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Johnson Controls Engineering Interview Questions

Updated Jun 5, 2017
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Engineering Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Johnson Controls.

Interview

Applied online. Had a preliminary screening where I had to record answers. This was followed by an onsite interview with the Quality Manager who went over my previous experience in detail.

Interview Questions

  • Resume based: Which of these accomplishment are you most proud of and why?   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for Johnson Controls

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Johnson Controls (Oklahoma City, OK) in July 2016.

    Interview

    I first submitted my resume and it was about a month before JCI called asking more questions about why I was looking for a job and what pay I expected. Then, two weeks before they called again to set up another interview that would happen in another two weeks. I got into the interview and they took a look at my resume and asked about past jobs and experience with HVAC systems. Questions were not hard. There were no behavioral questions. At the end of the interview they mentioned they would let me know in two weeks whether the news was positive or negative. As of this moment. It has been a month of waiting. I have emailed those whom I interviewed with but there hasn't been any response back. So far the process from application submittal until now has been three months.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell them a strength and a weakness   1 Answer

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Johnson Controls (Milwaukee, WI) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Phone interview went smoothly. You have to call them and enter a secondary number to enter the conference room. The position was not something that was ideal for me, and I think that the interviewer kind of realized that.

    Interview Questions

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Johnson Controls (Plymouth, MI) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Got a phone call from HR and scheduled an on-site interview with a chief engineer and a manager. The interview last about an hour, mainly discuss about my background and interests, as well as my resume. The interview when very smoothly, no behavioral questions, but rather focus on my experiences and background, such as knowledge on product development, FMEA and CAD software.

    Interview Questions


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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Johnson Controls (Baltimore, MD) in November 2015.

    Interview

    I had two people interview me for this position. They both made me feel welcomed and allowed me some time to settle down for the interview. The interview itself was not that difficult, I'd say it was average. One of the interviewers opened it up with the grand question, "Why Johnson Controls?" Of course, I had done my research on the company, and my answer involved mentioning their top values as a company and how they correlated with me. The rest of the questions were some behavioral type and some about my resume in order to get to know more about me. This, I appreciated because they took the time to ask me about myself, as opposed to having pure behavioral questions. Anyway, I really wanted this internship, so I answered each and every question to the best of my ability. Towards the end of the interview, they allowed me to add one more thing I had forgotten to mention. Overall, the interview was smooth and I received an extended offer later that day, which I accepted.

    Interview Questions

    • In your opinion, what are the qualities/traits of a leader?   1 Answer

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Johnson Controls (Plymouth, MI) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online and approximately two months later I received an e-mail requesting a phone interview. Had a phone interview with my potential supervisor. From there they invited me to the sales and engineering office to speak with the supervisor and two other directors. They called me a few days later to tell me that I obtained the position. The offer was contingent upon a successful background check and pre-employment drug screen.

    Interview Questions

    • You live outside of a 50 mile radius. How will this affect your ability to be on time?   Answer Question

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Johnson Controls (Plymouth, MI) in March 2015.

    Interview

    They seemed pretty relaxed about it. I knew my hiring manager before applying, but I was still given a conference call type interview with several levels of management. Pretty standard interview. Lasted for about 25 minutes or so and told me whether or not the answer to each question was good or bad.

    Interview Questions

    • What is one problem you've faced at a previous experience and how did you solve it?   Answer Question

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, WI
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Johnson Controls (Glendale, WI).

    Interview

    They had me give a powerpoint presentation about my past engineering work. Precarious task considering most of what i have ever engineered is done with very strict confidentiality agreements.

    They also try and assess your creativity and eng knowledge to some extent by putting you on the spot. It is somewhat like being grilled in front of a Graduate Review board when you get your MS or Phd. They don't try to learn about you as a person so much as assess your robotic and calculative potential. I am an intelligent and effective engineer, but not always an eloquent speaker and I believe that worked against me a bit. I feel like they want only valedictorian / deans list types here. I found the process quite disappointing, and learned little about any one that interviewed me or the true workings of the company. They skim over answering questions asked by candidates. Overall a bizarre and ineffective interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a specific situation in which you failed, and how did you move forward?   Answer Question
    • Sketch / brainstorm 5 different possible solutions to this design problem. They give you some parameters and constraints...   1 Answer
    • How do you deal with ambiguity in requirements designing a component or product?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Had high hopes, $$$ was awesome, but I did not have a warm feeling at all from the interview process. Also their CEO Mr. Molinaroli... Read the news. That is all I will mention about that. Lack of Ethical values at the top are a big red flag for me.

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Johnson Controls (Milwaukee, WI) in January 2013.

    Interview

    2 phone interviews and a in-person panel interview. The asked basic questions regarding experience and the cliche "what would you do if" questions. The phone calls were around an hour each and all the staff that interviewed me was very professional and nice.

    Interview Questions


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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Johnson Controls (Milwaukee, WI) in November 2011.

    Interview

    n/a

    Interview Questions


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