Johnson Controls

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Johnson Controls Reviews

Updated 18 August, 2014
Updated 18 August, 2014
632 Reviews

3.3
632 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Great Company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Major Project Account Executive  in  Hamilton, ON
    Current Employee - Major Project Account Executive in Hamilton, ON

    Pros

    Technology Leader, Great Benefits, Lots of training.

    Cons

    Finding more talent to work for the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It Was a Mistake to Work There

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Associate  in  Whitby, ON
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Whitby, ON

    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
  3.  

    Great culture, Good work, lack of management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Brampton, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Brampton, ON

    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
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  5.  

    Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Toronto, ON

    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
  6.  

    Systems Tech 2

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Technician II  in  Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Systems Technician II in Vancouver, BC

    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.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management  in  Markham, ON
    Former Employee - Management in Markham, ON

    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
  8.  

    Great large company with great people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HRIS  in  Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Current Employee - HRIS in Milwaukee, WI (US)

    Pros

    Great company with great people

    Cons

    Slow to hire and transition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Management recognizes and rewards talented people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Technologist Supervisor  in  Plymouth Meeting, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Network Technologist Supervisor in Plymouth Meeting, PA (US)

    Pros

    You get the support of Head Quarters, management allows the flexibility to work from home, from the office and gives you comp time when you work extra hours.

    Cons

    All the new technologies we are rolling out internally are still having issues and it seems like we are trying to do to much to quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people in the field locations. They know your customers and interact with them every day!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The company had opportunities for growth but sold their Automotive business as they want to focus on other business.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Holland, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Holland, MI (US)

    Pros

    The compensation was very good, above average in general. Bonus was also good when there was one. There is definitely room for growth and promotions in the company but it seems like there are more opportunities if you work in the head quarter in Milwaukee, WI as its the common case for companies.

    Cons

    Lot of overtime hours if you are in the Automotive business. At the end, the automotive business was sold to Visteon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more training for the employees. Benefits can also be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Six years with Johnson Controls.

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA (US)

    Pros

    I worked with Johnson Controls for six (6) years on two (2) sites until the contract was completed.JCI should maintain the previously trained JCI field administrative staff to help the Project Managers to work more efficiently.

    Cons

    JCI does not maintain the previously trained JCI field administrative temporary staff. Knowing the process prevents the Managers not having to train the way JCI things should be done,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain a pool for previously office temps to work in the field. Knowing the Johnson Controls field business needs assures the temp employment the personal growth with the acceptance of no JCI benefits.

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