Johnson Controls Power Solutions

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Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Love JCI

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    Current Employee - Intern in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Intern in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Johnson Controls Power Solutions

    Pros

    Great competitive culture. Train employees well. Always pushed to improve

    Cons

    I did not find any cons really. the program was great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great job for a production supervisor who wants to work 80 hours a week

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Florence, SC
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Florence, SC

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

    Pros

    Good salary and competitive benefits. Advancement opportunities are available if you are well liked and don't stand up for yourself or your staff.

    Cons

    Working more than 60 hours a week almost every week, overtime is forced and when you tell someone you cannot come in your are fired (unless you are a union employee, then you can get fired multiple times and get your job back) HR is very unprofessional and will disclose your personal information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more professional, when your staff cannot cover any more overtime because they are exhausted step up to the plate and cover some hours. Not everyone can work 80 hours a week non stop in a 100 degree environment for weeks on end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Flexible yet Rigid

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Reliability, Automation and Maintenance in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Intern - Reliability, Automation and Maintenance in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Corporate headquarters has a nice facility: gym, cafeteria, focus rooms (being there is an open office it gives you the ability to move into an isolated room for privacy).
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Projects shouldn't be initiated if they aren't going to be seen through the whole process. Management should focus on engaging employees, many interns helpless without being given tasks. Age diversity should be taken into account.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage employees and work on diversifying the workplace.

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

    Exhausting

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Johnson Controls Power Solutions

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to be challenged by a multitude of issues. Some very smart people work here, and you will learn much provided you are willing to work a lot of overtime. Staffing is very lean, so expect to hit the ground running and keep running.

    Cons

    Ratings are against absolute standards, so you will be expected to deliver no matter what happens around you. Benefits are adequate but nothing to get too excited about. Expectation will be that you will be available pretty much around the clock, vacation or not, if something comes up. It's a great learning experience, but many run out of steam after a few years and then get weeded out. Systems are a mix - production reporting systems are good, but HR Atlas is a disaster. Must be careful where you go as taking a difficult assignment can and probably will lead to bad reviews if you aren't immediately successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the management positions with high turnover, and figure out why folks are leaving. It isn't all because the departed were "weak". Focus on more two way communication throughout the year, and recognize when people are struggling, don't kick those who are trying hard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Great internship program

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Human Resources Operations in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Intern - Human Resources Operations in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Emphasis on diversity, well-structured internship program, opportunities to network with senior leadership. In general, there are great opportunities for advancement and also for ex-patriot jobs. Management is making serious changes and setting challenging goals but it has had resonance over all teams across the company and it looks like everyone is working together to achieve those goals.

    Cons

    Change in organizational structure is underway, hence the work flow is slower than it could or should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand the internship program to provide the same opportunities for the other JCI business units.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    They've lost their way

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineering in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Product Engineering in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice people below the VP level.

    Cons

    Way to lean for the amount of work to be done. VP's are out of touch with the severity of problems in manufacturing and the hassles of trying to get day to day work done. We'll lose a customer before they wake up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to reinvest in equipment to actually fix issues. Focus on morale in the plants, and quit bleeding the division dry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Enjoyable

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Sweat Shop

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10. 2 people found this helpful

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    JCI was a

    "unique" experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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

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