Johnson Controls Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated 22 Jul 2020

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  1. "Sal"

    4.0
    IT Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends

    I have been working at Johnson Controls

    Pros

    Work Life balance Competitive salary Niche technology

    Cons

    Upper management need to be improved

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good not the best"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Pune
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good ambience of the company in pune they have around 5 offices in pune location only. Job security no hire n fire policy. health insurance family floater and good leaves if manager approves your leaves at all . Once a year tech challenge which boosts employee morale. Patents and quarterly rewards.

    Cons

    1. No transport provided 2. No work from home no matter what the emergency is. 3. Leave policy is good but project managers dont care to approve them happily 4. No process oriented work deadlines are decided as per will n wish of upper management not asked to the team. 5. No rest room available, so if your are sick or the women in pain during pregnancy can neither opt for work from home nor they can rest in office, either they have to work or take leave. no midway available. 6. Long working hours is one more huge issues no work life balance many a times have to work on weekends. 7. even 4 wheeler parking is less so again only option left is to take your two wheeler.

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  3. "Software Developer"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time

    Pros

    Good company to start the career

    Cons

    Lots of politics. Middle and upper management should be fare with every employee.

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    "Great Company, bad Upper Management"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monterrey, Nuevo León
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth. Good salaries and pay. Good co-workers. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Upper Management is completely disconnected from the reality of what happens in the customer-facing operations. Their initiatives are seldom, if ever based on actual research, mostly just "hunches" and beliefs by people who have worked 30+ years in JCI but have no idea of the business today, nor intention of adapting to changes themselves. Very disorganized. Departments compete with one another and focus a lot of their efforts into being able to point the finger somewhere else instead of on being productive. Sadly, this is a product of the inconsistent and out-of-touch requests from upper management. Duplication of efforts is rampant. Be ready to work on the same initiative or project 3-5 teams, lead by different people and/or groups (sometimes with partially the same people!) multiple times to accommodate justifying their position or project. Currently focused on making some areas of the business call customers in mass, for no other reason other than to make calls, despite data showing it has a negative correlation. You will likely NEVER receive a proper 1:1 feedback from upper management. They simply have no idea what is going on and are not interested in finding out.

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  5. "Middle of the road sort of company"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Geneva, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back work environment, good camaraderie among employees.

    Cons

    No clear career path upwards in any department. Upper management is chaos, so that trickles down to the plant level. Loathe to improve - CI is a bit of a joke here.

  6. "Good starting point"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Monterrey, Nuevo León
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Controls full-time

    Pros

    Good work experience, you get to fully participate in teams that can have an important impact in the overall performance of the company

    Cons

    The communication and organization between the upper management and the analysts is broken and many have lost their motivation to do meaningful jobs

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    "Beware"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Technical Research Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good people to work with. Interesting products.

    Cons

    No raises for moving up, no 401k matching, they furloughed employees in a manner not to be able to collect unemployment, very poor upper management. No successful planning for the future growth in the markets, or growing/maintaining talent. If you want to move forward in your career then you need to leave the company.

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  8. "Terrible Management - Run away"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Collections Analyst in Bratislava
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They provide free fruits every tuesday and thursday, basically nothing.

    Cons

    - Terrible upper management - HR doesn't care about your goodwill at all. They do things against the law, force you to sign documents. - Ethical teams, integrity helplines are useless. A manager will bully you and noone cares. - Managers and team leaders treat specialists like a tool, not treated like a humanbeing. Think twice before deciding to work in Bratislava branch.

  9. "Great! Would recommend"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Material Handling 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits!

    Cons

    Upper management couldn’t relate to workers needs

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    "Focused on Profits, Not Employees"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance on my team, nobody ever worked over 40 hours per week. Middle management was decent, humble, and effective at their jobs. Milwaukee offices are being renovated to allow for more collaboration and modern aesthetics. A decent amount of social events with opportunities to mingle. Cafeteria has decent food. Global company with an opportunity to collaborate on international projects. Parking is available nearby.

    Cons

    Since McKinsey was brought in to "transform" the company, everything has been focused on profits as opposed to things like employee happiness. There have been a ton of layoffs, upper management has even ordered layoffs in divisions whose financials and performance are exceeding expectations. Experienced employees have been let go for being "too expensive", including engineers with 35+ years at the company, in exchange for less experienced people who are willing to stay for $25K or more below market in terms of compensation just to get JCI on their resume. Major vendors are frequently not paid on time, with employees receiving collection calls from reps - some have even blacklisted JCI. Lost its bread and butter (government contracts) after relocating tax base to Ireland as part of Tyco merger, which hurt the company.

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