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Cork (Ireland)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (JCI)
$10+ billion (USD) per year

Working at Johnson Controls

At Johnson Controls, we’re shaping the future to create a world that’s safe, comfortable and sustainable. Our global team creates innovative, integrated solutions to make cities more connected, buildings more intelligent and vehicles more efficient. We are ... Read more

Johnson Controls – Why Work For Us?


Johnson Controls is a global, diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles, and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sus tainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. In 2013, Corporate Responsibility Magazine ranked Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list

As Johnson Controls grows, so do our people

For more than 125 years, Johnson Controls has enjoyed tremendous global growth. Today, 170,000 employees around the world continue to enable the company’s success. They create quality and innovative products, services and solutions for our customers. They seek new and better ways to improve how we work together. They make a difference in their community and for the world.

Johnson Controls employees have opportunity to learn and develop, to grow and perform to their fullest potential. They work in an environment that values their ideas, teamwork and personal safety.

Our culture expects results, and for those results to be achieved in a customer-focused, respectful manner. For delivering results, our employees are duly recognized and rewarded for their contributions.

Our History

In 1885, Warren Johnson inspired the future, launching an industry focused on energy efficiency and a company poised to explore new ideas and enter new fields. This foundation has ignited the customer-focused innovation of thousands of employees for more than 125 years. 

Today, with this same principle, our employees continue to make essential contributions to the modern world in which we live, work and travel. They enable the ongoing success of Johnson Controls, a notion that founder Warren Johnson would surely appreciate.

Key Awards

  • One of Corporate Responsibility magazine's "Best Corporate Citizens"
  • One of Ethisphere magazine’s "World's Most Ethical Companies"
  • No. 67 on U.S. Fortune 500
  • No. 267 on Global Fortune 500
  • One of only 18 U.S. firms in the Billion Dollar Roundtable, a group of companies that spend $1 billion or more each year with certified women- and minority-owned suppliers


How We Operate

Our Values

Johnson Controls values have strengthened our organization, shaped our culture and guided behavior on the job for more than 125 years. These values support our 10-Year Marker, a set of strategic guideposts for operating our businesses to achieve long-term success. We expect the company’s values to be followed at all times across Johnson Controls.

We act with honesty, fairness, respect and safety, furthering a culture of unquestioned integrity. This strengthens relationships across businesses and functions.

Customer Satisfaction
Our future depends on us serving as customer advocates and increasing our customers’ success. We are proactive, hard-driving and easy to work with. We offer expert knowledge and practical solutions. We deliver on our promises.

Employee Engagement
As we grow, so will our people. We foster a culture that promotes excellent performance, teamwork, inclusion, leadership and growth. Our employee and leader diversity will mirror our global markets and population.

We believe there is always a better way. We encourage change and seek the opportunities it brings. We will commercialize innovations globally at an accelerating pace.

Through our products, services, operations and community involvement, we promote the efficient use of resources to benefit all people and our planet. The environment and sustainability are key elements of our business proposition.

Military Careers at Johnson Controls

To us, hiring from the military isn’t just a gesture, it’s a business strategy

If you’re an active service member looking to expand your career, or a military veteran transitioning to civilian life, our team at Johnson Controls is interested in your services. For us, recruiting current and ex-military members has consistently been a staple of how we build our global team. That’s because the discipline, skill-sets and strategic acumen acquired through military service translate perfectly into the roles and responsibilities you face should you join the Johnson Controls family.

Our Veteran’s Engagement Team offers a variety of services and tools that can help you start a career tailored to meet your needs, skill-set and level of education at Johnson Controls. For example, we can connect you with military veterans who have become JCI employees. These veterans represent a fantastic opportunity to network and can help you understand the process of transitioning to a civilian career. In addition, our online skills translator will show you how your military abilities will work in a Johnson Controls career and our extensive online job postings can help you discover the perfect opportunity.

Have a question? Contact a Military representative.

At Johnson Controls, diversity is a necessity for doing business the right way. We provide customers with products and services reflecting the preferences of a diverse global marketplace—and this requires a workforce with the thoughts, ideas and experiences needed to serve all markets.

