Janssen Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Senior Business Development

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development in Titusville, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development in Titusville, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative, Ground Breaking, Build Coalitions cross franchise, work with emerging stakeholders and high exposure to senior leadership

    Cons

    No work and family balance due to high level of travel. Additionally the position is misaligned to sales

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be aligned to the strategic marketing group

  2. Sr. Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Janssen full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Good benefits. Pension plan

    Cons

    Does not treat older employees well. Lack of strong leadership in certain departments.

  3. Research Associate III

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate III in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate III in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Janssen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay, good benefits. Smart Science and driven to succeed.

    Cons

    Short-term contracts, no extension, overworked, less work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Le the contractors know if a contract is over at least a 2-3 months before the end, not one month before.

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  5. A good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Janssen full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities in this company

    Cons

    A little too much PC speak.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Lack of professionalism

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Validation Specialist in Gurabo, PR
    Former Employee - Validation Specialist in Gurabo, PR

    I worked at Janssen full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Give you a payment, benefits and cafeteria services.

    Cons

    Lack of professionalism, integrity and collaboration. Very bad work environment, no respect and poor management! Employees do not follow the CREDO at all.

    Advice to Management

    Need a drastic culture change!!!!

  7. Helpful (2)

    Always Changing Leadership and Strategies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Janssen full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    see Cons

  8. Production Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Vacaville, CA
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Vacaville, CA

    I have been working at Janssen full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    Keep communicating and keep working as hard as others do.

  9. Co-op

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Co-Op
    Current Intern - Co-Op

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, culture and facilities!

    Cons

    - They could improve on communication and training

    Advice to Management

    Good management

  10. Helpful (2)

    Employees Not Valued

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Helpful (2)

    This is not a "one size fits all" review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    No advice to give right now.

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