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Janssen Research & Development Reviews

Updated January 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Makes an effort to promote work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Great team, perfect atmosphere, and a very comfortable work environment (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor work-life balance in management roles but much better in non-management positions (in 3 reviews)

  • I find it a bit difficult to move around with in the company (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Spring House, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Spring House, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Janssen Research & Development full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent co-worker. wonderful drive and creativity

    Cons

    rotating management can result in changing goals

    Advice to Management

    establish clear strategic goals


  2. "Good and stable work but little room for growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contracts and Grants Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Contracts and Grants Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Janssen Research & Development full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working remotely
    Flexible schedule
    Good managers
    Lots of people to ask questions of when your unsure
    The job itself is enjoyable

    Cons

    No room for growth
    Changes are constantly being made to established processes. This causes delays and confusion.
    There are no other issues.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a concerted effort to make sure people can grow in the company because right now it feels like a dead end


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Janssen (J&J)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Janssen Research & Development full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    convoluted reporting structure; lots of politics; few/minimal internal career opportunities; not a very collaborative environment

    Advice to Management

    Drop the politics and focus on your workforce again; employees need to feel welcome and appreciated; they want to know they matter


  4. "JNJ"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Janssen Research & Development full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very collaborative and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Large company bureaucracy sometimes slows things down.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  5. "Sr. Administrative Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Raritan, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Raritan, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    My colleagues are wonderful team oriented people to work with. Excellent work life balance.

    Cons

    I have been applying for a permanent position since I started here 9 months ago but for administrative assistants they are more focused on budget and having contract administrative support.

    Advice to Management

    when you have a good performing employee - make them an offer - if not they are going to look elsewhere for permanency.


  6. "Drug Safety"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Drug Safety Associate in Morris Plains, NJ
    Current Employee - Drug Safety Associate in Morris Plains, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Janssen Research & Development full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team, perfect atmosphere, and a very comfortable work environment

    Cons

    Not enough activity, slow work, lack of movement, always sitting

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "One of the best to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Global Regulatory Affairs in Titusville, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Global Regulatory Affairs in Titusville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Janssen Research & Development full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    1) part of larger J&J
    2)addressing unmet medical needs
    3) innovative environment
    4) Generally, leadership has been sound
    5) Extremely nice and supportive workers
    6) Provided accountability
    7) Excellent benefits
    8) Great work/life balance

    Cons

    1) A large organization where decision making at times takes a very long time
    2) Too many governance layers, requesting very similar presentations from the team


  8. "Progressive Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Co-Op in Spring House, PA
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Spring House, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone is excited to be there!

    Cons

    I found that the job environment was competitive.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Janssen Research & Development full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Culture and work environment is diverse and positive. Talent development is highly encouraged and opportunities are given to enhance ones professional development.

    Cons

    Burocracy and legacy hold people without a PhD back. Theres a glass ceiling for people without higher degrees. Processes take longer time to do than in small biotechs.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "A good place to work if you can get past all the corporate heaviness"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Spring House, PA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Spring House, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Janssen Research & Development full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, room to innovate at times, decent benefits, many good people. There are many pros, unfortunately weighed down by the incessant need to produce.

    Cons

    Crushing corporate environment, needless layers of bureaucracy and middle management, lack of patience with larger initiatives. At times one can feel very alone.

    Advice to Management

    Some transparency with real communication


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