Johnson & Johnson

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Johnson & Johnson Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
1,456 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Overall work life balance is key within pretty much everyone I was in contact with (in 140 reviews)

  • I was very excited to gain employment with J&J because it is a highly coveted company (in 125 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not great and we seem chronically understaffed (in 59 reviews)

  • J & J has steadily gone down hill in employee satisfaction over the last 10 years (in 88 reviews)

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  1.  

    overall great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scientist in Skillman, NJ
    Former Employee - Scientist in Skillman, NJ

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    great big company to work for

    Cons

    no advancement, contracted position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good overall company but beware of the constant layoffs

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good salaries (used to be better), good opportunities for growth, good overall atmosphere

    Cons

    Constant layoffs across units when the numbers are not met, sometimes those goals are not realistic and the result is people without jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be true and loyal to employees by deed and not my word. Set up realistic goals according to business conditions, and try to avoid laying off people like it there were expendable. Stop using contradictory metrics. Remain faithful to the Credo by action!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    configurations in Maximo v7.5 and in-depth expertise in all the versions of Maximo (v4.0.3, v4.1, v4.1.1, v5, v6, v7.1

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maximo/Informatica Developer in Raritan, NJ
    Current Employee - Maximo/Informatica Developer in Raritan, NJ

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

    Pros

    Full-Term implementation EAM Maximo project with the client Johnson & Johnson (including various geographies like APAC, EMEA, NA and Consumer).

    Cons

    experience in Software Technical Design, Development, Implementation, Production support and Documentation of Client/Server, Internet/Web and Legacy Applications

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    experience in Software Technical Design, Development, Implementation, Production support and Documentation of Client/Server, Internet/Web and Legacy Applications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Opportunity is there, laid back company, unorganized and inefficient

    Former Employee - Distribution in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Distribution in Somerset, NJ

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Culture, Opportunity, Value, Flexibility, Compensation

    Cons

    Unorganized, Inefficient, Frustrating, Time wasted, Slow moving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Operating Companies should align more

  6.  

    Priceless

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for growth and development. Diversity of products. Global Company

    Cons

    Lack of expertise in some areas of HR. Inconsistencies of employee treatment regarding performance and compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees!! The worker- bees!! You'll learn a great deal about what is really going on in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work, cares about employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Design Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Amazing benefits, good growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Hard to get things done, lots of corporate speak. Decisions take a very long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your leaders to make quick, efficient decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    J&J employs 4,000+ IT employees and provides all with excellent work opportunities, training, supervision

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager- Contrac in Raritan, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager- Contrac in Raritan, NJ

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting IT project assignments in consumer, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Promotes from within. Strong skills training and employee development

    Cons

    Constant change yearly as new companies are acquired and merged into the organization. New IT managers from acquired firms are not willing to take risks after many have been let go. Some Full Time employees (business) consider IT contractors as "hired help" and are not willing to cooperate fully during projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve management of supply of IT contractors with ongoing demand for IT talent and reassign IT contractors within NJ locations as they finish one contract; rather than having this talent exit and have to reapply later for a new contract in another part of organization. Consider an internal contract web site where IT and other functional consultants can see postings for contract assignments that they can apply for...just as FT employees can see posted FT openings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scentist II in Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Scentist II in Skillman, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Training, work life balance, Team work, experience

    Cons

    Promotion, Contract-Hire, Contractors Salary, Benefits, Time off Policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many great contractors leave JNJ because of the Hiring terms.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Better than most

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Coordinator in Raritan, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Coordinator in Raritan, NJ

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

    Pros

    J & J is better than most companies.....

    Cons

    J & J has steadily gone down hill in employee satisfaction over the last 10 years. It is a co that seems to lay-off every couple years then turn around and hire......seems to be a pattern. Very difficult to move internally.....the application process is almost worse than applying to an external co. HR is worthless, Recruiting even worse. Complaining about unfair practices is a big mistake, nothing ever done by HR and then management finds ways to make your life miserable. Arbitrary ratings, one boss likes you---you get a stellar rating....the next one trying to cut the budget, gives you a lower rating (and thus saves money on salary/bonus structure).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If we are credo based, everyone (from the top down) should be credo based.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A wonderful family-oriented company with terrific benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Raritan, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Raritan, NJ

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

    Pros

    J&J has a very strong Credo, which the company, and it's employees take very seriously. Within that Credo, it mentions Customer, Communities, Employees, and Stockholders, in that order. Each year, the Company conducts a credo survey of all it's employees, and the anonymized results of that survey are made public, and addressed accordingly. It's very effective.

    Cons

    Leadership within IT should stay focused on the long-term welfare of it's employees. Employees are a very long-term investment, and should be viewed as such.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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