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Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
1,526 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.  

    A once great company is falling short of the mark

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Large, diversified company with great resources and opportunity to move within the company.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and vision. Management either does not have or does not communicate any vision other than their desire to make money and keep shareholders happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose a direction and communicate it. Consider that there are too many of you and too many cooks in the kitchen. Remember that your success depends on enrolling those who report to in your vision. Get to know your reports; your direct reports and those more distant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Uninspiring:Design Office has leadership that is concerned with their personal image over team and broader company goals

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    Former Employee - Design Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Design Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, discounts on medications and products, admission to museums, some good colleagues, old timers can be great and still hold onto some of the positive values the company used to have, decent tuition benefits

    Cons

    Unstable environment with continuous restructuring, never ending budget cuts, and management that is justifiably but excessively self concerned, focused on their own future and compensation and uncaring of others in their departments.. Leadership of the design group in particulate is concerned much more with their own individual power, influence, and prominence than with the team or with furthering excellence or creativity, and considers staff, the many contractors, and outside agencies as disposable elements in their plans. Little opportunity for growth or advancement and little ability or effort by management to mentor and develop team. HR group as in many companies is unfortunately not your friend. Design office leadership is emotionally unpredictable, lacking in real vision and creativity, though puts in a strong and in my opinion misplaced effort to maintain a presence in trade publications and press, and to maintain image to executives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead with the original Johnson & Johnson core Credo values of integrity, sincerity, care, and vision, and care for the consumer, the employees, and the patients. The last years of the many product recalls and business challenges have take a toll on image, people and profits, but look at the roots of the causes and the decisions of the people who were and are leaders, and move back to the types of leaders and values that made the company great in years past, and away from leadership that is focused on making things appear right and good, rather than actually being right and good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A who you know not what you know culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Strategic Marketing Manager in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Strategic Marketing Manager in New Brunswick, NJ

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

    Pros

    Majority of the people I worked with were smart
    Value time with your family
    Decentralized structure allows room for a bit less red tape than other large companies

    Cons

    Value people that talk a big game but don't necessarily produce results
    Perception and visibility are overly stressed
    HR processes are probably the worst out of any company I've worked for
    Really political company
    On-boarding non existent. Sink or swim by yourself. Not recommended for new grads

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First step already happened bill Weldon is gone. Second would be better utilization and collaboration across companies.

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

    Just a good name on your resume...for now

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morris Plains, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morris Plains, NJ

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    great to see a corporate company. There are many people that are willing to help you and see you grow

    Cons

    Dead weight all around. Especially in the MOPS location. Many managers do not do anything and the analysts/co-ops do all their work. Everyone talks about the credo, but it's hard to see anyone actually abiding by it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of dead weight. Learn what your managers do on a day to day basis-you'd be surprised.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    slow down, need to be innovative

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    work life balance is very good

    Cons

    salary increased minimum to keep up with industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less conservative, be more innovative and move forward

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sr Executive Sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Great management team and great benefits

    Cons

    Do not follow their credo. Very sad ?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top management be honest and do what' s right for your loyal employees

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    All smoke and mirrors

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Great health insurance benefits but cost is rising significantly every year

    Cons

    Credo is preached but not practiced. Keep your mouth shut and do as you're told or you'll have a target on your back. Too many stupid outdated processes that have no common sense behind them. Too many managers creating non productive work to justify manager's job and personal development plan. No job advancement opportunities unless you're a part of the "boys club".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Downsize middle management! You don't need 1 manager for every 4-5 employees! Maybe 1 manager for every department/division. Ask and really listen to employees about process improvement and then don't take credit for other's ideas.

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

    Good brand experience, but poor culture

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    Former Employee - MBA Marketing Summer Associate in Skillman, NJ
    Former Employee - MBA Marketing Summer Associate in Skillman, NJ

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

    Pros

    - good brand management exposure
    - good resources within company and cross functional teams

    Cons

    - although they're trying to build collaboration across brands, they're not there yet
    - horizontal organization leads to group-think
    - poor IT systems (no digital asset storage strategy, little communication between brands and their websites)
    - poor knowledge transfer; brand teams seem to recreate the wheel
    - a lot of overlap in work across teams

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    bureaucratic boys' club

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    Former Employee - Manager in Raritan, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Raritan, NJ

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

    Pros

    great work-life balance, decent benefits

    Cons

    not challenging, business as usual, people are resistant to change, not a great location to live for the young professional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management should embrace the energy and ideas of the younger generation to cut out inefficiencies, not be afraid that their own jobs are in jeopardy

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It depends who you work with that makes a differnce

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefites. Most people are friendly and very willing to help you succeed.

    Cons

    My manager was very selfish and did not offer guidance when help was requested. Management will throw you under the bus or point blame to cover up their poor management skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the selfish people who lie and step on others

    No opinion of CEO

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