Johnson Controls Power Solutions
3.5 of 5 17 reviews
www.johnsoncontrols.com Milwaukee, WI

Johnson Controls Power Solutions Reviews

Updated May 29, 2014

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Alex A. Molinaroli

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79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Opportunity, High Stress, Long Hours

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEmployed 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 Senior ManagementConsider 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    ProsPeers and compensation is decent.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    JCI was a "unique" experience.

    SSHO/Site Superintendent (Former Employee)
    Fort Carson, CO

    ProsWorked with some great people and learned a lot.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No integrity and no safety awareness evident.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Middletown, DE

    ProsIn a nice town. Pay is good.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Production Control Supervisor (Current Employee)
    West Union, SC

    ProsCompensations and benefits are satisfactory.

    ConsLong hours in this position.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

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

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

    ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementHold people more accountable for their actions.

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    Good Place to Work

    Electrical Engineering (Continuous Improvement) Intern (Current Employee)

    ProsFun work environment. The people are nice and friendly.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    just okay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Glendale, WI

    Prospay, interesting work, nice campus

    Consnot much room to advancement

    Advice to Senior Managementrecognize and reward people who make significant contributions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good money, but it takes away your life!

    Production (Current Employee)
    Middletown, DE

    ProsIf you want to work...... A LOT!!! then this is the place for you. Its pretty good pay and there is plenty of oportunity to make $50k+ for just being blue collar.

    ConsThey will work you till you fall apart. They care nothing about you or your family. You are replaceable and can be replaced by tomorow. 6 or 7 days a week when its busy. 12 hour days that you are forced to work. Not to mention the health aspect of working around lead, and repetative motion.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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