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Johnson Controls Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
655 Reviews
3.3
655 Reviews
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Alex A. Molinaroli
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great company, good benefits, high level experience with high level management (in 32 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance (not true for all projects, depends on position also) (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is good if you are not traveling much (in 22 reviews)

  • Numerous levels of upper management with people or structure changing every 1 to 2 years (in 16 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent and very lenient

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

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Perks, office culture and decent compensation ( compare to remote place)

    Cons

    Bulky management
    less resources - more manager
    laid back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    manage resources and spending on unnecessary travel and unplanned activities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    OK Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    Pay and Advancement are good if you work hard

    Cons

    Management needs to be open to ideas

  3.  

    Great company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule for family. Safe, clean working environment. Employees taken care of. Employees get a bonus almost every year as long as the division had a good year.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company. Lots of changes in the company right now and that makes employees nervous about their future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your employees and reward the hard workers. There are some people who don't seem to work as hard or care as much as others.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Director

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

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    JCI is investing in updated technology and is an innovative leader in each of their businesses.

    Cons

    Annual reduction in employee benefits moving from a market leader to a lagger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in excellent employee's with excellent benefits and employment stability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Customer appreciation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Company provided good opportunity for success and recognition

    Cons

    A lot of work with a lot of responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communications Communications Communications. Being in the same industry we could do better working together. the best product, good installations, poor service solutions after the sale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not bad if you can handle the stress.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    The company absolutely allows room for promotion and growth. There's definitely a culture of inclusion and diversity among the team at Johnson Controls.

    Cons

    Employees are often placed under so much pressure to hit goals and deadlines that they take out frustrations on coworkers. The day to day operation seems bogged down with meetings and focus groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a breath and relax. Everyone on the team is motivated and willing to work. It's not necessary to breathe down the necks of employees to accomplish tasks that are recognized as high priority. It's not a sustainable environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good pay and good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Wages and benefits are good

    Cons

    If you are not a young college grad you are not promoted based on knowledge and experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promote based on friendship and education promote based on qualifications and experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A short review

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting technology. Job security for those who are technical enough to handle the material.

    Cons

    Way too much for the few people who can actually do it. Over staffed with non-technical mouth-pieces and not enough technical staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    What a long, strange trip it's been

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

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people are terrific - at least in the field business. Really the kind of people you want to get up and go to work with everyday. Integrity is valued. People work hard as individuals and in most cases as a team. We are generally paid fairly for the work we do.

    Cons

    Constant restructuring, which results in declining workforce morale and an on-going talent leak. We run too lean, and the good people who stay are overworked. When we don't have enough people to meet customer's expectations it just increases the pressure on the existing employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are not a cost, they are an investment. You can't continue to cut your way to profitability by sending people home. The short term focus on keeping Wall Street and investors happy is at the expense of the long term needs of the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great large company resources with an large company feel

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    The resources available for all employees are great. Whether through training classes, product support or benefits the company uses it size well to provide for its employees.

    Cons

    The company is large, sometimes there are too many resources at your fingertips and finding the correct support can be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure employees understand the steps they need to take in order to meet their personal growth goals and climbing the corporate ladder.

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