Johnson Controls
3.3 of 5 536 reviews
www.johnsoncontrols.com Milwaukee, WI 5000+ Employees

Johnson Controls Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.3 536 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

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Alex A. Molinaroli

(68 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good work-life balance (not true for all projects, depends on position also)"
    in 15 reviews
  • "great people, good communication from management, focus on quality"
    in 25 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance is good if you are not traveling much"
    in 18 reviews
  • "It is a very large company and people are more "resources" than individuals"
    in 15 reviews
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Great culture, Good work, lack of management

Sales Engineer (Current Employee)
Brampton, ON

I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat culture, company is always trying to be innovative and to expand product offerings

Consa lot of paperwork, not enough leadership/direction from management

Advice to Senior Managementjob execution is a problem, not enough expertise on the operations side

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It Was a Mistake to Work There

Production Associate (Current Employee)
Whitby, ON

I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time for more than 10 years

Pros- Good Salary to start with.
- Good Health & Benefits plans.
- Good as a start for someone who needs a solid base to move to a better career in the near future.

Cons- There is a "Glass Ceiling" for people from different background.
- Qualifications do not mean anything, because it is matter of "Who You Know, NOT What You Know"......!, that was the hiring process for the last few years.
- You should plan a short term working with JCI, otherwise you will stuck at the same level forever.
- No salary increase for the last three years.
- Cutting lots of benefits from the lower level, however the upper level still enjoying the same benefits; such shirts and T-Shirts.
- Cutting all kinds of vacations, sick-leaves, and emergency time off from the lower levels.
- It is normal to see someone with MBA, Six Sigma, SAP and PMP certificates and working online because of the different culture and does not no someone inside,

Advice to Senior ManagementBe Fair

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Johnson Controls full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFast, dynamic, always-on-the-goi life style. Rewarding if you close sales. Constant training offers employees growth opportunities. Managers push you hard.

ConsSometimes a bit unorganized. dont fall behind, there's lots of work to be done. Work seems to never stop.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Systems Technician II (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC

I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time for more than a year

Pros1) online learning material available
2) decent benefits: milage, RSP incentives, health plan,
3) can work from home/office (15% of time)

Cons1) Not in union
2) traveling required
3) small wage increases (unless role advancement)
4) work alone most of time

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The worst career move I ever made.

Management (Former Employee)
Markham, ON

I worked at Johnson Controls

ProsI had to do alot of reflection inorder to find anyting that I would classify as a pro to working at Johnson controls. The only aspects of the job that wer epositive was a good benefit package and 3 weeks vacation.

ConsI worked for johnson Controls for under two years. I would never recommend this company to anyone seeking employment regardless of how badly they needed a job. In my experience there is absolutely no regard for respectable and fai treatment of employees. The culture is completely preoccupied with assigning blame and accountibility of mistakes with little emphasis on how to move forward towards productive processes and effectiveness. The Canadian division and head office in Milwaukee are world's apart.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe Milwaukee leadership needs to completely overhaul the Canadian leadership team and change the reporting hierarchy. Canadian systems and Service is doing very well. However the solutions division is operating at a 1/10th effectiveness and productivity of where they should be.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very satisfied

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time

ProsGood work/life balance. Virtual employee. Working from home office.

ConsSlow to implement changes to organization

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Over all a good company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Johnson Controls

ProsTo many to count or explain.

Conswork life to personal life can be tricky at times

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more involved with your lower level supervisors.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work for!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Johnson Controls full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThey place high value on their employees and customers. Wish I could get back to working for Johnson Controls.

ConsLarge corporation that sometimes forgets the "small" people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Johnson Controls

ProsGreat place for professional growth

ConsCompensation needs improvement to retain talent

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Manager New Technology (Current Employee)
Milwaukee, WI (US)

I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time for less than a year

ProsWorking with a skilled team to develop customer solutions. Company gives flexible work hours.

ConsNot a lot of training presented. Need to constantly network to get to solutions.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more training. Work on collecting company wide data into common locations for multiple groups to use

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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