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solid company, enjoyed my time there

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Former Employee - O&M Site Operations Supervisor  in  Wichita, KS
Former Employee - O&M Site Operations Supervisor in Wichita, KS

I worked at Johnson Controls full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

long standing company that have a good mix of business units to offset when certain market segments suffer

Cons

is extremely large, future can be decided by someone you've never met or talked with

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Recommends
Positive Outlook
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Uninteresting and meaningless job in a big company

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

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Work-life balance is good - provided you enjoy your work.
    - Co-workers are generally nice but aloof.
    - Some good employee discounts.

    Cons

    - Not much scope for lateral movement. You get to see presentations of cool stuff, but will likely never get to work on that. Be prepared to get lectured by HR that they "aren't obligated to create a vacancy just for you".
    - Use of proprietary tools, can be very frustrating and are not transferable skills.
    - Work here for more than 1-2 years, and it can get hard to move to a different company. This is dangerous as the HVAC industry has only 3-4 established players.
    - Building Automation Systems space isn't really control engineering, which is what got interested me in the job in the first place.
    - Management's main concern is share price, don't think otherwise just because the CEO makes it a point to be seen in the same cafeteria as the employees.
    - Just because company is doing well financially doesn't mean you too will do well.
    - Impossible to get worse vacation allotments than what you get here. Also, supervisor might initially allow you to take all vacation days in one go, only to complain later.
    - Expectations increase abruptly and you are expected to know this even though you may not attend as many meetings as your supervisor.
    - This company couldn't even make it to the top 100 workplaces of Milwaukee.
    - No recognition for those who sacrifice being thousands of miles away from their home country to work here. Doesn't matter to Johnson Controls if this caused you to miss the funeral of an immediate family member.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that the jobs you offer aren't as attractive as you'd like to believe.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience was like a roller coaster. There were untrusted upper management.

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    Former Employee - Shared Service Representative  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Shared Service Representative in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Non-employees view them as a good company.

    Cons

    It is hard to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper Management should be more understanding and trustworthy with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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