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Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated 18 October 2017
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  • Work Life balance for IT professionals is non existent at every level (in 136 reviews)

  • There was no cons of working at J&J (in 162 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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


  3. "2017 Review"

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    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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  5. "Clinical Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time

    Pros

    Intense, a lot to learn, great team

    Cons

    Not well paid, long hours, no career options


  6. "Good place to work but don't stay too long"

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    Current Employee - Lawyer in High Wycombe, England
    Current Employee - Lawyer in High Wycombe, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Its a fantastic place to work and most of the time you're left to get on with your job. The facilities are fantastic and working practices are very flexible.

    Cons

    Junior and Mid Level remuneration is not great and there seems to be a real lack on promoting talent up the ranks even if there is a lot of personal development programs. If you want to be promoted you'll have to leave and come back in a different capacity. Senior roles seem to always go to external candidates

    Advice to Management

    Improve the pathways for junior and mid level employees and invest in the resources available to you rather than go outside the company


  7. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time

    Pros

    Helpful flexible work benefits. People trusted to work with autonomy but must deliver

    Cons

    There are no cons which are not standard in large blue chips

    Advice to Management

    100% globalisation is not necessarily the best policy in a diverse world


  8. "Grim experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some very talented people
    Variety as so many different parts of the business
    Access to world class training
    Decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    J&J say everything they do is guided by their Credo which emphasises values like dignity and respect. The reality is profit and process drive everything and the Credo is a big PR exercise. There is an undercurrent of fear among employees, with constant anxiety about 'deviating' from some policy or other and being quickly shown the exit as a result.

    Success is determined by an 'if your face fits' and you are a yes person approach. Creativity, originality and at times honesty are completely crushed. The way in which internal difficulties or grievances is handled is nothing short of shocking. Bullying is widespread and even more widely tolerated.

    Advice to Management

    Put your stated principles into practice.


  9. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time

    Pros

    If working for the right manager, J&J can be a really challenging and exciting place to work where a lot can be learned.

    Cons

    The company can be hierarchical at times, preventing you from accessing opportunities to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all employees down the chain, utilise their skill sets, there's enough work to go around.


  10. "Great learning organisation and support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson full-time

    Pros

    Great learning organisation and support

    Cons

    You pay utter peanuts despite turnover


  11. "National Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong culture and good calibre people

    Cons

    Slow decision making, high bureaucracy and process


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