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Johnson Controls Reviews in Milwaukee, WI

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
738 Reviews
3.2
738 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance (not true for all projects, depends on position also) (in 21 reviews)

  • Great company, good benefits, high level experience with high level management (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance - need a more flexible vacation schedule (in 24 reviews)

  • Management is treating hourly employees like dirt, harassment from upper management (in 18 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad if you can handle the stress.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    The company absolutely allows room for promotion and growth. There's definitely a culture of inclusion and diversity among the team at Johnson Controls.

    Cons

    Employees are often placed under so much pressure to hit goals and deadlines that they take out frustrations on coworkers. The day to day operation seems bogged down with meetings and focus groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a breath and relax. Everyone on the team is motivated and willing to work. It's not necessary to breathe down the necks of employees to accomplish tasks that are recognized as high priority. It's not a sustainable environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good pay and good benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Wages and benefits are good

    Cons

    If you are not a young college grad you are not promoted based on knowledge and experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promote based on friendship and education promote based on qualifications and experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Financial analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Diversity
    Big company- ppl know about it
    Compensation isn't terrible

    Cons

    A very politic place to be in. Managers and senior management have their favorites.
    A lot of 2nd generation Jci people which makes it very difficult for ppl from outside to blend in.
    A very beurocratic environment overall.
    Almost All employees have a very low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop favoritism. Give everyone an equal chance. Get involved in projects as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great large company with great people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HRIS in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - HRIS in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Johnson Controls as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company with great people

    Cons

    Slow to hire and transition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intern - Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Johnson Controls as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    As an intern considering applying for full-time employment at JCI I have seen various parts of the business for over a year. Johnson Controls has:great benefits, a very nice working environment, positive sense of community, and helpful employees. Management is very keen on employee feedback as well from what I've seen.

    Cons

    My only con is they are understaffed. Even as an intern I found myself working later than expected. Additionally, I have noticed that most directors have moved from other positions - many people have worked their way up to manager through JCI, but it seems like they reach out to other companies for most leadership roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great if they hire you

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Training Coordinator in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Training Coordinator in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Johnson Controls as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great chance to develop new skills, grow in career, network and meet people, be challenged and explore opportunities

    Cons

    Hard to get a full-time job when you start as an intern. No benefits as an intern and no chance of a raise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring on the people you've invested time and money on and don't leave them hanging

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great Company with good management. Growth oriented and trying to consolidate the various busines

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer/Technologist in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer/Technologist in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Top Management has great vision and clear direction of where they want to take the business to and make money. Very ethical and train employees annualy to remain ethical in their daily practices

    Cons

    Middle managers need to follw the lead of the top management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supervise middle management more to make sure the following the vision. Top heavy on the director positions. Some very new directors have very little experience and sometimes technical knowledge to effectively lead and are hence a hinderence

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work and progress your career!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible schedule, and if you work hard you will get rewarded.

    Cons

    Office environment can change from one department to another. But many are wonderful to work in and some adjustments but doesnt mean the department is not a good one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to have open communication and interest in your team members.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Travel Administrator Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Travel Administrator in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Travel Administrator in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Johnson Controls as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get to learn much about the business and how it runs. People are very nice and helpful, they will provide you with the necessary information you need in order to get things done.

    Cons

    Things might seems a bit organized at times and executives don't normally communicate properly to lower tears of the company. They announce major changes within 1-2 weeks and expect you to adapt in that time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to have detailed project plans for interns and offer a hiring plan for when the internship is over.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Wonderful people, great teams.

    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

    The best reason to work there is to have the opportunity to work with talented, motivated people. The teams were great to work with.

    Cons

    It was challenging to stay on top of a quickly evolving industry with remote teams. I believe that JCI is more comfortable with on-site teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring good people.

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