Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
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Pros
  • Work life balance Great products (in 140 reviews)

  • Opportunity to move about different companies within J&J (in 125 reviews)

Cons
  • There is not much of work life balance (in 59 reviews)

  • Mid level managers in J&J are afraid to challenge status quo (in 88 reviews)

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  1. Event Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Wycombe, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Wycombe, England (UK)

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits/pay. Work/life balance is excellent

    Cons

    Career progression is challenging without a degree


  2. People-centred company making a difference, a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Wycombe, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Wycombe, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    5 days paid time to use on charity work. People and their development is at the top of the agenda. The credo lives and breathes and everyone has a voice - if they want it. A highly networked and collaborative culture with plenty of opportunities for development and career progression

    Cons

    Workload and some corporate bureacracy

    Advice to Management

    Tackle the workload challenge


  3. Helpful (1)

    Will the Credo stand the test of time/

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Wycombe, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Wycombe, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    JNJ offers a great career path within a respected company and category - namely healthcare. Multinational opportunities are at large. Likewise, JNJ has a strong track record of innovation - allowing you to be at the forefront on new consumer insights and solutions.

    Cons

    Whereas the Credo is at the heart of leadership values at JNJ - on paper, these values are not always rigidly demanded of senior management to succeed. Allowing leaders to progress within the organisation while blatantly ignoring respect for the employee and for the customer - is happening. As a result, poor role models are emerging for employees to aspire towards.

    Advice to Management

    It might be prudent to take a good look at direct employee feedback for each people leader, no matter how senior - and reasses if the results (shareholder metrics) do indeed outweight the first Credo responsibilities....


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  5. Helpful (1)

    A good place to work if your face fits.

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    Current Employee - Scientist in High Wycombe, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Scientist in High Wycombe, England (UK)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job security. Once you are in, you are in for life! We are a diverse company which should mean we continue to be profitable even in economic downtimes. The social side is good, people very friendly with a good atmosphere. This comes from the staff rather than the managers.

    Cons

    Crazy promotions! Some people are promoted far beyond their abilities while others are held back. There are too many managers - some are excellent, some are very weak. We rely heavily on contactors. The hours can be long, and rewards are few. Company structure is extremely complicated. Budget for training is small.

    Advice to Management

    Be fairer about their promotions - and remember we don't need so many chiefs. Salaries could be better, and long hours and hard work should be rewarded.


  6. Helpful (1)

    A great place to work for if you don't mind a bit of internal politics

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    Current Employee - Scientist in High Wycombe, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Scientist in High Wycombe, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I think that JnJ plays an important role in the development of new drugs and seems to do so in a fair and unbiased fashion. They work hard towards making our products available to people who would otherwise be unable to afford them. It is great to work for a company were it's size dictates that the working environment has to be comfortable and pleasant, the facilities modern and equipment is up to date. The company shows concern for the environment and ensures that all that can be done to make JnJ "greener" is done. It is good to work somewhere you get paid well for what you do.

    Cons

    With the size of the company it is easy to get lost as an individual - it is harder to be recognised when competing against so many others. With so many smaller companies making up JnJ as a whole it is difficult to work out what they all do and to ascertain how information could be shared better across the company as a whole. It can be frustrating seeing a change in the way everything is organised everytime someone new is promoted to a high position. It is very frustrating to see people promoted beyond their competence/experience level, where valid feedback from other employees against the promotion is apparently ignored, and particularly when it is at the expense of more qualified staff - this happening on a number of occasions. Where people are clearly not capable of performing their role, but nothing is done to either improve them or remove them from the company. The insistence of using business speak, when plain english would be easier to understand and a lot less pretentious.

    Advice to Management

    I would ask that they make promotions more transparent, and to make them consistent across the board. I think they would do better if they recognised incompetence and did something about it. Actions should be taken for a good reason and not just for the sake of it Get rid of business speak



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