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Johnson Controls Milwaukee Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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  • You might be working on a project from different time zones(like USA & etc) which sometimes makes work-life balance poor (in 75 reviews)

  • Upper management need to be improved (in 41 reviews)

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  1. "Large company orientated around small teams"

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    Current Employee - Product Management Specialist in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Product Management Specialist in Milwaukee, WI

    Pros

    Down to earth people who are always willing to help as long as you put in the work. They treat their employees very well

    Cons

    The onboarding process is quite extensive. Not all crucial information is disclosed in the contract either. HR did answered every question to the full extent with honesty even providing some additional tips.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to organize more cross team meetings because communication is lacking across teams many times. This decreases productivity.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Johnson Controls - Merger and Reorganization"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of benefits and employee engagement

    Cons

    They are in the middle of a merger and reorganization

    Advice to Management

    I would be concerned about the Power Solutions division if they will continue with it or spin off

  3. "Wait for the storm to pass"

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    Former Employee - Finance Executive in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Finance Executive in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great group of smart people who will go the extra mile to deliver results. Great pay and benefits for the area.

    Cons

    Too many changes going on right now. Merger with Tyco has impacted significantly the culture and it is no longer a fun environment. Cash management and cost cutting initiatives is the name of the game.

    Advice to Management

    Engage employees on the long term vision for the company. Management continues to tell one story saying that the company is moving in the right direction and this is not what employees see.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "General info"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ethnically divererse workforce as this is a global company. Big company with lots of opportunity to move around.

    Cons

    Management has changed to Tyco Management. Currently in cost cutting mode. Some decisions are very short sighted.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aware of lack of knowledge in some areas from retirements, folks leaving or layoffs.


  5. "Software Test Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Proactive and friendly environment. Managers have realistic expectations.

    Cons

    No diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider new ways to improve work across teams.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Was a Solid company"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay. Interesting work. World travel.

    Cons

    Poor management. Poor CEO. Lots of restructuring.

    Advice to Management

    Too late now.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Buildings IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Before the merger, JCI was a great environment with room for innovation and creativity to help the business succeed with technology.
    Initial salaries offered (and hopefully still is) on pace in the IT industry.
    Benefits are adequate.
    Strong sales leadership in Global Products and HVAC - NA teams.

    Cons

    Since the merger, the focus is on keeping the lights on and innovation is shut down due to "budget".
    Now company that only tracks shareholder value. If the company doesn't value the people producing that value, there is absolutely no reason to work there
    The company is hemorrhaging IT talent due to the lack of support and flat culture.
    Systems will continue to become outdated as their is no investment in providing up to date tools.
    Flat salaries after hire. 3%/year doesn't even keep up with the cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    Moving to updated UI's is not an improved tool, just a lipstick on a pig.
    Tell George Oliver to shave that rag off his lip. It just looks weird.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "unstable work environment"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, pay, and company recognition

    Cons

    There have been layoffs and reorganizations every 6 months for what seems like years. While there are initiatives to be "an innovator" and come up with the next great idea, it's been challenging to stay focused when people in the cubicles next to me are being let for and their jobs are transferred to Ireland or Mexico. Management is very top-heavy. Because of this, they often lack the understanding or appreciate the effort of their own employees. Communications between project and product groups are also lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciation and communication go a long way.


  9. "Director of Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large global company with many opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be a strain in some positions.


  10. "Intern Ugrad Tech US/CA"

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    Current Intern - Ugrad Tech US/CA in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Intern - Ugrad Tech US/CA in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    You gain a lot of real-world experience.

    Cons

    A large company, lots of people working remotely

    Advice to Management

    Keep in touch with everyone


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