Johnson Controls Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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Johnson Controls Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Alex A. Molinaroli
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Pros
  • There is a very good work-life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Good benefits great pay growing company (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not as good (in 24 reviews)

  • Constant changes in upper management (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly environment to work in. Offices are nice. They just adjusted their policy to adopt additional vacation time for all employees, based on hire date (I believe new hires also get additional vacation).

    Cons

    It seems that they have fallen behind with respect to competitive salaries. There was a time when they were among the best, but other companies are starting to pay better (especially in the current economy).

    Advice to Management

    They do a very good job in my opinion. Salary adjustments would be an appropriate countermeasure to stop employees from leaving a good company simply due to wage compensation.


  2. Decent place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My manager was a really great guy. However he transferred about a year after I was hired. The company is large, so there are many areas to work in. Some fairly intelligent people, but you have to seek them out.

    Cons

    Company is large and slow moving. Don't expect awesome middle managers. Can feel pretty corporate and stodgy at times. If you are a young person get a few years experience and then leave for better pay and better culture.

    Advice to Management

    Actually learn how to incorporate "Ingenuity Welcome" into how you treat employees and their ideas.


  3. porter/GSM

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Porter in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Porter in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Johnson Controls part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good management and it is a nice place to work, more for cleaners than porters.

    Cons

    They need more time off or vacation time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on with the good work.They need some time off too.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    O & M Administrative Asst.

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    Current Employee - O & M Administrative Assistant in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - O & M Administrative Assistant in New Brunswick, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Salaries are fair.

    Cons

    Would like to see a little better communication within. Also, would like to see a little better benefit package.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Good Company - Confused by Decision to Drop Automotive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I work in IT and for the most part it is a good stable area with some growth opportunities. Great benefits, Good Salary and Decent Bonus. Good work -life balance.

    Cons

    Johnson controls is not an IT hot-bed of new technologies and software dev. If you are looking for excitement and use of cutting edge technologies this is not the place.

    Advice to Management

    I know the feeling is as multi-industrial / non-auto company the stock price will soar and borrowing will become less expensive. It a shame that the CEO and Board is so fixated on stock price. Auto Seating has carried the company for years!!


  7. Operations Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson Controls

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Selling off the facility management division.


  8. company review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time

    Pros

    recently add 5 more vacation days to full time employees, quite transparent about the business decision and the logic behind it

    Cons

    significant company structuring going on now,


  9. Helpful (1)

    Established company... in need of focus

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Efforts are typically rewarded fairly, great (and improving) benefits. Wide range of product and service offerings to serve various aspects of the building and construction markets.

    Cons

    Numerous changes to staffing and management over the past few years has left field employees unfocused and left to perform tasks they were not always prepared for.

    Advice to Management

    Re-focus on personnel development


  10. Helpful (2)

    A 1970s company today

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is stable, committed to admirable business ethics, and unusually loyal to its employees. It's well suited to those who want to make a long term commitment to a single company.

    Cons

    Extremely hierarchical, paternalistic, and old-fashioned business structure with many levels of management. Despite the usual lip service to "innovation," the company is highly resistant to change. Processes and tools tend to be many years behind the times. Non-engineers are considered support staff and their contributions are not taken seriously.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the best and empower them to effect change where needed. Eliminate the requirement that every improvement must be approved by a dozen teams and a dozen managers.


  11. Helpful (2)

    General Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Automotive Electronics division (now divested)- extremely well managed, good talent, strong leadership. Company knew its weaknesses and worked to improve

    Cons

    Decided to divest this division to the detriment of the employees

    Advice to Management

    I question the rationale for some of the automotive divestments. Think clearly before such radical changes to the portfolio.



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