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Johnson & Johnson Reviews in Raritan, NJ

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company for full time employees\Not so great for contractors

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

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

    Pros

    Middle management representatives are knowledgeable and will stress procedures to maintain company standards. Employees and Contractors are required to take knowledge refreshers on an annual basis. For employees, great benefits, relaxed dress code and good work\life balance. The company seems to go out of its way for full time staff members. If you want to learn about formal project management and see it in practice, this is the place to be. Raritan\Morris Plains Campuses are comfortable and well designed

    Cons

    If you are a contractor, you are a replaceable resource and nothing more. Resources are frequently stretched and it is not unusual for contractors to be pulled to multiple projects. Work\life is good for employees because contractors get the grunt work. Political and cultural bias, depending on the group that you are in, certainly exists and is practiced openly. Hard work will be recognized by some managers, but compliments don't come frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I applaud management's efforts to make the environment friendly and comfortable for employees. Hopefully, they will recognize that contractors contribute to the success of the company and should receive some recognition for their efforts. I would also suggest that management take a realistic look at their environment and "talk to everyone" if they really want to improve diversity and team work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Johnson and Johnson experience

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

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

    Pros

    Its a job and in this economy that is a rare thing.

    Cons

    No benefits offered as a contract worker

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

    Great company to work for however it's challenging to move up the ladder

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

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

    Pros

    Stable, good work/life balance (depending on your Manager), plenty of opportunities to move around within the company (laterally)...

    Cons

    Difficult to climb up the ladder due to bottleneck; new positions do not get created quickly for upward movement. Instead you have to wait for your superiors to move on, which can take plenty of years...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create additional levels in the organization chart but manage them effectively...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great for for moms and dads and to start your career

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

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

    Pros

    Great experience starting a career in their finance rotational program (FLDP). Learned all of the skills necessary to move on to a career that was more meaningful for me. This is a fantastic, stable company for moms and dads. Great "work-life balance."

    Cons

    Working in remote locations away from cities did not appeal to me for the long term. Project work was not as readily available as I would have liked. Pipeline to manager is overly stuffed by their rotational programs, so you will find that many people start their careers there and leave for advancement opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Chance to work with some brilliant people doing excellent work. Collegial atmosphere, good educational opportunities, and ability to work in different sectors (pharma, medical devices, and consumer products). Good place to start career.

    Cons

    Pharma obsession with outsourcing causing big brain drain and is hurting morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work....

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent pipeline, family like environment, educational opportunities internal and external. A great place to start a career and possible grow your career within.

    Cons

    Revisit the CREDO. The CREDO made J&J one of the most admired and strongest companies in the Fortune 100.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to basics. Revisit the CREDO.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Frustrating

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

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Good benefits
    - Work life balance
    - Great peers
    - Learn a lot

    Cons

    - Horrible leaders; if upper management is not from the US, good luck, they are discriminating and don't care about your future
    - Low pay
    - politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Change the way they grow employees and actually care for them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Administrative assignments

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

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

    Pros

    Love the company store and products. Company facilities are nice but no one seems very happy here.

    Cons

    Management tries to get you to do other work than originally assigned to and get around your contract. They have tried to get me to do two jobs for the price of one. Unethical with vendors too. Morale is very low among employees. You really have to know someone to get in here on a permanent basis. It's an "old boys" network.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live your credo and realize that your actions reflect the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Security Analyst

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

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company has Great Benefits and is perfect for anyone married with kids.

    Cons

    Compensation (Very hard to get promoted) , and Building Locations (every location is honestly in the middle of no where. Being young and single, definitely not the environment for you. )

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your employees feel valued more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the same company I worked for when I started years ago...

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

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

    Pros

    Since J&J is a large company it constantly benchmarks itself again other fortune 100 companies to stay competitive and retain its talent. Although this has decreased a little over the past five years it still in one of the better companies to work for as it pays well and provides very good benefits. Due to the companies size and growth it leverages a lot of different information technologies and also provides you the ability to try and move around within any of the 200+ J&J family of companies.

    Cons

    Due to J&J being a large enterprise fortune 50 company many of the IT projects move very slow and require cooperation from various groups to be successful. If upper management does not fully support these larger projects it does become a challenge to keep projects on track and successful. Long project approval and funding cycles typically delay and impact the the projects value, time to market and resource productivity.

    Although the company's culture historically has been to promote from within in the past five years there has been a change in where they now seem to go to the outside to fill higher level Director and VP positions. In short, J&J is not the same company that I started working for back in 2000 and due to the constant rotation and turnover in manager, director and VP positions career growth is very limited and has become challenging. Job security is also not there as well as with each new realm of upper management comes reorganizations on almost an annual basis in which positions are eliminated and employees are let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within instead of hiring old friends from the outside. This will inspire employees to have pride in J&J and in turn work harder and deliver better results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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