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Johnson Controls Reviews

Updated 15 September, 2014
Updated 15 September, 2014
651 Reviews
3.3
651 Reviews
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Alex A. Molinaroli
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great company, good benefits, high level experience with high level management (in 32 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance (not true for all projects, depends on position also) (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is good if you are not traveling much (in 22 reviews)

  • Numerous levels of upper management with people or structure changing every 1 to 2 years (in 16 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    JCI was a great company to work for until the layoffs

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager Service  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager Service in Montreal, QC

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great collaborative management team, great work environment with a nice Work/Life Balance.
    Multiple Projects were challenging but there was a wealth of experience to draw from.

    Cons

    Due to layoffs I was not there long enough to discover any cons. I would return if the opportunity presented its self

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Major Project Account Executive  in  Hamilton, ON
    Current Employee - Major Project Account Executive in Hamilton, ON

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Technology Leader, Great Benefits, Lots of training.

    Cons

    Finding more talent to work for the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It Was a Mistake to Work There

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Associate  in  Whitby, ON
    Current Employee - Production Associate in 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be Fair

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great culture, Good work, lack of management

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Brampton, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Brampton, ON

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    job execution is a problem, not enough expertise on the operations side

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Systems Tech 2

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Systems Technician II  in  Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Systems Technician II in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The worst career move I ever made.

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    Former Employee - Management  in  Markham, ON
    Former Employee - Management in Markham, ON

    I worked at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst  in  Holland, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Holland, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule for family. Safe, clean working environment. Employees taken care of. Employees get a bonus almost every year as long as the division had a good year.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company. Lots of changes in the company right now and that makes employees nervous about their future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your employees and reward the hard workers. There are some people who don't seem to work as hard or care as much as others.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Director

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Detroit, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    JCI is investing in updated technology and is an innovative leader in each of their businesses.

    Cons

    Annual reduction in employee benefits moving from a market leader to a lagger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in excellent employee's with excellent benefits and employment stability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Johnson Controls Gurgaon Review

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    1) Cutting edge technologies
    2) Good work life balance
    3) Great team
    4) Work in building efficiency domain which is fast growing sector
    5) Market leader in their domain

    Cons

    1) HR processes
    2) Salary + Incentive are on low side

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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