Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
1,415 Reviews
3.8
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Overall work life balance is key within pretty much everyone I was in contact with (in 138 reviews)

  • I was very excited to gain employment with J&J because it is a highly coveted company (in 122 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not great and we seem chronically understaffed (in 58 reviews)

  • J & J has steadily gone down hill in employee satisfaction over the last 10 years (in 85 reviews)

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  1.  

    Difficult to move into new roles

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scientist in Skillman, NJ
    Former Employee - Scientist in Skillman, NJ

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

    Pros

    J&J has a great company name and a perk is having a company store. Also has good benefits.

    Cons

    There are many supervisors but few who actually do the work. Those doing the work are expected to do much more than is feasible. After being in a role for 6 years, I wanted to try something else in the company, learn something new, and this desire was not strongly supported. If a move was to be granted, it would be in a very similar role, so not much new learning would be gained. Disappointing for a company who stresses developing their people.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not good to be a contractor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Transfer Scientist (Contractor) in Skillman, NJ
    Former Employee - Technical Transfer Scientist (Contractor) in Skillman, NJ

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    A busy place, nice product launch parties, lots of free product if you are in the product development/tech transfer area. There is a lot to learn. Room for moving around within the company if you are patient. Onsite gym, Starbucks, dry cleaning service, etc.

    Cons

    It's not good to be a contractor here. It will be advertised in your email address, so people will know you are not a full-timer and then they will not respond to your emails, phone calls, etc if they can get away with it. Also, it is a high-stress environment with many people working long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the contractors who you value.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Lots of meetings

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Phila, PA

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities for training but limited opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    If you support multiple projects expect to do real work after business hours because the standard meeting is 2 h and there are lots of them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on execution rather than process

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It is a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Assistant in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Clinical Assistant in New Brunswick, NJ

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

    Pros

    It has great benefits and flex hours.

    Cons

    Face pace culture. Sometimes it is difficult to take time off because of the business of the company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Work atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Skillman, NJ

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

    Pros

    Silent work environment, enjoy multiple projects, fast paced, cooperative supervisor

    Cons

    stagnant work, few opportunities for growth, low pay, company has too many contractors.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Cncsent Decree

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Procurement in Fort Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Procurement in Fort Washington, PA

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people with outstNDING DRIVE

    Cons

    Was a contract opportunity working on the CD for 2 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Told us not to expect promotion; Good company to "Lean Out"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Raritan, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Raritan, NJ

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

    Pros

    Fair pay and good benefits. Mediocre performance is sufficient to be seen as a good employee. Good place to have a job and have a life. Candid with employee about not to expect promotion, so we don't have false hope. Silver lining is that I can comfortably lean out, because I no longer need to impress anyone.

    Cons

    No career growth, and management is aware of the problem for years, yet no noticeable improvement. To be fair, the Credo never mention job satisfaction or career growth. Culture takes some getting use to: Encountered several cases of work place bullies, and they are rewarded to be aggressive and abusive toward others by promotions and movement across the company. Even nicer coworkers have the bad habit of interrupting when others are speaking, again, because the louder people are rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek out those who bring bad news and complaints and reward their courage for speaking up. They are your only defense against complacency. Stamp out simple-minded optimism that sounds warm and comfortable, and demand critical thinking instead. Harness the power of vigilance and dissatisfaction, what others might call "negativity".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Interesting experience of saying one thing and doing the opposite.

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    Former Employee - Fatcat in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Fatcat in New Brunswick, NJ

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

    Pros

    It somehow makes money--for now.

    Cons

    How long can it make money without research and technically skilled managers is a guess at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be farsighted instead of busy scoring on each other.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place But Very Crowded

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Warren, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Warren, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benfits but low salary

    Cons

    very crowded, lot of politics, difficult to move up if you are in small division

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    integrate the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Experience

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Good products for the company, decent work life balance

    Cons

    Low pay, Micromanage, Some managers clueless

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No need to micromanage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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