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Johnson Controls Reviews

Updated 22 March, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good Work Life Balance can be maintained if a person can handle the workload , flexible work from home facilities are also available in certain cases" (in 93 reviews)

  • "Pay and Benefits as well as Work environment" (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance goes for a toss" (in 91 reviews)

  • "Upper management out of touch with lower level employees" (in 47 reviews)

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  1. "benefit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    good manager beautiful employer everything great

    Cons

    long hours shifts sucks no matter what


  2. "Pros and Cons"

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    Former Employee - Systems Tester in Concord, ON
    Former Employee - Systems Tester in Concord, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, friendly atmosphere, interesting projects

    Cons

    Not so valuable compensation,

  3. "Sprinkler apprentice"

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    Former Employee - Sprinkler Apprentice in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Sprinkler Apprentice in Edmonton, AB

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

    Pros

    Great pay and great guys to work with

    Cons

    Poor management on sprinkler side, and tons of office drama


  4. "Good job"

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    Current Employee - HVAC Mechanic in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - HVAC Mechanic in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits, flexible hours and a team atmosphere in the field.

    Cons

    The new DC pension is far inferior to the older DB pension scheme.

    Advice to Management

    Buyout or bulk up the pension of older employees to encourage retirement after 60. We become a liability at a certain point as we age.


  5. "Big company with high benefits"

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    Current Employee - Technical Software Support in Brossard, QC
    Current Employee - Technical Software Support in Brossard, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team is friendly, nice environment, flexibility.

    Cons

    Work over-load, less salary as compared to market.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to compare and analysis the employers demands and hard work


  6. Helpful (1)

    "JCI bought/merged with Tyco"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large company with good benefits and reasonable vacation policy, flexible work hours, great people in the trenches that care about the products they are designing.

    Cons

    Big company mentality seems to have lost the ability to remain focused on long term goals, instead focusing on quarterly and sometimes month-end numbers causing frequent changes in design direction.

    Advice to Management

    Set a strategy and goals and let your teams work to achieve them without changing directions/scope multiple times during design cycle.


  7. "Large Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time

    Pros

    - Large company
    - Potential to move districts
    - Desire to internally success plan

    Cons

    - Niche positions are not desirable to allow for losing current employees
    - Small-town offices act like small-town businesses

    Advice to Management

    Properly listen to your staff, and use it constructively, not as a paperweight

  8. "Was good, but Tyco policies are taking over"

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    Current Employee - Integration Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Integration Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good people. Large projects. Good opportunities to learn, sometimes.

    Cons

    Too much work, not enough help. Tyco policies are taking over, and my job might disappear. Super safety policies that don't make sense.

    Advice to Management

    Jci policies were better


  9. "Is it worth it?"

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    Current Employee - Communications in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Communications in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unionized, with benefits though minor

    Cons

    Very corporate minded. Care more about numbers then client experience or employees.

    Advice to Management

    Look at management training and feedback. The lack of leadership skills shown by the team managers is frankly atrocious. The only thing that is clear about this management team is that they will do anything to make a dollar.


  10. "All about management"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment prior to JCI taking over.

    Cons

    Bad management, dictators, no recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Tyco was also successful. It should be teamwork, not a one way street.