Johnson Controls Reviews

Updated August 27, 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. good people

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

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

    Pros

    While working at Johnson Controls, I had the pleasure to work with some of the best people ever - bright, fun, and great team players.

    Cons

    I didn't get a chance to interact with other departments as much as I would have liked.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring good people.


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    Johnson Controls Building Efficiency

    Former Employee - Program Quality Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Program Quality Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great company to work for.

    Cons

    Large, publicly held company. Be prepared for the usual reductions in workforce every July and August.


  3. Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work. If you work hard you can achieve carrier goals and reach to highest position.

    Cons

    Change is the MOTO of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Work Life Balance.


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  5. Director Real Estate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Director in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leading change in formerly stagnant environment. Selling off parts of business that don't make sense. Top Leadership being brought in with Global perspective and diversity

    Cons

    People just don't say hello at Corporate HQ. I think there is a Midwest mentality of not being comfortable with others.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and execute the CEO's plan, then address his integrity issue


  6. The buzz word for change

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Team Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Support Team Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can literally go anywhere you want to go Excellent opportunities for advancement Good career prospects

    Cons

    Communication is a significant issue within the company, should be a significant area of concern. Moving around within the company is more about who you know rather than what you know. It is expected that you will do the job for some time before you receive the compensation for the higher level job.

    Advice to Management

    Be clearer in what is going on within the company. Provide better support for the people because it is after all the people that make a great company


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    Power Solutions

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer/Technologist in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer/Technologist in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wide variety of positions and opportuities available for employees. Great pay and benefits. Great work life balance

    Cons

    Power Solutions engineering and product division has sent me from position to position yearly without warning, giving little opportunity to choose.


  8. Accounts Payable

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for for a good reputation, decent benefits, VERY involved in the community/corporate responsibility. Excellent pay and perks/discretionary benefits

    Cons

    A lot of layoffs followed by a hiring frenzy. Very hard to move to certain areas of the company...a LOT of who you know and not what you know goes on there.

    Advice to Management

    Give equal opportunities for all employees to learn, grow then move to other areas of the company. Don't extend promotions to "cliques" of people who clearly are not outstanding performers, but simply a part of the "in" group.


  9. great place to work!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great office and location. Benefits at headquarters are amazing. Opportunities to grow are great with the various business units. Always looking forward and to adapt to the changing world

    Cons

    Difficult to reach top management due to top heavy and large organization side. Does not have the nimblness of a small company

    Advice to Management

    Great job on growth company and engaged employees initiatives. Vision week was a great success. Need to focus on the next big idea to stay ahead of the game


  10. Great Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    Pros

    Relatively low-key, patient HQ environment, I was given the time and space to create real analysis vs. the "we need this yesterday" environment I worked in elsewhere.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to advance at HQ, must move to the divisions.


  11. International shipping clerk/customer service

    Former Employee - Office/Shipping Office Clerk & Customer Service in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Office/Shipping Office Clerk & Customer Service in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Johnson Controls (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for even on the bad days.

    Cons

    Very multi-task position with a good level of stress sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Really not any. We were not micromanaged. But if we had a problem, supervisor would help.



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