Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
1,368 Reviews
3.8
1,368 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great opportunities for progression, interesting work, and approachable leadership team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HEOR  in  London, England
    Current Employee - HEOR in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great breadth of areas within which to work and good opportunities to seek roles within and between sectors (consumer, pharma, medical devices & diagnostics)
    Flexible working arrangements
    Ethos of work life balance, although difficult to achieve in practice
    Approachable leadership team

    Cons

    IT systems are antiquated and frustrating
    High-level of mobility (especially for the 'fast track' set) can lead to shortsighted decision-making
    Silo mentality can prevail given size and politics of Organisation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very stable, but not as innovative as they could be, which leads to frustration.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Development Manager  in  Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Development Manager in Maidenhead, England

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

    Pros

    Great brands, relaxed culture where you can really thrive and take ownership

    Cons

    Lack of innovation, slow to make decisions, quite a flat structure which does not help progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out the politics, empower people more. Deliver genuine NPD for our categories

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    People-centred company making a difference, a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  High Wycombe, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Wycombe, England

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

    Pros

    5 days paid time to use on charity work. People and their development is at the top of the agenda. The credo lives and breathes and everyone has a voice - if they want it. A highly networked and collaborative culture with plenty of opportunities for development and career progression

    Cons

    Workload and some corporate bureacracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tackle the workload challenge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company with such a diverse portfolio is hard to believe they would ever go bust

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Great career opportunities. Diverse product portfolio means you can move from Pharma to FMCG but stay in the same company.

    Cons

    Some local managers are not very supportive of talented staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue doing what you do!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Like being in a cult!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Maidenhead, England
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Maidenhead, England

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

    Pros

    Salary was good and rapid career development was offered for those who fitted the mould.

    Cons

    J&J prides itself on its Credo (essentially a mission statement) and they use it to promote the idea of an ethical organisation that is centred around the employee. However it is totally disregarded by the management on a day to day basis and discussion or creativity is actively discouraged. Anybody questioning the status quo is shown the door. Just as leaders of a personality cult use mind games to control their minions, the J&J senior management would deny departmental meetings ever took place and those who dared to question any unethical action were accused of not following the Credo!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A change of culture is urgently needed at J&J, do the decent thing and bring the organisation truly in line with the Credo.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Overall positive company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Marketing in London, England

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

    Pros

    1. People are friendly. Positive work culture
    2. Great training ground for marketers and autonomy on big marketing initiatives
    3. Development opportunity strong and rewards performance

    Cons

    1. A little risk averse. Marketing campaigns are not break through vs. other companies
    2. Poor Category department. Overly reliant on marketing department, resulting in lack of focus on consumer
    3. can be internally focused.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Super exciting challenging rewarding experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Acting Associate Director  in  Maidenhead, England
    Former Employee - Acting Associate Director in Maidenhead, England

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Challenging projects. Autonomy and trust of upper management if you deliver. Great and efficient team work. Career progression available

    Cons

    Pay is not the best of the industry. Need to rationalize so called innovative projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Ethical business that values people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Unit Head  in  Maidenhead, England
    Former Employee - Business Unit Head in Maidenhead, England

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

    Pros

    Business ethics, strong brands, high quality people

    Cons

    Average systems, leadership focus can be short term

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More structured development of talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Salary review

    Current Employee - Customer Services Representative  in  Sunbury-on-Thames, England
    Current Employee - Customer Services Representative in Sunbury-on-Thames, England

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

    Pros

    You work for a huge world company, the station is very close to the workplace and there is a good atmosphere within the teams.

    Cons

    The salary for low positions is not so good.

  11.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Good company name on your CV
    Exposure to different market & cultures

    Cons

    Highly political which can de motivate employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good

    Approves of CEO

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