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Johnson Electric Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent multinational corporation that believes in continuous improvement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The organization is rich with diverse cultures. Focus change from being a product supplier to being a customer solutions provider is exciting and shows how well this organization is forward thinking.

    Cons

    The organizational structure is confusing by multiple levels of management without the proper staff support to meet the challenges necessary to perform efficiently.
    Each site uses a different ERP system with different general ledger processes, which makes it difficult to analyze variances across the region.
    Sometimes continuous change is counter productive without a clear focus on the end goal of improving efficiency and measuring real positive change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to streamline the hierarchy organizational structure by uniting the regional heads to a common goal, which will benefit the corporation as a whole instead of fracturing the structure by having competing corporate focus.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very top heavy. 19% SGA due to a plethora of SVP's

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    Current Employee - Segment Sales Manager in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Segment Sales Manager in Plymouth, MI

    I have been working at Johnson Electric full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    salary; flexible work schedule; nice building

    Cons

    each chief has their own agenda and they are not all headed in the same direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less management the better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Johnson Electric

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    Former Employee - Research Lab Technician in Springfield, TN
    Former Employee - Research Lab Technician in Springfield, TN

    I worked at Johnson Electric as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Well working here was a fairly enjoyable experience. There were people of all nationalities in the plant and the work wasn't all that hard. I worked in the lab and they were willing to give me a shot without formal training or experience at working in a research lab.The past jobs and post secondary education were enough to get my foot in the door and they were willing to show the rest of what i needed to know . My boss was younger than me and he was actually form the same hometown I am from , 3 states away. The company had a track record of hiring older workers.

    Cons

    I didnt find to many cons except that I worked contract and wished that i could have been told they were considering moving the lab north . I might have done something else before i stayed for over a year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your workers more and dont keep them in the dark

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Your chances of being promoted don't have much to do with performance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Relatively good benefits and good global experience depending on your position and whether you are part an extended global team

    Cons

    - Very poor top-down management
    - Often business decision have less to do with what makes good business sense and more to do with what would better align with executive management's idiological business beliefs and percentions
    - No alignment between top executives and often contradicting directives passed down the chain of management. When things go wrong, middle management often takes the hit.
    - Company has the appearance of a global organization but in fact managed like a family business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Every once in a while ask employees' opinion instead of always telling them what needs to be done. Your employees are your biggest assets - start acting like it!
    - Great leaders surround themselves with people who tell it like it is, not by a bunch of yes men.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience, lotta opportunities for improvement projects

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    Current Employee - Quality in Springfield, TN
    Current Employee - Quality in Springfield, TN

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

    Pros

    Still a company which is setting up business processes

    Cons

    Communication Issues and the Management is not close to the product or process. You do not find any manager detail oriented while setting up any processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    walking through the shop floor is not enough but look at improving the system and asking "Why?" is important.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    lack of vision

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    some good people to work with, interesting challenges and lots of work and projects around the world in a company trying to move and grow fast

    Cons

    top executives don't collaborate, instead compete as rival fiefdoms to the detriment of the company. Many asian employees are about face-time, not productivity and actual work (e.g. how long can I stay at my desk pretending to work, but not doing anything efficiently). Top executives are paid very very well with extremely good packages, middle management not so much. lots of egos. lots of hide the ball and pretend problem goes away until it blows up (no sense of stitch in time saves nine).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nurture and trust your middle management. stop changing visions overnight and being wishy-washy. don't be penny-wise, pound foolish. shouting doesn't make you more right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Maintenance Technician

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician

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

    Pros

    To improve my technical knowledge. Work with the american peoples.

    Cons

    I dont think any downside to work with jhonson electrical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Challenges everyday a lot of growth

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Springfield, TN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Springfield, TN

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

    Pros

    flexible, learn intensive, profitable, lean

    Cons

    workload, demanding, aggressive, poor hr

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A great place to work if you are desperate and unemployed. Other than that, it might be best look elsewhere.

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    Former Employee - Salary in Springfield, TN
    Former Employee - Salary in Springfield, TN

    I worked at Johnson Electric full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, good amount of vacation/holidays, decent heath insurance, good people that work there.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, Poor Management, the plant is not aligned in goals, China is always right no matter how ridiculous their ideas are, ugly non-professional uniforms that have no place in the US, 30% turnover every year, disgruntled workforce, promises during the interview and job is nothing like described (bait and switch), fear that the company will close and move to Mexico or back to Michigan, zero career development opportunities, projects given that are just busy work and never amount to anything, no accountability,....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove some of the long standing middle managers with people that have LEADERSHIP abilities and knowledge of the automotive business. Align personnel to the same goals and direction. What is good for China is not always what is good for people working in the US.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Need improvement to retain talent!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Springfield, TN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Springfield, TN

    I have been working at Johnson Electric

    Pros

    Business growth opportunity with this company

    Cons

    - HR department that does not communicate for application on internal job posting
    - Constant politics between departments instead of getting the job done
    - Do not value its employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Step up, people is your most valuable asset!

    Doesn't Recommend

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