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Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
1,587 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    very awesome place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    the atmospere, the pay and

    Cons

    the hours and the very good life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Stable, good benefit , diverse culture, friendly,

    Cons

    It takes some time to learn the process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good experience working with the company very diverse

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    diversity, opportunity, you get to work in different aspect of business within a company, good work life balance, very friendly staff,

    Cons

    challenging work environment but lots of help available

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Diversity of employees, ethically based decision making

    Cons

    Compensation is based on an average of similar corporations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    HR director

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and growth across company

    Cons

    Red tape at all levels across company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Solid foundation for entry-level pharmaceutical sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Professional Sales Representative in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Excellent sales training, outstanding benefits,

    Cons

    Unattainable career ladder, minimal annual compensation increases, job security 100% dependent on annual performance review rating

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall great experience, very nice people, focus on employee happiness.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Finance Co-Op in Raritan, NJ
    Former Intern - Finance Co-Op in Raritan, NJ

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson as an intern (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Typically only work 40 hours per week, flexible work schedule if you need to stay home or the roads are bad, summer Friday's, focused on your career development.

    Cons

    A rotational based company (at least within in finance) makes it hard to buy a home or stay in one specific area. Pays in line with "average" healthcare companies but in reality it pays below other most big healthcare companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make a rotational career basically necessary to get promoted. Other people who rotate to other cities or location get priority, but it's hard to uproot a family knowing it'll only be for 1.5-3 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I loved my experience at J&J but I am concerned about the direction finance is going

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Supportive co-workers
    Great benefits and employee support through health and wellness
    Very interesting work - feel good about working for a company that helps people
    Company encourages work-life balance

    Cons

    Very structured merit/review system based on a curve; only so many people can "excel"
    It's not what you know, but who you know and J&J is all about relationships - if you don't make good connections or get a sponsor, you won't go far
    Significant structure in place to ensure work-life balance however, depending on role and/or manager - how that plays out can vary significantly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In an effort to centralize finance function and standardize processes, please do not take the job requirements and simplify them simply to push down to lower level staff. Following processes and procedures often get in the way of actually getting the work done. Don't push a project forward simply to meet deadlines if the proper work isn't done, otherwise there will be disasterous roll outs (like the HR/payroll debacle)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Big responsibilities, big challenges

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Co-Op in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Finance Co-Op in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    J&J gives you lots of opportunities to learn, excel, and impress in order to be recommended for the FLDP program. As a co-op, I've been given lots of budgeting responsibilities and projects that focus on my weaknesses. I love my coworkers and the inclusive, community culture here.

    Cons

    There are big expectations, and the stakes are high. Only a few people are recommended for FLDP, so there's a lot of pressure on everyday work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact with "lower" employees more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Co-Op

    Current Employee - Co-Op in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Co-Op in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Fantastic Culture with strong structured progarm

    Cons

    Filling a role does not translate to a true intern experience; your daily duties are all encompassing and branching out to different tasks is rather difficult.

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