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Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated 15 December 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance; good pay/bonus (in 393 reviews)

  • One tends to find good people in J&J (in 264 reviews)

Cons
  • and sometimes the work/life balance isn't good (in 139 reviews)

  • There was no cons of working at J&J (in 166 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "The best job & company to work for."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Johnson & Johnson is reaching another level that most company have not. It is a tough world to evolve in but one with the most methodical and success structure I have ever had the chance to be apart with.
    From day one your enter a world where nothing is left apart and every that you do and requested to do as a definite goal and milestone, which gives your great confidence where you are aiming toward and what is expected from you - excellence and success.
    Not to mention the lifestyle and perks this company has to offer to you (great salary & bonus, fabulous company cars, healthcare & pension schemes to name a few). This place is by far the best multinational company to work for in you want to achieve high in life with the privilege of working with a very well respected brand.

    Cons

    Nothing comes for free. You have to work hard to deserve what is given back to you. Expect long and stressful days with big expectations on your results.
    Other than that it is just bonus.

    Advice to Management

    None. Everything is set as a clockwork.


  2. "Great work/life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits and focus on work/life balance.

    Cons

    Long Hours while working on projects


  3. "Big picture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great environment and really good people

    Cons

    The wheels at J&J move very slow. If you want to progress you'll need to leave and come back in a more senior role. External talent takes priority

    Advice to Management

    Improve training and career development. Create development pathways for staff


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  5. "Amazing experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wokingham, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wokingham, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Teach you solid transferable skills. Good people development. Reasonable work life balance. You get out what you put in, so whilst working long hours is not a necessity, if you do and you get results you will see career progression. Good foundations of ethics for the most part. People focused culture.

    Cons

    J and J can sometimes be too risk adverse as a culture as such they miss the boat to lead the way. More recently in the U.K. Medical Device division the culture has become unrecognisable with an extremely derogatory aggressive culture. Employees are not valued and are spoken to inappropriately. Senior leaders are micromanaged and their input is not encouraged or welcomed. It has become pure execution which is a shame for such a great company. This however will change once current leaders move on. Unfortunately long term employees are severely underpaid, however salaries are competitive for external applicants.

    Advice to Management

    An innovative, open, inclusive environment that is results driven in which people enjoy being part of a greater mission should be the focus. Something needs to be done to address the current suppressive, micromanagement, ruling by terror culture that has evolved.


  6. "Medical Device Company"

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    Current Employee - Process Excellence Specialist/Project Portfolio Administration Lead in Livingston, Scotland
    Current Employee - Process Excellence Specialist/Project Portfolio Administration Lead in Livingston, Scotland
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employee Engagement culture, lots of long term service

    Cons

    Plant in Livingston, closure annouced

    Advice to Management

    No advice to give to Management


  7. "Placement Year"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Diverse, inclusive working environment; opportunity to develop skills; fresh challenges throughout the year

    Cons

    Corporate processes slow down project progress

    Advice to Management

    Challenge your team while providing enough support and guidance


  8. "great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    HR is a really good team

    Cons

    long hours of ten weekends also

    Advice to Management

    free beer


  9. "Finance Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Wokingham, England
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Wokingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pension scheme if you work there long enough and good facilities in most sites

    Cons

    Very hierarchical, political and bureaucratic.

    Advice to Management

    Empower manager rather than all decisions being topdown


  10. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good salary. Nice working environment

    Cons

    There are no cons, at all.


  11. "2017 Review"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and staff, everyone is friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Unable to change position, director stops movement even when your not adding value to the organisation.


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