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Former Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Cincinnati, OH
Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Cincinnati, OH

I worked at Johnson & Johnson

Pros

It is Large company with extensive resources, especially in Research and Development. Management provides extensive feedback regarding your job performance. Management was always extremely helpful regarding a work-life balance and giving time off during the summer and around holidays.

Cons

It is sometimes difficult to get things done because the company is so large. For example, getting software "pushed" to my work computer. This is probably due to the movement of IT to New Jersey.

While you technically work for Johnson & Johnson, you really only feel like you are working for the smaller "umbrella company". There is not much loyalty to J&J products other than the ones your company is working on. It is also very difficult to move within these "umbrella" companies unless you are in upper management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Facilitate more collaboration between other Johnson & Johnson companies.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The General would not be happy.

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst  in  Raritan, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Raritan, NJ

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Benefits package - health insurance, 401k - are good. Pension is rather weak - though at least it exists. I had very understanding managers who were very cooperative regarding work/family issues. (Not all are so lucky!)

    Cons

    Moral is very low in the IT groups - and getting lower as jobs disappear overseas. At the operating company level, Sales and Marketing are STARS; all else are merely there to serve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the Credo - right-side-up rather than upside-down. The emphasis of the company has totally changed from its early days when the emplolyee was held in high regard. Now the employee is referred to as an FTE - full time equivalent. Try to see the employee as a person.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a happy place to be if your business is technology.

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    Current Employee - Technology Lead  in  Raritan, NJ
    Current Employee - Technology Lead in Raritan, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Benefits are good, pay is also very good.

    Cons

    Poor upper management treatment of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit ignoring the credo when it is convienient.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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