Johnson Controls Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Johnson Controls Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Alex A. Molinaroli
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Pros
  • There is a very good work-life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Good benefits great pay growing company (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not as good (in 24 reviews)

  • Constant changes in upper management (in 18 reviews)

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  1. too much favoritism

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Helpdesk in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Helpdesk in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, average benifits, most fellow workers are helpful and friendly

    Cons

    Management is not trustworthy and they play favorites, bullying a employee is a regular practice in some areas

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat people and stop inventing issues and creating problems in the workforce


  2. Helpful (1)

    IT Director

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Program Director in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Enterprise Program Director in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great bonus potential

    Cons

    Finance organization manages IT so most IT initiatives are cost control related without thougth to best practices, innovation, or advancing the companies capabilities. Vacation policy is stingy in US. Anticipate layoffs soon since the company will split into 2 separate companies within the next year. Weak vendor management processes to handle outsourced service providers. Weak IT leadership with significant nepotism. Decentralized IT budgets that negatively impact opportunities for leveraging economies of scale, best practices, enterprise standards and creates a bloated software portfolio based upon subjective selection criteria (i.e., personal preference of sponsor).


  3. Mixed Feelings

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Successfull to date, fair compensation, compeling strategic vision lacking effective execution

    Cons

    Aggresive environment, whatever it takes to hit the quarterly results, compeling strategic vision lacking effective execution


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Plesant Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Met alot of good people, great work environment.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities, it all depends who you know. Good old boys club.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Johnson controls

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    Current Employee - Will Not Disclose in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Will Not Disclose in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Global Company so one would hope a lot of opportunity.

    Cons

    Terrible place to work. They give the standard line that employees are their most important asset then proceed to treat you as expendable and work you like a slave expecting 24x7 access. They talk about integrity as a core value and then the CEO has a sordid affair with A hired executive consultant that ends with gunshots into his home from his wife, Followed by A divorce and the firing of the consultant but the CEO maintains his job and says it's personal and none of anyone's business so will not be discussed further. Low Morale and chaotic management and constant change is typical.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as if they really are your most valuable and important asset. Create an environment of stability rather than chaos and constant change.


  7. Helpful (7)

    Too many hoops to jump

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are some really good people at the front line. People come into the organization believing their contribution can make a difference. Genuine community service initiatives.

    Cons

    Too many layers and it takes too long to get anything done. At first you try to persevere but eventually the effort with nothing to show for it leaves you not wanting to try anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Someone needs to be able to approve things at a lower level - let people own their jobs. It is because they are frightened they do not.


  8. Helpful (5)

    No Work Life Balance

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers and global company. Great campus and amenities.

    Cons

    No work life balance because leadership can't prioritize, so everything is in chaos.

    Advice to Management

    Become better at prioritizing and planning, so employees have a better focus and feel that there is a clear plan in place. Right now it feels like you keep adding work but not resources. Nothing is taken of the priority list or discussed, so employees are getting frustrated and burned out.


  9. Helpful (3)

    OK if you need a job. But no good for your career long term

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    Current Employee - Corporate IT Staff in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Corporate IT Staff in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are decent. Cafeteria is nice. Work life balance can be good.

    Cons

    Pretty much everything else. Poor management. They can't commit to a direction for IT. Managers have little or no knowledge of IT. Will almost NEVER promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    Find another line of work?


  10. Helpful (4)

    There is no value for people and skills. There are several red tape process around here.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good business team

    Cons

    Salary Lot of politics and there is no value for hard worker IT leadership team does not understand the ground realty Very challenge to work with other team


  11. Helpful (4)

    Ruthless

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big company with lots of opportunities. Because they are a $40B organization, they have opportunities for all functions and levels.

    Cons

    The company is ruthless and will cut people to make short terms results. They average one restructuring per year where the eliminate roles in an attempt to deliver the short terms results promised to the street.

    Advice to Management

    Realize people are assets and not expenses. They drive the company.



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