Global organization with lots of interesting challenges
Senior Program Manager (Current Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – October 30, 2016
The organization is currently going through a period of change that is absolutely necessary to bring it into the modern era. The culture is something that is changing as well with many people moving from positions that are not the right fit for them. There is a need to follow more strict processes. There is unfortunately issues with change management and a lack of accountability. The most difficult part of the job is trying to get consensus across the organization, it takes a lot of coordination and requires many meetings. The best part of the job is being able to get through the phase exists and show that you are bringing products to market.
Tyco IS Field Service Technician (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – January 5, 2017
My Manger is great. He listens and understands and seems to always try to be fair and supportive. I work for Tyco IS as a Field Service Technician, which recently merged under Johnson Controls. The guys I work with are good group and I enjoy their company though I spend most of my time working independently as we all do which is a blessing and a curse. I have control of my scheduled which gives me some leeway but it gives one a false scene of work life balance. There is plenty of Overtime. My understanding from speaking with FSTs from other areas is that my situation is not typical to the company. I do not enjoy the work because I do not find it fulfilling. Its good work not hard and for me its a good place to be till its not. All the others I work with have been there for years, ranging from 8 to 33, and there is a bit of pressure to make a career of the work as a result. My direct experience is over all positive but unless you don't mind doing the same things over and over again I wouldn't recommend this job.
My Manager, My Coworkers, Make your own scheduled, Over time
Company culture, tedious, repetitive, unsatisfying
MAINTENANCE MECHANIC B (Former Employee) – Florence, KY – January 13, 2017
JCI was an extremely rewarding company to work for and they took great care of their employees! They have spectacular insurance and benefits as well as pay and advancement opportunities!
The ONLY negative aspect of this position was the last minute "hold overs" of when you were expected to stay late (after shift hours) in order to complete a task but that wasn't an issue unless I had an appointment or obligation that was scheduled immediately after work.
All in all, Johnson Controls is one of those companies where everyday people (with or without a college education) can build a future and a life for themselves with the right amount of effort and hard work.
COSC Billing Rep (Current Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – January 11, 2017
Typical day is pounding work out like a factory. Then you have linear minded management who presses for faster work. Also, you have audits continuously, you have to have almost flawless accuracy on everything. Don't slip up on production, if you do, you will be put on a PIP, a performance plan.
I was told to just press refresh continuously to get work and compete with 46 other people doing the same thing. Keep those numbers up.
In meetings if you debate or explain anything you get an email after the meeting about everything you talked about peppered with negative comments.
If you are looking at a job in what is called BRC COSC, a must stay away.
health plans, 401k match
debating life decisions the got you in this position.
Accounts Receivable Coordinator (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – October 4, 2016
Worked days. Company is greatly influenced by Wall Street analyst advice. Management reduces US employment to take advantage of lower labor costs abroad sacrificing quality control for short term gains. Recent merger and inversion issues have a great impact on US jobs.
Electronic Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – Holland, MI – September 7, 2016
Over all the local facility in Holland, MI is a decent place to work. Usually there is opportunity to work overtime, it used to be mandatory 12 hours; however management has changed how they account for their production and have encouraged a positive life/work balance by scheduling eight hour shifts. Good profit sharing plan, benefits for full coverage is very expensive.
A great place to learn, management gives quite a bit of latitude to learn and grow into your job.
A tendency from management to over use temporary employees.
Materials (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – November 30, 2016
Worse place I have ever worked! Zero work/life balance. Couldn't schedule vacations or get off for a funeral. Never any positive feedback, only what you do wrong. And apparently nobody does anything right. Everyone I spoke to was in fear of losing their job on a daily basis in the departments I had communication with. No Loyalty. Set-up to fail from the start.
Customer Service Agent (Former Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – January 2, 2017
This company started off really great, however, they were understaffed and management was not supportive when the work load and stress levels were over compensated. The company would have been a better place if the hiring manager could do a better job at selecting the best honorable people.
Assembly Line Worker (Current Employee) – Sycamore, IL – December 8, 2016
My time at johnson controls was a very rewarding i got to spend most of my days with amazing people. I was able to learn time management skills and also how to become a more productive person in the workplace and also at home.
free lunches during holidays and also great healthcare benefits
Administrative Manager/COA I (Former Employee) – Honolulu, HI – October 17, 2016
Work was very busy and there was always something new to learn. Diverse working environment and pleasurable co-workers for the most part. Management could definitely use some tweaking or extra care given to communication techniques.
Pleasurable atmosphere, compensation and benefits are exceptional
Management needed to work on communication skills.
COS Unloader (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – October 19, 2016
Learned many things here. Very upscale professional place to work. Coworkers and management was great. My Favorite part was learning something new everyday there. They had goals set for us too reach, Very Fun And competitive work there. Incentive pay Was great. Even has a union with fighting Representatives. Just An Awesome Job Period.
Operator (Current Employee) – West Union, SC – July 27, 2016
I am a current employee at the Johnson Controls West Union facility. Depending on what side of the plant you go, one side is climate controlled and the other side is not. Some jobs are easy, and others (such as the department I am in) separate the kids from the adults. As long as you come to work on time, dont call in sick all of the time or show up late or leave early, and come in ready to work, you are good to go. Management is tough on us at times, but they are good to us. hardest part is dealing with the heat. If you can get past that, you are good to go.
Emergency Dispatch Operator (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – November 27, 2016
Primarily, our job at Johnson Controls was to ensure the safety of our clients. To do so, everyone started off their shift being up to 20 minutes early, to enforce punctuality and to be prepared for the next however-so-many hours they had to work. This included logging into the required software, situating their phones lines and so forth. Although the work place was very comfortable, and the staff/management were more than willing to help whenever, I believe the hardest part about this job was making a call to a client who was in a life risking situation, and blamed out security system for their problem. Customer service was also something we took pride in, so when a client had a particular problem with our company, it was our first priority to fix the matter. One thing I miss about the job was the other EDO's. With Johnson Controls environment, it was extremely easy to make friends and workplace relationships.
Assembly Line Inspector (Former Employee) – Georgetown, KY – December 26, 2016
The pay compensation is good, with raises every 6 months. It is incredibly hard on your body, not your mind. Your hands will hurt, but eventually you build the muscle up, to where it doesn't hurt anymore.
Do not work here unless you are despite for a job.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Holland, MI – December 14, 2016
dirty hot work in a welding shop. there are major harassment problems here. the management doesn't care about the work/life balance. you will be talked at for the smallest problems and be blamed for it.