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Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated January 30, 2017
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  • Minimum to no Work life balance (in 119 reviews)

  • J&J Medical Devices has become more silo'ed and bureaucratic as it has centralized in recent years (in 146 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some really smart people, supportive of working families, excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Since they tend to keep promoting based on longevity, fresh ideas are limited. There is definitely a J&J type of you do not fit in regardless of your contribution you are out at some point.

    Advice to Management

    Change it up every once in a while.


  2. "Audit"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Auditor in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior IT Auditor in New Brunswick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brand Name, Good work-life balance

    Cons

    You have please your reporting manager to grow in this company (this include moving to other department).Good luck if you have a bad reporting manager.

    Advice to Management

    There is an over reliance on reporting managers. Do you think its fair ?


  3. "Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company, good products, good pay and benefits, pension. In general, DM respects their reps. Not very many layoffs. Minimal rules considering it is pharma.

    Cons

    Work in silos, old school reps who think they know it all but are quite ineffective. Communication could be better amongst team members. Unwelcoming to newcomers. Unwillingness to change with times. Overworked, and company is not willing to hire more people to balance workload because they are trying to keep costs down.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of old reps who refuse to believe that they are part of the problem. Start hiring more people with a fresh perspective.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Talent Acquisition"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sourcer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Sourcer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, work from home options, lots of tools and resources to get your job done which is very helpful

    Cons

    The Talent Acquisition dept was the most unprofessional dept I have ever worked in. Lots of Drama and gossip especially at Corporate. Recruiters Gossiping about Sourcers and Sourcers Gossiping about recruiters. Manager Gossiping about everyone...its not worth it. The bonuses are based on how popular you are within the team and not based on the work produced. Also- no such thing as Life Work Balance.

    Advice to Management

    Management and the Directors in TA have huge egos so I really don't think giving them advise would work. Over time good people will leave.


  6. "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Acting Lead in Port St Lucie, FL
    Current Employee - Acting Lead in Port St Lucie, FL

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, tuition reimbursement, fitness reimbursement

    Cons

    Very corporate and strict rules for hourly employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees; hourly and salary equally.


  7. "Look Elsewhere"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed dress code
    Health benefits
    Pension
    Competitive pay
    Growing healthcare industry
    Great brands

    Cons

    No top-to-top relationship with Walmart
    Misaligned strategies
    Short term mindset
    Heavy at the top org structure
    Slow

    Advice to Management

    See above


  8. "Full Time Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is a lot of work to do so you get a lot of experience within your specific role.

    Cons

    The environment is extremely political.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Skillman, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Skillman, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits while employed, nice facilities, competitive salary, pension plan, health benefits to cover until 62 years if eligible, numerous locations within J&J for transfer options.

    Cons

    Watch out if you are approaching 55 years of age, your days might be numbered if you are not part of the current management "click" in your department or sector. Experience is not valued but new hires at lower pay scales are a nice savings package.

    Advice to Management

    Need a better balance of older experienced employees with the new inexperienced employee.


  10. "Corporate Fluff & Micromanagement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New Brunswick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of perks: Free luxury housing, great hours, awesome gym and cafeteria on site.

    Cons

    Groupthink, stifled creativity, arid corporate landscape, inability to be direct.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just diversify the colors - diversify the thought.


  11. "Punches in the air..."

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

    Pros

    Well known brand name with a diversified products portfolio.
    A company with history that dates back to 1886.
    A true multinational corporation with solid presence around the world.

    Cons

    After several issues that brought JnJ to the media buzz about the quality of their products and the intervention of the FDA, the company started a complete auto check on many aspects of their operational practices.
    In the subsidiary I was working for, external consultants, that did not know anything about the process, would be brought in the would be throwing punches in the air for a quarter or two before new consultants where brought in to repeat the vicious circle again.
    If you have seen a chicken running and flapping with its head cut off that would be a very graphic analogy of the company felt like back then, at least in the division and specific operation I worked for.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people. Specially those who have been servicing the company for years. Listen to what the have to say and at least pretend you care.



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