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Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
1,534 Reviews
3.7
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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.  

    Great Reputation but not the best management

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    Former Employee - Human Resource Partner in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Human Resource Partner in New Brunswick, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great Brand and benefits great people and passionate

    Cons

    Credo means nothing. Review system is bad - everyone competing against each other internally. But there seems to be a lack of accountability for performance in upper management. Large company bureaucracy and overall inattentiveness to employee needs and desires. Also good opportunities are given to young candidates in the leadership development program. If you did not come through this program good luck!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting based on friendship and not capability

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    This was a great company to work for 15-20 years ago; it became callous and duplicitous in its quest for profit.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort Washington, PA

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

    Pros

    Campus is beautiful; work/life balance policies good; company store very convenient. Pay rate good for Admins (as of 2012).

    Cons

    Company claims to follow its "Credo," but fails in practice.
    Believe company is eliminating Admin positions unless they are sub-contracted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach in your Credo.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    On paper J&J is ideal, in theory less so

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    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Skillman, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Skillman, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great brands, global presence, lots of benefits

    Cons

    Cut throat culture, long hours, bad locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the lay people that do all the work. Stop creating work for the sake of work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    outsourced

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Vacaville, CA
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Vacaville, CA

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Clean and good working environment,

    Cons

    focus on the wrong stuff, a lot of layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many upper management.

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

    Life has changes

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Horsham, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Horsham, PA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary, good oppoitunity for younger employees

    Cons

    No longer follows the credo, more concerned with stock price than patients and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture has changed over the past few years, now longer following the credo.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good friendly people but many are underqualified

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Somerville, NJ
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Somerville, NJ

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

    Pros

    Pay and hours were good, friendly employees and management. Good benefits, and opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    As an intern it was very frustrating to be under the supervision of people who seemed very underqualified, and with poor technical skills.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Finance Manager

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Raritan, NJ
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Raritan, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Hardworking finance professionals persevere despite lack of upper management's understanding that Excel should not be the primary accounting tool, especially since there is insufficient validation of financial information.

    Cons

    Antiquated systems, tools and processes. Will take 10+ years to accomplish Back to Basics. Budgets are already cut to the bone and more cuts are required despite the IT, PC, quality and supply chain issues already experienced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't trust the numbers and information presented in the pretty power point slides!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A waste of 6 months of my life

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    Former Employee - Co-Op in Raritan, NJ
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Raritan, NJ

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They paid well. My salary as a Co-Op was far above anything my peers were getting at their internships.

    Cons

    Weren't prepared to give me work in my position.

    Immediate supervisor was extremely patronizing, condescending, unable to deal with a subordinate in a respectful manner.

    Lack of a specific function. So I just sat around a lot doing nothing all day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch out for who you are promoting into management. Just because someone has good work and can get their job done doesn't mean they deserve a promotion after 3+ years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Associate Product Director

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    Current Employee - Associate Product Director in Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Product Director in Skillman, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good employee benefits, some trainings, sales meetings and name value

    Cons

    Highly political, no process-oriented, unable to make decision on timely manner

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Analyst

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, a lot of sites to work for. decent pay depending on experience.

    Cons

    Contractors treated like second class, contractors will rarely ever get hired full-time. Sometime very short assignments, benefits are expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Institute a temp-to-hire or direct placement program so contractors or consultants have a fair shot and hope for getting full-time positions and turning them into a career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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