Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Develo

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  1. Good environment, good people

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    Former Intern - Anonymous
    Former Intern - Anonymous

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Develo as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    nice campus-like facility, people are friendly and helpful. A nice place to start your career.

    Cons

    like other major pharma, outsourcing squeezed the opportunities in R&D.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    The best company to begin a career in Pharma.

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    Former Contractor - IDA in Raritan, NJ
    Former Contractor - IDA in Raritan, NJ

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Develo as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    You get a lot of experience and there is a work life balance. They do recognize the hard/diligent workers.

    Cons

    J&J lose alot of good people / contractors, because of their is a 2 year cap on contract employment. Due to some internal politics on cetain contractors are able to get back in after waiting 6mos for a new 2-year contract.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Excellent Company

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Midwest City, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Midwest City, OK

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Develo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    J&J prides itself on allowing each company under it's umbrella to operate autonomously. This allows for many opportunities to further your career

    Cons

    Going through a lot of restructuring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people on the trenches - sales people and District Managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great/fun environment but hard to move up

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    Current Contractor - Lab Tech in La Jolla, CA
    Current Contractor - Lab Tech in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Develo as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome environment, great coworkers, fun attitude and flexible work hours. Boss is so nice and very easy to talk to. Tons of fun events!

    Cons

    Contractors get excluded from MANY things, it's impossible to become a permanent employee, and there are lots of office politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wish contractors had a chance to be made permanent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Wonderful experience working as a consultant for Johnson and Johnson

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Director Project Management in Raritan, NJ
    Former Contractor - Director Project Management in Raritan, NJ

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Develo as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Very good management and talented co-workers
    - Exposure to different areas of IT (Delivery Management, Creative (Web, mobile, etc), and business sectors (Consumer, Pharma, MD&D)
    - Was able to work from home or local office location on multiple occasions, becasue of lenghty commute

    Cons

    -Difficult to get a full time position, unless you have a unique specialty or possibly know someone.
    -Definitely distinguishes between contractor and full time worker, but expected in larger company.
    -Two year limitation for independent contractors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Company with a great reputation in the industry, as a whole they support personal development if budget allows.

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    Former Employee - Sourcing Manager in Raritan, NJ
    Former Employee - Sourcing Manager in Raritan, NJ

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Develo

    Pros

    - Great reputation in the industry
    - Large organization that can foster a lifelong career
    - Pretty good work / life balance

    Cons

    - Different departments have very different cultures
    - Not so easy to move around in the organization to foster career development
    - Some great bosses and some not so great bosses
    - Career advancement reserved for a "chosen few"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management should investigate why some departments have very little advancement or transfers from their groups in such long periods of time. Some managers are made to feel they have no opportunity of advancement and if they want change then they should just leave the company.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. Still Too New to Say

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    Current Employee - Manager in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Horsham, PA

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Develo

    Pros

    People are pretty nice. Pay and benefits are good. Investment in techonology (systems) is also very good.

    Cons

    I've only been here a short time but so far I get the feeling that although each group's work has a tremendous affect on other groups, there is little collaboration. The work right now seems much easier than what it should be for the job level and the challenge appears to be the ability to get it done based on unrealistic lead times. More collaboration and communication is definitely needed along with a vision of how things could be. There is also a high need to look at end-to-end processes and drive through best practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more visible to the people doing the work. Encourage (and even pressure) the groups to work together. Perhaps setting up self-managed teams would be helpful.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. Good, yet bad at the same time.

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chesterbrook, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chesterbrook, PA

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Develo

    Pros

    Pay is very good, as have been bonuses (up to now at least). At least in my department, working from home is possible as is flex time.

    Cons

    Recognition for one's efforts is very slow to come or non-existent. Upper management is totally out-of-touch with the needs and moral of employees. Even though annual surveys give to employees repeated show declining morale, nothing visible is being done.

    Johnson & Johnson is reorganizing and merging some departments at different sites. This is causing a great number of headaches and is not being handled well locally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't give lip service to employees, actually listen. Do more planning before attempting "harmonization".

    No opinion of CEO
  10. Great Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterbrook, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterbrook, PA

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Develo

    Pros

    Very flexible. Great work/life balance. Lots of opportunity for advancement and growth.

    Cons

    Processes are always changing. Lots of systems to learn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Minimize the number changes in processes. It can be hard to keep up.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. When are we going to grow the topline

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raritan, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raritan, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Develo

    Pros

    Our products make lives better

    Cons

    Have no autonomy
    Only Senior management make decisions
    Priorities are not where they should be
    Tremendous lack of creativity and ability to listen, no belief in us

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow the topline and stop cost cutting, the market knows what we are doing, look at our stock price. Go back to empowering your people, allow managers to manage and directors to direct.

    No opinion of CEO

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