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Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014
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3.6 1,300 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky

Alex Gorsky

(339 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Campus is beautiful; work/life balance policies good; company store very convenient(in 123 reviews)

  • I was very excited to gain employment with J&J because it is a highly coveted company(in 111 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not great and we seem chronically understaffed(in 55 reviews)

  • In consumer sector what ever Walmart wants is what J&J will do even at a lose(in 82 reviews)

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    Great career development

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee)

    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

    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

    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)

    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

    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 - Women's Health

    Brand Manager (Former Employee) Sydney

    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

    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

    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

    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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    Great team

    Medical Affairs (Former Employee) Beijing, Beijing (China)

    ProsGood team, good salary, lots of training to help employee improve their knowledge. As we all know, it is one of the biggest and best pharma company.

    ConsUsual pressure as the other big pharma. Sometimes, it's hard to push forward a project if it involves cross function.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to keep the team stable

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

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