Janssen Research & Development FAQ

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December 30, 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at Janssen Research & Development?

Pros

Do not work for contract jobs in this organization, if you get the full time position in other places, there is no guarantee that you will get hired for permanent full time position even if you have required credentials and qualifications. Someone should sue this organization for hiring contract employees, shame on the awful management of this company, being such a large multi billion dollar organization, and still hiring suitable candidates for contract jobs to save on taxes and medical expenses. If you get hired as a regular employee in less than 4-6 months then stay there otherwise just get the opportunity in any other pharma company or elsewhere. If you have B.S.. or M.S. you may get hired but remember to pursue your higher studies in near future as early as you can. You will not be able to grow in your career beyond certain level if you do not have higher qualifications.

Cons

Some hypocrites have got glued to their chairs in this organization for 20 years or more. THere is no guarantee that you will get hired from your contract job, even if you are hard working, honest, credible, qualified, self driven, goal oriented, and with proven track record in scientific research community/field of interest with publications, awards and credentials. Keep searching for full time permanent jobs in all companies do not give up.

Advice to Management

Management and senior directors- you are hopeless, biased .......))

You will not be able to grow in your career beyond certain level if you do not have higher qualifications.

December 30, 2019

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July 2, 2019

How is management perceived at Janssen Research & Development?

Pros

Working in cross-functional teams and alongside people with a wide range of experiences and backgrounds makes Janssen a great company to work for at any stage of your career. There's an infectious innovative spirit that drives the work and passion at this company. I started at Janssen as a contractor in R&D. Through hard work and enthusiasm, I was offered to become a permanent employee when my contract ended. I see this with many of my colleagues--starting as contract and evolving to permanent either after their contract ends or even before. As a recent graduate, I would consider myself very lucky to be working at such a big company that provides countless benefits (health, education, etc) and a very competitive salary.

Cons

Large workload. Not too bad, but requires good time management.

Advice to Management

When hiring new employees, explain the goal of your team and how the team's work fits into the bigger picture of the company. Make sure employees understand what they're doing, the science behind it, and why they're doing it.

Not too bad, but requires good time management.

July 2, 2019

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October 23, 2020

What is the company culture at Janssen Research & Development?

Pros

Excellent technical skill and personal development Fantastic work culture

Cons

None that I can think of from the top of my head

Fantastic work culture

October 23, 2020

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April 16, 2020

What is the salary like at Janssen Research & Development?

Pros

Good pay and benefits (good - not outstanding); pension for some; work from home allowed for some (not just COVID)

Cons

This used to be a great company. No more - it's a pit of vipers. The shadiness, backstabbing, down and dirty political maneuvering will absolutely kill any enthusiasm you have for your job in no time. They are going to make you want to cry every day. Unless you are truly a political animal, and absolutely love the endless parrying, just find a role elsewhere. Also, as other reviewers have said, the established employees actively try to drum out the newer employees, so you always have to be on your toes, looking for threats from all directions, and be prepared to defend yourself whenever you open your mouth to say anything to anyone. People will escalate you to your boss for stuff you did not do (they make it up, because there are no repercussions for them at all) behind your back, while to your face seeming to empathize with you. If it wasn't your boss's idea and your boss cannot co-opt it as his own, you're going to be in hot water. The CREDO is just lip service, especially for the "CREDO Champions."

Advice to Management

Enforce the CREDO. You have a serious problem/disconnect between the CREDO and its values and how people really act and treat one another, even when someone's watching. If they can do that in full view of others, you have real corruption from the top down. Give HR some power to really force out the shady people and dead weight. Hold managers accountable for their actions (or lack of action). Stop the peer to peer undercurrent of bullying and backstabbing. It's demoralizing. Also, you treat the DOCS and PRA people like they are disposable tissues and throw them in the garbage on a whim. My advice: If you have Flex people in a role for more than a year and the work is increasing in volume, you owe it to them to hire them as FTEs and stop jerking them around as "temps." Your FTEs know they are vulnerable and exploit every opportunity they have to throw the Flex people under the bus for what the FTEs have done. It's really bad. All of this is really a shame because you have so much potential as a company (and you have lost sight of what you used to be).

Good pay and benefits (good - not outstanding); pension for some; work from home allowed for some (not just COVID)

April 16, 2020

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August 28, 2019

How flexible is your schedule working at Janssen Research & Development?

Pros

great flexibility and benefits. Really execute their core values

Cons

No cons from what I have experienced

great flexibility and benefits.

August 28, 2019

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