It really is a good company. They do a lot of banks and higher profile asset management all over the world. One of the oldest companys of its' kind, from around 1780. If you like critical systems this is a good place for you. Their wages typically align with demographics, and/or what a particular client will compensate of services. My management has been great to me and they welcome input of ideas. We (JLL) did loose a bid for our contract where I am right now, and I am looking to re-locate with JLL. JCI is getting this account and I don't really know too much about them, but they seem to be waiting till the last minute to talk to our guys and they will not honor tenure or wages as JLL does typically when these transitions occur. JCI has already sat everybody down and told us they guarantee nothing. JLL HR and management have been very gracious to me, but I suppose it is what you make of it. I am a supervisor here, and I know I bet we have all worked for jerks at one time or another. "It's harder to help a man build his house than it is to tear it down, but building is a lot more satisfying." Thanks all!
Hey Tempro, sorry to hear about you guys down in Indy losing the contract to JCI. What client is that? Are you a mobile engineer with MES? Do you ever get those company wide e-mails where they ask if anyone wants to relocate? There always seems to be a lot of engineer positions through out the U.S. Good Luck co-worker.
We had the Lilly account in Indy. I was asst. chief a one of the plants there. I guess all I could say is JCI will have there hands full. It takes a little more than sqft + 2% to take care of this client, they are very demanding. I dont think it was quality of service. These days $$$ always wins it seems. JLL has always been service to client oriented, going the extra to keep them taken care of. I am looking hard at transfer to a mobil tech position for another account. There are a few in the South that look good. Even one of our Ops Managers is going back out to be a mobil tech. There are some Chief and "Lead" positions out there, but they usually back fill locally, and I can't blame them for that, those techs already know the clients and the routes. I always like working with all of our guys no matter what the trade. I specialized more in critical systems and physical plants, but I still love to do HVAC(R). I just hope if I transfer, the local guys will bear with me till I figure out all of the routes and suppliers, vendors etc. I've known the ones here for years. This is a great site here with so many smart techs. Nice to know there are some brothers out there!
May I ask what kind of wage they offered you. I am thinking of applying with them in Los Angeles. I would like to know if it would be worth applying. I currently work for a mom & pop shop and hate it. Although, my wage is great $35.00hr, my sanity is really suffering... Thanks.
You will have much better resources and opportunities. JLL is a very well established company in the global market.
I see them all the time in my area, they seem to do a lot of work at banks, what else do they do?
Pfizer, Merck, UBS, B of A, P & G. JLL has been in continuous business since the late 1700's. Real Estate and asset mgmt. They do offer some training opportunities in each trade. We had to take classes every year, they could have been a better format than the ones that were selected, but at least they did it. They never hesitated to send me to training at Liebert...etc...They do a lot of Data Center work, sensible cooling environments.etc..
Hey Bob, thats probably me that you see in your area. I service banks in the Howell and Brighton area as well as a couple of retail stores at the Tanger Outlet Mall. The scuttlebutt in our area is that we picked up another national account and that we will be adding another tech to the Metro Detroit area.
I was in the building department one day pulling a permit and I hear this scuttlebutt about you guys doing an install at the bank, in front of the building department without a permit...........that cracked me up!
No, I'm not shocked about the permit. That type of PM is out there everyplace you go. You know, the guys that came up as someones buddy or knew someone. I've seen those shenanigans just about everyplace I've been. That's one of my functions here, "Permits", that and safety. If you manage the project, manage the whole thing and don't let any contractor bully or sweet talk you into pulling a end run, I guess I've never really liked having to appear in front of any governing body having to explain myself or any of the guys doing the work...C.Y.A. and everybody else that is linked to you. JLL is a pretty big global company, and if you transfer from place to place, you better take the time to get to know the state and local expectations. You know the old saying, "Common sense is not so common."
Right now I am stationary. Assistant Chief for this account. Looking into mobil tech position in another area. I did service work before I came here. I guess it was nice to land someplace and see the end of a day from time to time. I've been in on call positions 24/7 since 1995. It is such a short window of time to transfer. My house will go, it has had lots of upgrades, but I am trying to figure out how to find a place where I am going, and get my junk moved.......Again. Thanks!
Hello, first post. Just finished a year HVAC course this past June. Been looking for work, many interviews..etc. I found this post by googling "JLL MES". I should have registered for this forum a long time ago.
I too got a call from JJL (M.E.S. dept) and passed my phone interview. I will be having an in person interview soon. I'm extremely excited. It almost sounds too good to be true.. (the pay..your own truck/tools!) Around here, your lucky if you find an HVAC job with good pay/steady hours without having to buy every tool/equipment you need... let alone even a chance of getting hired in the first place. Government/State jobs are nice but it seems like those are always inside deals..so it's like your interview is for nothing. I'll let you guys know how my 2nd interview goes.
qwerty hvac: Congrats on your new position. Everything you've said is exactly what my guy I am interviewing with has told me (pay, on call, 18+10 (28) leave days, own truck, etc.) What is the ratio of HVAC work compared to general electical/plumbing/lighting, etc, that you do?
This looks like a very tight knit and helpful community full of resources. Glad I joined.