Johnson & Johnson

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Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.6 1,300 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky

Alex Gorsky

(339 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Campus is beautiful; work/life balance policies good; company store very convenient(in 123 reviews)

  • I was very excited to gain employment with J&J because it is a highly coveted company(in 111 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not great and we seem chronically understaffed(in 55 reviews)

  • In consumer sector what ever Walmart wants is what J&J will do even at a lose(in 82 reviews)

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    Great Reputation but not the best management

    Human Resource Partner (Former Employee) New Brunswick, NJ

    ProsGreat Brand and benefits great people and passionate

    ConsCredo means nothing. Review system is bad - everyone competing against each other internally. But there seems to be a lack of accountability for performance in upper management. Large company bureaucracy and overall inattentiveness to employee needs and desires. Also good opportunities are given to young candidates in the leadership development program. If you did not come through this program good luck!

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop promoting based on friendship and not capability

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This was a great company to work for 15-20 years ago; it became callous and duplicitous in its quest for profit.

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Fort Washington, PA

    ProsCampus is beautiful; work/life balance policies good; company store very convenient. Pay rate good for Admins (as of 2012).

    ConsCompany claims to follow its "Credo," but fails in practice.
    Believe company is eliminating Admin positions unless they are sub-contracted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice what you preach in your Credo.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    On paper J&J is ideal, in theory less so

    Associate Brand Manager (Former Employee) Skillman, NJ

    ProsGreat brands, global presence, lots of benefits

    ConsCut throat culture, long hours, bad locations

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink about the lay people that do all the work. Stop creating work for the sake of work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Material Handler (Current Employee) Vacaville, CA

    ProsClean and good working environment,

    Consfocus on the wrong stuff, a lot of layoffs

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many upper management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Life has changes

    Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) Horsham, PA

    ProsGood benefits and salary, good oppoitunity for younger employees

    ConsNo longer follows the credo, more concerned with stock price than patients and employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCulture has changed over the past few years, now longer following the credo.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good friendly people but many are underqualified

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee) Somerville, NJ

    ProsPay and hours were good, friendly employees and management. Good benefits, and opportunity to grow.

    ConsAs an intern it was very frustrating to be under the supervision of people who seemed very underqualified, and with poor technical skills.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Finance Manager

    Finance Manager (Current Employee) Raritan, NJ

    ProsHardworking finance professionals persevere despite lack of upper management's understanding that Excel should not be the primary accounting tool, especially since there is insufficient validation of financial information.

    ConsAntiquated systems, tools and processes. Will take 10+ years to accomplish Back to Basics. Budgets are already cut to the bone and more cuts are required despite the IT, PC, quality and supply chain issues already experienced

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't trust the numbers and information presented in the pretty power point slides!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A waste of 6 months of my life

    Co-Op (Former Employee) Raritan, NJ

    ProsThey paid well. My salary as a Co-Op was far above anything my peers were getting at their internships.

    ConsWeren't prepared to give me work in my position.

    Immediate supervisor was extremely patronizing, condescending, unable to deal with a subordinate in a respectful manner.

    Lack of a specific function. So I just sat around a lot doing nothing all day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWatch out for who you are promoting into management. Just because someone has good work and can get their job done doesn't mean they deserve a promotion after 3+ years.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Analyst

    Analyst (Former Employee) New Brunswick, NJ

    ProsGreat people, a lot of sites to work for. decent pay depending on experience.

    ConsContractors treated like second class, contractors will rarely ever get hired full-time. Sometime very short assignments, benefits are expensive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstitute a temp-to-hire or direct placement program so contractors or consultants have a fair shot and hope for getting full-time positions and turning them into a career.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Associate Product Director

    Associate Product Director (Current Employee) Skillman, NJ

    ProsGood employee benefits, some trainings, sales meetings and name value

    ConsHighly political, no process-oriented, unable to make decision on timely manner

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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