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Johnson Controls seems like a good company, but they don't plug in new hires.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Holland, MI (US)
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Holland, MI (US)

I have been working at Johnson Controls

Pros

Most of the people are nice, the facility is nice. The incumbent personnel who have been there for a while are like a tight-nit family, and have a clear direction and sense of responsibility and accountability.

Cons

They seem to skimp when it comes to travel arrangements, tools you need to do your job. Management is not receptive to ideas, and they hold on to old technologies and programming languages, not employing the latest proven technologies, methodologies, and best practices. They expect developers to work well over 40 hours a week to compensate for still using procedural programming, and they wonder why deadlines are missed and bugs are prevalent.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Just because innovation is written on your banner doesn't mean you truly embrace it. Let your engineers spread their wings and use all the skills they have to grow your products.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Experience depends on where you are located

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    Great benefits granted from day one on the job.

    Cons

    Managers are not provided with the training they need to be manager. New employees are left to fend for themselves if they do not have a good manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Branch managers require training on how to manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Unrealistic Workloads = Unsatisfied Employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    +challenging and engaging work
    +Wonderful and very dedicated people to work with and learn from
    +Global environment

    Cons

    -So many managers & none of them are on the same page
    -most are working a workload equivalent to 2 jobs (may be all corporate America now)
    -work/life balance recognized as a problem, but no strides made to improve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to build alignment within your ranks on roles & responsibilities for your team. Work to genuinely address workload and work/life balance issues!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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