Johnson & Johnson Reviews

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59 Reviews

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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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  1.  

    lots of work and networking ability

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Morris Plains, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morris Plains, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    ability to work on multiple projects, travel, ability to transfer between groups and work on diversified products, various sites in the new jersey area so can work with different people

    Cons

    if you are not in a good group or have a good boss, you can get pigeoned holed and have a hard time climbing your way out because the groups are so large

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Patent Attorney  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Patent Attorney in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Competitive salary structure, good management team, perks, high morale, health insurance benefits, recognition for high performance, opportunities for advancement, retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Ultra high expectations regarding job performance, too many clicks, few services for self-help or counseling, too few outside recreational activities.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    EXCELENT

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Cutting edge company ahead of curve

    Cons

    total reorganization going on now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more transparent direction that company is moving

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    My three years at J&J have provided me with a strong analytical foundation.

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Skillman, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    For college hires, the various Leadership & Developement Programs (LDP) are a great way to get into the company. It also highlights J&J's willingness to invest in young talent across the organization (Finance, Sales, Marketing, Global Operations, etc). Within each sector, the company has a number of offices across the US, and internationally.

    Cons

    Sometimes the size and complexity of the company makes it hard to navigate. Opportunities for professional growth can be limited by geographic location, which sometimes forces employees to relocate in order to 'move up'.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    great experience

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    Current Employee - Advisor  in  College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Advisor in College Station, TX

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Co-workers are dependable and the environment was pleasant to work in. The knowledge to gain at this company in never ending.

    Cons

    The buildings are cold all year round.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Johnson and Johnson is a company that pays well, but rewards those who know how to work the system.

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in New Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Johnson and Johnson provides a great atmosphere for development within your projected field of interest. There is a lot of inter-department work and there are occasional opportunities that enable employees to switch from one department to another. The pay is excellent at the corporate offices, and is coupled with top notch facilities within the New Brunswick campuses. Your work usually gets noticed and you have a chance to get involved with company outreach programs and occasionally work on a real company project.

    Cons

    Office gossip is very popular over at corporate, especially since the company had a round of layoffs last year and since the executive board resides in New Brunswick. Many middle management characters care more about looking professional than acting in said manner, causing a delay in project completion and increasing office bureaucracy. You may have to walk on eggshells in order to keep your professional image safe, but in order to move up you do need to be heard and occasionally do something outlandish to get noticed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain a better understanding of the company's core values and foster an open door relationship that enables employees to ask questions without fear. Upper management is pretty structured, and should take the time to root out those managers who hide in their offices, and take the time to reward supervisors and managers who above and beyond to ensure a project's completion.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Not as good as it used to be

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Horsham, PA

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    There is a proud company history at J & J. Having so many locations allows for flexibility if you want to transfwer

    Cons

    The Credo is no longer followed. Stockholders and profits have become more important than quality. Upper management does not understand that continuing cuts have caused production issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on quality and get back to the Credo values. Reduce pressure to release product dispite quality concerns. Changes in uppermanagement needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    less than expected

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    -Competitive Salary
    -Benefits
    -Training
    -Growth and development opportunities
    -A lot good people
    -Credo
    -Job security
    -family focus

    Cons

    -Poor talent management
    -No feedback
    -Bureaucratic
    -Top heavy
    -Hierarchical Organization
    -Promotions based on seniority rather than performance
    -lack of respect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could gain a lot if they took the time to listen to their employees. More than the Credo Survey!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, you gain great experiences and you are treated well; tasks may get tedious, you may get lost in the shuffle

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    Former Employee - Finance Co-Op  in  Skillman, NJ
    Former Employee - Finance Co-Op in Skillman, NJ

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    1) Great hands-on experience (you make the most of it by getting what you put in) - you can talk about this in future interviews once your co-op is over
    2) If you are responsible in your own career development, employees look highly of you. You have to take initiative and network, and the senior management likes that.
    3) You are still treated well regardless (compensation wage is pretty good); Overtime compensation is standard 1.5x, some paid holidays, fitness center, etc...
    4) Most of the people you work with are extremely friendly and relaxed. Good people to work with usually. May occasionally encounter the bad, grumpy employee, but that is very few in comparison
    5) If you do go above and beyond, you are recognized for it.
    6) company culture is pretty cool, may get opportunities to go to happy hour with your team
    7) plenty of opportunity to network and meet other employees, if you're up for it
    8) awesome company-wide events, team events, community service

    Cons

    1) May get lost in the shuffle: if you don't stand out, then you may get "lost and forgotten" and you end up getting stuck with repetitive/tedious work (you can get by just doing the minimum)
    2) you have to find something and multiple projects to work on and make it amazing in order to stand out. It was highly encouraged to go above and beyond in order to stand out, you may feel the pressure to do so.
    3) NOT guaranteed a full-time offer. This is extremely difficult to obtain because you have to be the best of the best. Even if you get great reviews, you are not guaranteed anything. If you work really hard, it's still not guaranteed (unlike other companies, where if you prove yourself as an intern, you usually get a full-time offer).
    4) Co-ops are usually stuck with the busy work, doing the basic boring tedious work that others don't want to do. DON'T get stuck doing this. Find an interesting project to work on! (refer to #2)
    5) May get the feeling that you are being used as cheaper labor, because essentially, two co-ops equal a full-time entry-level employee, except you don't get the other benefits. After the co-op is over, you aren't guaranteed anything. (refer to #3)
    6) Gets really busy at month-end and year-end.
    7) Get the impression that it is very difficult to move up in the company because the company is so large and everyone stays. Sometimes, it seems like employees are fake.
    8) May get pulled into time-wasting meetings that don't accomplish anything. May get frustrated if, for example, you work on something for a long time only to have it not be used. May feel neglected and unimportant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    *Please be better at giving co-ops who have proven themselves and those who have great performance reviews offers. In the end, co-ops may feel used.
    *I think it would help if the managers weren't so busy with (sometimes) pointless meetings, and spent that time with the co-ops and helping them out with their career development.
    *Better communication and planning from top down and laterally would save wasted efforts and prevent frustration of the employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I Love it here

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    Current Employee - Senior Paralegal  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Paralegal in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    My boss, The people, I work independantly. Overall its a great place to work

    Cons

    I don't think they hire contractors on a full time basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the Management should look at the contractors they hire on a limited basis and see if you can fit them in on a full time position.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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