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Ethicon Reviews

Updated June 13, 2017
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  1. "Loved my job!"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Somerville, NJ
    Former Employee - Scientist in Somerville, NJ

    I worked at Ethicon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package and company perks

    Cons

    Too many changes, reorganizations, lay offs


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Beware! Company is consolidating and eliminating positions as J&J sucks the profits out of them."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ethicon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company provides a great benefits package, including a full Pension (if they don't "eliminate your position") before you turn 55.

    There are a lot of talented people in this company. You will learn a lot, which will position you for your next company.

    They provide annual salary bumps.

    Cons

    It's not what you know, but who you know and how good of a salesman you are (you need to constantly be selling yourself). Working late or through lunch won't get you anywhere. You need to network- a.k.a. Kiss a lot of "tail" with other people in your own department and others. Go out to lunch with others who are your senior. Tell them what you are working on and ask them for their advice.

    They also have a very inconsistent promotion policy. They generally do not promote anyone. When you become eligible for the next level through "succession planning" (all of the people whose but you kissed say how great you are), then you need to apply for positions at the next level and interview for them. You could work for three years to get promotable and then spend then next two years trying to get it!

    Also, you could be winning awards one day and find your role eliminated the next day. There is no job security. The company has been consolidating positions for the last 5 years. There are VPs and prior company presidents interviewing for Director roles- it all flows downhill, resulting in fewer opportunities for advancement (let alone keeping your job).

    Because the company is growing very little, management has not paid full bonuses in the last 3-4 years. E.g. If you have a target bonus of 15% expect to get 12%, even if you fully meet your objectives.

    Lastly, the company is very focused on diversity- so much so that they actually state that they may exclude certain individuals from even interviewing based on diversity considerations.

    Advice to Management

    It doesn't matter what someone writes on Glassdoor- they have their agenda...

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Co-Op, Start of my career 4 years ago"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Cornelia, GA
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Cornelia, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ethicon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic experience. As I cop op, they gave me projects that are as big as many projects I handle now in my actual career. High degree of freedom, kept me busy, good connections. Excellent understanding of how plants work. Introduced the balance of quality, engineering, finance, and other departments and the need for each. Taking this internship/co-op was one of the best decisions I have made to open up opportunities later in my career.

    Cons

    Cornelia is a bit in the middle of nowhere, but it's only an hour or so north of Atlanta, which is loads of fun. Experience depends on manager. Close minded applicants may have some difficulty at the site, be ready to learn new things.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the co op program strong.


  4. "Mireya Arroyo"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - QA Analyst in San Lorenzo, PR
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in San Lorenzo, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ethicon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good opportunity to grow, acquire more experience, leadering, more knowledge

    Cons

    temporary job , management, obs, food, personnel

    Advice to Management

    yes


  5. "Ethicon - Coop"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Co-op in San Angelo, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Co-op in San Angelo, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice friendly people, project orientated, good work life balance

    Cons

    nothing much to say about the negatives

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you guys are doing


  6. Helpful (1)

    "It's a lovely place to work at and to have a future in investment."

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    Former Employee - General Utility Operator in Cornelia, GA
    Former Employee - General Utility Operator in Cornelia, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ethicon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    When I put the material on the bobbin and it is shipped out, I know that I'm saving lots of lives.

    Cons

    Everybody in Ethicon works together as a family and we take care of each other. Being a hacoba operater is a big challenge because Ethicon change lots of rules and they improve there equipment. They change things on our job to make it easier to do and fix.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep up the good work and improve more things in your business. Be equally to every employee that works for the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Very interesting and challenger."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in San Lorenzo, PR
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in San Lorenzo, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ethicon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, Overtime all the time And pay the double hour not time and a half. It's a great family I had to go for travel reasons.

    Cons

    Too much responsibility too many machines and many people with different problems in anytime. They call you to your house when there are problems so that you go to solve them.

  8. "Quite good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Adsul, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Adsul, TX

    Pros

    nice place to work, management knows his stuff and is very integrated on every level.

    Cons

    none so far, good benefits and a well balance between work and life. No big career opportunites


  9. "Foil hofliger operate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Foil Hofliger Operate in San Angelo, TX
    Former Employee - Foil Hofliger Operate in San Angelo, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ethicon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay ,good benefits,and some good people to work with.

    Cons

    Some bad leaders and some that think they know it all


  10. "Great company to work for. They TRULY stand by their CREDO."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Scientist I in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work & Family balance is stellar. The people are kind and it is also a great work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Haven't received a single Encore award after 2 years of service.

    Advice to Management

    Better foresight on business needs.


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