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Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  • and sometimes the work/life balance isn't good (in 134 reviews)

  • J&J prefers to hire contractors (in 159 reviews)

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  1. "2017 Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and staff, everyone is friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Unable to change position, director stops movement even when your not adding value to the organisation.


  2. "Millennials, beware!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Minus the slew of baby powder/ovarian cancer lawsuits, the company has an impressive, reputable product portfolio.

    Wonderful benefits.

    Solid Brand on the Resume.

    Competitive pay.

    Cons

    Due to the main office locations, you will be forced to live in the boonies or spend ~3-4 hours of each day commuting.

    The company struggles to attract and retain millennials because it is truly the epitome of "old school" corporate America. The dress code is very strict, and the organization is anything but flat. The leadership expects to be fawned over and admired for their intelligence and vision; meanwhile, they are baffled by technological pursuits as basic as saving a word document in PDF form.

    The company is trying desperately to re-brand itself as a "healthcare tech" company, but is about as similar to Google or Amazon as New Brunswick is to Silicon Valley.

    The culture, and your success, is completely dependent on your ability to suck-up to anyone and everyone above you. There is almost no value awarded for your actual work. 95% politics, 5% proven results.

    If you are looking for a progressive, inclusive company- look elsewhere. J&J is one of the most classic examples of Office Space-like companies in the Fortune 500.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the self-serving, incompetent directors and business heads. Reward leaders who actually develop their people.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Bitter sweet experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit and salary package

    Cons

    There is no development for employee and our welfare is not in the top priority from Management. Performance appraisal is based on other people's judgement on you not based on your KPI and target achievement. You can achieve your target and your KPIs are all green. But you won't advance in your career if your counterparts are not happy with you. Conflicts inter-department are not solved nicely and the Managers tend to close their eyes to all issues occur at down level employees as long as the target achieved. No proper training or induction given for new employees to help them understand their role better.

    Advice to Management

    Live up to company's credo


  4. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time

    Pros

    Johnson & Johnson has a strong portfolio of brands

    Cons

    Within the sales team, some of the leaders had their eyes more on retaining their jobs vs doing what was right by their teams.


  5. "Territorial manager in pharmaceuticals"

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

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time

    Pros

    Its a leading pharmaceuticals company

    Cons

    Good to work in


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to partner outside of finance on special projects

    Cons

    Lots of brown nosing to get ahead. There has been a shift in culture due to new hiring practices.


  7. "Used to be great, but going down now"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Hanoi (Vietnam)
    Current Employee - Specialist in Hanoi (Vietnam)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, fame & integrity. Generally friendly staffs, stable environment.

    Cons

    Heavy workload & lengthy procedure & too many systems get in the way.

    Everything is going down & falling apart now, most is controlled by senior managers who do not fully understand what is integrity, do not understand the core credo values of the company & ask for obedience over performance, causing a lot of talent to leave. Some incompetent leadership team members are obviously overpaid at the cost of their own staff, only good at politics.

    Stay away if you want a certain middle term future.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staffs to get rid of people who do not perform instead of giving their direct managers all the power to protect them, or their incompetency will harm the company. Stop the politics stuffs. Control your senior managers & allow more new younger staffs in to get innovation. Practice what you preach.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Account manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great car package; decent pay; some decent training opportunities if you push for the,

    Cons

    Despite being a big, international company, there were very limited opportunities to move overseas or between departments. Inflexible on working hours. Did not feel valued, and was incredibly bored during the job due to lack of opportunities for progression or variety in role. Very much just felt like I was a tiny cog in a massive machine and was incredibly disappointed with my time there, despite being excited after receiving the job offer.

    Advice to Management

    Create easier opportunities to work abroad, between departments and allow time for creative thinking.


  9. "analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time

    Pros

    good benefits and work/life balance depending on your manager

    Cons

    politics politics politics, also expect to be told youre ready for promotion but no one actually promotes you because HR overcomplicates it

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the top-heavy org and reward those who do the work


  10. "No opportunity for growth. Management is very narrow minded and doesnt value its employees."

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Monument, CO
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Monument, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Paid time off, job security, non labor intensive, set schedule, weekends off.

    Cons

    Lower than average pay, no advancement or growth opportunity, favoritism, large corporate mentality, boring, repetitive, very small raises once annually.

    Advice to Management

    Competitive pay and career growth opportunities


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