Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Overall work life balance is key within pretty much everyone I was in contact with (in 138 reviews)

  • I was very excited to gain employment with J&J because it is a highly coveted company (in 122 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not great and we seem chronically understaffed (in 58 reviews)

  • J & J has steadily gone down hill in employee satisfaction over the last 10 years (in 85 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company That Lost It's Way

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and products. The company is completely stable. The training received at J&J is top notch and a lot of other companies would benefit from emulating their practice in making employees perform better.

    Cons

    J&J was all about the customer and employee. Now it is more focused on producing for shareholders. A path that should correct itself but can be destructive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate more on the customer and employees like the Credo states and eventually the company will reward the shareholders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • 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
  3.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time

    Pros

    The J&J Credo is prominent across operating companies and decisions are based upon it.

    Cons

    Change is very slow, even if it is a positive one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Phenomenal place to learn, grow and develop. Be respected, valued and challenged every day of the week.

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

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

    Pros

    Culture of engagement and development. Great total compensation package, including full live for life, health and wellness offerings

    Cons

    slow decision making culture...sometimes too friendly environment prevents direct feedback and difficult conversations in the moment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful

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    • 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
  8.  

    Great company for first internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Co-Op in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Co-Op in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, great managers who are interested in developing young talent. Awesome opportunities to gain insight to a variety of different projects across functions - if you are interested in another function or project, it's easy to learn more just by asking. Coffee culture means that you can sit down for a one-on-one with any full-timer (managers included) and chat with them about their experiences. Also great rapport among intern classes.

    Cons

    Huge company, so all the difficulties of a huge company: long project timelines, sometimes HR is slow to respond, there can be issues with communications across departments... but nothing that can't be resolved

    Recommends
  9.  

    Diverse experiences in marketing and business

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time

    Pros

    great people, exciting projects, and a global mindset. there are many opportunities to challenge yourself here in a marketing job. you also have the chance to move within JNJ at other locations around the US.

    Cons

    Has opportunities to improve diversity at this location. it also tends to have a slower, corporate pace and very risk averse.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    professional experience coordinating and working with diverse cultures.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - FORKLIFT OPERATOR/PACKER/PULLER in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - FORKLIFT OPERATOR/PACKER/PULLER in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    allow me to grow professionally and serve as part of a team that supports the organization's objectives and to contribute to the company success.

    Cons

    Coming into the job thinking your going to move up and forward with in one year and your never looked at knowing your worth & how you work it shouldn't take a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look at your hard workers and move them forward to keep them happy as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A wonderful family-oriented company with terrific benefits

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    • 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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