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Johnson Controls Milwaukee Reviews

Updated May 27, 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 38 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Johnson Controls - leading the way to a sustainable future"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
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    Pros

    JCI is a solid company with a long history of excellent growth, innovation, and stability. JCI has a distinguished past, beginning with its foundation in the late 1800s by Prof. Warren Johnson, inventor of the thermostat. JCI is well positioned for the future with its involvement in batteries for hybrid cars, automation of green buildings and energy reduction programs, and emphasis on sustainability. It has a diverse workforce, taking diversity very seriously. It also has a terrific set of core values and its senior management is stable with a solid vision of where they want to take the company in the future. It has excellent benefits, competitive salary, a good 401K plan, and its stock has out-performed the market and has split several times over the last 20 years.

    Cons

    JCI is a fairly conservative company. As such, it is slower to adapt to evolving workplace concepts such as flexibility in working hours, dress, tele-commuting, hiring of partially retired seniors, and so on.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management at JCI has done an outstanding job over the life of the company (over 100 years). They have kept the company current, avoiding the "buggy whip" phenomenon of other rust belt companies that have gone the way of the Model T during the same period in history. My only suggestion is simply to continue re-inventing the company and its businesses and products, to allow it to continue to thrive for the next 100 years.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "JOHNSON CONTROLS IN A NUTSHELL"

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    Former Employee - Too Small of A Department in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Too Small of A Department in Milwaukee, WI
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They offer you a lot of potential to grow.

    Cons

    They have no formal review structure and promotes people who do not manage employees well because they do not have a formal upward feedback program. While it is challenging and the growth possibilities are there, in order to grow you have to be driven. I was driven, but other companies actually wanted me for this, while Johnson sat on the sidelines and felt like they were just good enough to keep me. I feel if you are a good employee and you work for a good company, they they should show you that they actually want to keep you a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Start an upward feedback program and MAKE HR ensure that ALL EMPLOYEES get annual reviews. During my time there I actually had to ask HR in order to get a review.


  3. "Great company. Great career opportunities."

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Milwaukee, WI
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    Pros

    Outstanding career and development opportunities. There are regular strategic talent reviews. Employees get promoted fast, even if just recently hired. Outstanding leadership performance by Power Solutions and Johnson Controls corporate management. Great vision and strategic planning (Hybrid batteries strategy, production footprint). Senior management is very experienced and skilled, yet approachable. Great employee morale in Power Solutions headquarter. Regular employee feedback.

    Cons

    Management is very demanding. Frequent overtime work and weekend. Quick turnaround time is always required. Johnson Controls has a history of production footprint changes to be best-in-class and the lowest cost producer. In certain areas Johnson Controls is using outdated IT systems..

    Advice to Management

    Great performance!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "The life of a JCI employee is professional, demanding, exciting and educational. A lot is expected."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
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    Pros

    some of the best reasons to work @ JCI include job security, growth potential and learning opportunities. JCI is a (global company with a continuous stream of career opportunities across 3 global business units. JCI has a nicely diverseified portfolio of offerings, and the innovation culture ensures that this portfolio will continue to develop over the long term.

    Cons

    Working at JCI may just be the toughest job you'LL ever love, because it's long hous and low pay, but the people, facilities and projects have an energy that I haven't seen anywhere else, and I've been around.

    Advice to Management

    Find more opportunities to weave strategic vision into daily communication.


  6. "I'm very happy working at Johnson Controls."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Johnson Controls has very good values and a very promising 10 year mark for the company

    Cons

    I really don't have much to say bad about this company, the only thing will be better medical coverage.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job and very proud of the team that manages this company.


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    ""Great Company. The best division to work for. Growth. Innovation."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its culture, supportive environment and supportive teams, growth and profitability.

    Cons

    You work a lot, have to really love what you do.


  8. "Innovation is an expectation in every role at JCI"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
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    Pros

    Empowered
    Accountable
    Add value to the bottom line
    Expectation to be innovative in your job
    Continue to drive things forward - don't wait to be told
    Lots of opportunity
    True Global company

    Cons

    Career paths - not defined, but lots of opportunities
    Mentorship program

    Advice to Management

    I don't see retention as a big issue, but JCI does so many good things I see opportunity to focus in on retention from an employee satisfaction standpoint.


  9. "Lots of Opportunities - Personal and Advancement"

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    Former Employee - Account Financial Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Account Financial Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Complete confidence in my decision making.

    Cons

    Didn't always want to spend the capital that was necessary.


  10. "Highly rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intellectualy stimulating, great salary and benifits , intraprenural opportunities, and visdionary management. These are all the reason I enjoyed working at Johnson Controls.

    Cons

    willingness to work long hours and travel where ever and when ever you are needed along with a willingness to do whatever it takes to get a job completed to the customers satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    grow your Research and development groups and spend time thinking from the end in order to prevent technological supprise from both internal as well as external competitors.


  11. "JCI is a great company! Best in Milwaukee"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Professional in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Professional in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Innovative company with lots of growth potential

    Cons

    Hard to move up fast, need to be in lots of work and time.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on developing entry level workers.


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