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    JCI has a new program for employees called service training academy. You can go to employee website and take classes on any equipment you are interested in. Many have videos, like how to tear down centrifugal compressor. These classes have been very helpful to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yknubee View Post
    JCI has a new program for employees called service training academy. You can go to employee website and take classes on any equipment you are interested in. Many have videos, like how to tear down centrifugal compressor. These classes have been very helpful to me.
    Yeah I am a first year apprentice and have began those classes. They start with some great basic information of refrigeration. Very good insight.

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    T2, do you have any feedback or other questions?

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    we will hire techs will all different skill levels. looking for a chiller tech as i write this but there are so few out there we will probably end up with another commercial tech and train him. if you know thats what you want to do the best thing to do is bring a good attitude. work ethic, and willingness to learn. all of them will take you far fast in our office. as far as the revolving door, that depends on the company. our biggest loss in the last 9 yrs was three techs at once. one became service manager and two went into service sales. all three were chiller techs. being a chiller tech myself, i was instantly a senior tech. we lost another tech last year to retirement, another one is retiring this year. we hired low skilled guys to replace all of them because thats all we could find. that being said, i say go for it, you wont regret it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yknubee View Post
    JCI has a new program for employees called service training academy. You can go to employee website and take classes on any equipment you are interested in. Many have videos, like how to tear down centrifugal compressor. These classes have been very helpful to me.
    We had JCI doing building maintenance at our building and What a bunch of incompetent techs I've ever worked with.
    My name is TooCoolforschool and I am a chronic over charger.

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    Toocool: It is unfortunate that the JCI employees that you have been dealing with are incompetent. It is also unfortunate that it takes so few bad apples to ruin the reputation of an organization like JCI. Management does a good enough job at running the branch into the ground without help from techs. Just out of curiosity, what city/ jci branch are you dealing with? How long ago was this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toocoolforschool View Post
    We had JCI doing building maintenance at our building and What a bunch of incompetent techs I've ever worked with.
    Im new to website, I responded to your post with out hitting reply button. See previous response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yknubee View Post
    Toocool: It is unfortunate that the JCI employees that you have been dealing with are incompetent. It is also unfortunate that it takes so few bad apples to ruin the reputation of an organization like JCI. Management does a good enough job at running the branch into the ground without help from techs. Just out of curiosity, what city/ jci branch are you dealing with? How long ago was this?
    new orleans
    My name is TooCoolforschool and I am a chronic over charger.

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    I hate to say this, but I had a JCI Tech come out on an air cooled screw about a year ago, and he somehow burned out the LOW VOLTAGE transformer. I believe the machine was a YCAS.
    I happened to know the tech that came out, and he asked for forgiveness so to speak, with the fear of losing his job, and asked me to please not tell his counterparts.
    I went and bought a transformer put it in for him ,He was gone, .And I was still billed! Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by milkyway View Post
    I hate to say this, but I had a JCI Tech come out on an air cooled screw about a year ago, and he somehow burned out the LOW VOLTAGE transformer. I believe the machine was a YCAS.
    I happened to know the tech that came out, and he asked for forgiveness so to speak, with the fear of losing his job, and asked me to please not tell his counterparts.
    I went and bought a transformer put it in for him ,He was gone, .And I was still billed! Haha
    That sounds about the way they do business. I have founds lots of stuff broken after their so called maintenance crew left. When calling the office to try to work things out they called my sup. and told him to tell me to stop complaining, of course we cancelled the contract.
    My name is TooCoolforschool and I am a chronic over charger.

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    When I worked at JCI, we made a few mistakes, still do, but never had the fear of losing our jobs over it. Sounds like bad management.

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    Maybe he has done something wrong in the past ?


    They are getting a poor rep . But they must have something that nobody else does. Because I don't think we could get by without them. Well they own York So they are not going anywhere.

    Here is another thought.
    They can pick and choose what they want to do because they have that option apparently.
    I've never worked for them nor am I bad mouthing them, just telling you readers my experience and my opinions.


    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread....1#post15793291

    The last post

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    Some JCI offices suck some are great.

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