Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
1,413 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Overall work life balance is key within pretty much everyone I was in contact with (in 138 reviews)

  • I was very excited to gain employment with J&J because it is a highly coveted company (in 122 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not great and we seem chronically understaffed (in 58 reviews)

  • J & J has steadily gone down hill in employee satisfaction over the last 10 years (in 85 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very satisfactory learning experience throughout multiple co-op opportunities.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Co-op in Lititz, PA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Co-op in Lititz, PA

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Gained valuable project experience and day-to-day experience. Multiple rotations throughout J&J allowed for a good understanding of the supply chain from beginning to end.

    Cons

    No set co-op or intern program so it is hard to come back for multiple rotations or to transition to different sites for rotations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Supervisor in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People Oriented, Good benefits, Values and Culture

    Cons

    Too many transfers, lots of traveling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Wonderful

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Very nice people. Respect your dedication and hardwork. Very friendly working environment

    Cons

    Many different systems can make the work complicated. A lot of changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Operations Specialist in Morrison, IL
    Current Employee - Business Operations Specialist in Morrison, IL

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

    Pros

    Was given plenty of chances to advance in the company. Managers strived for career development of the young associates.

    Cons

    The work to life ratio portrayed in the interview was entirely different from the reality. Many times you find yourself late at the office to finish projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider better work to life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It is a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Assistant in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Clinical Assistant in New Brunswick, NJ

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

    Pros

    It has great benefits and flex hours.

    Cons

    Face pace culture. Sometimes it is difficult to take time off because of the business of the company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Difficult to move into new roles

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scientist in Skillman, NJ
    Former Employee - Scientist in Skillman, NJ

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

    Pros

    J&J has a great company name and a perk is having a company store. Also has good benefits.

    Cons

    There are many supervisors but few who actually do the work. Those doing the work are expected to do much more than is feasible. After being in a role for 6 years, I wanted to try something else in the company, learn something new, and this desire was not strongly supported. If a move was to be granted, it would be in a very similar role, so not much new learning would be gained. Disappointing for a company who stresses developing their people.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not good to be a contractor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Transfer Scientist (Contractor) in Skillman, NJ
    Former Employee - Technical Transfer Scientist (Contractor) in Skillman, NJ

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    A busy place, nice product launch parties, lots of free product if you are in the product development/tech transfer area. There is a lot to learn. Room for moving around within the company if you are patient. Onsite gym, Starbucks, dry cleaning service, etc.

    Cons

    It's not good to be a contractor here. It will be advertised in your email address, so people will know you are not a full-timer and then they will not respond to your emails, phone calls, etc if they can get away with it. Also, it is a high-stress environment with many people working long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the contractors who you value.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Lots of meetings

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Phila, PA

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities for training but limited opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    If you support multiple projects expect to do real work after business hours because the standard meeting is 2 h and there are lots of them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on execution rather than process

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Work atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Skillman, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Silent work environment, enjoy multiple projects, fast paced, cooperative supervisor

    Cons

    stagnant work, few opportunities for growth, low pay, company has too many contractors.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Not for the those that want to make a difference or are willing to work hard to innovate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Manager in New Brunswick, NJ

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

    Pros

    Due to the global reach of J&J they have the opportunity to make a difference in the world.
    The science is outstanding.

    Cons

    Very slow moving; not innovative; does not nurture or support leaders that are innovative;
    Most innovative leaders do not stay more than 5 years; They seem only to support one leadership model( do not rock the boat and more of the same)
    Your movement is limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more, talk about the past less and learn to embrace something different versus shooting the messengers of innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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