Johnson & Johnson
3.6 of 5 1,214 reviews
www.jnj.com New Brunswick, NJ 5000+ Employees

Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.6 1,214 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky

Alex Gorsky

(301 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Campus is beautiful; work/life balance policies good; company store very convenient"
    in 110 reviews
  • "I was very excited to gain employment with J&J because it is a highly coveted company"
    in 108 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/life balance is respected, but there are high expectations to get a lot done"
    in 50 reviews
  • "In consumer sector what ever Walmart wants is what J&J will do even at a lose"
    in 80 reviews
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Great career development

Marketing Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWell established process, functional training and development.
Fantastic exposure to diverse medical device therapeutic areas.

ConsCan be extremely processed driven
Intra-company comeptition is fierce

Advice to Senior ManagementBreak the mould

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Rewarding

Head of Operations (Current Employee)
Sydney

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

ProsMake a difference every day we turn up to work
Career potential
Staff treatment
Rewards and Benefits

ConsFailure to invest in certain technologies

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in technologies

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company for developing interns

Marketing Intern (Former Employee)
Ultimo

I worked at Johnson & Johnson as an intern for less than a year

Pros> Many opportunities to take on responsibility and work on new projects
> Great focus on work-life balance with a particular focus on vitality and wellbeing
> Young Leaders program (not applicable for interns but relevant for those in entry-level positions)

Cons> There is no set internship program and therefore responsibilities vary from intern to intern - it depends on how much initiative you show and how proactive you are in seeking these opportunities

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time

ProsThe company is keen to develop their people, very focused on employee happiness as they believe this will drive success

ConsBig company- things don't happen quickly

Advice to Senior ManagementThings are heading in the right direction.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Johnson & Johnson Medical Australia - Racism is an issue

Product Manager (Current Employee)
Sydney

I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood benefits
Work-life Balance
Credo
Training
Travel
J&J provides very good training programs for all employees.

ConsJ&J is an excellent company - one of the most noble companies in the world, very ethical and credo driven.

Unfortunately, racism is still a big issue in Johnson & Johnson Medical Australia. There is not a single example of a culturally diverse individual progressing through the ranks. A previous country Manager or a GM came from culturally diverse backgrounds but they were transferred to Australia. In current climate, it is SIMPLY impossible for a culturally diverse employee to move up the ranks in key functions such as sales or marketing. The racism situation is so bad that MBA hires who are almost always culturally diverse (as it is hard to find qualified MBAs who are white Australians) are systematically driven out of the organization with an almost perfect 100% turn over rate which they have managed to keep shamefully consistent over the years.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease bring some diversity and reduce racism. Racism has a huge financial and emotional cost to both individuals and organizations.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Brand Manager (Former Employee)
Sydney

I worked at Johnson & Johnson

ProsStrong systems in place to help with structure on how to launch new products. Very supportive environment with strong expertise in each of the field including supply chain, trade marketing, account management. Collaborative team culture, good training with strong opportunities to take on new challenges. Great benefits with an emphasise on work/life balance. Enjoyed working with very talented members and experts. This is a great place for training and FMCG/ all round marketing as the company truly trains the staff very well, across all hierarchies through training days, off site training/conferences and internships with agencies.

ConsToo many processes and over complication due to the need to go through all steps in a process. The company was understaffed in certain areas and there was over-conversativism in J&J. The company can be very political at times with strong influencing skills needed. The company is very inward looking at times and not bold enough to try new types of marketing. Often the company doesn't share enough amongst its marketing team and with the global team. Also there is inefficiencies in J&J in regards to the manual processes such as approvals and invoicing which waste a lot of time and these repetitive tasks can actually be streamlined or outsourced. The company also lacked strong pipeline of innovative products so it couldn't stay competitive in market.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Credo, what credo?

Product Manager (Former Employee)
Sydney

I worked at Johnson & Johnson

ProsGreat career opportunities, world class company and passionate and talented product managers and product specialists.

ConsCredo is not practiced within. Senior management pay lip service to the Credo, and use it as a means of intimidation and bullying.

Advice to Senior ManagementPractice what you preach.

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J&J is a great company

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Sydney

I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

Prosgreat exposure to the overall health care industry

Consmany changes in the overall suport organizations.

Advice to Senior Managementslowdown on the chnages

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Live with Top Corporate Reputation

Analyst Programmer (Current Employee)
Sydney

I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

Prosbrand credibility
work/life balance
team

Conssalary is not as good as in the market bucket

Advice to Senior Managementalways do the good things and move faster

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It's who you know.....

Production Management (Current Employee)
Lancaster, PA (US)

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

ProsPlenty of opportunities to advance
Benefits are in top 5% of all US Companies
If you are open to not just listening but hearing there are many excellent colleagues who can teach you how to not onlu survive but thrive.

ConsAnytime you work for a company this size there will be difficult people and difficult situations.
It isn't what you know but who you know.
The higher up you go the more stress on your family

Advice to Senior ManagementThe Credo should not be just a "nice to have", it should be what governs ALL decisions but not everyone above got the memo.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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