Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
1,364 Reviews
3.8
1,364 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Campus is beautiful; work/life balance policies good; company store very convenient (in 123 reviews)

  • I was very excited to gain employment with J&J because it is a highly coveted company (in 111 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not great and we seem chronically understaffed (in 55 reviews)

  • In consumer sector what ever Walmart wants is what J&J will do even at a lose (in 82 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Clinical Trial Project Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson as a contractor

    Pros

    Great colleagues, creative, in novative and professional.

    Cons

    Highly competitive an not always forthcoming with information

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Wonderful co-op experience with this company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The people at J&J are one of the best aspects to the job. Everyone is very helpful and willing to take time to explain things to you when you're new to the company. There are also a lot of team building/social activities scheduled during work time (including ice cream socials, bridge building competitions, and outings). Overall, the environment is very friendly and laid back.

    Cons

    Sometimes, supervisors and co-workers have hectic schedules, and it takes them a while to get back to you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was a great experience that propelled me into the IT infrastructure of the company as a whole.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Technologist  in  Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Digital Technologist in Skillman, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Promotions, great benefits, communal values, very supportive of long-term employees and overall a good business structure that keeps people welcomed.

    Cons

    Building was outdated, had a few issues with their preferences for interns and co-ops as they sought to save money as much as possible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall it was a very good experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Co-Op  in  Raritan, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Co-Op in Raritan, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People are nice, benefits are even better.

    Cons

    Sometimes not all directions are clear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    World Class

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AR CONSULTANT  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - AR CONSULTANT in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This is what world class is; respect, transparency, name brand recognition, welcoming in the new, respecting the old and seeing the value in both.

    Cons

    Its a big ocean with a lot of little fish, but they still do a great job in recognizing efforts and accomplishments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep walking and talking the Credo

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It is a good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    There are a lot of good people

    Cons

    It was very time consuming

  8.  

    Good Company to work for as a contractor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Fort Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Fort Washington, PA

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good communication within project team and good team spirit. Good mix of employees and contractors. Clearly defined expectations enable team members to succeed. Good rate.

    Cons

    Highly matrixed structure requires a lot of additional coordination. Individually contractor contributions are not sufficiently recognized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve planning and better clarify the requirements before committing to timelines. Improve quality of deliverables by providing better guidelines rather than relying compliance checks at the end of the process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Work Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Demand Planner  in  Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Demand Planner in Skillman, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Salary for job function, Laid Back company culture, Focused on personal development, Great Leadership

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company, Not as face paced as other companies, Less desirable locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest finding a way to open additional offices closer to major cities. I am extremely happy at J&J but am considering leaving just due to the location. Offices closer to NYC area (northern NJ) would attract higher performing talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I love the culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People are incredibly smart and everyone really lives the company credo. It has a good feeling and you feel like you make a difference there.

    Cons

    Has the instability of pharmaceuticals so things are always shifting in terms of budgets and roadmaps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a strategy , stick to it, and make sure everyone knows what it is.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Global Supply Chain Co-Op

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Supply Chain Co-Op  in  Somerville, NJ
    Current Employee - Global Supply Chain Co-Op in Somerville, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    You are treated as an actual employee and have the chance to learn as much as you set your mind to. The sky is the limit with this company and the older employees love to see the co-ops grow during the program. However I will say that there is not a lot of structure to the co-op position, it is what you make of it. You will have the chance to work with many different people and many different software programs. The knowledge you will gain at Johnson & Johnson is incomparable to anything you will learn in a classroom.

    Cons

    Some of the systems are old, and other students interning with other companies get to use much more advanced and newer software. Another drawback is the program is not designed around the intent to hire any of the co-ops for full time. Sometimes I believe this discourages kids because they assume that even if they do a good job, Johnson & Johnson will not want to retain you. This is a huge drawback of the company because they are not recognizing and utilizing all of this fresh, new talent that they are bringing in each year. If they were to hire more co-ops I think they could be much up to speed with the current times instead of stuck in their old ways which they somewhat are.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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