Johnson & Johnson
3.6 of 5 1,214 reviews
www.jnj.com New Brunswick, NJ 5000+ Employees

Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.6 1,214 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky

Alex Gorsky

(301 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Campus is beautiful; work/life balance policies good; company store very convenient"
    in 110 reviews
  • "I was very excited to gain employment with J&J because it is a highly coveted company"
    in 108 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/life balance is respected, but there are high expectations to get a lot done"
    in 50 reviews
  • "In consumer sector what ever Walmart wants is what J&J will do even at a lose"
    in 80 reviews
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People-centred company making a difference, a great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
High Wycombe, England

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

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)

I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

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

I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

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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A truly career company, one could move through roles, team, organizations without having to change companies.

Commercial Manager (Current Employee)
Leeds, England

I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

ProsWork life balance, breadth of exposure, diversity of experience, business ethics in general, customer focus and business diversity a great hedge during turbulent times

ConsDecentralized nature of business does make decision making convoluted. Complex IT systems make data based decision making a nightmare in some operating companies. Unstructured HR processes sometimes makes sycophancy and perception score over true abilities in career advancement

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter succession planning process, short term P&L focus can sometimes lead to incorrect decision for the long term good of the company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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