Johnson Controls Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Alex A. Molinaroli
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance (not true for all projects, depends on position also) (in 21 reviews)

  • Great company, good benefits, high level experience with high level management (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance - need a more flexible vacation schedule (in 24 reviews)

  • Management is treating hourly employees like dirt, harassment from upper management (in 18 reviews)

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  1. It was an nice experience I really loved working there. The people was nice it was like a big family at Johnson control

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    Former Employee - Assembly Operator in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Assembly Operator in Toledo, OH

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Johnson control has great benefits and lots of overtime if needed the pay was great job stability and you can also move up in the company

    Cons

    You work some long hours and your not going to see your kids as much or spin anytime due to to working at a supplier company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Lead Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Lead Financial Analyst

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

    Pros

    Lots of internal grow for career, because the company is big enough. Solid management team. Very diversified.

    Cons

    Too many different systems within the company, can be confusing for IT, finance, accounting... employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Formal and disciplined

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    Excellent employee benefits and opportunity to grow professionally

    Cons

    Office politics are typical to the size of the company, leadership is aware and focused on removing political barriers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is focused on employee satisfaction and organic growth of talent, very supportive leadership team

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

    Decent place to work

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    This was a pretty decent gig overall. The work was leading edge and technical, plenty of opportunity, management was fair enough (but it always depends on whom you report through).

    Cons

    Big company, lots of ways to get lost in the shuffle.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Johnson Controls

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some great people. Opportunity to travel. Internal career movement is generally accepted and at times encouraged. This is a great thing.

    Cons

    Leadership, at time is afraid to make bold effective moves. Prefers to stay with the old and ineffective. Dinosaurs are extinct for a reason, their inability to be flexible and adaptive to changing surroundings. JCI has done well with this in the big picture, but when it is looked at more closely, people are just trying to coast to retirement, and not rock the boat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize talent, reward it. There are some really talented, smart people that are overlooked everyday. I would also encourage transparency and honesty regarding our careers and futures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Project Enginner

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in York, PA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in York, PA

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

    Pros

    Great people, standardized work procedures.

    Cons

    Very sensitive to business cycles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    a job is a job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    professional environment that lacks the disparaging remarks, finger pointing and backstabbing that I've seen other places. The company makes a strong effort to keep employees informed. Salary and benefits are about average for a large company. Provides a lot of opportunity for non-degreed people.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. Layoffs. I can't say that the company really values its people. Raises are disappointing and benefits are under assault. In the last 10 years, my salary rose about 5% above inflation despite having "excellent" reviews. They seem to think that the employees are fungible - they will always opt for the cheaper employee - that is offshore - rather than investing in their staff. Getting external training can be a challenge. A lot of off hours work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees - make a commitment to them in your mission statement along with commitments to shareholders, customers and suppliers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    Revolving door of talent leaving

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Big company and decent benefits

    Cons

    Continually loose real engineering talent because management is ruled by spreadsheets and quarterly numbers. They real need to though clean house of mid level and upper level management...then things would actually get done. They should not let folks go that have the technical know get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice, because nothing will change. Need some in from the outside not the good ole boy Milwaukee club.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Good company sometime depending your job position. human resource definitely i need to improve there skills.

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    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Kentwood, MI
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Kentwood, MI

    I have been working at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    The employee that work there are good workers.

    Cons

    human resource is unfair, and don't be up to date with there rules and guide line. So watch that!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time a read all new contract and make sure that there proved copy are available to all empolyee. instead of tell the empolyees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. This Job was Tough but Rewarding

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    The pay could be substantial, over a thousand a week.

    Cons

    The position I had of unloader was hot and hazardous, working with molten lead.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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