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Ethicon Reviews

Updated June 19, 2018
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Ethicon CEO (Johnson & Johnson) Alex Gorsky
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Pros
  • "great benefits and excellent colleagues" (in 15 reviews)

  • "nice friendly people, project orientated, good work life balance" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance at some locations is a challenge" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Difficult to get a full time job as a contractor" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Finance Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ethicon full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment with experienced professionals who are willing to help.
    Great place to learn more about the medical device industry

    Cons

    Some delay in projects, competitive environment

    Advice to Management

    Keep on course


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Exclusionary"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Ash, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Ash, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ethicon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong Brand recognition among customers

    Cons

    Focus is only on getting work done - the what vs building a team spirit, focus on customers, employees etc like the credo says. When convenient they flaunt the credo on your face but act as if only the last paragraph on stakeholders is what matters.
    Company hasn’t innovated in years and business results reflect that. So how do they react, by firing a bunch of people indiscriminately without any rationale or plan to carry the work or hire some employees back.
    For a company that prides on its D&I efforts the behavior of it’s people leaders is extremely shameful. They practice and exercise biases every day and judge people every hour.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and customers. Empower your employees, truly empower them not suck energy out of them by asking for seeking alignment across multiple hierarchies or focusing on non important stuff.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Work till you die night shift"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Angelo, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Angelo, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ethicon full-time

    Pros

    Reasonable pay
    Benefits are decent better for a family

    Cons

    Quit because HR was unprofessional
    Union
    Gossip
    Night Shift
    Mundane

    Advice to Management

    GFY


  4. "Product Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    > Culture
    > People
    > Leadership openness

    Cons

    > Slow pace
    > Very politically correct atmosphere, difficult to engage in tough conversations in order to address complex situations

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes the market demands to be more aggressive in order to compete at a high level.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. J&J has IMMEDIATE respect anywhere you go (makes sale easier)
    2. Great products (when they aren’t on backorder)
    3. Company paid pension if you are willing to stick it out

    Cons

    1. TALs in some divisions think they are your boss (they’re not)
    2. When you get accounts ordering a large quantity they go on contract and it gives you erosion
    3. Company sees growth in places not possible.
    4. With Ethicon having so many products, you are always the target for competitors

    Advice to Management

    The specialty rep is dying. Train reps in every product line and put it in our bags. If our pods have a good year...WE ALL HAVE A GOOD YEAR,....not just some do well and others fall short. Ethicon always talks about “One Team”, so start acting like it


  6. "Medical Device Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ethicon full-time

    Pros

    Not too much to say for pros.

    Cons

    Definitely looking to hire younger employees and let go of good ones.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees.


  7. "Job Review"

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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

    The people are great. Working for Johnson & Johnson is fantastic.

    Cons

    Large corporate company. Progress can be slow at time.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "On-Size Fits All Model"

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good benefits
    - stable; unlikely to be laid off in current climate

    Cons

    - lack of transparency
    - no real control in the hands of employees or their managers; policed by objectives and guidelines
    - unattainable sales quotas
    - no cost of living adjustment for expensive geographies (paid the same in Idaho as in Los Angeles)

    Advice to Management

    Reassess recent push for lower cost/ lesser skilled work force and pay employees enough to retain them. Allow DMs and AVPs more freedom to make their own decisions so that they can advantage their ability to compete with respect to the labor market in their geography. The work is hard and employees will and are leaving especially as the job market gets better. Pay them enough to change the company culture as negativity is growing among the sales force as we increasingly feel unsupported and undervalued.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Jacksonville, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Jacksonville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good brand has access in most hospitals

    Cons

    low salary and low commission based on very high quota

    Advice to Management

    provide realistic quotas so sales reps can make money when they exceed last years numbers. I had a quota over last year of over 150%.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "QA Chemistry Lab Technician"

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    Former Employee - QA Chemistry Lab Tech in San Angelo, TX
    Former Employee - QA Chemistry Lab Tech in San Angelo, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    Limited support by management and lack of professional development.

    Advice to Management

    If all of your direct reports are complaining about the same issues then it's time to reevaluate your strategy and change direction. Be more empathetic to your colleagues. Define a culture fit for your team before on-boarding individuals who disrupt the workplace. Communicate the direction of the team and don't keep your direct reports in the dark. Allow your superstars to be superstars and your rockstars to be rockstars; know your team well enough to know who should be doing what in the lab to avoid burn-out. Train your ppl well enough so they can leave but treat them even better so they don't want to leave.


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