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Johnson Controls Milwaukee Reviews

Updated January 14, 2017
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Johnson Controls Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Alex A. Molinaroli
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Pros
  • Work life balance has been taken care by the Management (in 63 reviews)

  • Good Benefits - Family like organization (in 102 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance, always changing (in 62 reviews)

  • Upper management need to be improved (in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Lighting Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lighting Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Lighting Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Johnson Controls (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Interesting projects

    Cons

    lighting department lacks skill and organization in general. Management are car salesmen types with absolutely no ethics so employees fall prey to a finger pointing attitude as a coping mechanism. You may be twice as skilled as a colleague but if a mgr does not view you as someone who will cover their butt from every angle, you won't be the promoted. I have also seen good people leave because they were refused safety measures requested.

    Advice to Management

    Ethics Training


  2. "leadership development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leadership Development in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Leadership Development in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    compensation and benefit is attractive and competitive

    Cons

    company culture and work environment is awful


  3. "Facilities Project Management=stealing from company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Johnson Controls (More than a year)

    Pros

    None. They are dishonest, cheap, and morally corrupt.

    Cons

    This is one shady company. I would not be a part of this company selling inferior products to its customers. This is the fox watching the hen house!

    Advice to Management

    Turn yourself in!


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  5. Helpful (9)

    "Enron 2.0"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Finance in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Corporate Finance in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are decent, good products - chillers, batteries etc.

    Cons

    Mark my words in spite of SOX, Dodd Frank etc. this company is going to crash and burn. They are extremely unethical, the marriage to Tyco is like Bernie Madoff marrying Bernie Ebbers. Do a google search on the CEO for color. They notoriously acquire companies to enter markets and then don't integrate those companies into the mother ship but rather bleed them dry. I literally witnessed criminal activity (which I've reported) in MWK, I saw them take $25M in top line credit for shuffling paperwork in the wholesale energy market. And now they purchase Tyco with their checkered background to avoid paying corporate taxes. Hundreds if not thousands of quality employees have run from this place the last few years. For those who haven't yet I strongly urge you to get out.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Company Overview"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, salary, and free parking

    Cons

    Political management. short on ethics, lack of accountability, and common business sense

    Advice to Management

    Start thinking about the customers and stock holders and less about your annual bonuses


  7. "Billing Specialist"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Billing Coordinator in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Billing Coordinator in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Johnson Controls (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There aren't any pros to this position. Don't ever get hung up on the name of a company it's over rated.

    Cons

    Make less when you get hired on and if they hire you on. Parking absolutely sucks.

    Advice to Management

    Temps have to work harder than permanent employees. Even though a temp may be a high producer, your still on the bottom of the list for being hired on and getting a schedule that helps with your home life. It's impossible to make what your actually worth.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Representative in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    At this time I can not provide a "Pro" to working at Johnson Control, Inc, Milwaukee Business Service Center

    Cons

    The Milwaukee Business Service Center will off-shore all accounting and finance position as of January 22, 2016.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "listen to your workers not management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Johnson Controls (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits were fairly good

    Cons

    Too many chiefs not enough indians.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees instead of the managers


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Same Trailer Different Park"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None - it's like junior high

    Cons

    Unbelievably unprofessional and behind the times


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Highly political environment with incompetent managers hired from personal contacts"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Architect in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Lead Architect in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pays above average salaries
    Good facilities and perks
    Opportunity to work in leading technologies
    Opportunity to work with industry specialists

    Cons

    Highly disorganized. Teams/departments sets their own rules
    Senior managers do not follow corporate policies.
    Hire from personal contacts bypassing formal interviews
    Fire if one doesn't fit the personal interest of the managers

    Advice to Management

    Pay close attention to whom you promote to managerial positions. Conduct reverse performance reviews (I.e. Let subordinates rate their managers) and ensure management adherence to corporate policies.


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