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41 English questions out of 41

June 27, 2020

What kind of career opportunities exist at Johnson Controls?

Pros

Hood people to work with.

Cons

Low pay and no room for advancement

Low pay and no room for advancement

June 27, 2020

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June 13, 2018

Does Johnson Controls have any sort of mentoring program?

Pros

Diverse team of different software backgrounds, a wide array of languages and third-party products to learn. Decent benefits and nice people.

Cons

Not very structured, not much mentorship without explicitly asking for it, work is often either nonexistent or beyond your own capabilities.

Not very structured, not much mentorship without explicitly asking for it, work is often either nonexistent or beyond your own capabilities.

June 13, 2018

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June 4, 2020

Why do Johnson Controls employees quit?

Pros

Good work culture with less pressure. You will have abundant time to complete all tasks. Excellent work life balance.

Cons

Job security. Sudden termination without prior notice.

Advice to Management

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Sudden termination without prior notice.

June 4, 2020

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July 22, 2019

How are promotions handled at Johnson Controls?

Pros

Reliable place to work, room for advancement, benefits, & 401k.

Cons

Salary can be low & not competitive. Raises tend to average 2.5% to 3% for non-managers. Biggest down fall is lack of internal promotions.

Advice to Management

Instead of posting a job opening for a manager that move on think about promoting someone that has worked hard & displays qualified skills.

Biggest down fall is lack of internal promotions.

July 22, 2019

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December 22, 2019

What is the feeling of job security at Johnson Controls?

Pros

Good work/life balance on my team, nobody ever worked over 40 hours per week. Middle management was decent, humble, and effective at their jobs. Milwaukee offices are being renovated to allow for more collaboration and modern aesthetics. A decent amount of social events with opportunities to mingle. Cafeteria has decent food. Global company with an opportunity to collaborate on international projects. Parking is available nearby.

Cons

Since McKinsey was brought in to "transform" the company, everything has been focused on profits as opposed to things like employee happiness. There have been a ton of layoffs, upper management has even ordered layoffs in divisions whose financials and performance are exceeding expectations. Experienced employees have been let go for being "too expensive", including engineers with 35+ years at the company, in exchange for less experienced people who are willing to stay for $25K or more below market in terms of compensation just to get JCI on their resume. Major vendors are frequently not paid on time, with employees receiving collection calls from reps - some have even blacklisted JCI. Lost its bread and butter (government contracts) after relocating tax base to Ireland as part of Tyco merger, which hurt the company.

Advice to Management

Ditch McKinsey and return back to your roots, and I don't mean Tyco's roots - go back to the JCI people used to love working for. Look at the employee experience from the bottom-up and see where improvements can be made. Keep your talent happy and don't let them go, especially those with domain knowledge. Don't punish divisions that are outperforming and helping the company stay afloat with layoffs and reductions, that doesn't make sense. Get a new CEO with fresh ideas.

There have been a ton of layoffs, upper management has even ordered layoffs in divisions whose financials and performance are exceeding expectations.

December 22, 2019

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