in basically any field that the company has a job in any department. Getting a PhD paid is much harder but not improbable. They determine on it by a case-by-case basis.

    Cons

    The HR department is horrifically slow and it can take months to get hire so potential candidates get discouraged and take a job somewhere else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training for middle management. The ideas from Senior management don't really make it to middle management. It's hit or miss if you get a good supervisor

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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