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great experience

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Current Employee - Advisor in College Station, TX
Current Employee - Advisor in College Station, TX

I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Co-workers are dependable and the environment was pleasant to work in. The knowledge to gain at this company in never ending.

Cons

The buildings are cold all year round.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work

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    Overall, you gain great experiences and you are treated well; tasks may get tedious, you may get lost in the shuffle

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    Former Employee - Finance Co-Op in Skillman, NJ
    Former Employee - Finance Co-Op in Skillman, NJ

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Great hands-on experience (you make the most of it by getting what you put in) - you can talk about this in future interviews once your co-op is over
    2) If you are responsible in your own career development, employees look highly of you. You have to take initiative and network, and the senior management likes that.
    3) You are still treated well regardless (compensation wage is pretty good); Overtime compensation is standard 1.5x, some paid holidays, fitness center, etc...
    4) Most of the people you work with are extremely friendly and relaxed. Good people to work with usually. May occasionally encounter the bad, grumpy employee, but that is very few in comparison
    5) If you do go above and beyond, you are recognized for it.
    6) company culture is pretty cool, may get opportunities to go to happy hour with your team
    7) plenty of opportunity to network and meet other employees, if you're up for it
    8) awesome company-wide events, team events, community service

    Cons

    1) May get lost in the shuffle: if you don't stand out, then you may get "lost and forgotten" and you end up getting stuck with repetitive/tedious work (you can get by just doing the minimum)
    2) you have to find something and multiple projects to work on and make it amazing in order to stand out. It was highly encouraged to go above and beyond in order to stand out, you may feel the pressure to do so.
    3) NOT guaranteed a full-time offer. This is extremely difficult to obtain because you have to be the best of the best. Even if you get great reviews, you are not guaranteed anything. If you work really hard, it's still not guaranteed (unlike other companies, where if you prove yourself as an intern, you usually get a full-time offer).
    4) Co-ops are usually stuck with the busy work, doing the basic boring tedious work that others don't want to do. DON'T get stuck doing this. Find an interesting project to work on! (refer to #2)
    5) May get the feeling that you are being used as cheaper labor, because essentially, two co-ops equal a full-time entry-level employee, except you don't get the other benefits. After the co-op is over, you aren't guaranteed anything. (refer to #3)
    6) Gets really busy at month-end and year-end.
    7) Get the impression that it is very difficult to move up in the company because the company is so large and everyone stays. Sometimes, it seems like employees are fake.
    8) May get pulled into time-wasting meetings that don't accomplish anything. May get frustrated if, for example, you work on something for a long time only to have it not be used. May feel neglected and unimportant

    Advice to Management

    *Please be better at giving co-ops who have proven themselves and those who have great performance reviews offers. In the end, co-ops may feel used.
    *I think it would help if the managers weren't so busy with (sometimes) pointless meetings, and spent that time with the co-ops and helping them out with their career development.
    *Better communication and planning from top down and laterally would save wasted efforts and prevent frustration of the employees


  2. I Love it here

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

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My boss, The people, I work independantly. Overall its a great place to work

    Cons

    I don't think they hire contractors on a full time basis.

    Advice to Management

    I think the Management should look at the contractors they hire on a limited basis and see if you can fit them in on a full time position.


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