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Johnson Controls Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
741 Reviews
3.2
741 Reviews
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Alex A. Molinaroli
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Marketing

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    Rigid dress code even on weekends

    Cons

    Lousy management, including directors and senior managers

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Reality

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    Big corporate environment with decent benefits.

    Cons

    If you not part of the inner circle in Milwaukee....you are just a number. Too many managers and executives just hiding out playing politics. Focused on quarter to quarter numbers and will cut employees and toss them to the street to make their numbers. Very limited outside executive leadership that creates a culture of no strategic direction. If you are willing to play the political game and have internal folks watching your back OK...otherwise move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to set an example. They talk about ethics...that sums it up....all talk. Just look at the top leadership this year and what happened. Experienced all kinds of unethical behaviors by management while employed. Glad to be out. Management should look at other companies that got wrapped around their egos..that simply are no longer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Johnson Controls Highland Park, MI

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    The only pros were overtime pay.

    Cons

    Lack of upper management support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

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  5.  

    Slave controls

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Greenfield, OH
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Greenfield, OH

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

    Pros

    Large company, well compensated for work we did.

    Cons

    Fired for being called to testify in court, after giving two weeks advanced notice, because it was within my 90 probation. Hr is a joke, management is terrible, no direction or consistency. One day this is okay, tomorrow it's not. Expected to learn every aspect of the job and all tolerances with minimal supervision in one week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to treat your employees and get some consistency in quality

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Do your diligence and make really sure before accepting an offer of employment here; ask the right questions.

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    Former Employee - Operations Support in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Operations Support in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Vacation Time is three weeks.
    There is some Flexibility with working from home but it depends on the department and Manager.

    Cons

    Do what I say not what I do type attitude.
    Head Office (Milwaukee, WI, USA) needs to completely overall the structure of the Canadian Service, Equipment and Controls Divisions (including both people and technology) and not continually reorganize every few years using models that were attempted 7-10 years past.
    All Canadian processes need to be reviewed in detail for efficiency, fluidity and how they impact peripheral departments (both ones that are engaged in the process directly/indirectly and ones that just "feel" the results).
    There needs to be serious, extensive and continued ethics and professional development training starting with Management and then cascading down, including front line employees. Not just watching a video and doing some online multiple choice type of training, but bringing in an outside company whose expertise is teaching building better teams, relationships, and contributors with integrity as the main foundation. HR should also participate in the training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All of Management needs extensive, all around Management and Leadership development training in every area. They should not only walk away with only the skills and tools but specifically a solid game plan on how to implement these new tools with everyone, so the culture and attitudes can be improved.
    Do not continually rotate High Level Management every few years. Give them the opportunity to truly implement change (with the current organizational structure it can take up to 3+ years) and then see how it goes so the same person can then adjust and modify anything implemented with some consistent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad leadership, bullying culture, senior management appalling, no ethics to the client

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    Former Employee - Facilities in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Facilities in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    none that the I can think of

    Cons

    lack of direction for new employees, nepotism is rife, you can only achieve promotion if you know someone, the managers are incompetent and liars

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go and get a job that you are fit for, or maybe just consider that new staff might need guidance mentoring in a new job or at least a hello in the morning might be nice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Master Controls Technician in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Master Controls Technician in Arlington Heights, IL

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

    Pros

    You are your own boss and took care of 50 sites. Compensation was ? 90,000 with company car, 4 weeks vacation, 12 sick days, and holidays.

    Cons

    travel was 5 Hrs a day not paid for so most days it was 14 Hrs day and still had to work from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they need to take care of the employee and all the managment never stays more 3 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overworked, no quality, no training, management does not know what that are doing, criticized constantly.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Holland, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Holland, OH

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

    Pros

    401k match is only real benefit. Medical benefits not too bad (I've seen much better).

    Cons

    Company values, no quality, poor process controls (operator Dependant), wasteful, management poor, don't take safety serious enough,works with very dangerous substances, no cohesiveness in management (working I dependantly),promise / instructed to do one thing and then get yelled at for doing it, direction changes daily, mgmt yells at their staff, no matter what you do it isn't good enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to see the light on process controls, error-proofing, stop operating solely on production numbers and concentrate on product quality, customer focus. Stop telling customer this is what you get vs. Giving the customer what they want. Stop treating salary staff so poorly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    They make offers then rescind after you sign a contract in McCalla Alabama

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    There are no pros with management that operates in such a manner , offered a job after 3 interviews 7 days before start date an moving in progress they change there mind . Never again ....

    Cons

    There one of most unprofessional ran company's I have ever had the pleasure to meet. For a tier 1 automotive supplier it's a shame people like this exist . Never trust a contact job with sign bonus with these people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is not a trust worthy company.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    JCI leadership values its share price above all else

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The chaos leads to exposure to many types of problem: great learning curve...

    Cons

    No strategic thinking passed down: a cost driven organisation with a very short term focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Old boys club

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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