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  • Flexible hours would have been a good way to achieve better work-life balance with the long commute (in 126 reviews)

  • Once used to J&J style of working, can get adjusted to other company's style of working bery easily (in 153 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Well paid but no work-life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skillman, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is relatively competitive
    This is a large company which means it is possible to stay within the company but change jobs completely

    Cons

    work life balance is nonexistent - expect to work at night and week-ends
    Very poor health insurance which is interesting for a health care company
    Very little paid-off vacation
    Very understaffed teams or staffed at the wrong place

    Advice to Management

    Hire some people to actually do the work rather than multiplying the number of VPs..Also give 4 weeks paid vacation to all employees and a decent healthcare plan


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing, Marketing, Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Marketing Manager in Trenton, NJ
    Current Employee - Strategic Marketing Manager in Trenton, NJ
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance is great. Time to relax but challenging and rewarding work
    training in marketing, strategy and leadership is great
    pay
    travel
    perks

    Cons

    over regulation in core operational areas
    poor senior leadership
    intense and over bearing politics
    conservation work culture ( financially, strategic, FDA regulation)
    Poor manufacturing

    Advice to Management

    Reduce buearocracy
    Open up to new blood
    Reduce the influence of R&D
    Improves operational processes
    Improve communication of Roles and Responsibilities


  3. "Excellent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Patent Attorney in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Patent Attorney in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary structure, good management team, perks, high morale, health insurance benefits, recognition for high performance, opportunities for advancement, retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Ultra high expectations regarding job performance, too many clicks, few services for self-help or counseling, too few outside recreational activities.


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  5. "EXCELENT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge company ahead of curve

    Cons

    total reorganization going on now

    Advice to Management

    be more transparent direction that company is moving


  6. "lots of work and networking ability"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morris Plains, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morris Plains, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    ability to work on multiple projects, travel, ability to transfer between groups and work on diversified products, various sites in the new jersey area so can work with different people

    Cons

    if you are not in a good group or have a good boss, you can get pigeoned holed and have a hard time climbing your way out because the groups are so large


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good, yet bad at the same time."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chesterbrook, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chesterbrook, PA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is very good, as have been bonuses (up to now at least). At least in my department, working from home is possible as is flex time.

    Cons

    Recognition for one's efforts is very slow to come or non-existent. Upper management is totally out-of-touch with the needs and moral of employees. Even though annual surveys give to employees repeated show declining morale, nothing visible is being done.

    Johnson & Johnson is reorganizing and merging some departments at different sites. This is causing a great number of headaches and is not being handled well locally.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give lip service to employees, actually listen. Do more planning before attempting "harmonization".


  8. Helpful (1)

    "My three years at J&J have provided me with a strong analytical foundation."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For college hires, the various Leadership & Developement Programs (LDP) are a great way to get into the company. It also highlights J&J's willingness to invest in young talent across the organization (Finance, Sales, Marketing, Global Operations, etc). Within each sector, the company has a number of offices across the US, and internationally.

    Cons

    Sometimes the size and complexity of the company makes it hard to navigate. Opportunities for professional growth can be limited by geographic location, which sometimes forces employees to relocate in order to 'move up'.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Johnson and Johnson is a company that pays well, but rewards those who know how to work the system."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Johnson and Johnson provides a great atmosphere for development within your projected field of interest. There is a lot of inter-department work and there are occasional opportunities that enable employees to switch from one department to another. The pay is excellent at the corporate offices, and is coupled with top notch facilities within the New Brunswick campuses. Your work usually gets noticed and you have a chance to get involved with company outreach programs and occasionally work on a real company project.

    Cons

    Office gossip is very popular over at corporate, especially since the company had a round of layoffs last year and since the executive board resides in New Brunswick. Many middle management characters care more about looking professional than acting in said manner, causing a delay in project completion and increasing office bureaucracy. You may have to walk on eggshells in order to keep your professional image safe, but in order to move up you do need to be heard and occasionally do something outlandish to get noticed.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain a better understanding of the company's core values and foster an open door relationship that enables employees to ask questions without fear. Upper management is pretty structured, and should take the time to root out those managers who hide in their offices, and take the time to reward supervisors and managers who above and beyond to ensure a project's completion.


  10. "great experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisor in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Advisor in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers are dependable and the environment was pleasant to work in. The knowledge to gain at this company in never ending.

    Cons

    The buildings are cold all year round.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  11. "Not as good as it used to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Horsham, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a proud company history at J & J. Having so many locations allows for flexibility if you want to transfwer

    Cons

    The Credo is no longer followed. Stockholders and profits have become more important than quality. Upper management does not understand that continuing cuts have caused production issues.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on quality and get back to the Credo values. Reduce pressure to release product dispite quality concerns. Changes in uppermanagement needed.