Johnson & Johnson
3.6 of 5 1,220 reviews
www.jnj.com New Brunswick, NJ 5000+ Employees

Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.6 1,220 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky

Alex Gorsky

(306 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Campus is beautiful; work/life balance policies good; company store very convenient"
    in 110 reviews
  • "I was very excited to gain employment with J&J because it is a highly coveted company"
    in 108 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/life balance is respected, but there are high expectations to get a lot done"
    in 50 reviews
  • "In consumer sector what ever Walmart wants is what J&J will do even at a lose"
    in 80 reviews
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Great 6 month co-op that helped develop my future career goals

R&D Co-Op (Former Employee)
New Brunswick, NJ

I worked at Johnson & Johnson as an intern for less than a year

ProsDuring the summer, they offer summer hours so you can work extra hours during the week and get Fridays off every two weeks. They encourage you to meet as many people as you can to be well-rounded in the company and give you a lot of freedom. My boss was extremely helpful in introducing me to work that was completely new to me, she was also very flexible when it came to work hours. My co-workers will very friendly as well and welcoming to new employees.

ConsMany of my surrounding co-workers were temp employees and I believe without connections it might be a difficult company to break into.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Its OK - depending on your aspirations

Director (Former Employee)
Summit, NJ

I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time for more than 8 years

ProsStability - sometime. If you play the game right you'll survive the various rounds of re-orgs that come oevery years. If you want to innovate, produce, speak your mind - foghataboutit

ConsCredo shmredo. the way that this place has been politicized, the methods by which people stem over each other, all point to lack of vision

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the folks in the trenches

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Experience

IT Manager (Former Employee)
Raritan, NJ

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

ProsOpportunity to work with different parts of the business in a global team environment. Provides leadership opportunities and exposure to upper management. People respect each other.

ConsCommunications from upper management on strategy and goals is sometime not disseminated in a timely manager.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company

Team Leader (Former Employee)
Miami Lakes, FL

I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time for more than 5 years

Pros. Training options available
. Advancement in reach
. Politics at a minimum
. Colleagues amenable
. R&D fully funded

Cons. huge company, easy to get lost
. Pharma company, lots of regulations and compliance issues

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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IT Analyst (Current Employee)
Raritan, NJ

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

ProsThe company has Great Benefits and is perfect for anyone married with kids.

ConsCompensation (Very hard to get promoted) , and Building Locations (every location is honestly in the middle of no where. Being young and single, definitely not the environment for you. )

Advice to Senior ManagementMake your employees feel valued more.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It's who you know.....

Production Management (Current Employee)
Lancaster, PA

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

ProsPlenty of opportunities to advance
Benefits are in top 5% of all US Companies
If you are open to not just listening but hearing there are many excellent colleagues who can teach you how to not onlu survive but thrive.

ConsAnytime you work for a company this size there will be difficult people and difficult situations.
It isn't what you know but who you know.
The higher up you go the more stress on your family

Advice to Senior ManagementThe Credo should not be just a "nice to have", it should be what governs ALL decisions but not everyone above got the memo.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Supply Chain Co-Op (Former Employee)
Fort Washington, PA

I worked at Johnson & Johnson as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat flexibility and opportunities to grow. Teaches how to implement process improvement and emphasizes teamwork

ConsAnother interview after the co-op to get the FLDP

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time

ProsGreat benefits, great co-workers, outstanding job training.

ConsJob security. Laid off after the product I was supposed to promote didn't receive FDA approval.

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Awesome

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Johnson & Johnson

ProsBest place to work with a great company culture and good people working there. Cooperative work environment. Work-life balance is high.

ConsThere is a lot of red tape, which would be true at any large company. Sometimes it's hard to know who to talk to to get something done and a hunt ensues.

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Senior Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

ProsGreat pipeline of products, good pay, good benefits, lots of mobility within the organization and family of companies. very ethnically diverse, prides itself on diversity and fair workplace.

ConsVery "Big Pharma" very corporate culture, can be a little too stiff and conservative..

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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