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  1.  

    Great job, but not a career.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Service Technician in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Route Service Technician in New York, NY

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Thankfully management is easy to work with.
    Safety is a high priority with our group.
    Ability to plan my own days and work freely.

    Cons

    No overtime, lots of windshield time, limited resources.
    A-Lot of middle management. My position is at the bottom and I have 3 managers I have to report to.
    Looming divesture does not bode well with no information from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put the cart before the horse, it makes the horse angry.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Controls Technician in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Controls Technician in New York, NY

    I worked at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    Always send you for training, company is big on Job safety and has monthly safety meetings.

    Cons

    JCI corporate is always telling local branch to write up and termination of employees for safety issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    PM

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Established financially solid company, competitive salary, good, benefits and training support, fairly flat organizationally, good tools.

    Cons

    Frequent changes in business model, work/life balance can easily get out of whack, diversity is a lagging indicator, can be "sink or swim" depending on the role. Mid-level managers tend to be less developed at the onset of their entrance into management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Johnson is a great company to work for. They are always offering on going training.

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    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Johnson Controls as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team work, always willing to assist when needed.

    Cons

    They offer no overtime for contract employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job. Keep up the good work .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    O&M Specialist

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    Current Employee - O&M Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - O&M Specialist in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, safety, training, team

    Cons

    management, communication, poor attitude of co workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communication

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Poor leadership and lack of integrity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits
    Decent facilities

    Cons

    All talk and no action from the top
    Revolving door with the good people being the ones who leave
    If you are not a long-time employee, they will find a way to drive you out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch your back. It may catch up with you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Major headache

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    Steady work, possible overtime, and benefits

    Cons

    Co workers harassing you, sexually harassment especially on 2nd and 3rd shift. They are not as family oriented as they claim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trying talking to the employees to see what's going on. Also don't try to pass your mistakes of on your employees own up to it - your a leader so lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Extraordinarily political

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Integration Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Integration Specialist in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    HVAC products are very successful in the market. JCI management has been purchasing companies during a recession, in my opinion a good indicator of a solid product and market niche with long term planning by senior leaders.

    Cons

    Politics!!!! If you are an employee of a department associated with headquarters, but are not located in Milwaukee, then you are a second class citizen. As the old saying goes, politics is just a vain attempt to make stupidity look like a virtue. Politics caused a waste of millions of dollars of development money with literally no revenue received due to a very poor product planning approach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get over yourselves, roll up your sleeves, work hard, and use common sense. The population of smart employees does not end at the Milwaukee city limits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lead engineer

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    Current Employee - Lead Product Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Lead Product Engineer in Plymouth, MI

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

    Pros

    Good internal standard system
    Descent pay
    Easy hanging
    Fair benefits
    Fair organization

    Cons

    Poor management
    Customer looser
    Lack of true communication from bottom to top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    50% manager need force retirement and need innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ruthless

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Big company with lots of opportunities. Because they are a $40B organization, they have opportunities for all functions and levels.

    Cons

    The company is ruthless and will cut people to make short terms results. They average one restructuring per year where the eliminate roles in an attempt to deliver the short terms results promised to the street.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize people are assets and not expenses. They drive the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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