Johnson Controls

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunity, poor work life balance

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

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

    Pros

    Because of the size of JCI, there are a lot of opportunities to develop yourself and your career in a lot of different directions. They are a large company that is on the forefront of creating sustainable environments and products & that is an exciting thing to be a part of. There is access to a lot of technology to get your job done effectively.

    Cons

    Once you're salaried, the expectation is that you work a good bit of OT and are available evenings & weekends frequently. They pay is lower than what you can get for the same work at other organizations and pay raises are minimal. While the company supports personal development & most managers do as well, each manager determines if they are going to spend time or money on development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on customers first & profit will come. The hyper-obsessive focus on forecasting every week & squeezing every dollar out of every transactions IS felt by customers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, but layoff cycle leaves everyone uncomfortable.

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, global environment, good benefits.

    Cons

    Difficult career path unless you get the the right "club". Layoffs often with % slashes with no regard for knowledge lost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make job opportunites fairer for all.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Intern - Intern in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Open to new ideas. Employee empowerment seemed to be something they value. The work environment/layout is flexible.

    Cons

    The main con I noticed was the integration of communication/organization, or the lack thereof. It seems to be too many ideas not thought out or fully communicated among all departments that may be affected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive to become more integrated and organized with the planning and implementation of new operations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Great large company with great people

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

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

    Pros

    Great company with great people

    Cons

    Slow to hire and transition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of advancement opportunities. Passionate about the work and industries we operate in. Customer focus is everything! Clients/Customers/Internal/External customers - very collaborative and highly empowered culture.

    Cons

    None - I really like everything about Johnson Controls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep driving the strategy!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Financial analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a 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
  10.  

    Great if they hire you

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

    I have been working at Johnson Controls as an intern (more than a 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
  11.  

    Intern - Great Experience

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

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

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