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Johnson Controls Reviews

Updated July 19, 2018
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  • "The only cons are the work life balance is not respected by management" (in 79 reviews)

  • "Upper management out of touch with business" (in 44 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (21)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Senior PM"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, and pleasant work environment

    Cons

    Haven't seen any yet... pay bumps every year barely keep up with inflation

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time helping subordinates

  3. "Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good flexibility and great team

    Cons

    Micro Management and poor healthcare benefits


  4. "Great for a big company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive
    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Johnson Controls has all the resources of a big company and has an extensive benefits package, including a company car and company phone. Well-known in the HVAC industry.

    Cons

    Management is sometimes disorganized due to high-turnover. High-turnover happens because staff is often underpaid compared to the rest of the HVAC industry, and there's high pressure to meet numbers which aren't always met.


  5. "JCI"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time

    Pros

    The Salary and the benefits

    Cons

    The Management interaction with employees


  6. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time

    Pros

    Good company, good benefits, great products and amazing people

    Cons

    Lost in politics after merger with Tyco


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, nice and intelligent people to work with below upper management.

    Cons

    Cost cutting measures and recent layoffs due to merger activities make the company miserable to work for. Everyone is putting in extra work for less benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Your short term agenda to save money will impact the long term growth of the company. Stop being so short sited in your approach to business.

  8. "Sales engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Breadth of offerings that are available to help customers with

    Cons

    Top down management. Antiquated sales tools.


  9. "Overtime galore. Feel like a number"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime. Laid back environment (e.g. honor system in terms of time in/out/breaks for most departments). Lenient request for time off. General benefits.

    Cons

    Big company treats you like a number. Employer takes advantage of you and forces responsibilities not originally signed up for. Must work last day of month. Often required to work on Saturdays. Too much overtime due to under staffing.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to your employees more and think of the big picture rather than the here and now, no matter how tempting it is. The business model is barely sustainable.


  10. "Great Company going through Change"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great company and great people. A friendly environment, and people are genuine

    Cons

    Going through some significant change and some great people and great skills have departed the company. Better strategic and execution planning and adherence to the end game is required.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with it, stick with the changes, the company will be a stronger and precise company in the end.


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