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"J&J's most valuable resource are its employees, management, and vast opportunities, all driven by the Credo."

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Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Rochester, NY
Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Rochester, NY
Approves of CEO

Pros

J&J operates more or less according to their code of ethics, the Credo. Many companies have something like this, but J&J is probably of the few that invokes it on a day in day out basis for making business decisions. That is not to say that it is at times forgotten or even skewed to benefit a select few individuals, but that is only select cases. J&J is excellent at communicating to their employees, personal development, and the management has an open door policy and is very willing to share about their careers and career development with you. There are also potentially limitless opportunities given the sheer size and global presence in J&J and you are definitely encouraged to move around within the company.

Cons

It is limited by traditional, old school corporate thinking in terms of taboos like salary info sharing and lack of new school benefits that some of the smaller healthcare companies may have.

Advice to Management

Be more open-minded in using more gimmicky benefits to attract top young talent.

Other Employee Reviews for Johnson & Johnson

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Experienced professionals stay away!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Raritan, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Raritan, NJ
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Job security and retirement benefits would rank on top for experienced hires. For college grads, the leadership development program would be the key. They provide some of the best leadership training opportunities for new graduates.

    Cons

    If you are not ready to retire or if you are not a new graduate hired into one of the many leadership development programs, your corporate ladder is long and spiral. The senior leadership is also old and outdated. There is no innovation. The only source of innovation comes from acquisitions and those are funded by long established brands such as Tylenol.

    Advice to Management

    Take an early retirement.


  2. "Could earn a comfortable living if you can put up with lackluster management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in New Brunswick, NJ

    Pros

    The size, global locations and diversity of positions allows for movement within the company w/o loss of benefits, salary or accumulated time. There are >160 companies & 1,000 different sites around the world. You can make a comfortable living and if you don't do anything wrong can gradually move up in management or technical ladders. If you are not appriciated you can move somewhere else.

    Cons

    Very political. Certain people are targeted as "Golden" and are given all the chances. The rest have to settle for gradual advancement and secondary positions. However, just like the weather in NJ, "If you don't like it, don't worry it will change soon", and management changes over quickly. Once the Group Company Vice Chairman leaves, then every body below is reshuffled and a new regime takes over. This happens about every 2 to 3 yrs.

    Advice to Management

    Gets some vision. Don't be so afraid to take risks. Little risk means little gain. Find some "LEADERS" not just people in authority. JNJ stock has not moved out of mid 60's in the past 5 years. The corporation is stagnating and so is management. The employees have lost respect for all upper management.

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