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Johnson Controls Reviews in Milwaukee, WI

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
739 Reviews
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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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    Early in career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Early in my career so really no cons as of yet.

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience, Great People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    The culture was incredible - great balance between working hard and playing hard. A lot of opportunities to get promoted within. Great pay and benefits. For such a large company, you feel like you actually have a voice that is getting heard (which I've found to be rare within large organizations).

    Cons

    In all honesty... no cons come to mind. As long as you are willing to put in the work, you will be recognized and rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Old Boys Club

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    • 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

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits. Company values and leadership expectations are clearly communicated to employees. Good career paths for established disciplines.

    Cons

    Very difficult to advance if you are a woman. Extremely traditional culture where men advance regardless of merit or skill, and women are expected to admire them. Women must navigate a cultural minefield where they must be smart and and productive, but not threatening or aggressive.

    Rigid managerial hierarchy. Non-performers are kept in leadership positions if they have good political connections.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Forget all the diversity groups, be more inclusive to women and minorities in everyday work. Join the modern era.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Chaos Abounds at the Milwaukee Business Center!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Lots of great people who will never get ahead because of office politics.

    Cons

    I am sure other divisions and departments are great but the cut-throat atmosphere at the MBC is exhausting and discouraging. It is a black hole of negativity. Managers are out of touch and phoney. If you are not part of the 'in-crowd' you will go nowhere. Worse than high-school!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention....you are part of the problem.............

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Intern in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Johnson Controls part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent compensation, management treats employees well, volunteer contributions and other fun events, gym on site, flexible hours for interns, overall a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Outdated office, not very inviting atmosphere, out-dated dress code, cafeteria food not vegetarian friendly, automatically enrolled in 401k, even if you do not sign up or wish to participate in it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I learned A LOT and was able to grow exponentially in my career.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Very forward and marketing-oriented thinking for an engineering-based organization.

    Cons

    The company doesn't always do its due diligence when hiring. Tendency to overlook key gaps in both skill sets and personality/management style in deference to hiring someone from a Fortune 100/500 company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not overlook talent because they do not have a "pedigree" or are over 40.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Well-managed corporation and a progressive work environment!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Market leader, Pays well, Great strategies and ambition.

    Cons

    Political, bureaucratic, Milwaukee is very cold in winter!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Patience!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    payroll

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Payroll Accounting in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Payroll Accounting in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Johnson Controls as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice place to work and great people

    Cons

    Don't have any weakness overall

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company, full of a traditional work hard dynamic as well as ambitiously seeking growth.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Intelligence Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Market Intelligence Analyst in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the hierarchy on the same page, helps keep business strategy and objective clean and understood downstream.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for, with great people

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

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

    Pros

    Lax schedule, great teams, and interesting projects. Pay is reasonable, and opportunities are prevalent.

    Cons

    Mentoring doesn't really come to you unless you actively pursue the person, time off is not very good, and open concept style is not very good for certain aspects of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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