Mead Johnson

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Mead Johnson Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
65 Reviews
3.4
65 Reviews
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Mead Johnson CEO Peter Kasper Jakobsen
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance and you do not need to hunt doctor's down for signatures (in 6 reviews)

  • Great colleagues; satisfaction of knowing we are helping babies get the best start in life (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Limited career advancement opportunity for people with a vision; department manager does not have vision or will to develop people (in 2 reviews)

  • Needed to relocate for sustained career path (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    QA Analytical lab

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    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Zeeland, MI

    I have been working at Mead Johnson

    Pros

    Challenging, room to grow, lots of training opportunities.

    Cons

    Management overkill, segregation a month management and those below

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for career growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    MJN Quality Control

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Control Associate in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Quality Control Associate in Evansville, IN

    I worked at Mead Johnson full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working in QC for MJN has many benefits of gaining excellent experience in numerous scientific assays and a general understanding of the regulatory aspect of product development and production. You work in a team but still have a lot of independence in your own work so a lot of times they are very flexible with your work hours. The company also provides excellent time off options: floating holidays in addition to the national holidays, vacation, sick time, personal time, and options for paid and unpaid leave. I also thought MJN was also very good developing personal growth according to your career goals. My manager would have a discussion with each employee every year to acknowledge goals and develop a plan to work towards them. Many analysts were able to move up to higher positions so long as they were consistent with meeting these goals.

    Cons

    Working for Quality Control with any big production company can be very demanding and many times downright stressful. Deadlines take top priority over anything else and so may require you to work extra long hours including weekends to meet demands. This is not always consistent but there will be numerous weeks where you log 60+ hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My experience with management was a positive in that she was always concerned with our work load affecting our work-life balance. She was also very good about scheduling learning opportunities for personal growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Territory Business Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Territory Business Manager

    I worked at Mead Johnson full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Easy job
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Little opportunity for growth unless you are willing to relocate to Evansville, IN

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aggressive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Satisifed and getting better

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    Former Employee - Territory Business Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Territory Business Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Mead Johnson full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mead Johnson has a great 401k, and the work is really fun. We benefit from technically being a a food and not a 'drug.' The management out of Chicago has a strong vision and knows where the Infant Formula business is heading. Also, because we keep our patents there have only been cuts once in our company's history.

    Cons

    Because of the safety in the position, you should expect slightly less pay than other medical sales.
    Infant Formula is often the lowest concern on the medical totem pole
    District Management is hit or miss... this is in regards to hawking managers who ride your work v. managers who understand that everyone has their own style

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to develop great plans for the future, but be weary of giving the sales force too many things to focus on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall Satisfied

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

    I have been working at Mead Johnson (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great products! Personal growth and internal career opportunities.

    Cons

    Extra desk and paper work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Internship Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Glenview, IL

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

    Pros

    Small, but growing company. I had the opportunity to work on projects that were key concerns for business leaders. Internship experience was positive. They really make you feel like an asset to the company.

    Cons

    Because of the size of the organization, an offer may not be extended. You may incur large expenses if you must relocate during your internship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You may want to be more open with potential candidates about the likelihood of receiving an offer after completing an internship.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Expected to know how to do things that boss couldn't even do

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Internship program was well organized, including multiple group events. Pay was great for an internship. Company gym is so nice. Casual Fridays.

    Cons

    My boss expected me to do things that my resume didn't ever say I could do. I was expected to simply "figure it out" and as an intern, you need guidance. Not a good work life balance in my specific department as people stayed till after 6 and arrived at 7 am. Office culture was sterile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speak with the interns on how their bosses are performing and if they need help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to work! Great training and good people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Territory Business Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Territory Business Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Mead Johnson full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great working with Neo's in the NICU- A lot of fun calling on OB's and Ped's-- Great products to sell and everyone wants them, even your friends that have babies-

    Cons

    The salary is much lower than Pharma jobs so your are asked to do a lot more-
    A bit behind in the times in the home office-

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Up your salaries and more people with that pharma experience will stay longer- The people with no Pharma, do not understand the difference.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Positive, motivating and great people to work with!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Business Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Business Manager

    I have been working at Mead Johnson full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great training, ongoing training and career development. Great leadership and nice work/life balance. Promotions are possible but somewhat slow and limited if you're not flexible on location preference. Job security, reasonable pressure for performance. Wonderful development programs for transitioning to management.

    Cons

    Pay isn't very competitive with the market. If you're used to high bonus from previous phama/medical sales this isn't anywhere close.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Pretty good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mead Johnson

    Pros

    flexibility of time managament is very good

    Cons

    Sadly, I was only a contractor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire me permanantly

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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