Johnson Controls’ diversity progress is a focus of Johnson Controls’  chief operating officer and the Executive Operating Team. "To be a global market leader and exceed the expectations of our customers we need to attract and retain the very best talent. Valuing the diversity of thought and creating an environment where our employees are engaged is critical to achieving that mission," said Johnson Controls CEO Steve Roell. "Our leadership team around the world recognizes that our success is dependent upon the diversity of our workforce to provide the quality, productivity, innovation and responsiveness our customers want."

This focus on diversity providing a competitive advantage has led to measurable results. Female representation overall and at the officer and board exceeds U.S. manufacturing benchmarks. The number of minority executives at Johnson Controls continues to grow and the number of our minority employees in the United States mirrors the population.

Diversity and inclusion continues to be woven into how we do business—from our worldwide employee resource groups open to all employees (called Affinity Networks) to our leadership training programs—both for mid-level and executive level management. We recognize our work is ongoing and we continue to ask for employee input on diversity and inclusion progress as part of our annual global survey which is sent to each of our employees.

Spirit of Giving

undefinedJohnson Controls’ global community relations efforts support arts, education, health and social services, the environment, and leadership development. In 2012, Johnson Controls donated more than $13.9 million worldwide to nonprofit and community organizations in support of these causes.  

Our philanthropic outreach efforts address charitable and community needs through financial grants and global employee volunteer programs. 

We support hundreds of charitable and community organizations through the Johnson Controls Foundation, company sponsorships and employee volunteer efforts.

Sharing Time and Talent

We recognize that volunteering provides an excellent opportunity to strengthen both our employees and our local communities. We’re very proud that our employees are generous with their time and energy to give back to a variety of organizations.

Community Involvement Program
The Community Involvement Program exists to support and encourage employee volunteerism. The program is a global, dedicated, collaborative, and highly visible employee effort that brings together a diverse group of volunteers focused on strengthening their local communities. For more than 30 years, the program has given employees the opportunity to volunteer in their local communities. Our employees have logged over 104,000 volunteer hours.

Some examples of employee outreach efforts are:

Harvest Care Centre Laos
Volunteers worked to construct water wells in the Ban Na' Ang Village, installing hand-washing basins, as well as providing basic hygiene education. More than 150 sets of dental care travel kits were distributed to the students.

Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement is dedicated to educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Johnson Controls employees participate in this program throughout various locations in the United States.

Care & Share Program
Care & Share is an annual program for those employees located in Johnson Controls Holland, MI location. Employees raise dollars to support their local community organizations, and the Johnson Controls Foundation matches the dollars that are raised. Employees volunteer over 400 hours annually to nonprofit and community organizations by giving of their time, talent and resources.

United Negro College Fund
As a long-time supporter of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), Johnson Controls employees participate in the annual Walk/Run for Education where our employees comprise one of the largest participant and contributor groups.

Spinal Cord Paralytics of Turkey
Employees participated in a program that raised funds to assist individuals who experience difficulties using their hands and arms. The funds make it possible to provide battery-operated wheelchairs to those individuals involved in the program.

Hunger Task Force
Johnson Controls partners with Hunger Task Force, an organization that helps feed the hungry in southeastern Wisconsin. Employees donate time and resources to the organization through workplace fundraisers and food drives.

Leukemia Lymphoma Society
Leukemia Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The organization funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, and provides information and support services. Johnson Controls employees participate in the annual Light the Night Campaign in Wisconsin and Michigan.

Cornerstone Schools
Cornerstone Schools is a private organization that provides students with a year-round alternative education on five campuses in the Detroit area to which Johnson Controls has been a long-time financial contributor. Our African American Affinity Network (AAAN) is actively involved in the organization and employees serve as student mentors.

Milwaukee Holiday Parade
In 2003, the Milwaukee Holiday Parade was almost cancelled after 76 years, due to a lack of funding. A donation from Johnson Controls allowed the annual tradition to continue. The Holiday Parade brings together thousands of Milwaukee residents and their families while donating non-perishable food items to Hunger Task Force through the Food for Families campaign.

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Johnson Controls.


    Phone screen with recruiter, Group interview And plant tour

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Johnson Controls Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List, Corporate Knights, 2010
  • Top 500 Green Companies, Newsweek, 2009
  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
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