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Ethicon Reviews

Updated January 15, 2018
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  • Work/life balance at some locations is a challenge (in 5 reviews)

  • Difficult to get from contractor to full-time (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Manufacturing operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Lorenzo, PR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Lorenzo, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There’s a lot of opportunities to develope your cappacities at Ethicon.

    Cons

    It’s a requirement be able to work overtime many times.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing a good job taking the site to next level.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Former R&D Contracter"

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    Former Employee - R&D Test Method Developer/Validations in Somerville, NJ
    Former Employee - R&D Test Method Developer/Validations in Somerville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ethicon (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment. Structured. Intelligent, helpful colleagues. Great quality standards to learn from. Strong resourcing (number of employees, ability to purchase items as needed). Name recognition for resume.

    Cons

    Difficult to get a full time job as a contractor. Bureaucracy rules their hiring process. Difficult to branch out to other departments/areas (at least as a contractor)

    Advice to Management

    Look to hire talent that has performed at high standards for longer than the contract duration. Find ways to hire them instead of telling them they are not qualified for entry level work based on not having 5 years of experience.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Contract Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    High paying positions. With the right supervisor, they promote your professional growth.

    Cons

    Has lost it autonomous culture. Not as pleasant an environment to work in as it was.

    Advice to Management

    Hold management accountable for their actions and how they treat their employees. My last boss did nothing but yell, criticize, chastise and create a hostile work environment for over seven years.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ethicon full-time

    Pros

    Car and expenses covered by company

    Cons

    Everything else, An organization filled with Yes men and women. The Credo is a lie


  5. "It was okay."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The rotating schedule is something I enjoyed and the pay rate wasn’t bad. Some of the coworkers were also friendly.

    Cons

    They didn’t have any benefits and no sick or vacation time. They didn’t seem to care about any personal situations you may have.

    Advice to Management

    The facilitators and Kelly services management was rude and do a very poor job in communication with associates.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ethicon (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    None as far as I can tell.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to retire at."

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    Current Employee - Territory Account Leader in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Territory Account Leader in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and perks package. Car, pension, stock, etc. good reputation and access to the OR. JNJ will always be around.

    Cons

    Culture has changed over past 18 months. Comp has become harder to attain and morale is low. Hope 2018 is better

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    efficient plant
    descent pay
    good benefits
    smart people

    Cons

    boring
    takes mountains of paperwork to get anything done

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ethicon full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, products, discounts, culture and salary

    Cons

    Matrix Structure is extremely difficult. Much of the culture doesn't translate to remote locations. Difficult to move between divisions. A lot of middle management but difficult to get head count do work. Work/life balance at some locations is a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Need to see if the matrix structure is really benefiting the business.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Representtive"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ethicon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Access to OR, surgeons, decision makers based on the company name. Although the access is great, moving to a model of all un-tenured, 20-something reps is proving to be disastrous. There is heavy competition in the field, and young, inexperienced reps cannot do the jobs of a seasoned salesperson nor do they have the relationships/relationship skills to master the sales cycle. This is the same for individuals with pharma background/little medical device experience. These reps should stay in Associate positions or base sales positions (with commissions) for longer.

    Cons

    PAY. Hands down, this company pays so poorly that it is shameful. You will live off your base if you come to work here. Understand that. There is opportunity for commission but it is wildly difficult (ie- 2 backordered products and 1 product that is not released is built into your numbers).
    Message to corporate: Reps working this hard should not be concerned with going into debt bc we can't make ends meet due to this mega company refusing to pay. If there is growth and sales being made, the company needs to take care of their dedicated employees and pay them. It's proper, ethical, and right.

    Advice to Management

    #1. Pay your reps what they are earning. (understand that medical device reps historically make well into the six figures. Living off of a small base that does not pay all the bills/food is absolutely not acceptable, and that is why your tenured reps are leaving in droves).
    #2. Stop hiring early to mid 20 year olds and people with little to no device experience to run your territories. They are not qualified and are struggling (both in understanding of the products, surgeries, and sales in general) ultimately casting a negative view on the company name and halting productivity.


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