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Janssen CEO Alex Gorsky
Alex Gorsky
170 Ratings
Pros
  • "They support your career growth and allow for a good work life balance (lieu time, working from home)(in 51 reviews)

  • "Excellent work environment with excellent people(in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance Falta de processos estruturados Pouca visibilidade de plano de Carreira nacional, internacional e em m(in 19 reviews)

  • "Some managers new to company and philosophies of J&J limit career growth of those who have "bled red" for many years(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Scientist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Janssen for 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.

    Janssen2017-09-13
  2. "Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Janssen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have worked at several pharmaceutical companies and I can say that the Credo Culture is alive and well at any J&J company. The company always takes the high road regardless to how it may impact sales.

    Cons

    Like any major corporation turn around time for resources seem to lag. Incentive compensation targets seem to change quarterly causing confusion amongst the sales team

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive in sharing competitive knowledge. When rolling out or sunsetting resources allow the field ample time to adjust.

    Janssen2018-01-02
  3. "Regional Controlling specialist"

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    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

    Janssen2017-02-21
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Principal Scientist"

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    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.

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    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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    Janssen2017-02-17
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    "Worst management and zero work life balance"

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    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 for 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.

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    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.

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    Janssen2017-01-31
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Long term pension good"

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    Current Employee - Medical Science Liaison in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Janssen full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and health great; nice discounts on j & j products. Company car. Life insurance included at no additional cost. Matching 401K 6%

    Cons

    Big pharma conservative. Lower salary compared to rest of pharma however benefits outweigh. Recent MSL turnover but seems to be for better

    Janssen2016-05-18
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    "Senior Manager for Janssen"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Spring House, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Janssen full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Janssen is part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. J&J is a fabulous company to work for. They truly care about their employees and value their work and contributions. Compensation is much higher than my previous job at another Pharma company. They offer up to 17 weeks of paid time off for maternity leave. Health/retirement benefits are competitive with other big Pharma companies. As a company they... embrace helping employees succeed in their careers and helping them move into positions/promotions that meet their career goals.

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    Cons

    I personally haven't found anything I don't like about the company yet. I have been there almost a year. I think for the most part, if you are a good worker, it will pay off to you, and if you are not, you won't have the same opportunities.

    Janssen2016-02-09
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    "Always Changing Leadership and Strategies"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Janssen full-time

    Pros

    They have good intentions and have really stepped up in the area of new product development and newly approved meds. Excellent products and improvement in marketing.

    Cons

    They change leadership every couple of years and with it, change strategies, direction, focus, etc. Its hard to keep up with the new Mgmnt faces that revolve in and out. This is disconcerting and frustrating to the field sales force. The ' credo' values of J&J are spoken of, but have mostly disappeared in recent years unfortunately. Much of upper management are from outside J&J and don't seem to have the same... loyalty to employees.

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    Advice to Management

    see Cons

    Janssen2015-01-02
  9. Helpful (7)

    "Employees Not Valued"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Janssen for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you can get one of the increasingly rare FTE positions, pay is good, the people are fabulous, the work is interesting.

    Cons

    Janssen, like all J&J companies, has a weird habit of systematically devaluing current FTEs. Cubes are shifted around to be smaller, work flow is interrupted regularly by reorgs, current FTEs are pushed down in the hierarchy as new people are placed on the top. They've removed all actual workers, most mangers and are now shaving off Directors, leaving Janssen as a holding company with VPs and above and contractors... doing most of the work. As employees reach their 50s or get close to vesting, they should expect to be reorged around and their job disappeared.

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    Advice to Management

    You hire the best, stop wasting their expertise in tax-oriented reorgs. Give them the resources and support they need and J&J might last into the end of the 21st century. Stop talking about the Credo, you don't mean a word of it.

    Janssen2014-10-25
  10. Helpful (4)

    "This is not a "one size fits all" review"

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    Former Employee - Director/Senior Manager in Titusville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Janssen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work can be intellectually stimulating, compensation is solid, right now the company is on an upswing, J&J's always good on your resume. If you're a solid performer that fits the culture, you'll be satisfied here (depending on your function/operating company, and your manager)

    Cons

    Much depends on your manager/management. Two people can do the same job, but will have totally different takeaways depending on which Janssen company, and their manager. Like any other big company (and perhaps small ones too), it's all about "the quarter" at J&J. There is the perception that they move older employees out of the organization (which has given rise to the saying, "don't go gray at J&J").

    Advice to Management

    No advice to give right now.

    Janssen2014-10-06
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