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Mead Johnson Reviews

Updated January 17, 2018
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Pros
  • Mjn has excellent work/life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Rewarding work supporting efforts to provide babies with the best start in life (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Not a good work life balance in my specific department as people stayed till after 6 and arrived at 7 am (in 6 reviews)

  • years for the "potential" career advancement opportunity within the company, like they had done in the past (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great environment, awesome benefits, no potential for promotion"

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    Current Employee - Microbiology Lab Tech in Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Microbiology Lab Tech in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, friendly culture, awesome benefits. Management is receptive and typically allows independence. Somewhat flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    No opportunity for promotion without getting extremely lucky. Outstanding performance is not rewarded.


  2. "Use for Launching Pad"

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits, paid time off/holiday/leave cannot be matched, work life balance here is well appreciated.

    Cons

    There is rarely room for advancement and seniority plays a huge part in your hiring/interview process. Many people have been there 15 - 20 30+ years and do not intend to move. Hence, rarely room to advance, but the reason people stay is because the benefits are so good. This was a great place to gain experience, make some money, take plenty of time off and still enjoy my life. I'm now onto advancing my career elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest, don't be afraid to ruffle feathers and tell the truth.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Employee-friendly company, decent (but not exponential) growth opportunities and nice colleagues."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mead Johnson has immense focus on science and integrity, is perhaps one of the best in the country in terms of scientific acumen, and definitely better than several other companies. Colleagues are congenial and workplace atmosphere is enjoyable despite so many ongoing changes. There are decent growth opportunities within the organization.

    Cons

    Projects are prioritized poorly, and there are too many zombie ever-going projects.

    Compensation is ‘Level’ based, and hence, it is critical to negotiate your Level before you join. For example, Level 12 and 13 have similar work accountabilities (in several functions), but have disproportionate pay bands, bonus levels and titles. Due to relatively flat nature of the organization, it takes time to climb levels, so you are stuck in your pay grade for a while even if you are as smart and high performing as the higher levels.

    Also, there are too many useless meetings/town halls, and there is extreme redundancy in higher management. Some managers spend their entire time in meetings, and are essentially forwarding their careers at the expense of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in new talent at the leadership level (Director and above). Prioritize projects better. Streamline organizational structure. Promote functional leaders based on their competencies, and not on who knows whom.


  4. "Lab Technician"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Some duties are monotonous but are limited in exposure.


  5. "Account manager"

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

    I worked at Mead Johnson full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance - good culture where they understand the importance of life outside of work

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth


  6. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and a good working environment with friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Lack of clear strategic direction by management and short-term company outlook


  7. Helpful (1)

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are nice, office location is in the heart of the city.

    Cons

    Lack of direction and clarity in wake of acquisition.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "MJN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    fabulous people work there. you deal with physicians, nurses and folks who treat kids. great benefits. decent pay. home each night generally.

    Cons

    not a 9-5 job. unusual hours at times if you're working hospitals and different shifts. comp time not company policy but managers do work you on it for good work/life balance.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "VP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mead Johnson full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture, driven by people, products and performance.

    Cons

    Lately some poorer performance years has lead to an acquisition by RB

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - CAD Intern in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - CAD Intern in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mead Johnson part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Environment and good pay

    Cons

    Had to perform mundane tasks over and over


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