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Mead Johnson Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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  • Mjn has excellent work/life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Rewarding work supporting efforts to provide babies with the best start in life (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The mission statement- to nourish the world’s children for the best start in life.
    The people- clean environment with people who have character and high standards.
    The location- Zeeland is a great city to work in.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunity if not willing to relocate.
    Uncertainty regarding the acquisition by Reckitt Benckiser


  2. "Associate Director Global Consumer Insights"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Glenview, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mead Johnson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong Asian opportunities for growth. Latam and China markets are dynamic. Teams are energetic, smart and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Leadership can be short sighted.

    Advice to Management

    Listen well to the teams on the line, they are smart, aware and have solid insights and recommendations.

  3. "Mead Johnson had been a rewarding company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mead Johnson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Rewarding work supporting efforts to provide babies with the best start in life. Friendly atmosphere. Excellent benefits and 401k.

    Cons

    Management is slow to make decisions. Gaining cross functional alignment and politics can get in the way of decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to delegate authority deeper into the organization.


  4. "Slow to adapt to customer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mead Johnson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great mission, and product to the end customers. Helping children obtain the best start in life is great. Good salary and benefits (401k, health).

    Cons

    Heavy in low value middle management. Very slow to make decisions. Lack of delegation to lower level staff. Very few career development opportunities are taken advantage of for lower salary grades, but lots of capability. Extremely low performing outsourcing in many areas, such as IT.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the end customer. Force back office departments to drive to business needs. Promote and hire best of breed, empower 1 up managers, let magic happen. Be mindful of

    Executive management has drove the overall company performance to a low level to position the organization for buyout. Be very mindful of critical, and new technologies required for customer retention; focus especially on marketing and technology. In source these critical areas, most are outsourced and is hindering the organization thus allowing competitors to take market.


  5. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    -The management in both buildings were able to work with you. They understood it took a while to learn the system and helped you through it.

    -My manager was very supportive and always gave me guidance, but let me do things on my own as well.

    -Flex hours

    Cons

    -Very few instances were you didn't understand something and were looked down upon for that.


  6. "Hospital Nutrition Business Manager"

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    Former Employee - Hospital Nutrition Business Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Hospital Nutrition Business Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Competitive. Overall great company to work for.

    Cons

    At times it felt like I had 2 bosses due to location.

    Mead Johnson Response

    Feb 3, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    We always appreciate feedback from our employees. Thanks!


  7. "Loved it there. Great people."

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    Former Employee - Email Marketing Manager in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Email Marketing Manager in Frisco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Smart leadership who were all more than willing to share their time and coach. Oh, and there is a gym on campus!

    Cons

    None, really. Loved every part of my time there. The only con could be the red tape to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in Evansville

    Mead Johnson Response

    Feb 3, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Wow! Thanks for the great review!

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Struggling Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mead Johnson (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with some very nice people and they were building a new location downtown Chicago.

    Cons

    A lot of lay offs and the future of the company didn't seem certain. They make excellent products so may just need some time to turn things around

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in people and tenure and hire seasoned leaders


  9. Helpful (10)

    "Human Resources Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mead Johnson full-time

    Pros

    They made great promises and were enthusiastic about my start. Provided full relocation.

    Cons

    This company is the most unorganized place I have ever worked. I have to estimate that 40% of the workforce in my office was set to retire in the next 5 years or so and refused to learn new systems and processes that would enable information sharing. Leadership consists of old white men. It's an old boys club reminiscent of the show mad men.

    Advice to Management

    Your future as an organization lies with millenials. If you want to attract and retain talent you must pave the path for an uncomfortable, but necessary, culture change.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI

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

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits. Generous break times.

    Cons

    Unethical business practices. If HR likes you as a friend, promotions are a plenty. If not friends with HR, no chance of promotion or potential termination over time.

    Advice to Management

    Put Professional people in your key positions instead of turning a blind eye.


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