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A truly rewarding experience.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Some of the best reasons to work at Johnson Johnson is the potential for climbing up the ladder. Managers are constantly looking for entry level employees that have the potential to be something more.

Cons

The cons of the Johnson Johnson company is that the benefits are a bit lacking. Without a second job one might find themselves struggling just to keep afloat.

Advice to Management

My advice would be to keep up the good work regarding the promotions, but work on fulfilling the lack of benefits.

Other Employee Reviews for Johnson & Johnson

  1. Helpful (3)

    Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good network and interesting projects

    Cons

    hard to enter the company and to advance

    Advice to Management

    The management should be more involved in the development of all the employees to ensure that young workers can advance within their career path and within the firm


  2. Helpful (2)

    Proud to work at J & J and loyal to the company and its Credo. But J & J didn't care and I found cancer in the Credo

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Franklin, TN
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefit package. Large company and therefore resources are available which aren't found at smaller/less successful companies. Job & Technical training is done often and is high-quality if the facilitator is qualified. Company places a high value on community involvement not only in what they say but also in what additional community-related activities each employee is required to participate in. Diversity is also championed in certain parts of the company and many of J & J's 200-plus operating companies do a fine job of seeking candidates from all walks of life. You may have at your disposal many products for which you have no responsibility to to offer or "sample" as sweeteners to customers as an additional benefit of choosing to do business to J & J. Sales teams are relatively small and work well together. Sales territories are reasonably small in a general sense. Letting prospective customers know you work for J & J seems to have a great deal of weight and your credibility can be enhanced simply by who your employer is.

    Cons

    Management at the top of the J & J family of companies is first-rate and the most impressive you'll find anywhere....but...managers found at some of the operating companies can be poor leaders, communicators and decision makers. Do well and you'll invariably be approached regarding new and more substantial responsibilities......but don't hold your breath. You'll "hear" all the right things regarding career advancement due to performance but there's little sincerity and less action behind their promises. Base salaries are lower than industry standard and the "sales pitch" you'll be given about potential compensation only applies to less than 2% of employees.....not most of them like you''ll be lead to believe. J & J is slow...very slow....to respond to employee concerns, comments or ideas and isn't much faster responding to changing market conditions. Management is very consistent in their delivery of the corporate messaging but is as transparent as saran wrap and don't even think about questioning the status-quo. J & J doesn't want employees who are capable of coming up with valid, well thought-out idea that could really make a positive impact on the company and it's business results......that's what they pay their executives for. J & J believes there is only one way of doing business and they'll spend a great deal of time defining that "way" while micro-managing how each employee should perform the simplest of tasks. They don't need your individuality and unique ideas, thank you very much. They have the process. They simply need those who can execute it without every questioning whether or not there might be a better way. J & J is "process oriented" not "results oriented" and don't be fooled into thinking otherwise.

    Advice to Management

    I found the leadership at the higher levels of J & J to be qualified, insightful, brilliant, savvy and genuinely interested in the employees at all levels. They are the greatest example of how J & J does things differently and in the most ethical and responsible way possible. Regrettably, those qualities of a great J & J leader have not trickled down to leadership at many of their operating companies. I challenge J & J executives in the "tower" to accurately determine the quality of mid-level leaders by reviewing not only the results they get from their teams...but also by the manner with which they lead, the environment they create, the loyalty the engender & how well they adhere to each specific point outlined in the Credo. For that's the J & J way, is it not?


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