Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated May 29, 2015
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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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  1. Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Great company - fast paced, friendly, emphasis on quality of work.

    Cons

    It is often times bureaucratic due to its large size.

  2. Supply Chain Analyst

    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Focused on development, credo based

    Cons

    Not agile, slow, complex, too big

  3. Service Delivery Manager

    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in New Brunswick, NJ

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

    Pros

    credo, flexible work arrangements, good benefits

    Cons

    politics, lack of career progression, stiff management

    Advice to Management

    be flexible & nurture talent

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  5. Great company driven by their culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in New Brunswick, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    For full-time employees, the career trajectory is typically very clear. there is a good amount of exposure to upper management and you will have collaborative projects. on site gym, company store, good cafeteria, company outings, very interesting work. You can interact with many of J&J's customers and suppliers.

    Cons

    It is difficult for a contractor to get a full-time offer from my experience. Contractors typically get a 1 year contract and then get an extension if the company likes you.

    Advice to Management

    I know it is difficult for such a large, publicly traded company to minimize bureaucracy but I've heard horror stories of interactions that VP level employees have with managers.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Great benefits and work environment

    Cons

    Very corporate, hard to implement change quickly

  7. An excellent company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A company that really does care about customers and employees. Excellent salaries and benefits. Strong vision for the future,especially in pharma.

    Cons

    Frequent re-organizations and upper management changes.

    Advice to Management

    recognize the impact re-orgs have on the company.

  8. sales executive

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time

    Pros

    breadth of portfolio and number of companies, pipeline. many pharmaceutical and medical device jobs across the world.

    Cons

    lower compensation than at small or midsize companies but that's to be expected since JNJ has been around a long long time.

    Advice to Management

    revamp management trainee programs

  9. CASE COMPETITION

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CASE COMPETITION in Iselin, NJ
    Former Employee - CASE COMPETITION in Iselin, NJ

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    a great learning experience and got lot to learn.

    Cons

    didn't get enough time to work on the case competition.

    Advice to Management

    bring more opportunities to colleges.

  10. IT Manager

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, work-life balance, great coworker

    Cons

    Little slow to get things done, but that is changing. Too many VPs and approvals needed to get things done. Less opportunities to move up, unless you are living in East Coast;

  11. Punches in the air...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Former Employee - Project Engineer

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson

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

    Pros

    Well known brand name with a diversified products portfolio.
    A company with history that dates back to 1886.
    A true multinational corporation with solid presence around the world.

    Cons

    After several issues that brought JnJ to the media buzz about the quality of their products and the intervention of the FDA, the company started a complete auto check on many aspects of their operational practices.
    In the subsidiary I was working for, external consultants, that did not know anything about the process, would be brought in the would be throwing punches in the air for a quarter or two before new consultants where brought in to repeat the vicious circle again.
    If you have seen a chicken running and flapping with its head cut off that would be a very graphic analogy of the company felt like back then, at least in the division and specific operation I worked for.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people. Specially those who have been servicing the company for years. Listen to what the have to say and at least pretend you care.


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