Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
1,371 Reviews
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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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Underwhelmed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager Intern
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager Intern

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Brand Equity on Resume
    Nice Employee Events

    Cons

    Subpar pay
    lacks meaningful structure
    does not provide superior training
    fragmented culture
    very "process" oriented
    fast followers instead of innovate leaders
    no work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest when recruting candidates and carefully select managers. Everyone who drives business results is not neccessariy cut out for people management. Since the credo is so important, members of the company should be a reflection of it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Bad leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Good people but bad management

    Cons

    bad management that doesn't listen to their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get your stuff together

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Johnson and Johnson experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Scientist  in  Raritan, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Scientist in Raritan, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Its a job and in this economy that is a rare thing.

    Cons

    No benefits offered as a contract worker

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Extremely Stressful

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    The company itself is solid. Really good pay and benefits. Minus the stress, politics and lack of expertise, the company really is a good place to work.

    Cons

    Upper management really doesn't know what they are doing. Projects all around seem to fail consistently. Management decisions or lack thereof leads to a trickle down effect of failure which leads to an extremely stressful work environment. Bonuses and politics seems to drive a lot of decisions by upper management. Very disappointing because the company itself is a good place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Frustrating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Raritan, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raritan, NJ

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Good benefits
    - Work life balance
    - Great peers
    - Learn a lot

    Cons

    - Horrible leaders; if upper management is not from the US, good luck, they are discriminating and don't care about your future
    - Low pay
    - politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Change the way they grow employees and actually care for them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Meh.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director
    Former Employee - Senior Director

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They are finally having a few senior corp executives come in from the outside... sorely needed

    Cons

    Obsessed with passing money around internally, yet no real finance infrastructure to do it efficiently with, so there's 4 to 6x as many finance people as needed/typical, and other functions can't staff. Years of annual layoffs created culture of always working, yet never working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build an actual strategic finance function, get the technologic house in order, step back and see the big picture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very contentious working environment, not the culture for me!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Support Role  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Support Role in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Above-average pay for area. Flexible work schedules.

    Cons

    A lot of finger-pointing, "it's not my job" attitudes, aging work-force which recieves most of the better benefits. People have no problem yelling at others in the office, very intimidating environment to be a part of. Not much being done to attract and retain new blood. No training plans for new employees and poor process documentation to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on your culture! The J & J Creedo sounds nice, but it needs to be enforced in all aspects of the business. Treat new employees with the respect they deserve and at least give them a decent training experience. Mine was non-existent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Mixed review - I found my management lacking in proper ethics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Raynham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raynham, MA

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good science is possible with the right leadership

    Cons

    bad culture - gossip prevails and not only hurts people's feelings but undermines their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go back and re-introduce J&J's CREDO, this time with sincerity. Bring back the culture of 2006-2008. Eliminate the legal difficulties with U.S. Federal Agencies; eliminate the fiasco inherent in the hip replacement business. Let something other than seeking double-digit growth at all cost dominate your minds.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good pay but you work for it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, medical and benefits.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance. Always working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fair Prespective

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in New Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Large organization, so there is a lots of mobility for learning different skills. Colleagues are typically supportive, smart and fair. Benefits, salaries and opportunities are always appropriate.Good place for advancement internal as well as external.

    Cons

    Resurgence of cliques, networks and back door dealings. This is a unintend consequence of a significant HR effort to building teams...what actually was created was a system of cross company networing that was based purely on how quickly you could accelerate each others career regardless of realistic outcomes. Essentially, if you are part of the crowd, you could get fast tracked, slick presentations, get to the numbers as fast as you could, all sizzle no steak mentality... results... poor decisions on quality, sales, and business strategies.. short term personal promotion versus the long term company success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is an excellent company and it will swing back towards is Core Credo values, but it needs to understand that values are evolving and changning and loyalities to company and credos change. While the Credo doesn't need an update, the engagement and enrollment of employees to the Credo does need to change. It needs acknowledge individual values that are different than companies and work to align better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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