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Updated February 19, 2018
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  • The only cons are the work life balance is not respected by management (in 77 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Legacy Tyco Simplexgrinnell employee excited for the future with Johnson Controls Fire Protection."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoying the work I do and the people I work with. I am a former Tyco SimplexGrinnell employee and being a part of this team has been satisfying from day one. Great pay, good benefits, computer based and classroom training, etc. Overtime is always offered and there are commissions you can earn as a field technician.

    Cons

    The workload can be too much at times and you have to learn when to say no. (Work Life Balance). Also, it is a massive company and it is easy for things to take long to happen because of the many channels requests must go through before they are executed. (For customers and for employees.)

    Advice to Management

    Remember your field staff faces the customer daily and has valuable input on ways to improve on the execution of goals and daily initiatives.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company that takes care of its employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent Assistant (CSAA) in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent Assistant (CSAA) in Greenville, SC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits including health, vision, and dental insurance; lots of paid holidays, vacation time, sick days, and elective holidays; short-term disability; life insurance; and 401k matching

    Cons

    Can't really name any cons... it's a great company and a wonderful place to work

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Tyco Rebranded"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Legacy JCI employees are great people

    Cons

    Tyco management has negatively effected the culture


  4. "Good place to work, long hours, moderate pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hattiesburg, MS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hattiesburg, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, plenty of vacation time, 401k matching, paid holidays, decent work environment

    Cons

    Long hours, some 7 day weeks,

    Advice to Management

    Better organizational structure is needed


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre in Norman. STEM - not great."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Norman, OK
    Current Employee - Engineer in Norman, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Norman, OK. Steady job for most part. Can survive if you don't rock the boat and are willing to go along to get along. Not a bad place to be if you have limited ambition or are desperate due to market conditions or age. Lots of talk about integrity and they do walk that walk as well as possible.

    Cons

    Will never keep up with outside world on a variety of fronts, from salary, to personal development, to job satisfaction. Much emphasis on integrity, but then they had ex_CEO Alex Molinari for a long time. Now is Tyco in JCI clothing, so moving to the "Tyco Way". Technical people will understand what that means. Many long term technical people who have become complacent or just given up - good number have left and then returned out of desperation due to oil instability and limited other jobs in area. Benefits were good, but Tyco is curing that as quickly as they can. Lots of talk about innovation but they do not walk that walk. Would not recommend to friend or family unless they are just desperate for a job while looking for better. It's a job, not a career.

    Advice to Management

    No point - will not be heard or understood by management. For everyone else, good place to intern, then go find a better job somewhere else, even other divisions of JCI. Technology is concentrated and tightly controlled in Milwaukee for this company. Current technical leadership has limited to no vision. Corporate one time asked for proposal for a large project, the proposal was given, and was sent back with the message that you need to think bigger. This division's product is #4 or 5 in it's market and management all the way up is content to stay there with only lip service and annual updates to "5 year plan" where the goal is to double market share. Lot's of cheerleading, but no real investment made to change.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Falling short of expectations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management is open to conversations about where things need to be improved. Overall, people are do their best to overcome obstacles and help each other.

    Cons

    Benefits have been cut back recently...some significantly. HR doesn't negotiate during the hiring processes and pushes back hard against raises internally. There doesn't seem to be a clearly defined measure of what "success" means to an individual in their role between the managers.

    Advice to Management

    Improve benefits and pay if you want people to stay.


  7. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time

    Pros

    Great People, fast paced, lots of room to advance

    Cons

    slow to hire new employees

  8. Helpful (2)

    "CSG"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited overtime if you need more money

    Cons

    Company is going through a merger and employees are feeling left in the dark

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees updated through this process


  9. "Maintenance Technician"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Dayton, NJ
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Dayton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Management. Clean and safe work environment. Good pay package

    Cons

    Travelling distance from my home. Very long working hours daily

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good interpersonal work relationship


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Outsourcing most positions in earnest"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Legacy employees post Tyco merger still retain some of their earned benefits
    Good facilities with amenities

    Cons

    Leadership is clueless. No change management going on in any coherent way.
    There is no true innovation going on, company is stale and is now forced to go into cost cutting mode to keep making quarterly earnings numbers in the hope that investors will gain interest in the company. More splitting up of assets coming, is this a private equity play taking place behind the scenes?

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within. There are still some tenured employees that have not fled the ship yet and would like to see the company recover, but that will be really hard to do when most management is from TYCO and have no deep ties to the legacy of Warren Johnson.


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