Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. Tremendous opportunities

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

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    All the technology that you can think of. The company offers plenty of choices for career path development. Flexible work environment. Pay starts at the higher end.

    Cons

    Fragmented team structures. Employees are at a point where there are many projects to be more productive. In many ways there's too much at once. The management sees to be pulled in too many directions to focus.


  2. Working at Johnson & Johnson has been an incredible experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    J&J has great work life balance, and management who truly cares about their employees, and large network of highly driven professionals.

    Cons

    Large healthcare companies can get bogged down with numerous of policies and procedures causing it to move slowly, and having many initiatives that are less than exciting.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to take care of your employees.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Old school company

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

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson

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

    Pros

    Benefits and compensation are not awful. Big company is good for networking, and there is a large family of current and former J&J employees.

    Cons

    Very political, old school mentality around advancement. The adage "it's not what you know it's who you know" is very applicable here. The company was founded on this old school boys club approach, and it's not leaving any time soon.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees for what they contribute and try a little positive reinforcement. Stand by that credo you so value, or get rid of it.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    What a nightmare!!!

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Salary seems to be 5-10K higher than market place.

    Cons

    A kind of propaganda was created that one must have been blessed in the heavens to work for JNJ. So, until you realize, you will hurt your emotional self by trying to adapt yourself to the toxic work culture. It may hurt your family and friends too. Completely unbearable work culture.

    When you hit 50, beware your days are numbered. Top Management don't know what employees are doing and they blame employees for their ignorance, especially in R&D. HR IT supposed to lead the credo, but in here politics are worse than in Washington DC.

    Advice to Management

    When company is doing so good, he let R&D lay-off employees in big numbers. Why will any one lay off employees with GOOD PERFORMANCE ratings/reviews. Alex seems to be a nice guy. Was it a christmas gift from R&D IT to CEO. 25% staff gone!!!


  6. Helpful (1)

    Johnson & Johnson

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong community outreach, respect for the workforce, relationship driven organization, large company with a variety of opportunities, sustained growth over the years, pride and commitment to shareholders.

    Cons

    Seniority is valued more than skill

    Advice to Management

    Provide alternative methods of personal career growth


  7. Helpful (1)

    Better than most

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (1)

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

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Not what it used to be

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive benefits and compensation
    Global organization presents varied experiences

    Cons

    Middle layers of organization getting condensed leaving very little opportunity for advancement beyond the Manager level. Highly political environment in which you will only succeed if you kiss up to those above you. No need to remain loyal to the company as they have proven time and again they are not loyal to you.
    Also, with the elimination of roles, the workload has remained the same so get ready to work lots of overtime. When I have asked management which of my tasks to prioritize, I have been told, "they are all important." How is that for leadership?
    Every function reports to different functional leaders so this is the place for you if you want to have no idea what the objectives are or the plan to achieve them. The goals seemingly change weekly. It is horribly run and I lost all faith in leadership. They don't walk the talk. They talk out of both sides of their mouth and you wind up with goals that are not feasible. They sound really good though. Ha!
    Most of the role are largely thankless. Despite putting in long hours and delivering against key projects, don't hold your breath for a pat on the back or a thank you.
    Your success is all about networking with the right people. Even when they post a position internally (per company policy), chances are they have already selected the candidate for the role.
    If you align yourself with the wrong people and they don't succeed, get ready to go down with the ship. I've seen it happen time and again.

    Advice to Management

    Stop administering the credo survey. Given the results are the same every two years (lack of talent development, little opportunity for advancement, etc.), it seems like a waste of time. Further, I question whether the results are accurate given you basically have to identify yourself by name (company name, location, years of service with the company, function, job level, etc.). It is not anonymous as the survey claims. Find a new approach to get results you can figure out a way to improve. The needle isn't moving and the same issues persist year after year.
    Stop listening to and promoting those who tell you what you want to hear. Start holding leadership accountable to execute and deliver results. It's very sad to see what this place has become. It used to be a great place to work.


  10. A wonderful family-oriented company with terrific benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great place to start your career

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

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Great work/life balance, working over 40hrs per week wasn't necessary
    -Great benefits and they really care about their employees
    -Great chance to network with leaders in the Leadership Development Programs
    -Chance to work on products that save lives and improve people's lives

    Cons

    -HUGE company, so changes can be slow and checks and balances can delay projects
    -Has some bureaucracy, especially closer to the corporate business units
    -While some employees are very sharp and work hard, others can be the opposite



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