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Janssen Reviews

Updated June 23, 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. "Administrative Professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spring House, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spring House, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Janssen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great health benefits and 401K Plan

    Cons

    They do not advance or promote their Administrative Professionals. Dead-end job/position. AAs are treated poorly and disrespected by senior executives; a fact that is known company wide yet condoned and part of their culture across the entire company. Treated like maids and waitresses by VPs with big egos.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of removing VPs who berate and disrespect AAs. When you have VPs who go thru (6) AAs the solution is to remove the VP, not the (6) AAs!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Non management employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raritan, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raritan, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, generally good, CEO supports led and work balance. Good senior management. Credo. Credo. Credo. Credo. Credo credo. Overall friendly environment. People focused on work and projects. Good pipelines in the past several years thanks to good BD team.

    Cons

    Some manager is very ego oriented and not ethical. Some manager is very unfair, would smile at you but stub you in the back. Be aware and stay away from the manager like that.

    Advice to Management

    No ego, needs transparency

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Worst management and zero work life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Raritan, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Raritan, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Seriously there is nothing to be proud of except for feeling of working for J&J company.

    Cons

    12hr work day, dirty office spaces, no room for sick time off, extremely poor work life balance, negative competition amongst managers, no resources for training, cafe food is unappetizing, poorly maintained drinking water units, empty talks of worklife balance and J&J Credo - They are not hold true.

    The Finance team at Janssen is know for working some crazy hours. Yes, you read it right. Most of the analysts are working more than 70 hours a week. Things just gets worse during month/quarter end closes. Management will never acknowledge your efforts by putting overtime and instead throw more work at your desk.

    Management does not have industry experience and technical accounting knowledge to guide team in right direction. As a result managers do not agree with each other where there is impact across other accounting teams.

    Managers will put blame on you when your reach out to them for guidance and ask you to work independently.

    It is very difficult to even ask for sick time off, managers seem very uncomfortable if your request to take day off to recover. The reason is that managers do not want to be held responsible for any inquiries from other finance teams in your absence. This again ties to them not having technical accounting knowledge in application to manufacturing setting.

    Except minimum to zero transitional training when you start new with team, it helps a bit if you are applying internally and have a J&J experience of over 3 years.

    ERP systems are not set up correctly and often do not provide the level of detail you may require to analyse any transaction.

    I would recommend anyone who is currently employed to stay clear of this firm, those who are currently unemployed can take their chance as they have noting more to lose. But be prepared to get tortured by managers and peers.

    Honestly there are other job opportunities worth seeking. Save yourself from stress levels that are alarmingly harmful to your health and work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    I would reward the team for their efforts and help those who need little bit of assistance to succeed. Establish trust among the managers and teams, open up two way communication so team can freely share their thoughts, evaluate the workload and seek additional resources where needed. Share my knowledge and experience with team so they can learn and develop their skills. encourage open door policy, back up analysts when necessary. Help leaders set realistic expectations from team.


  4. "manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Raritan, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Raritan, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great corporate culture and work environment

    Cons

    long hours with a lot of work

    Advice to Management

    continue to focus on employees


  5. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great company values. Best in class products!

    Cons

    Hard to have your voice heard by brand team at head quarters.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Oncology Accounts"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - President in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - President in Horsham, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits
    First in class assets
    Good training

    Cons

    very political environment
    People get promoted for the wrong reasons
    extremely competitive work environment and work life balance is talked about but its all about the business


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Excellence Professional in Raritan, NJ
    Current Employee - Process Excellence Professional in Raritan, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a great place to work where your work feels valued. Management treats employees (mostly) with respect and humility. The pay is good and the benefits are industry-leading

    Cons

    Just like the downsides of all businesses, when you are no longer needed, they have no problem getting rid of you. SOmetimes poor business planning can purge institutional knowledge for jut long enough that we realize it was a mistake, necessitating new hires, and new learning curves.

    Advice to Management

    Identify key positions where value is certainly contributed and try to retain that talent. When the net is positive for a certain position, don't remove that position simply because you think it has provided it full value; back that up with data and knowledge

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Project manager."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Titusville, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Titusville, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really great benefits, competitive salary, a lot of employee perks and discounts, investment in employee education, ability to make a positive impact in the world, senior management has s strong vision for the future.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is touted but not realistic or achievable for many due to workload, unreasonable deadlines, and lack of flexibility in a work from home policy. Work from home policies are extremely outdated and for no good reason other than mid-level management wants you there even if you're on conference calls for hours consistently. With many moving to Titusville now that Raritan is closing, work/life balance will suffer more due to a much longer commute. There are a lot of old school practices that can bring projects to a halt due to politics, lack of vision, an overload of meetings and time consuming side projects that are generally not impactful. There is an unwritten rule you will take on additional projects or risk not being a true team player/top performer. Goals and expectations are often unclear, and drastic shifts in direction are common. This applies to both projects and work goals. Mid-level management often is in the way more than helpful, changing course for no other reason than lack of knowledge or a vision counter to reality. It's a highly political environment that often leads to people being more worried about looking good and being seen as right, which often gets in the way of progress. Generally speaking, mid-level management runs counter to the more progressive, effective vision of senior management. Sadly, senior management's vision is not fully realized due to this lack of mid-level management vision.

    Advice to Management

    You'll need to handhold or force mid-level management to be more progressive in their management style. Leading by example but allowing them to continue to manage as they do isn't going to work and sends mixed messages to employees.


  9. "Great, but slow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raritan, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raritan, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart well versed people. Respectful culture focused on the long term and taking care of people.

    Cons

    Slow decision making in the strategic side. Decisions seem to usually be business as normal.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "SENIOR Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Yardley, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Yardley, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Janssen (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pension, base pay, that's it.

    Cons

    Favoritism, to many egos to stroke. Poor work life balance. The CREDO is dead.

    Advice to Management

    Read and follow the Credo


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