Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
1,426 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 126 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 87 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.  

    Working in J&J

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    It is a global company with great opportunities to grow and develop.

    Cons

    Hard to move up the ladder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Plant processing equipment development as a cosutant. Nerve was a direct employee.

    Current Employee - Product DevelopmentEngineer Or Msnager
    Current Employee - Product DevelopmentEngineer Or Msnager

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

    Pros

    Environment always good in all the numerous divisions in which I have worked.Stimulating challenges.

    Cons

    No negative aspects I encountered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the benefit of my development and invention talent.

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  5.  

    Finance Co-op

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Co-Op in Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Finance Co-Op in Fort Washington, PA

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

    Pros

    Good training program provided by JnJ

    Cons

    Everything is better than I thought

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more leadership working experience

  6.  

    Dynamic working environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager

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

    Pros

    The people at J&J are smart, personable and proactive, which makes for a pleasurable working environment. Work life balance is good, and there are many perks such as an in-office gym.

    Cons

    Different departments can be somewhat compartmentalized. This means that to be effective, developing relationships with cross-functional partners is essential. This is not necessarily a con, but it can be difficult to acclimate when an outsider firsts joins the company.

    Recommends
    Positive 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.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Better than most

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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