Johnson Controls
3.3 of 5 536 reviews
www.johnsoncontrols.com Milwaukee, WI 5000+ Employees

Johnson Controls Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.3 536 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

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Alex A. Molinaroli

(68 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good work-life balance (not true for all projects, depends on position also)"
    in 15 reviews
  • "great people, good communication from management, focus on quality"
    in 25 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance is good if you are not traveling much"
    in 18 reviews
  • "It is a very large company and people are more "resources" than individuals"
    in 15 reviews
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Great Company, full of a traditional work hard dynamic as well as ambitiously seeking growth.

Market Intelligence Analyst (Former Employee)
Milwaukee, WI

I worked at Johnson Controls as an intern for less than a year

Pros-Great people
-Great benefits
-Ample trust and responsibility
-Social responsibility to the community
-Ambitious, always seeking new ways to grow business units

ConsSometimes communication through outlets could be ambiguous, but overall a great place to work.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the hierarchy on the same page, helps keep business strategy and objective clean and understood downstream.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company to work for, pay and benefits are good.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsVariety of positions worldwide in many fields.

ConsChanges seem to take a long time and may not be ready to implement when rolled out.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Johnson Controls

ProsGood group of people to work with.

ConsNone, I had no problems working there.

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Great Company and leading the industry!

Engineer (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsGreat People! A forward thinking work ethic, and they rarely point fingers at there own. We always concentrate on mending the problem versus finding someone to blame. Very professional environment also.

ConsNone that are big, The only thing would be since its a large company and you work with many people is to make sure when you need info go to the source. Sometimes words can get twisted when its gets passed down through the vine. Easily cleared up once you get together and discuss.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lead Engineer (Current Employee)
Plymouth, MI

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

Prosstrongly settled company and very nice benefit.

Consneed to update overall systems

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent

Director (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI

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

ProsExcellent executive leadership in place. They run the business as a truly global multi-industry corporation. There is an excellent process for identifying, training and promoting internal talent.

ConsDivisional competition. Oftentimes the individual divisions operate too independently and don't take into consideration the overall profitability of the corporation as a whole.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the focus on people development at a rate you invest in technology and innovation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Johnson Controls

ProsNew direction is very customer focused.

ConsThere are no downsides. The new direction will help solidify their position in the industry.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall, a great company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsPlenty of training and growth opportunities. The company seems genuinely committed to the well-being of its employees.

ConsCan be harder than it should be to collaborate with other business units within the company. This often led to frustration with customers who "didn't know who to talk to"

Advice to Senior ManagementBreak down barriers between business units to better serve customers. Try to eliminate the duplication of efforts between various sales channels to create a more efficient organization.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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CBM (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time for more than 8 years

ProsJCI provides growth and training for all employees

ConsThe varying locations is difficult to manage with a young family

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to develop from within

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Product engineer in interiors group.

Product Engineer (Current Employee)
Holland, MI

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

ProsLower management cares about employees and tries to maintain a small company feel. Numerous positions within the organization so you may be able to transfer to another group to try something new.

ConsAutomotive division is in flux with electronics being sold, visors & headliners being sold, and a joint venture happening soon for interiors. Many people are nervous about losing their job or the Holland facility closing. Although this can happen at any company, many people are anxious about not knowing the future of the Holland campus.

Numerous levels of upper management with people or structure changing every 1 to 2 years. Company has a "large company" feel.

Advice to Senior ManagementCut some layers of upper management. Stop reorganizing. Pick a structure and stick to it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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