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Johnson Controls Reviews

Updated January 14, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good Work Life Balance can be maintained if a person can handle the workload , flexible work from home facilities are also available in certain cases" (in 93 reviews)

  • "Pay and Benefits as well as Work environment" (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance goes for a toss" (in 89 reviews)

  • "Upper management out of touch with lower level employees" (in 47 reviews)

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  1. "Customer service representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Langhorne, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Langhorne, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Giving me a great experience for employment

    Cons

    None nothing to complain about

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work management


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive
    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My experience with Johnson Controls has been very positive. My coworkers are fantastic and my manager is a boss. I don't know if it is like this everywhere, but again, my experience has been positive. Able to work remotely whenever I want as long as I'm being productive.

    Cons

    Sometimes management can be restrictive with spending allowances in an effort to improve shareholder value.

  3. "Solid company"

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    Former Employee - Fire Service Technician II
    Former Employee - Fire Service Technician II
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits use to be great before Obamacare, time off is great

    Cons

    Yearly raise is almost non existent. $.20 a year is nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Advance pay based on performance and actually make it count


  4. "?"

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    Current Employee - Assembly in Marinette, WI
    Current Employee - Assembly in Marinette, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The work and finding a job

    Cons

    Pay and holiday pay or lack of


  5. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company car. I really can't think of many pros.

    Cons

    No support, Overpriced, too concerned with gross margin and over-charging customers rather than taking care of their current customers.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to take a loss to gain market share.


  6. "EDO"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time

    Pros

    Holiday pay, good starting pay if you have customer service experience

    Cons

    Feels like a prison, not accommodating to those that have emergencies. Feels like your job is on the line every day. No job security

    Advice to Management

    Make your employees feel like they matter, not like you’re already looking for their replacement after they’re hired


  7. "Fire Protection"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are good people and the benefits are comparable to other mid-large size companies.

    It is a good place to start. Everything after will feel like a breeze.

    Cons

    The structure is set up to compete with itself so there is a lot of infighting, mistrust, and little sharing of information.

    Raises over 10% must be approved by multiple levels of management. Some of which have no bearing on you or your work.

    Employee turnover is high since they are easily recruited or leave voluntarily due to low pay.

    Systems and processes are outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times. You need to consolidate your teams, not just in name. People do not believe they share one purpose but are always trying to protect themselves.

    Focus on employee retention for positive growth over time. There is no reason to act like the money isn’t there for compensation/benefits when others in the industry are thriving.

    The company needs to have a forward look on utilizing technology in order to streamline day to day processes.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "FST Retail devision"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Independent work environment, decent pay, and benefits, company vehicle, computer and phone. Good amount of OT available most times of the year.

    Cons

    Hard to have a voice heard past the local manager. Needs to put employees as a higher priority.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the employees and the company will grow. 7 out of 10 employees are having money issues, fix that and they will be more productive, and the company 401K will be stronger for it and highly compensated team members will be better able to fund retirement. "Smart Dollar" is a good way to get this going and help the employees.


  9. "Interesting company, chaotic workplace."

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in York, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is competitive coming in, and recruiters are professional and courteous.
    There's a lot of good knowledge to learn and pick up from the senior members.
    Due to being lean (see Cons) you can get a very large exposure to the company and different engineering areas.
    The New Freedom, PA building is new and beautiful, and the labs once they're up will be as well.

    Cons

    Once you're in it's hard to get promotions, there's a very flat org structure.
    The raises are minimal (if not delayed).
    The company is super lean.
    There is limited lab space and lab labor, and the various product groups will fight/argue over them.
    You will work a lot, but you'll also want to put in the time.
    They have trouble keeping engineers (and other technical staff) due to a myriad of personal/management/growth opportunity issues.

    Advice to Management

    There is a desire to be the best in the world and break into new technical areas, but the engineering teams lack the staff and tools to do so. Hiring more people and investing in some modern tools /analysis packages would not be a waste of money.


  10. "Core commercial account executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can do well if you have prior contacts.

    Cons

    Management is disconnected with the front line sales team.

    Advice to Management

    Work closer with the sales team