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Mead Johnson Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2019

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3.9
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Mead Johnson CEO Rakesh Kapoor
Rakesh Kapoor
23 Ratings
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  • "Senior management has not set a clear vision for the future(in 7 reviews)

  • "years for the "potential" career advancement opportunity within the company, like they had done in the past(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Best Company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mead Johnson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits: 401K, Generous vacation package,

    Cons

    Downtown Chicago dealing with traffic

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work - continue making this company the best baby formula!

    Mead Johnson2019-05-07
  2. "Manager was horrible but job was fine"

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      Former Employee - Territory Manager 

      I worked at Mead Johnson full-time

      Pros

      This role offered flexibility with schedule

      Cons

      Numbers based on retail sales

      Mead Johnson2019-07-03
    • "Experienced Executive Assistant"

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        Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Chicago, IL

        I worked at Mead Johnson full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Best baby formula in the world!

        Cons

        Location; left Chicago to move to New Jersey

        Mead Johnson2019-05-21
      • Helpful (1)

        "Steer clear!"

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        Former Employee - QC Analyst 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Mead Johnson full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Benefits (4 weeks vacation starting)

        Cons

        Everything else! After being bought out by RB, the company culture changed and no one is happy. Unless you want to go into management there isn’t a way to advance your career.

        Advice to Management

        Do the right thing. Stand up to RB and fight for your people.

        Mead Johnson2019-04-24
      • "Good"

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        Former Employee - Operations Intern 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Mead Johnson full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Decent work schedule, great environment and people to work with

        Cons

        None that I can recall

        Mead Johnson2019-04-10
      • "Humble and science-base company with great values"

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

        I have been working at Mead Johnson full-time

        Pros

        The purpose and the vision of the company is the main driver for employees. Puting the responsibility and ownership of nourishing infants and children in employees hands is a well-understood mission. Evansville is a great city with 2-3 hours drive to 5 major cities - Nashville, Louisville, Indianapolis, Saint Louis, and Cincinnati. Great school system including the national #1 ranked Signature high school and two universities...

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        Cons

        Like any other big corporation, MJN has opportunities to get better. Especially after acquired by Reckitt Benckiser (RB), we had to go through period to understand synergies and improvement opportunities in between two cultures. This is very normal. Even newly married couples have to go through the same period.

        Advice to Management

        Keep listening! Understand capabilities and your own jewels within the company.

        Mead Johnson2019-02-23
      • Helpful (3)

        "Good but not great"

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        Current Employee - Administrative in Evansville, IN
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Mead Johnson full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Policies differ from production to administration so my review only deals with the admin side of the company. What has always made MJN so great is the people who work there. Being located in Evansville Indiana gave them an excellent source of hard working and devoted mid-westerners who really appreciated their jobs and benefits and cared a lot about the company and their co-workers. Their mission "To provide the best...

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        Cons

        Their is a lot of grandfathering with the company changing hands from private to BMS then a public IPO and now purchased by Reckitt Benckiser. It can be frustrating working side by side with people whom you know are earning far more than you for the same job, and will have much better retirement benefits than you could ever dream of (Defined benefits Pensions). The 401K matching program percentages was reduced by RB as...

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        Advice to Management

        Your employees are your biggest asset. The Infant Formula market is a long game strategy to win. Corporate conglomerate quarterly profit driving schemes will hurt your business long term.

        Mead Johnson2019-02-13
      • "Great"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Mead Johnson full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          great company, compensation, benefits are always a plus

          Cons

          there are no cons working for this company

          Mead Johnson2019-01-31
        • Helpful (3)

          "If you are in the R&D, run!!"

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

          I have been working at Mead Johnson full-time for more than 10 years

          Pros

          The job location in Evansville has individual offices which is a welcome change from cubicles. They also have feee parking and a decent fitness center. The employees are friendly.

          Cons

          There are major problems if you are looking for a job within the R&D in this company. And if you are looking for a long term career prospect, run away from this company. Some problems are: 1. There are NO promotion opportunities. Moreover, the base salaries went down in 2018 for several employees. This is driven by RB acquisition. For a person who has been here for 15+ years, this was such a bummer. 2. The...

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          Advice to Management

          Find better and a new generation of leaders. Focus on streamlining initiatives and rewarding long time employees and high performers.

          Mead Johnson2018-12-31
        • "N/A"

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenview, IL

            I worked at Mead Johnson full-time for more than a year

            Pros

            it is a great place to work

            Cons

            not a very good comunication with Management

            Mead Johnson2018-11-15
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