Johnson Controls
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Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.3 593 reviews

                             

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Alex A. Molinaroli

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61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good work-life balance (not true for all projects, depends on position also)"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Great company, good benefits, high level experience with high level management"
    in 31 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance is good if you are not traveling much"
    in 22 reviews
  • "It is a very large company and people are more "resources" than individuals"
    in 15 reviews
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    Slaves

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsGood learning experience for fresher

    Conslive like a school boy

    Advice to Senior Managementconsider all employees as a team...at least do not consider as slaves

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

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    JCI is about one thing only, Profit..........not people

    Systems Specialist (Former Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    ProsNot many, I would say benefits are the one bright point.

    ConsLow salary for industry - Too much management for the number of field employees - Promotion based on who likes who, not who is best for the job - As an employee of JCI you are just a number and a pay check, your well being is not cared for by JCI - The stock price is more important then its people

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your people - Happy workers make hard workers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Unbelievably negative atmosphere.

    Assembly Line (Current Employee)
    Norman, OK

    ProsThe people I work with at the York plant in Norman Okla. are very good team members. They will help someone, even if that person doesn't work in their dept.

    ConsThe leadership team is the worst. They are very unorganized and try to pass the blame on the people on the floor. The buddy system is destroying us. They have created two separate levels of accountability. There is no team work. A horribly negative atmosphere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFace and fix the issues that are destroying the plant. Most of which are sitting across the table at the 8:00 meeting every morn.

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

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    Human Resource Professionals Beware!!

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsCompensation, remote work, some really good people working there.

    ConsMicro management, asked to think strategically but then bogged down with tactical stuff, rampant violation of Employee Rights within the HR function. Several layers of approval required for minor decisions. No autonomy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to keep star HR players let them make decisions. Also don't act as of employment laws don't apply it HR employees.

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

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    Perfect for some

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere is a ton of growth potential if you are in the right area of the business. Most leaders look to promote and reward from within.

    ConsVery conservative company. They claim to be innovative, but they're not.

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    Horrible Indian Management

    SSSS Lead (Former Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsBrand Name, Salary On Time

    ConsIndia Management is horrible, Only those who are close to Top management and who does their personal things flourishes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo an competency Mapping for all the employees,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Unethical Micro Managers Terrible Work Life Balance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDespite the many Micro Manager's, there are good people who work at Johnson Controls.

    ConsLack of skilled Manager's throughout the Company. Terrible Work Life Balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the complaints of your Employees. Practice what you preach.

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

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    Facility Management Position

    Customer Business Manager (Former Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsThe company has excellent employee benefits and pays industry standard, based on the type of account and ownership. They believe in training and promoting from within.

    ConsThe support tools that JCI uses internally and externally for tracking and gathering information is not well supported and you can become very isolated from the process in trying to understand the process.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the field personnel and follow their recommendations, they are the ones interfacing with the client on a day to day basis.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    High salary, lousy work environment

    Sales Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsHighly competitive salaries and compensation

    ConsThey pay well so they can treat employees badly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLonger term planning, treat employees as human beeings.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    There are much better companies to work for.

    Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsAt a working level the people tend to want to work together and do their best.

    ConsPoor executive management that is interested in self preservation.
    Management believes most work can simply be outsourced to allow for short term solutions.
    Work/life balance is poor especially with the lack of recognition and rewards.
    Poor office environment that is noisy but management thinks is cool.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOutsourcing will not save the lack of decision making and flawed strategies.

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

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