Johnson & Johnson

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Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.6 1,293 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky

Alex Gorsky

(337 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 122 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 respected, but there are high expectations to get a lot done(in 54 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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    Very stable, but not as innovative as they could be, which leads to frustration.

    Senior Customer Development Manager (Current Employee) Maidenhead, England

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut out the politics, empower people more. Deliver genuine NPD for our categories

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) High Wycombe, England

    Pros5 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

    ConsWorkload and some corporate bureacracy

    Advice to Senior ManagementTackle the workload challenge

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

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsSome local managers are not very supportive of talented staff

    Advice to Senior Managementcontinue doing what you do!

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

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    Like being in a cult!

    Account Manager (Former Employee) Maidenhead, England

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall positive company to work for

    Marketing (Current Employee) London, England

    Pros1. 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

    Cons1. 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 Senior ManagementNo advice

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

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    Super exciting challenging rewarding experience

    Acting Associate Director (Former Employee) Maidenhead, England

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

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

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

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    Ethical business that values people

    Business Unit Head (Former Employee) Maidenhead, England

    ProsBusiness ethics, strong brands, high quality people

    ConsAverage systems, leadership focus can be short term

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore structured development of talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Salary review

    Customer Services Representative (Current Employee) Sunbury-on-Thames, England

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

    ConsThe salary for low positions is not so good.

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    Good

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) London, England

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

    ConsHighly political which can de motivate employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood

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    JnJ - Pros & Cons

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsStrong values
    International mobility
    Ability to work in different business units
    Amazing products (consumer, pharma, medical device)
    Smart employees (most with MBAs)

    ConsSlow to change with competitive / environmental factors
    Large focus on short term business gains at the expense of strategy

    Advice to Senior Management- maintain strategic focus despite pressures within a recession
    - Aggressively acquire products/technology while JnJ is in a favorable cash flow situation versus competition

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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