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Updated March 21, 2017
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  • you cannot have work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • J&J in general does not value good management on the local and department level (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Nice people there"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Transform the knowledge in book into the practical usage. People are really smart and nice there. They would like to help you.

    Cons

    Could have done better in the social network of different departments

    Advice to Management

    More opportunity for networking


  2. "Good line managers but poor upper management"

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

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

    Pros

    The flexibility of working from home can't be beat. The managers are very flexible with your time and schedule, they don't care what you do so long as you get all your work done. I really like that.

    Cons

    The tough part is the lack of upward movement and the lack of good upper management. The managers constantly have new and big ideas that require us to learn new things that complicate matters and cause delays. It's rare when they actually have an effective idea and implement it well. Money is tough too, you don make much and you won't make much until you get to manager level.


  3. "Janssen is great"

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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 Janssen full-time

    Pros

    They have great benefits both health and financial. Bonus and merit increase every year.

    Cons

    It is a Big company with a flat organization so it can be difficult to move up without leaving your group.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your focus on the patients and keep realistic deadlines and expectations. All is going well, keep up the good work.


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  5. "Janssen"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Janssen full-time

    Pros

    flexible work schedule, summer Fridays

    Cons

    too large of a company. you do not know who to go to for information. Duplicate groups are doing the same thing and not talking together.


  6. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Janssen full-time

    Pros

    Good people, excellent work environment

    Cons

    pay is not up to market


  7. "ok for big pharma"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Janssen full-time

    Pros

    decent salary. good campus. company is performing well

    Cons

    you get treated like a number

    Advice to Management

    try and figure out from employees who is actually providing value and who is unnecessary


  8. "Regional Controlling specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Janssen full-time

    Pros

    multinational company under J&J umbrella

    Cons

    you cannot have work/life balance


  9. "A Company that really cares"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Excellent work-life balance
    Management is very receptive

    Cons

    Internal network-based systems could be made easier to use

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide positive feedback to direct reports


  10. "Sr Medical Science Liaison"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Janssen full-time

    Pros

    Good coworkers and good products currently

    Cons

    Too much time dedicated to quantitative rather than qualitative activity

    Advice to Management

    Count what matters and let go of the rest


  11. "Principal Scientist"

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

    I have been working at Janssen full-time

    Pros

    *Excellent benefits package
    *Good work/life balance, flexible schedule, summer hours
    *Large company, many opportunities to try different roles in lateral moves
    *Good on site gyms

    Cons

    *Internal promotions are ridiculously slow unless you have a very involved manager who advocates for their people
    *J&J in general does not value good management on the local and department level. They would rather put a known individual who is a weak manager in a management position than to take a chance on giving a management job to a person who has great people skills but has not yet supervised people. Sometimes local management roles are given to people who don't do well on project teams due to their abrasive behavior or ineffectiveness. So it appears local management jobs are a dumping ground for mediocre people that can't be workforce managed out.
    *The rating system is counterproductive. Everyone receives a rating from 1 to 4 for what they did and 1 to 4 for how they did it. There is little to no incentive to work hard when 80% of people get a 3/3 rating. As one manager said, people have to "walk on water" to get a 4 in either category.

    Advice to Management

    Please realize that the Credo survey is a joke. What good is the information if local and department managers are unwilling to look at the real problems? Realize that if you really do care about Credo survey results you need to make EVERY manager do a 360 evaluation and make them accountable to their manager and to HR for the results. This takes time.

    Realize that The dual rating system of "what" and "how" is not working. No one truly cares about the how portion of the rating. There are plenty of people who are obnoxious, combative, and territorial who get good ratings in this area. It's a farce. The new system is designed to make it easier for managers to dump most people in the same bin and not have to spend time figuring out the differences between a rating of 3-8. The rating system seems more about making it simple to allocate $ than it is about the people.

    The great company ratings are a sham. It's all about the $ not the people



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