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Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2014
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3.6 1,293 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky

Alex Gorsky

(337 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 122 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 respected, but there are high expectations to get a lot done(in 54 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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    Uninspiring:Design Office has leadership that is concerned with their personal image over team and broader company goals

    Design Director (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsDecent benefits, discounts on medications and products, admission to museums, some good colleagues, old timers can be great and still hold onto some of the positive values the company used to have, decent tuition benefits

    ConsUnstable environment with continuous restructuring, never ending budget cuts, and management that is justifiably but excessively self concerned, focused on their own future and compensation and uncaring of others in their departments.. Leadership of the design group in particulate is concerned much more with their own individual power, influence, and prominence than with the team or with furthering excellence or creativity, and considers staff, the many contractors, and outside agencies as disposable elements in their plans. Little opportunity for growth or advancement and little ability or effort by management to mentor and develop team. HR group as in many companies is unfortunately not your friend. Design office leadership is emotionally unpredictable, lacking in real vision and creativity, though puts in a strong and in my opinion misplaced effort to maintain a presence in trade publications and press, and to maintain image to executives.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLead with the original Johnson & Johnson core Credo values of integrity, sincerity, care, and vision, and care for the consumer, the employees, and the patients. The last years of the many product recalls and business challenges have take a toll on image, people and profits, but look at the roots of the causes and the decisions of the people who were and are leaders, and move back to the types of leaders and values that made the company great in years past, and away from leadership that is focused on making things appear right and good, rather than actually being right and good.

    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 who you know not what you know culture

    Strategic Marketing Manager (Former Employee) New Brunswick, NJ

    ProsMajority of the people I worked with were smart
    Value time with your family
    Decentralized structure allows room for a bit less red tape than other large companies

    ConsValue people that talk a big game but don't necessarily produce results
    Perception and visibility are overly stressed
    HR processes are probably the worst out of any company I've worked for
    Really political company
    On-boarding non existent. Sink or swim by yourself. Not recommended for new grads

    Advice to Senior ManagementFirst step already happened bill Weldon is gone. Second would be better utilization and collaboration across companies.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Just a good name on your resume...for now

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Morris Plains, NJ

    Prosgreat to see a corporate company. There are many people that are willing to help you and see you grow

    ConsDead weight all around. Especially in the MOPS location. Many managers do not do anything and the analysts/co-ops do all their work. Everyone talks about the credo, but it's hard to see anyone actually abiding by it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of dead weight. Learn what your managers do on a day to day basis-you'd be surprised.

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

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    slow down, need to be innovative

    Product Manager (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    Proswork life balance is very good

    Conssalary increased minimum to keep up with industry

    Advice to Senior Managementless conservative, be more innovative and move forward

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

     

    Sr Executive Sales

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsGreat management team and great benefits

    ConsDo not follow their credo. Very sad ?

    Advice to Senior ManagementTop management be honest and do what' s right for your loyal employees

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    All smoke and mirrors

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsGreat health insurance benefits but cost is rising significantly every year

    ConsCredo is preached but not practiced. Keep your mouth shut and do as you're told or you'll have a target on your back. Too many stupid outdated processes that have no common sense behind them. Too many managers creating non productive work to justify manager's job and personal development plan. No job advancement opportunities unless you're a part of the "boys club".

    Advice to Senior ManagementDownsize middle management! You don't need 1 manager for every 4-5 employees! Maybe 1 manager for every department/division. Ask and really listen to employees about process improvement and then don't take credit for other's ideas.

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

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    Good brand experience, but poor culture

    MBA Marketing Summer Associate (Former Employee) Skillman, NJ

    Pros- good brand management exposure
    - good resources within company and cross functional teams

    Cons- although they're trying to build collaboration across brands, they're not there yet
    - horizontal organization leads to group-think
    - poor IT systems (no digital asset storage strategy, little communication between brands and their websites)
    - poor knowledge transfer; brand teams seem to recreate the wheel
    - a lot of overlap in work across teams

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    bureaucratic boys' club

    Manager (Former Employee) Raritan, NJ

    Prosgreat work-life balance, decent benefits

    Consnot challenging, business as usual, people are resistant to change, not a great location to live for the young professional.

    Advice to Senior Managementmanagement should embrace the energy and ideas of the younger generation to cut out inefficiencies, not be afraid that their own jobs are in jeopardy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It depends who you work with that makes a differnce

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsBenefites. Most people are friendly and very willing to help you succeed.

    ConsMy manager was very selfish and did not offer guidance when help was requested. Management will throw you under the bus or point blame to cover up their poor management skills.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the selfish people who lie and step on others

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    Innovation, Development, and Human Decency is Lacking

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsVested in pension program at 5 years
    Hardworking individual contributor employees with great passion and talent
    Strong brand equity for many of the brands

    ConsSomeone else had a similar comment... if you are unhappy with your treatment by management - don't go to management - keep your mouth shut, keep your head down, and move on! If you want to move within J&J get ready to kiss up to your manager to get a good review and then move on to something else after 18 months - assuming they don't block your move. HR will always side with management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to retain good talent, you will need to ask more questions, keep your eyes open and worry more about retaining good talent that can positively impact the company than pleasing the managers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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