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    Johnsons or Siemens?

    If you received the exact same money from either company...which company would you work for?

    Please help me decide.

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    Also, which company has a better focus on training? Does Siemens compare to jci in this regard?

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    I work for JCI and have been offered jobs with other controls companies and at a few sites; I wouldn't leave unless is was a ridiculous amount of money. A couple guys in our shop are Siemens and they'll tell me how Siemens is ran, etc.. They're roughly the same ... Personally I prefer the JCI graphical programming over Siemens line code and that'd be my deciding factor. JCI generally gives 3-4% annual raises and both systems and service get some sort of additional performance based compensation... Though I heard Siemens is easier to learn. I think another bif factor would be how the branch runs.. Managers can really make a difference. Good luck with your decision.

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    I would consider which company had the better financial climate. I would choose the branch with the most guaranteed work. Up here in Alaska, Siemens has the largest school district locked up which creates more work than Johnson has on the books. More work equals more people and less on call time for technicians.

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    I agree, the two business models are similar. That would make this the most important, then:

    Quote Originally Posted by chas_md View Post
    I think another big factor would be how the branch runs.. Managers can really make a difference. Good luck with your decision.
    How did the interview go? Did you have the opportunity to meet the people you'll be working with? Did you actually interview with THE manager? You'll have to trust your gut, or pray about it!

    .ja.

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    Haha Mr G, i'll start praying Yes I talked with the manager briefly over the phone. Seems alright.
    chas, that's interesting. I thought both Siemens and JCI left line by line coding in the past. JCI has an edge in their software then?
    the work is plentiful simux, that's the advantage of living in a large city. opportunities abound.
    thanks for the advice and comments. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything in making my decision. Both companies sound alright, as so many have said before, just depends on your immediate manager. crossing my fingers. thanks again

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    As with any company, the experience depends heavily on your coworkers and direct manager. Products are products, they will each have their pros and cons; bugs and fixes. People make the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HVACControlTech View Post
    As with any company, the experience depends heavily on your coworkers and direct manager. Products are products, they will each have their pros and cons; bugs and fixes. People make the difference.
    exactly my thougths.... i have worn many hats over the years... siemens, JCI, Andover.. the product is only as good as the people that deliver it to the customer. !!!

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