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Updated September 24, 2017
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  • No work life balance as areas that need more people cannot get them (in 71 reviews)

  • Upper management need to be improved (in 41 reviews)

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  1. "Doesn't care about the ones making them money"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Battery Stacker in Florence, SC
    Former Employee - Battery Stacker in Florence, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co workers are great people.

    Cons

    Management doesn't know how to listen and does not follow through with their empty promises

    Advice to Management

    Listen and follow advice of the floor workers


  2. "test"

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    Current Employee - Test Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Test Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    i like this place, i dont have any comment

    Cons

    no comment, everything is good

  3. "Average company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time

    Pros

    Good career start, management is very well paid

    Cons

    Lack of vision, poor career growth, no perks


  4. "ive been here for 3+ years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time

    Pros

    good benefits for what I pay

    Cons

    the pay not fair compared to other companies, no room for moving up

    Advice to Management

    be willing to give raises


  5. Helpful (1)

    "New CEO's first move - eliminate Continuous Improvement team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Glendale, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Glendale, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are generally great. Company is very involved in community and charity work.

    Cons

    JCI has a long-running habit of eliminating staff and focusing only on the current Fiscal Year's numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Shareholders and analysts should not decide the company's future. Some bold CEOs have decided to stop giving guidance and focus on a long-term strategy and it's working very well.


  6. "Asst. Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible for our opinions, good working environment

    Cons

    Poor technical knowledge, library unavailable, manpower short


  7. "Be sure to negotiate exit terms on way into JCI"

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    Former Employee - Director in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Director in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Making some headway on upgrading executive leadership

    Cons

    Lack overarching corporate strategy (sill need to figure what kind of portfolio company they are, and want to be)
    Buy distressed companies and then don't invest to improve
    Whipsaw employees - hire then RIF within a year, standard model for past 3 years
    Extremely weak HR and Talent Acquisition resources and capabilities ( jobs posted but actually on hold or canceled)
    Does not invest in people development at the at the level that moves the needle on stable growth and profitability

    Advice to Management

    Focus on long term positioning and viability of the company (look 12 months out and beyond)
    Focus on the customer issues that impact top line revenue and allocate your best resources to fix them within 3 months!
    You have an opportunity to transform the company don't procrastinate on making change happen

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not very focused"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Account Executive in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Commercial Account Executive in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johnson Controls (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large corporation with many resources.

    Cons

    Large corporation that neglects their ground level employees while chasing profit. The name of the game is restructure, acquire, restructure...it doesn't seem like this is a company with very good direction or vision of where they are headed.

    Advice to Management

    Try to develop a cohesive vision rather than become another conglomerate with fingers in every pie possible.


  9. "JCI"

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    Current Employee - Director, Finance Management
    Current Employee - Director, Finance Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * dynamic environment
    * job opportunities and career growth if you are willing to relocate

    Cons

    * (completeley) unrealistic target setting


  10. "good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time

    Pros

    a good place to work enhances technical knowledge

    Cons

    long working hours
    no more cons

    Advice to Management

    no


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