Johnson & Johnson Reviews in New Brunswick, NJ

Updated August 2, 2014
Updated August 2, 2014
1,340 Reviews

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1,340 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Campus is beautiful; work/life balance policies good; company store very convenient (in 123 reviews)

  • I was very excited to gain employment with J&J because it is a highly coveted company (in 111 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not great and we seem chronically understaffed (in 55 reviews)

  • In consumer sector what ever Walmart wants is what J&J will do even at a lose (in 82 reviews)

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  1.  

    J&J has been an excellent experience and opportunity for growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Intern in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -People
    -Opportunities for growth and mentorship
    -Great products and interaction with consumers

    Cons

    -Not many employment opportunities
    -Poor infrastructure for sharing internal information

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more emphasis on entry-level talent recruitment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Finance Intern

    Current Employee - Intern  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Intern in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice People, Good Hours, Relaxed Work

    Cons

    All cubical Excel Work. Infront of a excel 9 hours a day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vary Work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Can Never Get Management Alignment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Director  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Director in New Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The Health Benefits are good but company match on the 401K is subpar (75% match up to 6% employee contribution)

    Cons

    Credo values are a farce, Management has degraded substantially over the past 10 years, The IT function is being outsourced, Management alignment across affiliates is impossible to attain on major initiatives, The company wants you to be accountable without giving you the authority to get the job done (a lose/lose situation).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Align back office functions better and be more autocratic. Without that your employees are spinning in their jobs and wasting their time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - N/A  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - N/A in New Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits friendly people. Still offer pension and 401K does well.

    Cons

    The organization does not promote on hard work it's who you are aligned to rather then your skills. Also it's all about the leadership programs. They will not offer the same opportunities to older workforce. It's all about the HRLDP, FLDP etc. not saying that they should not have these programs however, give your internal exp. workers the same opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote smart people not people who you golf with or play sports with. Value your older workers and by older anyone over 35.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great 6 month co-op that helped develop my future career goals

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Co-Op  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - R&D Co-Op in New Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    During the summer, they offer summer hours so you can work extra hours during the week and get Fridays off every two weeks. They encourage you to meet as many people as you can to be well-rounded in the company and give you a lot of freedom. My boss was extremely helpful in introducing me to work that was completely new to me, she was also very flexible when it came to work hours. My co-workers will very friendly as well and welcoming to new employees.

    Cons

    Many of my surrounding co-workers were temp employees and I believe without connections it might be a difficult company to break into.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, but very slow to change

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work life balance, credo creates great culture, company store is nice.

    Cons

    very slow to adapt new technologies, difficult work environment for information workers. reliance on excel. older workers expect younger workers to do majority of computer related tasks aka younger people do the work, older workers consult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get new technologies, still on sharepoint 2007 and it's 2014!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    J&J

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great place to work and cuture

    Cons

    Recommend to a friend, outstanding learning environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great company and people but consolidation is impacting culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people and opportunity to do something that really helps patients.

    Cons

    Multiple waves of consolidation occurring with a short-term focus and impact on innovation. Culture is being impacted. Position rotations increasingly being driven by tight and very slow HR processes. Often seeking external candidates despite consolidation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Johnson & Johnson provides good benefits and opportunities for growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Fellow  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Graduate Fellow in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson as a contractor

    Pros

    At J&J, benefits are great. Even as a contracted employee I had access to an on-campus gym, was paid fairly and always reimbursed for my expenses. Regular employees have good health insurance, receive a yearly bonus and even have access to on-site daycare services. J&J also is very good about talent development and encouraging people to move both vertically and horizontally between the many operating companies they own. It is common for people to spend their entire careers at J&J, hopping from one company to another.

    Cons

    Always reorganizing and can be stuck in traditional ways of doing things. Although talent development is championed, it can be difficult for lower level employees to move up in the business, due to a lack of entry-level positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in young talent -- they are the future!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - SAP Security Consultant  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - SAP Security Consultant in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work. This one client that looks forward to implement the latest ERP modules in the market. Has always provided challenges to SAP with complex requirements.

    Cons

    Nothing to mention in Cons.

    Great place to work. This one client that looks forward to implement the latest ERP modules in the market. Has always provided challenges to SAP with complex requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No Improvements required

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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