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Janssen Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  • you cannot have work/life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • J&J in general does not value good management on the local and department level (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work, but not very easy to advance your position."

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

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

    Pros

    Laid back environment and friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Very difficult to move up.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great products but uninspiring leadership"

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    Current Employee - Executive Sales Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Executive Sales Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    top notch product portfolio and 1st in class...and very structured training and organized. The parent company johnson and Johnson has many divisions with possible career growth

    Cons

    too many to state all... many check the box tasks that have nothing to do with selling. the environment is one of threats and intimidation and not concerned with developing of employees or retaining quality talent

    Advice to Management

    diversity is a need, not a burden. loosing top talent.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company but overworked"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Spring House, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Spring House, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, challenging work

    Cons

    Too conservative. It takes forever to do simple things. Level of complexity is magnified by the decentralized nature of the business and lack of cohesive vision. Overly tight budgets results in an inability to provide sufficient staffing while at the same time trying to be all things to all people.

    Advice to Management

    Look at streamlining the processes and systems. Overloading people with too much work is ultimately non-productive. 80 hrs/week is not sustainable. Take a look at the number of people on disability due to stress-related illnesses - it's likely the highest in the industry.


  4. "Former co-op"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Janssen full-time

    Pros

    I worked at Janssen for approximately 6 months and had a wonderful experience. As a university student, I was treated as a full-time member of the team with great respect and was given a lot of responsibility on a variety of projects where I gained great exposure to my particular field. My manager and co-workers gave me feedback when necessary and took interest in my professional development. There is an open and friendly culture as people outside of my department would make conversation with me and give me career advice.
    If you put time on upper management's calendar, they will make time to meet with you - people oriented while still maintaining the balance with business priorities.

    Cons

    No negative feedback on the company


  5. "Hospital Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Hospital Sales in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Hospital Sales in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products and some great folks to work with.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and worsening work culture.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate your goals and update leadership skills.


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Scientist
    Current Employee - Scientist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Relaxed, family orientated, dog-friendly company. Retained some of its small company culture after it was acquired by J&J. Great benefits!

    Cons

    Typically big pharma issues and "busy work" with endless mandatory online training. Can get tedious, but overall, nothing significant to complain about.

    Advice to Management

    Try to maintain Alios values as long as you can.


  7. "Great company, benefits, salary but low career opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Horsham, PA

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

    Pros

    Janssen offers decent salary and benefits, makes an effort to provide ethical behavior in their drug development.

    Cons

    Fails to reward existing employees. Many employees leave elsewhere because they don't feel valued and it ends up costing a lot of money and resources to replace them, disrupts and delays the work flow and puts burden on other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Make an effort to reward and promote employees . Salary is not jut the only important component, feeling appreciated for hard work is important.

  8. "Area a Sales Trainer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, products, Training, development, pay

    Cons

    Hiring freeze brings lack of opportunity


  9. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Janssen full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and grow

    Cons

    Take an interest in ensuring you keep and offer contract workers permanent opportunities


  10. "Not a bad place but sometimes forgets about its people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Janssen full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and products.

    Cons

    Was better when franchises operated separately.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget to listen to your people.


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