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Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
1,456 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.  

    Large Co, laid back, Inefficiencies, Slow decisions & lot of Bureaucracy & Unnecessary talking.

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

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

    Pros

    Large, Stable, Highly profitable company. Good culture, somewhat cares for employees, mostly lower or sometimes reasonable pay.

    Cons

    Generally highly bureaucratic & political environment, especially in corporate office. Old timers in the higher positions grew up in J & J mostly, who do not have experience outside J & J. Old fashioned processes and very low understanding of modern methods & processes. Company grew by acquisitions. In spite of large R & D spend, very low innovations. A lot of wasteful expenditure with low level of accountability. If you are in IT, expect to be at least 10 to 15 years behind in IT Strategy, time & technology compared to other large companies. Lot of incompetent people at senior IT management levels, make ill-informed decisions with low technology awareness. Heavy dependency on external contractors for technology due to incompetent IT management people. Very difficult (almost impossible to get promoted) especially if you are good or outstanding professional since the middle & senior management feels in-secured due to their lack of current technology knowledge & awareness. Lot of over-staffing in IT & some other departments. Promotions mostly possible based on who you know & political connections within company. Silo based approach to different departments & low collaboration across various divisions. Management only talks about J&J credo, however do not always follow it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Collaboration & employee satisfaction is declining over past several years. It appears to be mostly marketing oriented company rather than innovations based company. Greater coordination is needed immediately, across different business divisions & regions across the globe. Need to provide opportunities to real talent, which the company is not able to retain due to high degree of internal politics. Need to follow the J & J Credo values in reality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    scientist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Good people, nice facility. Good balace of work and life.

    Cons

    most of researchers are contract. No intend to hire as perm. organized project base that makes everything slow. Project leader is not their boss.

  3.  

    Good overall company but beware of the constant layoffs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Excellence in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Process Excellence in New Brunswick, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good salaries (used to be better), good opportunities for growth, good overall atmosphere

    Cons

    Constant layoffs across units when the numbers are not met, sometimes those goals are not realistic and the result is people without jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be true and loyal to employees by deed and not my word. Set up realistic goals according to business conditions, and try to avoid laying off people like it there were expendable. Stop using contradictory metrics. Remain faithful to the Credo by action!

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

    Pretty Decent

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

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    World Life, Environment , Compensation, Promotions, Time Off policies, Benefits Leadership

    Cons

    Office Culture
    Slow Move ment
    COmpany values
    Perks
    Food

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Hoops to jump through

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sales in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable company that offers lots of mobility

    Cons

    Lots of politics and red tape. Pain to get the product support that used to be very accessible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on making sure your reps in field have to resources available and available quickly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Worked there for a year

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

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good job. Fun. Enjoyable. Air conditioned. Good for early twentys. Worked at johnson & johnson for a year with no problems whatsoever

    Cons

    Hard at times. Pay is low. Managers dont give raises based on how hard you or somebody works. Hard on weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raises for hardworkers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It's changed

    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Projects, learning new skills, benefits and pay

    Cons

    Very political and very little work life balance

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

    configurations in Maximo v7.5 and in-depth expertise in all the versions of Maximo (v4.0.3, v4.1, v4.1.1, v5, v6, v7.1

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maximo/Informatica Developer in Raritan, NJ
    Current Employee - Maximo/Informatica Developer in Raritan, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Full-Term implementation EAM Maximo project with the client Johnson & Johnson (including various geographies like APAC, EMEA, NA and Consumer).

    Cons

    experience in Software Technical Design, Development, Implementation, Production support and Documentation of Client/Server, Internet/Web and Legacy Applications

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    experience in Software Technical Design, Development, Implementation, Production support and Documentation of Client/Server, Internet/Web and Legacy Applications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Opportunity is there, laid back company, unorganized and inefficient

    Former Employee - Distribution in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Distribution in Somerset, NJ

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Culture, Opportunity, Value, Flexibility, Compensation

    Cons

    Unorganized, Inefficient, Frustrating, Time wasted, Slow moving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Operating Companies should align more

  11.  

    Associate Scientist I

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Spring House, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Spring House, PA

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, company culture, compensation

    Cons

    Personal growth, work-life balance, managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on bench scientist engagement and investment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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