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"Johnson Controls, once a great company to work for, is now getting lean for the down economy."

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Current Employee - Account Financial Manager in Plymouth, MI
Current Employee - Account Financial Manager in Plymouth, MI
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

You learn a lot about the industry. As a large supplier you really learn how to work with suppliers and customers. You learn about lean manufacturing and what it takes to make a profit in a difficult industry. The people are great. They are smart, strong and dedicated. They have a strong team environment. Teams are comprised from a cross functional background. This gives you the opportunity to work with many different disciplines.

Cons

The politics. As with many big organizations your promotion is unfortunately linked to who you know, not what you know. The strong players are kept at their current positions to carry the weight of the workload.
A second downside is JCI is predominantly an automotive supplier and the company takes a hit when the big 3 take a hit.

Advice to Management

Be more respectful of the people. A better system for promotions and same grade job changes needs to be implemented.

Other Employee Reviews for Johnson Controls

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company but slow HR staff"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, upper management is quite motivated to improve the overall opinion of the employees. The potential is limitless and the tuition reimbursement is wonderful. They paid for $12,000 a year for graduate school so getting a masters is basically free. They pay for masters in basically any field that the company has a job in any department. Getting a PhD paid is much harder but not improbable. They determine on it by a case-by-case basis.

    Cons

    The HR department is horrifically slow and it can take months to get hire so potential candidates get discouraged and take a job somewhere else

    Advice to Management

    Better training for middle management. The ideas from Senior management don't really make it to middle management. It's hit or miss if you get a good supervisor


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Stay Away Far away."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Bsos in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Bsos in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a paycheck if you can call it that. There are no other reasons I can think of. The benefits are no good and the pays sucks.

    Cons

    Upper Manager does not care about an employees work life balance. They expect their employees to be on call 24/7. The New Jersey Branch is poorly managed . The HR department always sides with managerment even when bulling and harassing is going on.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that you really don't do the work. The people below you are the ones that allow you to make your big salaries.

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