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Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated 23 November 2014
Updated 23 November 2014
1,456 Reviews
3.8
1,456 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Overall work life balance is key within pretty much everyone I was in contact with (in 140 reviews)

  • I was very excited to gain employment with J&J because it is a highly coveted company (in 125 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not great and we seem chronically understaffed (in 59 reviews)

  • J & J has steadily gone down hill in employee satisfaction over the last 10 years (in 88 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great career development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Can be extremely processed driven
    Intra-company comeptition is fierce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break the mould

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head of Operations in Sydney
    Current Employee - Head of Operations in Sydney

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Failure to invest in certain technologies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in technologies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company for developing interns

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Ultimo
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Ultimo

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson as an intern (less than an 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Big company- things don't happen quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Things are heading in the right direction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Johnson & Johnson Medical Australia - Racism is an issue

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Sydney

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    J&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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brand Manager - Women's Health

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Sydney

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Strong 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.

    Cons

    Too 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Credo, what credo?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sydney

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    J&J is a great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sydney

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    great exposure to the overall health care industry

    Cons

    many changes in the overall suport organizations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    slowdown on the chnages

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Live with Top Corporate Reputation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst Programmer in Sydney
    Current Employee - Analyst Programmer in Sydney

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    brand credibility
    work/life balance
    team

    Cons

    salary is not as good as in the market bucket

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    always do the good things and move faster

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Trainee in Athens (Greece)
    Current Employee - Marketing Trainee in Athens (Greece)

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly, approachable and young colleagues. Makes you feel very engaged from day 1. Very good salary and perks. Free samples of all the OTC and Mass products (they come in handy, especially during the summer). Sufficient training. Clearly shown paths to progressions within.

    Cons

    A bit long hours for the Marketing Department, but at least it reflect obviously on the salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A bit more consideration for the hours of the people in Marketing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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