Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated March 28, 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. 6 people found this helpful

    A great opportunity and learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Skillman, NJ
    Former Employee - Scientist in Skillman, NJ

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work-life balance and culture was great, high beliefs in cross functional alignment which led to higher growth as an individual. Pay and benefits were good.

    Cons

    Environment can be cut-throat at times. If you question management, even in a positive sense, your bound to have some form of blow back regardless of whether it is deserved or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the innovative and new-age approach to dealing with everyday problems. Listen to low-level employee's to get their views and values heard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Challenging, dynamic, exciting place to do interesting leading-edge work

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    Current Employee - IT Lead Developer
    Current Employee - IT Lead Developer

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

    Pros

    Access to new interesting technology, supportive management who understand personal needs - the J&J corporate Credo kinda says it all for me - to paraphrase heavily, it says that the most important things are (in order of importance) 1) Customers, 2) Employees, 3) Community, and 4) Shareholders. Note that shareholders are last on the last - important, but not as important as the human capital of customers and employees.

    Cons

    A very heavy meeting culture - I spend many hours each week in meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to better manage work/life balance, and to minimize where possible the impact of meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Co-op with JnJ

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    great experience, hands in learning, skills that prepare you for the work force

    Cons

    A lot of pressure to perform tasks, complete projects on time, and to always be on call

    Recommends
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  5. Contractor Working at McNeil, Fort Washington Site. Great experience and opportunity to learn.

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    Current Contractor - Scientist III in Fort Washington, PA
    Current Contractor - Scientist III in Fort Washington, PA

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with some very knowledgeable chemist and learn a lot. The opportunities to learn are enormous but depend on your own drive and willingness to go seek them. The pay is great (as a contractor) and from what I hear of the permanents they make great money too with pension. Great work/life ratio.

    Cons

    The contractor experience really can differ based on which group and manager you work with. Some managers see the contractors as lesser people and there will be less chances to learn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that an enormous portion of your work force are contractors and their morale matters. Contractor businesses really take advantage of the contractor. J&J really should protect how much the contractor actually takes home. There are cases where the contract company takes home almost 50% of what J&J pays them and that is just not right.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Raritan, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Raritan, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    * CREDO
    * Health Benefits
    * Great organizational culture & work environment
    * Good Pay
    * Great work life/balance + ability to work from home

    Cons

    * Politics/Corporate culture
    * Provide more training and growth opportunities
    * Easier to move laterally rather than vertically
    * Such a huge company that sometimes it's easy to get stuck in your own silo and not have a full grasp of the different aspects of J&J

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advocate for a more "open door policy" organizational culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Johnson & Johnson is an inspirational and inviting company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Working at Johnson & Johnson, I am surrounded by intelligent and fun individuals. The company is very open to diversity of experience.

    Cons

    This is not a CON - but your work (and results) are what get you noticed at J&J. You are expected to deliver results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Worked as an intern in the digital technologist group

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst/Digital Technologist in Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst/Digital Technologist in Blue Bell, PA

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    The staff there are very welcoming. They provided me with all the support i could possibly need, and they were very patient with me. They have great credos too.

    Cons

    They were a bit disorganized, and the management that i was working with seemed to not understand basic concepts, which just made my job that much more difficult. Also, they didn't do a good job at describing the job position to me, so I kind of went in blindsided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would to do a better job at describing a positions duties and expectations. This would help clear up a lot of confusion and also help who ever is getting the offer to better prepare for the tasks ahead.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great company and great people.

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    Current Employee - Contractor in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Contractor in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Friendly environment to work. The company also encourages a healthy lifestyle which is great for employees.

    Cons

    It's hard to get into the company. You have to know someone or get a great recommendation or reference. It takes a while to advance in the company as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Overall, good place to work if you follow the rules & do as you told. A lot of politics though

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Some managers are flexible with working arrangements, as long as the work is done

    Cons

    Opportunity for promotions or rotations are not great

  11. Very challenging and rewarding.

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    Former Employee - Senior Supervisor Distribution in Shepherdsville, KY
    Former Employee - Senior Supervisor Distribution in Shepherdsville, KY

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company's values ...Responsibility and accountability to patients. ...Quality of Work Life is first rate. Great Benefits, 401(k), Pension, Medical insurance is very comprehensive.

    Cons

    Long Hours, abundant documentation, Many Regulatory audits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate work loads more often, become creative and more collaborative in managing work loads , Manage using key metrics. i.e. customer complaints, order shortages , cGMP Gaps

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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