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"generally great place"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raritan, NJ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raritan, NJ
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Pros

Johnson and Johnson has a great reputation, has good salaries, the people I work with are accomodating, and work is near my home.

Cons

Some times we are assigned too much work, deadlines can get stressful, and management sometimes puts a lot of pressure on us.

Advice to Management

Management can work on their feedback to lower level employees. They should also try to be more accessible to their employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Ethicon

  1. "A place for good professional development but don't stay too long of you can burn out."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Planner in Somerville, NJ
    Former Employee - Planner in Somerville, NJ

    Pros

    Great place to build professional skills. You will face hands on experience with real world problems. Colleagues in the company are fairly competent.

    Cons

    Most positions require long work hours. The company is actively working on better balance betwwen work and life for its employees, but it consistently falls short. Like most private sector companies, there is a lot of politics and it can lead to competent employees being looked over for promotions and the like.

    Advice to Management

    I enjoy the Credo feedback excersise; it's a great start. I saw some small improvements in some areas through out the years but would focus more on improving work/life balance. I consistently heard this critisism from colleagues in various areas of the company.


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    "Ethicon: A Great Place to Start, But Do NOT Plan to Retire There!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Cornelia, GA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Cornelia, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It is a large wholly-owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, which has a good reputation, and the products are socially responsible. Generally, J&J overall is well managed. By and large, they DO live their CREDO (one of the, if not the, first companies to have one). The 401k has a good match at 75% of the first 6%. Many charitable contributions by employees & retirees are double-matched. Diversity is fairly well encouraged and supported. If you are a young fairly talented professional, you can get a lot of exposure and training in the new hot programs like Process Excellence and Lean Manufacturing, at least those were the hot items in 2006. Sweet severance package, though getting less so over the years.

    Cons

    My opinions: If you are young, only the dysfunctional management environment. As you get older, do not expect to retire from the company. Few do, and less and less so nowadays. "There is no age discrimination" but they keep "raising the bar" for those with advancing tenure, and have a way of raising it to ridiculously high levels as a way of "motivating" departures of even high performers who get too expensive and could slow down as retirement nears (burnout is quite likely). The official expectation is to work 40 hours per week, but this is only realistic for low-tenure folks, and more specifically low-experience folks. Higher-level professionals (particularly engineers) and staff managers & higher management routinely work 60-80 hour weeks, and that is often not enough. If you are liked, the things you could not complete are "overlooked" at review time while if you are not liked or your age+years-of-employment score approaches a critical value, your inability to get everything done is not overlooked and your performance ratings drop. Then, you get motivated to leave. My advice: leave before the drop. Find a new situation while you are at your peak. And remember, its only a game. Don't take it personally. Senior management (J&J level) seems to have an explicit belief and plan for greatly reduced headcount at Ethicon, but they subsidize college new-hires. Local management is clear that the product lines are not technically stable enough to achieve such radical downsizing, but there is immense pressure to achieve it nonetheless. So there is a lot of competetiveness below the radar, where in years past there was a very healty cooperative atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be stupid with product reliability. This cash cow needs a certain level of ongoing technical support at the R&D and Process Engineering levels, by a certain number of highly competent persons, and you may be below that leve already.

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