Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
1,359 Reviews
3.8
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Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky
Alex Gorsky
376 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Campus is beautiful; work/life balance policies good; company store very convenient (in 123 reviews)

  • I was very excited to gain employment with J&J because it is a highly coveted company (in 111 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not great and we seem chronically understaffed (in 55 reviews)

  • In consumer sector what ever Walmart wants is what J&J will do even at a lose (in 82 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Raynham, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Raynham, MA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and customer oriented business

    Cons

    Some managers are not strong and may be selfish

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Young job seekers look Elsewhere.......

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    Current Employee - Underwriter  in  Mount Pleasant, SC
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Mount Pleasant, SC

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

    Pros

    They have a good company culture "in theory". If senior management, would practice what they preach they could create a great work environment.

    Cons

    I have been working here 5 years, I came to this company with two years insurance experience after graduating college with a risk management degree. They talk about how we are growing and there is room for advancement...... what they don't tell you is, it is reserved for their 20 something year old kids. I have 7 years of experience and have not even reached the level of senior underwriter yet the 25 year old “son” with less than 2 years of experience is now a Vice President. The turnover here is high and only going to get worse, don't walk but RUN from this company…

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take stock in your good employees before you lose them, your actions speak louder than words. If you do not change your ways you will wind up with a company full of employees who are either too lazy or too stupid to go elsewhere. You want to be a billion dollar company, you are not going to get there this way

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good & Bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Titusville, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Titusville, NJ

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

    Pros

    Technology better than other large pharmas. Some great Colleagues to work with. Company has good ethics. Amazing Benefits from the company.

    Cons

    Very Competitive, Need to know the right people to get promoted. Manager does not look around for you. Work Life Balance is hard to acheive

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overrun by consultants

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Some really excellent people. Fine products and reputation.

    Cons

    Chaotic leadership makes decisions reactively, and changes have little commitment or staying power. High turnover. Over-dependance on consultants who poll the FT employees for answers to regurgitate to management. Panic mode sets in when auditors arrive. Promotion is perceived as based on the drinking buddy network. Hourly folks often treated like cattle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust the employees who do the daily work.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great for for moms and dads and to start your career

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    Former Employee - FLDP Analyst  in  Raritan, NJ
    Former Employee - FLDP Analyst in Raritan, NJ

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great experience starting a career in their finance rotational program (FLDP). Learned all of the skills necessary to move on to a career that was more meaningful for me. This is a fantastic, stable company for moms and dads. Great "work-life balance."

    Cons

    Working in remote locations away from cities did not appeal to me for the long term. Project work was not as readily available as I would have liked. Pipeline to manager is overly stuffed by their rotational programs, so you will find that many people start their careers there and leave for advancement opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Internship Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Great flexibility once you are a veteran at corporate finance or have some years behind your back.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity of thinking and very used to a classical business approach. They are trying to change but are somewhat afraid of change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more perceptive of younger generations, especially the out-of-state ones

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for lower to middle level hires, no so much for senior, esp. from 'the outside'

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Global impact, understanding of the Credo, resources

    Cons

    Each opco thinks it is fully autonomous and opportunities fall through the cracks all the time. Internal networks and mafias are plentiful. Senior management more concerned about their pension an stock options and make it very, very hard for anyone who hasn't been there 15 years already to com into a senior role and have impact. Very, very slow moving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dive deep and beyond the politics and 'good news bearers' to find out what is really going on. People will be too scared to tell the truth if there is retribution (which there is). Gorsky is way, way better than Weldon who was self-serving and political to the extreme. Turnaround in the pharma and consumer businesses well underway and positive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company for the right type of individual

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    Current Employee - Business Relationship Lead  in  Somerville, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Relationship Lead in Somerville, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    J&J has great benefits and there are many opportunities to pursue. You can work for many different operating companies and really leverage your network without leaving the parent company.

    Cons

    Politics play a big role. The company often gets in its own way of progress and the structure is quite complex which leads to a lot of redundancy. Overall talent is mediocre and a high performing type A individual will not feel satisfied.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the way of your top performers and let them grow and fail.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    OK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time

    Pros

    Have worked in multiple parts of the organization; good flexibility in where your career can go and opportunities to work in multiple industries. Great company store and flexibility in making your own schedule.

    Cons

    Some departments are good; others are very political and hard to get ahead in. Really need a good manager to be successful in driving your career. Performance review process can make or break you if you don't have the right support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Extremely Stressful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    The company itself is solid. Really good pay and benefits. Minus the stress, politics and lack of expertise, the company really is a good place to work.

    Cons

    Upper management really doesn't know what they are doing. Projects all around seem to fail consistently. Management decisions or lack thereof leads to a trickle down effect of failure which leads to an extremely stressful work environment. Bonuses and politics seems to drive a lot of decisions by upper management. Very disappointing because the company itself is a good place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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