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Janssen Reviews

Updated July 18, 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 8 reviews)

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  1. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Raritan, NJ
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Raritan, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people. collaborative and supportive culture

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. Not everyone is highly engaged with their work.


  2. "Very good"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Stability, Credo, Pipeline

    Cons

    Limited development opportunities; cafetaria food.

    Advice to Management

    NA

  3. "Strong potential, not quite there yet..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raritan, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raritan, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Janssen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, strong vision and ambitious leadership

    Cons

    weak HR, siloed approach to people development


  4. "Recommended"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Trainee in Titusville, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing Trainee in Titusville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Janssen (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good salary packages from what I saw. Even interns were well paid.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for non-pharma/bio/chem graduates


  5. "senior scientists as just pair of hands, no brain needed"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Spring House, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Spring House, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have great employee benefits such as community garden plot, gym on site and health initiatives. Pay is decent.

    Cons

    Constant change, hiring phd's to do repetitive lab work and never included in scientific discussions, no flexibility, no team spirit, no appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the appropriate level to do the appropriate job, some positions are filled with highly underqualified people and others in highly overqualified, depending on who they knew when hired.


  6. "Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raritan, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raritan, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work options, Outstanding CFO

    Cons

    Promotional opportunities limited, Systems very outdated


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great value proposition, poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Titusville, NJ
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Titusville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They value a respectful environment, diversity inclusion and bias-free decisions. Compensation package is good and, although more aligned to Consumer goods market thant to Pharma, this is solved with a lot of onsite convenience benefits.

    Cons

    Local business lack strategic alignment with Global business. Local business leadership is too risk averse and when trying to innovate, the walk more in the direction of reinventing the wheel than searching for some disruptive solution.

    Advice to Management

    Try a bimodal approach, pushing the business to be innovative not only on medicine level. While the business requires a conservative approach due to compliance reasons, it is always good to keep an eye on how to disruptively (and legally) solve a business challenge with a never taken approach.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Senior Executive Immunology Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Immunology Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Janssen full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good manager,nice colleagues, great benefits, nice equipment, not really anything else to add to this section. Just taking up room

    Cons

    Big brother, too many surveys, typical pharma expectations, lots of meetings, not much more to add here either but I have to


  9. "Nice people there"

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    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


  10. "Good line managers but poor upper management"

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    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.


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