Johnson Controls Reviews

Updated August 3, 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. Manufacturing/Quality Specialist

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    Former Contractor - Master Seat Builder in Plymouth, MI
    Former Contractor - Master Seat Builder in Plymouth, MI

    I worked at Johnson Controls as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for if looking for something Automotive interiors. JCI will be a good work envirromeny to work in.

    Cons

    The only thing is when it get slow prepare yourself for layoff like any other job.But, other than that JCI is consistant with work all year round.


  2. PM Leader

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    Former Freelancer - PM Leader in Plymouth, MI
    Former Freelancer - PM Leader in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Johnson Controls (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interested in Systemic Solutions at the top Focus on Metrics and Indicators to drive rarity of support Great People

    Cons

    Disconnects between top and middle management

    Advice to Management

    None to provide


  3. Various

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    Former Employee - Leadership in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Leadership in Plymouth, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Johnson Controls (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pockets of Excellence in Seating Division in NA. Strengths includes Metals & Mechanisms, Keiper and a select few of the Customer Business Units. Mexican Operations for Cut/Sew as well as Metals and Interiors Injection Molding/Assembly facilities have retained the World Class Core Values of the company JCI once was Globally.

    Cons

    The JCI Leadership Culture struggled to take hold or thrive in the JCIM Interiors Division/Plastech. Poor onboarding and deployment of systems into Plastech. Top performning plants have been sold,

    Advice to Management

    Move forward with exiting Automotive Sector, allow the talent that remains to have a Leadership that will want to invest and grow the business. Need to return to the culture of 10-15 years ago, when JCI was a World Class Engineering Sales and Development Company that also assembled JIT Seat Systems. Good luck to those whom remain.


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  5. Excellent company to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Automatic growth based on performance

    Cons

    Location. Usually their operations are located at places where there is hardly anything around.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Great Benefits but old workforce

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    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits were great according to competition

    Cons

    Average of employees was well over 30 and during my time saw very few people below 25 working in the company, makes me wonder of the future.

    Advice to Management

    automotive seating business needs to treat employees more respectfully, upper management takes decision in split seconds deciding on future of employees and their families. Maybe my opinion as I was on the receiving end


  7. Helpful (2)

    Lead engineer

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    Current Employee - Lead Product Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Lead Product Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good internal standard system Descent pay Easy hanging Fair benefits Fair organization

    Cons

    Poor management Customer looser Lack of true communication from bottom to top.

    Advice to Management

    50% manager need force retirement and need innovation.


  8. Complicated corporate structure makes it very hard to get things done

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are mostly intelligent, ethical, and interesting. The pace and workload are generally reasonable. My manager pays a lot of attention to people development, and to building coalitions across organizational boundaries.

    Cons

    The multipley-matrixed organization structure is hard to navigate, the Automotive Experience group is rather a poor stepchild within the larger corporate world, and the AE management focus is almost completely in terms of meeting monthly and quarterly financials. Pay scale is average or below for the industry; benefits also are average at best.

    Advice to Management

    Consider how the organization structural churn is inhibiting getting any real work done.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Excellent training and professional growth opportunities

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    Current Contractor - Quality Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Current Contractor - Quality Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training and employee support are a priority. They encourage open communication with management and provide everything we need to be successful.

    Cons

    None. Sincerely this is the BEST place to work for too many reasons to write

    Advice to Management

    keep up the growth and development programs it works!!


  10. Helpful (3)

    My time at JCI

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    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, good benefits, high level experience with high level management

    Cons

    90% travel for advertised 40%, My personal supervisor consistently receives low ratings from her employees and does not work to improve, poor work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Advertize realistic travel requirements


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good Place to work

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary; opportunities to progress, learn, and work in various fields.

    Cons

    Can be overly bureaucratic at times.

    Advice to Management

    The structure of the AE business can be improved.



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