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  1. #1
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    I'm doing some research on Johnson Control Company and will like to hear your guys opinon positive or negative.I might have a job opportunity and will like to know a little bit more about the company. HVAC work wise.

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    Controls

    I'd like to know more about the company too! They don't seem to advertise their jobs much. I assume they don't have many openings? I live near the Lynnfield facility.
    "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"--Wayne Gretzky

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    Do a search here for them, this has been gone over before. I worked for them for 7 years,shouldn't have left. Some like them , some don't. Good training & benefits.
    Life as an adult is much like life in kindergarten - If I make it through the day without crying or hitting some one, then it was a good day!

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    Smile

    I am 19 years old and I have been working for Johnson Controls (Alexandria,Va) for about 2 weeks now so far everything is wonderful. The training and benefits are great. Previously i worked for a small company in Lawrenceville,Va named Jones Electric, Johnson Controls was a big step up.

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    Johnson Controls

    I don't see any hiring going on here in Lynnfield area but one of my students just got hired.
    "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"--Wayne Gretzky

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    Thumbs down

    They Might Be Good In Other Parts Of The Country, But Stay Away From Them In SW Florida.
    Tampa On Down, They Go Threw A lot Of People.
    2 Can To Our Company In The Last 60 Days.
    They Have Some Chic Running The Service Dept, An Was Told That She Is Not Very Good At The Hvac End of It, A Bean Counter Type.
    You Are A Number And A Profit & Lost Statement,And Likes To Rage You From 7 Am To 11 Pm And Longer!
    Just My .2$ Worth, Take It For What It Is.

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    Re: Johnson Controls

    Originally posted by hockey
    I'd like to know more about the company too! They don't seem to advertise their jobs much. I assume they don't have many openings? I live near the Lynnfield facility.
    Some companies don't advertise because they would rather hire someone who takes the initiative and the want, to work for them by showing interest in their company and walking through the door.

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    Initiative

    That is a nice theory, but I have tried that in other companies and the HR responds by saying, "I'm sorry, we do not have any technican positions at this time. When I ask, "What other positions are available?", I get, "We have technical problem solver positions available but YOU said you were looking for a technician position."
    The HR person turns it around to discourage my "Initiative".
    Companies need to advertise specific needs if they are serious about filling them. Budgets are not designed for a "Walk-in" employee. KEYSPAN discourages walk-ins, too. They are only smart enough to follow corporate procedure. Many HR people (and especially receptionists) are incapable of seeing talent.
    "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"--Wayne Gretzky

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    Make the company want to hire you.

    Don't walk in and say, "You guys hiring? Walk in and say that you would like some info on their company (what they do, type of markets, etc) Learn about the company, study it.

    If you decide that you want to work there, call and ask to talk with (depending on size of company) the service manager, owner, etc. Tell him/her that you are interested in their company, and would it be possible to stop in sometime to discuss in more detail what they do. Maybe at lunch? Tell them you are not looking for an interview, you just want to learn more about their company. Ask them if you could shadow a tech for a day to learn more.

    Tell them you have heard great things about their company, and hope that when you have the proper experience, and they are hiring you hope to work for them someday.

    See what happens.


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    Reality

    The company in our discussion is very big with alot of bureaucracy and layers. That approach will not work. If I'm not soliciting for a job, then why am I calling? Bureaucratic companies go by the book. They can also afford to advertise to get the best response. Why would they hide an open position they need?
    "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"--Wayne Gretzky

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    I worked for JCI, they SAID they had work for me, and that I would be a permenate employee.
    well after putting in 4 months of asking for tools and a real van " I had a mini van " and the uncertany of getting laid off. I quit,
    Well that was a huge mistake. I got a phone call from the dealership telling me to pick up my NEW truck just days after walking out the door.
    9 months later the co. that I went to work for Pink slipped me they only need me for A/C. then I was outa work for 6 months, It's been almost 1 year now and I still havent cought up on bills.
    If you work there, just be patient, someday you will get what u want from the Co.

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    Re: Initiative

    Originally posted by hockey
    That is a nice theory, but ....... Many HR people (and especially receptionists) are incapable of seeing talent.
    I agree.

    HR is just a fancy way of saying "Gate Keeper".


    tsk, tsk........

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    Hmm

    hello
    I am in the same shoe as rico53212. just got hiring by JCI and doing some research on the company. 01/03/2005 will be the first day on training. can anyone please give me more info about this company before i put in my two weeks for my current job.

    thank You

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