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Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
1,534 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Overall work life balance is key within pretty much everyone I was in contact with (in 140 reviews)

  • I was very excited to gain employment with J&J because it is a highly coveted company (in 125 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not great and we seem chronically understaffed (in 59 reviews)

  • J & J has steadily gone down hill in employee satisfaction over the last 10 years (in 88 reviews)

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  1.  

    you come to work and do the work and leave the work that is all

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson (more than a year)

    Pros

    good company with benefit, close to home

    Cons

    lot of work, no life balance, high expectation

  2.  

    Old school company

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

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Benefits and compensation are not awful. Big company is good for networking, and there is a large family of current and former J&J employees.

    Cons

    Very political, old school mentality around advancement. The adage "it's not what you know it's who you know" is very applicable here. The company was founded on this old school boys club approach, and it's not leaving any time soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees for what they contribute and try a little positive reinforcement. Stand by that credo you so value, or get rid of it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    well paid, but unrealistic workload

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    high standards across the organization, great benefits and pay; usually budgets for work projects are adequate

    Cons

    consistently long hours, well beyond 40 hours a week; unrealistic work load that never goes away

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When people are always working late and coming in early, week after week, month after month, that should be a sign that the workload is crushing ... people can't do that forever. Short-term, yes. Permanently, no. More and more VPs work remotely, at the office 3 days per month max, with crazy workload, makes leadership seem disconnected and insensitive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sweat Shop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work is challenging and interesting

    Cons

    Fast pace with minimal resources and long hours of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor work life balance with limited appreciation/recognition

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson as an intern

    Pros

    Great company and big brand

    Cons

    It is too big to change

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not for the those that want to make a difference or are willing to work hard to innovate

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

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

    Pros

    Due to the global reach of J&J they have the opportunity to make a difference in the world.
    The science is outstanding.

    Cons

    Very slow moving; not innovative; does not nurture or support leaders that are innovative;
    Most innovative leaders do not stay more than 5 years; They seem only to support one leadership model( do not rock the boat and more of the same)
    Your movement is limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more, talk about the past less and learn to embrace something different versus shooting the messengers of innovation.

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

    Sr. Territory Business Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Training, car, flexible, career advancement

    Cons

    inconsistent management, manager's lack of integrity,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inconsistency of managment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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 (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
  10.  

    Bad leadership

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    • 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
  11.  

    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 (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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