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Updated July 24, 2017
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Johnson Controls Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Alex A. Molinaroli
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  • No work life balance as areas that need more people cannot get them (in 66 reviews)

  • Upper management need to be improved (in 40 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "JCI shows little regard for it's workforce."

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Sycamore, IL
    Current Employee - Assembler in Sycamore, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the pay is o.k. for the area.

    Cons

    They do not care about their employees at all. Their only concern is how much money they make. If they have to injure you to make money that is what they will do. As an employee you are required to work as long and as hard as they say. You are the last thing they care about. I still work at JCI but I would not recomed it to anyone. They are trying to import one more thing from China, SWEAT SHOPS!!!

    Advice to Management

    Treat Your Employees on the production floor with respect. I mean real respect, not that garbage you put on a piece of paper that you don't really mean. Quit cutting jobs so you can make more money at the cost of the health and safety of your employees


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Puerto Rico Branch Disaster!"

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    Current Employee - Site Supervisor in Carolina, PR
    Current Employee - Site Supervisor in Carolina, PR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a good technology company but it need to focus in his branches and how are they doing.

    Cons

    Human Resources is poor on the Carolina Branch. Senior management does not focus on their priorities. No integrity values whatsoever for the people working their. They try to survive by making the numbers by the end of the month without seeing what could be wrong. Many irregularities regarding sexual harassment investigations. Look for how the people working in the company feel. Review the qualifications of the human resources management. Respect their employees. Do not make management changes so literally. Having the right person to do the job takes time. Do not place some one just to fill a position make sure the person is qualified. Do a complete makeover in the Puerto Rico Branch and things will get better.

    Advice to Management

    Look for how the people working in the company feel. Review the qualifications of the human resources management. Respect their employees. Do not make management changes so literally. Having the right person to do the job takes time. Do not place some one just to fill a position make sure the person is qualified. Do a complete makeover in the Puerto Rico Branch and things will get better.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Stay Away Far away."

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    Former Employee - Bsos in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Bsos in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a paycheck if you can call it that. There are no other reasons I can think of. The benefits are no good and the pays sucks.

    Cons

    Upper Manager does not care about an employees work life balance. They expect their employees to be on call 24/7. The New Jersey Branch is poorly managed . The HR department always sides with managerment even when bulling and harassing is going on.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that you really don't do the work. The people below you are the ones that allow you to make your big salaries.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "JCI mangement is F.U.B.A.R"

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    Current Employee - Chiller Team Manager/Foreman in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Chiller Team Manager/Foreman in Shreveport, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good and you get to meet a lot of people and they come through from either getting fired, laid off or self terminating!

    Cons

    Mangement is selected on who can kiss up the best. TheyIgnorance of customers needs and expectations. Bottom line is everything HR dept is a joke, they do not want to hear anything negative about manangement, turn their head when evidence of improper behavior is given, safety dept is a CYA for the company and dont give d@#$ about employees. The 4 years I had to work their(ex. York employee) was the worst of my 37yr. experience in the business. Took a lower paying job to just get away from the B#$%S^&*

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the service business, stop buying up good companies that employees love to work for and ruining them.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Not for the educated."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, that is it.

    Cons

    Very political. If management would realize root cause of issues instead of finding ways to blame others, it would benefit greatly.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on self instead of creating ways to blame subordinates for your short comings.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible place to work, Dangerous, consumes your life."

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    Former Employee - Loader in Middletown, DE
    Former Employee - Loader in Middletown, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was terrific, the harder you worked the more you got paid. The poeple were pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Extremly dangerous work environment. Burned by hot lead pots and left with scars every day. Fork lift trucks flying around corners sideways.

    Advice to Management

    Need to update the safety of the overall operation. The maintenance crew had no idea how to fix anything which slows operation down drastically.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great experience, lots of challenges and great learning process. Lack of good leadership on top."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pharr, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pharr, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    A good school to learn about: lean manufacturing, quality, supply chain management, and new product introduction.

    Cons

    A company lacking of true and inspiring leadership.

    Advice to Management

    A global company needs global leaders. Training and feedback is necessary.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "It was a good place to work, until..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some great people to work with.
    Benefits package was great.
    My salary was really good.
    My commute was excellent

    Cons

    The people they put in management positions were micro managers, they were disrespectful and downright mean. The work had grown but they didn't increase the staff to do the work and got mad at all of the employees for not being able to keep up. HR was non existent. And when you went to the VP she pretended to care but she really didn't. There's very much a feeling of "be happy you have a job now go do it" in that office. I have to say I'm very happy to be out of there!

    Advice to Management

    It doesn't matter what advice you give they aren't going to change anything anyway. So if you as an employee see and opportunity to break free of shawshank I say take it!!


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good money, but it takes away your life!"

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    Current Employee - Production in Middletown, DE
    Current Employee - Production in Middletown, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you want to work...... A LOT!!! then this is the place for you. Its pretty good pay and there is plenty of oportunity to make $50k+ for just being blue collar.

    Cons

    They will work you till you fall apart. They care nothing about you or your family. You are replaceable and can be replaced by tomorow. 6 or 7 days a week when its busy. 12 hour days that you are forced to work. Not to mention the health aspect of working around lead, and repetative motion.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Dump people when finances get tight"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Met some genuine people willing to collaborate.

    Cons

    Massive layoffs to placate stock holders.
    Back stabbing management; use surprise tactics during performance evaluations.
    Concentrate way too much on political correctness and much less on running the business effectively.

    Advice to Management

    Carefully evaluate the Holland based facility's senior management. The work environment is politically stifling; people are constantly watching their backsides.


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