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Johnson Controls Plymouth Reviews

Updated April 8, 2017
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Plymouth, MI

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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. "Technology lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SAP Technical Lead in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - SAP Technical Lead in Plymouth, MI

    I worked at Johnson Controls (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good and diversified landscape with only PTP and FI modules intergrated within SAP and rest all taken care by QAS

    Cons

    No much challenging work and technology

    Advice to Management

    Nill


  2. "Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Plymouth, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall, good people at lower levels. Good work environment, and challenging job requirements. Good opportunities to work with manufacturing facilities.

    Cons

    Complete nut case for boss, which marred an otherwise great workplace environment. Quarterly layoffs of experienced middle managers, replaced with recent college graduates.

    Advice to Management

    Not much can be said, considering changes in organizational and operational structure in past few years.


  3. "great people"

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    Former Employee - Industrial Designer in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Industrial Designer in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top tier one supplier company with great reputation. globally Great management from OEM studios around the nation and worldwide Great family like relationships between different departments within the company like Purchasing Engineering Marketing

    Cons

    Lack of mentorship between new hires and senior managers due to fast paced environment . New hires with experience are better to get a grip at first week. But for some new fresh out of college hires will be lost for few month.


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  5. "Lead Product Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Product Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Lead Product Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people in general. Strong strategic management system. New Adient management has the right attitude and talent to expect great things.

    Cons

    Multi-layered bureaucratic systems have made quick, agile customer support difficult in the past. The new management seems to have the mindset to reverse/mitigate this. Their success as a separate company through the mountains and valleys of the automotive business will be highly dependent on this.

    Advice to Management

    Multi-layered bureaucratic systems have made quick, agile customer support difficult in the past. The new management seems to have the mindset to reverse/mitigate this. Their success as a separate company through the mountains and valleys of the automotive business will be highly dependent on this.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Johnson Controls - Automotive Interiors"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Controller in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Controller in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Large, industry leading Co in their field. Global opportunities. Highly collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Large, global company with highly matrixed global organization, and ever increasing expectations. High pressure to perform, many meetings, communication can be a challenge, getting everyone on the same page can be a challenge.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Principal Engineer Requirements"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer/Technologist in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer/Technologist in Plymouth, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Johnson Controls (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good focus on design process to reduce effect of errors. Maintains control of cost and investment for projects.
    Profitability is a prime focus, enabling long term survival.

    Cons

    Some of the soul has been costed out of the company. i spent 2 X 4 year terms there, separated by about 15 years. The first time the company was growing and I experienced an "all hands on deck" approach to development and production. By the second time, starting in 2011, the cost accountants had taken most of the fun out of the work.
    I didn't heed the warnings about re-organization, and it did affect me.

    Advice to Management

    Try to put some of the fun back into the workplace. It shouldn't all be drudgery. The work can and should be enjoyable. Too much pressure on infrastructure investment, especially in software for development, can make the process tedious without adding the value we seek.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow your career here. Great resources and people are willing to collaborate.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy. Too many middle managers.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Lead Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to move around within the organization. Very dynamic organization, good systems in all aspects of the business--engineering change management, manufacturing processes and controls thereof, and human resources.

    Cons

    The shareholder is king--if the year looks unproductive, there will likely be RIFs. Also, it is possible that if you're really good at something, you'll end up stuck doing that over and over.

    Advice to Management

    Look for cost cutting measures outside of the headcount arena


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Buyer"

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    Former Intern - Operational Buyer in Plymouth, MI
    Former Intern - Operational Buyer in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great supply chain team. Learned a lot about the cost model, system, best business practice.

    Cons

    It's a more tradition company. Salary is not the highest range.

    Advice to Management

    Overall great experience, great leadership and great team. could assign more tasks.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Ten years at Johnson Controls"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Values self leadership and accountability
    - Work flexibility, internal job movement is easy if you are determined
    - Freedom to make decisions and manage your work
    - Team environment is generally very good.

    Cons

    - Upper management
    - Very political to move up the top
    - Frequent layoffs


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