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Johnson Controls Milwaukee Reviews

Updated January 15, 2018
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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 77 reviews)

  • Upper management need to be improved (in 42 reviews)

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  1. "Johnson Controls UPG Marketing Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very fast paced and innovative company to work for.

    Cons

    Projects that were given to me were very spaced out.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "OK work experience but very political and bureaucratic"

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

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    JCI is ordinary large company organization

    Cons

    very political and bureaucratic. to keep financial targets will hire / release contractors quarter by quarter

    Advice to Management

    Focus on objectives and taking care of employees

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of direction and inconsistent leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    With the legacy of over 100 years in manufacturing, the potentials to embrace technology and innovations is huge. A few bright minds within the company, when encountered with, foster that belief often.

    Cons

    Shift in priorities too often, Lack of thought leadership, Very old school career building model, funds being mis-utilized across programs/projects, quite a few of the leaders are more active building and maintaining relationships instead of driving innovations and promote business values, moderate compensation and benefit package, very very challenging atmosphere top plan for immediate, mid and long term career.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "COSC Biller"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - COSC BILLING in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - COSC BILLING in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has nice benefits. The position itself no trills. Nothing changes often. You sit a lot.

    Free lunch on the last day of the month.

    Cons

    The concept of the job is to blast out as many bills as possible. Then you are graded based on your accuracy and speed monthly. You can only have one mistake for the whole month. Management is negative. You have a monthly 1 on 1 and after any comments you make during the meeting your manager will email you an summary with negative comments after what you said. You work at cafeteria style tables and for it being a HVAC company the temperature is boiling hot from spring to fall. Almost nothing is ever scheduled everything is just winged.

    You have to compete for work. You are REQUIRED to continuously click refresh until work shows up. Then claim it fast as possible. This was called the Hungry Hungry Hippo method. If you don't do this you will fail to reach their quota. This was explained to me after I was put on a Performance Improvement Plan.

    There's a point tier system youre reviewed with. If you miss a goal by .05 they talk to you like you critically need help. That .05 can cost you 20% on your review.

    There is zero thinking ahead. This is a 'not a problem until it's a problem' environment.

    Advice to Management

    Use critical thinking. Manage employees. Understand different employee skill sets. Try to reduce down time. Actually talk or walk near by your employees. Maybe spend some time looking internally and using some self improvement skills you mindlessly recite.


  5. "Growth Opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    JCI is an outstanding global company with a strong people growth culture. If you are looking for an opportunity to advance and experience new challenges then JCI is a good company to explore.

    Cons

    JCI is currently going through a merger and shedding layers of managers so there is a great deal of uncertainty in terms of employment.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on execution of existing strategy and be careful of letting talent go that you will be rehiring the next year.


  6. "Good Company with respectful environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - SAP Security (GRC) Team Lead in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Contractor - SAP Security (GRC) Team Lead in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends

    I worked at Johnson Controls as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    > Mutual respect between coworkers
    > Work life balance has been taken care by the Management

    Cons

    > Few of the senior managers were focused on the personal gain than Organisation.
    > Winter is hard


  7. "Engineer I"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture at Johnson Controls is collaborative and trusting. Taking initiative and being efficient is highly regarded.

    Cons

    The work flows are hard to follow at times and can slow down processes.

  8. "Building Efficency Intern"

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    Former Intern - Building Efficiency in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Intern - Building Efficiency in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Johnson Controls as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great place to work at!

    Cons

    Work hours tend to be a bit long


  9. "Great Place to Work !!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Business Partner in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Business Partner in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse, Great Lunch, and Wonderful Place.

    Cons

    Low Pay and Too Much Turn Over.

    Advice to Management

    The Turnover Needs To Be Addressed. When getting rid of FT workers and bring on contractors in their place is not good for moral.


  10. "Credit Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation, good culture, green company. Overall great working environment.

    Cons

    Uncertainties due to frequent layoffs.

    Advice to Management

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