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Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

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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    Don't Believe the Hype - bad place to work

    Regional Sales Director (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsGood external image; it is false.

    ConsLack of innovation, too much bureaucracy, complete disregard to customers

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of old management. Actually LIVE by the Credo, just don't mouth the words

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

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    Contractors get treated very poorly

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsThere are non that I can think of. Their quality assurance folks think they run the company and don't care to hurt projects which ends up hurting alot of the business units. It is sad

    ConsThere's no leadership and too many quitting or getting fired.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat contractors better, hire good managers that are qualified

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

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    Johnson & Johnson does not develop businesses

    IT Project Manager (Former Employee) Menlo Park, CA

    ProsI didn't see any pros to working at J&J.

    ConsThe bureaucracy. The lack of integration and consolidation. The poor customer service in IT. Too many chiefs and not enough Indians.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of your outsourced IT. It's not working.

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

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    Lack of leadership in the Pharma group

    Global Marketing (Current Employee) Raritan, NJ

    ProsGood salary and bonus structure

    ConsCrazy global pharmaceutical leadership can't make up their minds, and when they do, it's often a lousy decision. They pursue deals based on poor decision making processes or based on cronyism and self-interest. Too many cooks in the kitchen on big deal decision making. Very poor decision making processes, very poor oversight of key decision factors. Too much politics and too much over analysis. Lack of empowerment for mid-level managers (Directors/Sr. Directors/VP1). Tight-knit clique of old-boys have their own exclusive decision making activities outside of the rest of the team who is doing all the work. Lack of trust has emerged among the general employees because of the overly sensitive, political atmosphere that permeates the culture in the global organization. Talent management is almost non-existent. Senior leaders pick favorites, and the rest of the folks get virtually no professional development or guidance for career advancement. Senior leaders for GCSO have zero leader presence. Even when they are physically present, they have low impact. They are much more interested in hob-nobbing with their management and trying to network for their own next roles, As a result, people don't really trust one another. Most employees are hunkered down just trying to make their pay, do their job, and make it to the next day. However, the smart ones who want to really make a difference are either stifled or simply get out. A few good ones remain, but are utterly baffled by what is going on around them. A pattern of employee survey results over many years reflects these sentiments very strongly. It's really unbearable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the stodgy, old leadership in the pharma group and bring in some fresh, dynamic personalities who really want to build a world class business. Reorganize R&D and GCSO, so that GCSO is independent of R&D. Empower GCSO to be the decision maker without requiring absolute endorsement from regional leadership on long-term global strategy. Empower brand leads to make key decisions, while, of course, ultimately seeking endorsement from senior management. But give them the power to drive decisions, rather than the few in the exclusive cliques. Put the home of GCSO firmly in the US, and require the GCSO leadership to be headquartered in the US offices. Overhaul the systems and processes for strategic planning and decision making. Implement a real leader development and talent developmentt program that sets a new tone across the organization, so everyone is empowered to be a leader and strive for excellence in their roles and the roles ahead of them. Don't focus on survey result scores, but focus on leadership development, talent development, teamwork and trust. Look at your best competition, and find out what they are doing well, and the surpass them in those areas. However, ultimately, it's about leadership.

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

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    Equity Analyst- STAY AWAY

    Equity Analyst (Former Employee) New Brunswick, NJ

    Prosbig organization- if you put 2 years then chances of moving in different area

    ConsWORST MANAGER & MANAGEMENT, Stereotype, people are working for 20 years and don't want to change anything

    Advice to Senior Managementtry to provide real overview of job during interview. Give a better job description.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Extremely unprofessional and dysfunctional

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsName recognition is about all

    ConsWork environment is demeaning and unprofessional

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring HR to ALL meetings

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

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    J&J does not value it's employees

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI can't think of any pros. J&J has changed so much over the last few years there is no longer any feeling of job security

    ConsJ&J is no longer hiring full time regular employees. They are using mostly temp workers. No one is secure in their jobs

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake people feel more valued and you will get more out of them

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

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    The Credo is Dead

    Analyst (Former Employee) New Brunswick, NJ

    ProsYou may be lucky enough to work with knowledgeable, passionate, intelligent & dedicated people.

    ConsUnfortunately you'll be working 60 hour weeks and on weekends for management that are a bunch of delusional, dysfunctional, immature, psychotic idiots.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHa! This is a joke! If they don't listen to us when we share our feedback during the Credo survey, why would they pay attention here?

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

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    Good Reputation - Poor Reality

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Reputation, perception of a Healthy Culture

    ConsJ&J is made up of over 200 companies. When they acquire a company they imprint their culture and values, sometimes it works, most of the time it doesn't. HealthMedia suffered the latter. J&J values the stockholders, not the employees. Positions are disposable. Enter at your own risk

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdhere to the Credo you preach. You will be perceived with integrity, otherwise the Credo rings hollow.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fraud

    (Former Employee)

    ProsAlmost zero..This company is a disgrace..I would never recommend j&j even with the decent benefits.There is only a few good people left in management

    ConsJ&J has become a fraud..Poor employee relations.They only promote the butt kissers and less qualified at Animas and other J&J..Moral was lower than it ever has been before i left.Changes in middle and upper management the last couple of years has destroyed what was becoming a positive environment

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up.Put your Arrogance aside

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

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