Janssen

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Janssen Reviews

Updated January 2, 2015
Updated January 2, 2015
44 Reviews
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    Production Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Vacaville, CA
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Vacaville, CA

    I have been working at Janssen full-time

    Pros

    Great large, diverse company that allows you to really make a difference. Opportunity to learn, grow, and contribute to the daily health and well being of many people.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be a bit micromanaged. Production environments can get stressful and communication can break down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communicating and keep working as hard as others do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Always Changing Leadership and Strategies

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Janssen full-time

    Pros

    They have good intentions and have really stepped up in the area of new product development and newly approved meds. Excellent products and improvement in marketing.

    Cons

    They change leadership every couple of years and with it, change strategies, direction, focus, etc. Its hard to keep up with the new Mgmnt faces that revolve in and out.
    This is disconcerting and frustrating to the field sales force. The ' credo' values of J&J are spoken of, but have mostly disappeared in recent years unfortunately. Much of upper management are from outside J&J and don't seem to have the same loyalty to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    see Cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Co-op

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    Current Employee - Co-Op
    Current Employee - Co-Op

    I have been working at Janssen as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, culture and facilities!

    Cons

    - They could improve on communication and training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is not a "one size fits all" review

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    Former Employee - Director/Senior Manager in Titusville, NJ
    Former Employee - Director/Senior Manager in Titusville, NJ

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

    Pros

    Work can be intellectually stimulating, compensation is solid, right now the company is on an upswing, J&J's always good on your resume. If you're a solid performer that fits the culture, you'll be satisfied here (depending on your function/operating company, and your manager)

    Cons

    Much depends on your manager/management. Two people can do the same job, but will have totally different takeaways depending on which Janssen company, and their manager. Like any other big company (and perhaps small ones too), it's all about "the quarter" at J&J. There is the perception that they move older employees out of the organization (which has given rise to the saying, "don't go gray at J&J").

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to give right now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employees Not Valued

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Janssen (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you can get one of the increasingly rare FTE positions, pay is good, the people are fabulous, the work is interesting.

    Cons

    Janssen, like all J&J companies, has a weird habit of systematically devaluing current FTEs. Cubes are shifted around to be smaller, work flow is interrupted regularly by reorgs, current FTEs are pushed down in the hierarchy as new people are placed on the top. They've removed all actual workers, most mangers and are now shaving off Directors, leaving Janssen as a holding company with VPs and above and contractors doing most of the work. As employees reach their 50s or get close to vesting, they should expect to be reorged around and their job disappeared.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You hire the best, stop wasting their expertise in tax-oriented reorgs. Give them the resources and support they need and J&J might last into the end of the 21st century. Stop talking about the Credo, you don't mean a word of it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Global Planning

    Current Employee - Global Planning Co-Op
    Current Employee - Global Planning Co-Op

    I have been working at Janssen as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture, laid back atmosphere. You are surrounded by a lot of bright individuals who are willing to assist you if need be. Develop your excel skills (especially pivot tables and v lookup) and also learn how to utilize SAP.

    Cons

    After getting in the swing of it, work becomes very routine and monotonous. Office may tend to empty out, as a lot of employees work remotely.

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    Great to work for but they only want contractors and not employees

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    Current Employee - Contract Manager in Titusville, NJ
    Current Employee - Contract Manager in Titusville, NJ

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

    Pros

    Nice environment and easy going people.

    Cons

    Somewhat racist towards African American males. If you are a contractor, unless you are White it is difficult to transition to permanent employee

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crazy competitive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Janssen full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay! Johnson and Johnson is a great company to be connected with for other opportunities. Promotions are available for those who want to move up in the company.

    Cons

    There seems to be a new sense of extreme competitiveness in Johnson and Johnson. Although this is great for the Janssen's bottom dollar, the culture has changed, and solid reps are leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A renewed sense of respect for people's family/work life and workload analysis per representative could help. Constant lay-offs and changing workload/counterparts can become mentally exhausting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It was average

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Average company and work environment

    Cons

    This should be reviewed and looked at

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs assistance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The Pressure is On!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Janssen

    Pros

    Being part of a big company is nice.

    Cons

    Favoritism is rampant. Ageism looms ahead for many in their 30s.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic setting goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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