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Great company and people but consolidation is impacting culture

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Current Employee - Senior Manager in New Brunswick, NJ
Current Employee - Senior Manager in New Brunswick, NJ

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

Pros

Great people and opportunity to do something that really helps patients.

Cons

Multiple waves of consolidation occurring with a short-term focus and impact on innovation. Culture is being impacted. Position rotations increasingly being driven by tight and very slow HR processes. Often seeking external candidates despite consolidation.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Not the same company I worked for when I started years ago...

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

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

    Pros

    Since J&J is a large company it constantly benchmarks itself again other fortune 100 companies to stay competitive and retain its talent. Although this has decreased a little over the past five years it still in one of the better companies to work for as it pays well and provides very good benefits. Due to the companies size and growth it leverages a lot of different information technologies and also provides you the ability to try and move around within any of the 200+ J&J family of companies.

    Cons

    Due to J&J being a large enterprise fortune 50 company many of the IT projects move very slow and require cooperation from various groups to be successful. If upper management does not fully support these larger projects it does become a challenge to keep projects on track and successful. Long project approval and funding cycles typically delay and impact the the projects value, time to market and resource productivity.

    Although the company's culture historically has been to promote from within in the past five years there has been a change in where they now seem to go to the outside to fill higher level Director and VP positions. In short, J&J is not the same company that I started working for back in 2000 and due to the constant rotation and turnover in manager, director and VP positions career growth is very limited and has become challenging. Job security is also not there as well as with each new realm of upper management comes reorganizations on almost an annual basis in which positions are eliminated and employees are let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within instead of hiring old friends from the outside. This will inspire employees to have pride in J&J and in turn work harder and deliver better results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    New management doesn't care about their people

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Raritan, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Raritan, NJ

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and work/life balance is good. Lots of benefits and plenty of training.

    Cons

    No recognition from management, feeling undervalued as consultants are more respected than long term employees who are motivated. People moving into management positions lack experience and people skills. Employee morale at all time low. No one respects or trusts management...they protect each other and forget the people who work their asses off everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire new people in management positions that can actually do the job and add some value to the dept. Stop hiring people just because you know and worked with them in the past. Good employees are sitting on sidelines to be promoted but the slacker and demotivator is promoted instead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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