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"A little stale. While the compensation isn't exploitive, I think the delegation and compensation imbalance is."

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Current Employee - Senior Designer in New York, NY
Current Employee - Senior Designer in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Good people, generally. There are a lot of smart people working below capacity.

Cons

Lack of design focus. J&J needs to wake up as an organization and realize business and design are connected at the hip.

Advice to Management

Be more transparent, be more honest.

Other Employee Reviews for Johnson & Johnson

  1. "Managing at J&J"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Account Director in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Corporate Account Director in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and training. Management tries hard to focus on customers

    Cons

    Leans to younger people for positions. Hard to move laterally to other J&J Companies. Weak with executing development plans. Too top heavy with Executives, and not enough feet on the street for the customers

    Advice to Management

    Overworking employees leads to burnout, health issues, and resignations.


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    "No Place to be a Contractor"

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    Former Contractor - IT Consultant in Raritan, NJ
    Former Contractor - IT Consultant in Raritan, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Looks good on the resume. It is possible to make some contacts there since they hire a lot of contractors.

    Cons

    In the global IT building they created a separate "hotel" area for contractors to sit in. Fine, but the catch was that there were no assigned seats. So it was a mad dash every morning to find a chair that wasn't broken and a space to work.

    Then there were monthly inspections where 2-3 people would come to each cube and see if you had personal things in view. If they saw anything deemed "personal" they'd take the items and throw them away. Calendars were taken down, stray pieces of paper, pads, etc. If I hadn't experienced it personally, I'd never have believed it was actually being done.

    Contractors are not partners there. There's no sense of being part of a team or of having your contributions matter at all. But it was impossible not to be pulled into politics and petty squabbles that the management spends a lot of time being engaged in. Hard to show up everyday knowing your work doesn't matter, knowing your suggestions or advice will be unheeded (or sometimes negatively received).

    There were no opportunities to learn or be part of anything. Pretty much you were just expected to show up, obey orders and not ask questions. And if you saw a problem, you weren't to mention it. If you did mention it, no one cared anyway because you were just a contractor. And let's not mention the lack of adherence to standards and regulations - which isn't so good if you're supposed to care about compliance.

    This will probably seem exaggerated because it really does sound ridiculous. But not only is it true, but it's only a small part of what I saw go on there. Not sure what the issue is inside that place, but there are big problems.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at what's going on throughout the ranks. Just don't listen to what the managers are telling you -- or believe those Powerpoint presentations that say everything is fine. It's not.

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