Johnson & Johnson Interview Questions

Updated Sep 10, 2014
Updated Sep 10, 2014
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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone interview followed by an assessment centre. Phone interview was very straightforward, looking for knowledge of the company and testing a few competency areas. Assessment centre involved a management meeting exercise in which each candidate had to put forward a case for a certain employee receiving a given bonus. An interview, mostly competency questions, then followed.

    Interview Questions
    • I wasn't expecting the exercise to be judged on your ability to persuade, regardless of the most suitable candidate, rather than to work as a team to a conclusion.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Compliance Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sunbury, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunbury, England
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Johnson & Johnson in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview over phone by the line manager. Second round interview with site tour with line manger and interview by with a cross functional manager and final interview with HR Business partner.

    Interview Questions
    • Situation Handling and response to customer questions were the unexpected questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    could not negotiate as there was competition for the role and pending salary range.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Leadership Program Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Johnson & Johnson in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview - Behavioral questions mainly about my past job. They went over my CV bullet by bullet and asked for examples. Eventually it took them 2 month to tell me no, even though they promised 1 week.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Wokingham, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wokingham, England
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Johnson & Johnson in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was asked a few technical questions & most competency based questions all which I felt I answered to their complete satisfaction. The manager seemed very courteous and friendly. This role was through a popular recruitment consultant.. However I have never received thel feed back till date on the outcome of the interview and its been more than 3 months. I was also asked by the recruitment consultant not to contact the company directly. So it seems like a fruitless effort. Does not sound very professional for such a big company.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Medical Affairs Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Johnson & Johnson in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I made an online application with my CV and cover letter. Heard back after 8 weeks and got invited for numerical online assessment. 4 weeks later, I was called by the hiring assistant who said I have an informal telephone interview with the medical affairs manager. I prepared answers based on my CV and was really excited to give the interview. On the phone before getting to the interview questions, the manager wants to confirm my visa status and eligibility to work. Then mentions we can not hire international students, only British/EU, as the company does not sponsor. A tip for the future: Please save us people some time and effort and mention this on the career website beforehand. A complete waste of time.

    Interview Questions
    • Status of your visa (no work permits allowed, only British/EU passport)?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Key Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Johnson & Johnson.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview 1 hour around CV, typical interview questions. 2nd Interview case study presentation.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Assistant Project Manager Skincare (Graduate Position) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Maidenhead, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maidenhead, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Johnson & Johnson in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online with CV, Cover Letter,2 supporting questions. Received a call from HR coordinator 2 days later to arrange initial telephone screening interview with HR specialist. 1st interview one week after submitting online application, went well, was told on the phone I would be progressed to next stage. 1 week after: 2nd phone interview with Senior Product manager, went well, was told I would be progressed to the next stage. 1 week after, skype interview (I was abroad) with VP skincare. 1 hour alone to work through a business case study (Venezuelan wine company looking to enter the UK and European markets - propose sales and marketing strategy and recommendations etc). 15 minutes to present it, 15 minutes Q&A. 30 minutes general interview questions on motivation etc.
    Never got feedback on this interview, either by phone or email despite 1 email and 1 voice mail to the HR coordinator as to the outcome of the interview...

    Interview Questions
    • After finishing the Case Study part (15" +15") I was asked, if you could do the case study differently now, how would you do it?

      All other questions throughout the process were typical interview questions, mostly competency based (tell me about a time when...).
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Manchester, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 days - interviewed at Johnson & Johnson in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    simple and staright foward

    Negotiation Details
    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 6 days - interviewed at Johnson & Johnson in November 2008.

    Interview Details

    did dcf and npv analysis. I went to the company for a seminar about their financial analyst program. It seemed very dreary and all the employees that spoke would introduce themselves followed by the amount of time they have left until their next sabbatical (vacation every 7 years). During the phone interview process, they ask extremely difficult questions followed by ones like "What does Intel Centrino mean to you?" I didn't get the job but found one with a better work environment, MUCH BETTER PAY, and awesome hours. I think I'm one of the lucky ones since Intel cut 1,000 jobs in Oregon alone.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Johnson & Johnson in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    I originally got told of the offer through a recruiting agency.
    Passed a series of online tests, then an interview on-site that consisted of a presentation on a case (preparation time: 1h) then group interview with questions regarding background, skills (challenges of consumer good industry, decentralized organisation, etc). Then I had a final phone interview with managers which was a fairly forward interview (strengths, weaknesses, etc).

    My perception of the company: Business oriented but in a casual environment. People-driven and rather open. Care is a key value, and visible in the people as well.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the most frustrating part of your job (previous experience)?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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