Johnson Controls Power Solutions

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Johnson Controls Power Solutions Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
19 Reviews
3.4
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Enjoyable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johnson Controls Power Solutions

    Pros

    This is a great company. Very little micro managing. Great opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Upper level management does not communicate well. One week they are telling you your job is safe the next they eliminate the whole department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication with lower level employees needs to improve.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Sweat Shop

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Management in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Finance Management in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Intelligent and creative people. Good pay and benefits compared to the other companies in the area. If you stick around long enough you will get promoted, since everybody else left. It is not uncommon for senior management to have 2 - 4 different positions in a matter of a few years

    Cons

    Hours are crazy and process improvement is something that it is said it is being done, but you can't actually see it. Teams are overworked, particularly in finance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider mega investments such as the global ERP (Unity) and invest in equipment and training of people. Your payouts will far surpass the soft savings from a global ERP (if the system actually work).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people at lower levels... needs help on higher levels..

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Peers and compensation is decent.

    Cons

    Management changes frequently, and so does the new "vision" for the year. It's a mess the higher you go up the chain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing management so often.
    Look "down" for future plans on growth, lower level employees have great ideas.. if they could just be heard.
    Start caring more about the customer and a little less about everything else.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Opportunity, High Stress, Long Hours

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Employed in a management role at a plant. Main positives:
     - Excellent depth in management. When things go wrong, the company is able to swarm problems with qualified engineering and management personnel to make changes.
     - Very stable financially, no risk that the company will go under any time soon. Can focus on fixing things.
     - Company will spend the money to fix problems and improve process, particularly capital.
     - Tremendous opportunities if you work hard and stay motivated to move into different roles, not just in Power Solutions, but other divisions.
     - Terrific managers to work with, very candid and honest, not to mention helpful.

    Cons

    - MAJOR FOCUS ON HITTING FORECAST AND BUDGET!!! Even if something catastrophic hits, need to flex spend or get lots of coaching.
     - Marginal work-life balance. Not uncommon to find mid level managers fielding emails and calls from vacation, and ability to get out of office can be limited, particularly in plant management and finance. Major burnout risk.
     - Health insurance coverage is adequate at best.
     - Management assumes once a problem is identified, it should be fixed. Some problems are easier identified than fixed.
     - Corporate office for Power Solutions is all open seating, no privacy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider ways to encourage managers to take at least one to two weeks of uninterrupted vacation away from cell phones and other contacts. Put a little more energy into noticing contributions and acknowledging them - there are hurdles to be hit, but try and identify where we're successful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    JCI was a

    "unique" experience.

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    Former Employee - SSHO/Site Superintendent in Fort Carson, CO
    Former Employee - SSHO/Site Superintendent in Fort Carson, CO

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

    Pros

    Worked with some great people and learned a lot.

    Cons

    Management was (and still is) unable to make a decision on anything. Constantly going thru a "re-organization" rendered them impotent to moving forward. Jobs and contracts were lost while clients and personnel waited for a decision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't announce a re-organization and not have it ready for implementation. That is not a process you do without planning for it first.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    No integrity and no safety awareness evident.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, DE

    I have been working at Johnson Controls Power Solutions full-time

    Pros

    In a nice town. Pay is good.

    Cons

    Safety culture nonexistent. No advancement opportunities. Old school hierarchy needs to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out before you run the company into the ground, like you do the line workers. Stop hiring useless vice presidents and get talent in the manufacturing facilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have really enjoyed working for JCI Power Solutions. It is both challenging and rewarding.

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    Current Employee - Production Control Supervisor in West Union, SC
    Current Employee - Production Control Supervisor in West Union, SC

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

    Pros

    Compensations and benefits are satisfactory.

    Cons

    Long hours in this position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I was dismissed 6 weeks after hire because they suddenly realized that I would need visa sponsorship in the future.

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    Former Employee - Process Improvement (Six Sigma) in Florence, SC
    Former Employee - Process Improvement (Six Sigma) in Florence, SC

    I worked at Johnson Controls Power Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very thorough interview process so you know what you're getting into before accepting the job offer, reasonable salary, good team dynamics.

    Cons

    Very stressful environment so if you work well under pressure this would be a good place for you. Inadequate mentoring for entry level hires. Sometimes difficult to get things done because management is unwilling to spend at the cost centers. Work life balance is difficult to manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold people more accountable for their actions.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineering (Continuous Improvement) Intern
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineering (Continuous Improvement) Intern

    I have been working at Johnson Controls Power Solutions as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun work environment. The people are nice and friendly.

    Cons

    If full-time engineer may have to stay later and come in on weekends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Great Company. The best division to work for. Growth. Innovation.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Johnson Controls Power Solutions

    Pros

    Its culture, supportive environment and supportive teams, growth and profitability.

    Cons

    You work a lot, have to really love what you do.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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