Johnson & Johnson

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Johnson & Johnson Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated July 3, 2014
Updated July 3, 2014
1,333 Reviews

3.8
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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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17 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Very stable, but not as innovative as they could be, which leads to frustration.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Development Manager  in  Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Development Manager in Maidenhead, England (UK)

    Pros

    Great brands, relaxed culture where you can really thrive and take ownership

    Cons

    Lack of innovation, slow to make decisions, quite a flat structure which does not help progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out the politics, empower people more. Deliver genuine NPD for our categories

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    People-centred company making a difference, a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  High Wycombe, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Wycombe, England (UK)

    Pros

    5 days paid time to use on charity work. People and their development is at the top of the agenda. The credo lives and breathes and everyone has a voice - if they want it. A highly networked and collaborative culture with plenty of opportunities for development and career progression

    Cons

    Workload and some corporate bureacracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tackle the workload challenge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company with such a diverse portfolio is hard to believe they would ever go bust

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great career opportunities. Diverse product portfolio means you can move from Pharma to FMCG but stay in the same company.

    Cons

    Some local managers are not very supportive of talented staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue doing what you do!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Like being in a cult!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Maidenhead, England (UK)

    Pros

    Salary was good and rapid career development was offered for those who fitted the mould.

    Cons

    J&J prides itself on its Credo (essentially a mission statement) and they use it to promote the idea of an ethical organisation that is centred around the employee. However it is totally disregarded by the management on a day to day basis and discussion or creativity is actively discouraged. Anybody questioning the status quo is shown the door. Just as leaders of a personality cult use mind games to control their minions, the J&J senior management would deny departmental meetings ever took place and those who dared to question any unethical action were accused of not following the Credo!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A change of culture is urgently needed at J&J, do the decent thing and bring the organisation truly in line with the Credo.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall positive company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    1. People are friendly. Positive work culture
    2. Great training ground for marketers and autonomy on big marketing initiatives
    3. Development opportunity strong and rewards performance

    Cons

    1. A little risk averse. Marketing campaigns are not break through vs. other companies
    2. Poor Category department. Overly reliant on marketing department, resulting in lack of focus on consumer
    3. can be internally focused.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Super exciting challenging rewarding experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Acting Associate Director  in  Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Acting Associate Director in Maidenhead, England (UK)

    Pros

    Challenging projects. Autonomy and trust of upper management if you deliver. Great and efficient team work. Career progression available

    Cons

    Pay is not the best of the industry. Need to rationalize so called innovative projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Ethical business that values people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Unit Head  in  Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Unit Head in Maidenhead, England (UK)

    Pros

    Business ethics, strong brands, high quality people

    Cons

    Average systems, leadership focus can be short term

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More structured development of talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Salary review

    Current Employee - Customer Services Representative  in  Sunbury-on-Thames, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Services Representative in Sunbury-on-Thames, England (UK)

    Pros

    You work for a huge world company, the station is very close to the workplace and there is a good atmosphere within the teams.

    Cons

    The salary for low positions is not so good.

  10.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Good company name on your CV
    Exposure to different market & cultures

    Cons

    Highly political which can de motivate employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    JnJ - Pros & Cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Strong values
    International mobility
    Ability to work in different business units
    Amazing products (consumer, pharma, medical device)
    Smart employees (most with MBAs)

    Cons

    Slow to change with competitive / environmental factors
    Large focus on short term business gains at the expense of strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - maintain strategic focus despite pressures within a recession
    - Aggressively acquire products/technology while JnJ is in a favorable cash flow situation versus competition

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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