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Johnson Controls Reviews in Plymouth, MI

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Pros
  • Good work-life balance (not true for all projects, depends on position also) (in 20 reviews)

  • Great company, good benefits, high level experience with high level management (in 34 reviews)


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

  • Numerous levels of upper management with people or structure changing every 1 to 2 years (in 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    Complicated corporate structure makes it very hard to get things done

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Plymouth, MI

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lead Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Plymouth, MI

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

    Pros

    strongly settled company and very nice benefit.

    Cons

    need to update overall systems

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

    My time at JCI

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Plymouth, MI

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Advertize realistic travel requirements

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent training and professional growth opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Plymouth, MI

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

    keep up the growth and development programs it works!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Plymouth, MI

    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 ManagementAdvice

    The structure of the AE business can be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advanced Quality Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Advanced Quality Engineer in Plymouth, MI

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

    Pros

    Took care of their people

    Cons

    Salary wasn't the highest
    Hard to switch roles

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Love the people culture, hate the business culture.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Controller in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Controller in Plymouth, MI

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. Good work-life balance. Carrying people. Lots of opportunities to learn, train and internally change careers.

    Cons

    Not run as a business should be. Too focused on personal growth and benefits. Very large company. Top heavy management. Integrity and transparency not really practiced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave egos at front door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Ethical, well managed, diversified company with good work culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI

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

    Pros

    Work culture, Ethical, Family values

    Cons

    Cyclical Industry, Changes direction often

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of providing a short term vision, provide a longer term vision to the employees. Changing direction too many times will only increase confusion and attrition

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    So far, not bad

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting work for the position, and managers who seem to be sincere in their support of personal and professional development. Company well-positioned in emerging markets. Flexible about work hours and work-from-home while remaining focussed on how employees can add value.

    Cons

    HR was somewhat obstructionist / rather rule bound. Salary offered was low for the industry, education and level of experience. Very difficult to maneuver to get things done, because the management hierarchy is so complex and responsibilities are unclear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management structure is so complex we spend more energy on internal coordination than on serving customers. That aspect is the biggest dis-satisfier and the biggest threat to our success.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall most of Management seemed effective

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Plymouth, MI

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, some flexibility with start time, upper management kept employees informed about financial status of the Company

    Cons

    Tended to micromanage employees. Performance reviews included input of peers and internal customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not every employee has management capabilities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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