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Johnson Controls Reviews

Updated 13 December, 2018
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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 90 reviews)

  • "Good Benefits, nice facilities & work environment" (in 125 reviews)

Cons
  • "The only cons are the work life balance is not respected by management" (in 88 reviews)

  • "Upper management out of touch with business" (in 47 reviews)

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  1. "Good for my career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time

    Pros

    Great learning experience
    Team oriented
    Good vibe

    Cons

    None that i can think of.


  2. "Good for getting valuable work experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brossard, QC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brossard, QC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johnson Controls (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worldwide company with good work challenges and fair compensation.

    Cons

    Can require a fair amount of traveling (job dependent)

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Software Automation Developer"

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    Current Employee - Software Test Automation Developer in Vaughan, ON
    Current Employee - Software Test Automation Developer in Vaughan, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful work environment with great team leaders.

    Cons

    Some team members in a leadership role let that get to their head.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a closer eye on those members in a leadership role where they need to show power without technically having power.


  4. "Software automation developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and nice staff

    Cons

    Need more space for new innovation.


  5. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time

    Pros

    Good learning environment with in the company

    Cons

    Tyco/JCI merger has been negative on JCI employees


  6. "Stuck in the past"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Operations in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Johnson Controls (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment and nice people in the office; casual.

    Cons

    Old-fashioned processes, disorganized. Lack of inclusion in overall procedures and communication across offices.


  7. "In between projects"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good environment, although not a lot of work

    Cons

    Not a lot of work, but good environment

  8. "Software validation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    relaxed working environment here at jci

    Cons

    no growth here at jci


  9. "They are not people oriented"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    When working as an employee, you can take advantage of decent benefits as long as negative sides don't impact you.

    Cons

    They are not recognizing internal talent, more often than not, an external employee will have a better entry salary due to internal rule of not going higher than a certain percentage increase.

    Often prone to budget/travel/hire freeze which directly impact customers.

    No effort to keep salaries according to local market

    Advice to Management

    Start recognizing internal talent as this will have direct impact on retention.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Flatlining"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Johnson Controls full-time

    Pros

    - Some good people, mostly old timers riding out their careers

    Cons

    - Not an exciting place to work. Low morale and engagement
    - Company pretends to be a technology company, but is led by operations people. Subject to regular reductions and restrictions to appeal to shareholders

    Advice to Management

    Define clear strategies that are more than slideware. Growth takes investment and risk. Clean out the layers of bureaucratic, political players and engage some true business movers.