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Johnson & Johnson Reviews

Updated 27 February, 2015
Updated 27 February, 2015
1,585 Reviews
3.8
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Overall work life balance is key within pretty much everyone I was in contact with (in 140 reviews)

  • I was very excited to gain employment with J&J because it is a highly coveted company (in 125 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not great and we seem chronically understaffed (in 59 reviews)

  • J & J has steadily gone down hill in employee satisfaction over the last 10 years (in 88 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I have really enjoyed this work experience, everyone is welcoming and the work is difficult but interesting.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Analyst in Guelph, ON
    Current Employee - Assistant Analyst in Guelph, ON

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Flexible hours, massage chairs in which you can do your work, thorough training, and a good culture with sports teams and groups subsidized by the company(ex: hockey team).
    The work itself is challenging and very rarely boring.

    Cons

    Extremely rigorous sign-off process for literally everything, health Canada audits and usually under-staffed departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in more people to reduce stress. Keep up the good lines of communication with the employees, it is appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A Company to retire from

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, tremendous opportunities, ethical company

    Cons

    Too many changes in leadership and business structures, bureaucratic sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have a very long term view of Company strategies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Quality Compliance Co-op

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Compliance
    Former Employee - Quality Compliance

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Excellent training
    Good people to work with
    Management is competent
    Pay is pretty decent
    lots of new experiences

    Cons

    Work is rather repetitive, hard to feel the overall direction sometime, executive level management blindside people with structural changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I love my job & people.worked with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable in Markham, ON
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable in Markham, ON

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    Great brsnds, great employee benefits; company invests in their people through offering continuous training for all and opportunities for those who are willing to work hard and be patient..and be aligned with leadership .

    Cons

    Credo complaints not taken seriously if it involves rights of employees. Culture not consistent across companies. Janssen can be perceived to be arrogant as pharmaceutical sales are more guaranteed . Consumer & JJMC culture is more humbling as competitive market gives suppliers the upper hand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take responsibility...To error is human. Recognize that problems can exist in Management despite best efforts and training. Take the time to be objective.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work for contract opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    J&J is a very ethical company. They give an individual the freedom to come in and be integrated directly as a valued member of a team. The people involved in this company are the best and will always be there to help you however the company is not shy in giving you responsibility and pushing you to be just as good as their established employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to deal with the politics of the organization. Some managers haven't yet learned how to manage people effectively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People don't leave jobs, they leave their managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extremely disappointed in what I thought should have been a great company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator in Guelph, ON
    Current Employee - Operator in Guelph, ON

    I have been working at Johnson & Johnson full-time

    Pros

    Learned that I don't want to work for companies like this.

    Cons

    Career advancement rarely happens in the manufacturing area yet it happens in other departments like a revolving door of advancement. The CREDO is not applied to this area either. People get bullied, lied to, merit not recognized (not rewarded for hard work, years of service or talent), management is not competent, not open to ideas, suggestions or complaints. Ultimately people in the manufacturing area (especially off-shifters) are treated poorly by day-shifters and the rest of the company...etc. I can go on for a long time but you get the idea.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize your current talent (i.e. hire your university educated manufacturing operators into areas where their degree along with their valuable manufacturing experience would be of use), hire more permanent staff (stop stringing people along for years) and hire people without degrees that want to stay in manufacturing because you are burning out your trainers, demand accountability, stop promoting friends and family beyond their capabilities (peter principle), be more open and honest (and not in a condescending "we think you are children with no intelligence" kinda way - we see through the BS), be friendly with all staff ("green coats" are people too), fire the useless people (don’t understand how people get away with doing nothing in an 8 hr day), reward the hardworking, and PLEASE read the CREDO because it doesn't seem to apply here.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not for everyone

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Markham, ON
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Markham, ON

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

    Pros

    Compensation & benefits - with little experience or even fresh out of school, ABMs are compensated very fairly and actually a lot better than other similar companies

    Cafeteria - On-site cafe allows for convenient and healthy dining at subsidized costs

    Cons

    1) Lack of training - ABMs are thrown into work immediately with lack of guidance and relevant training. It truly is a sink or swim environment and this can be discouraging.

    2) "Fit" - The fit here is extremely subjective and opinions are formed early on. If your manager deems you as a lack of fit, it doesn't matter how hard you work or the quality of work you put in-- it simply doesn't matter at this point. J&J management is good at finding loop holes and ways of subliminally 'forcing' employees to leave.

    3) Culture - A supportive, collaborative, "family" kind of culture is missing from J&J.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company - Great culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Markham, ON
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Markham, ON

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

    Pros

    great culture, competitive salary, other intangible benefits like flexible hours

    Cons

    too focused on on explaining past results vs looking to the future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus more on creating value vs counting it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, getting too big.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Markham, ON
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Markham, ON

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

    Pros

    Great heritage brands. People have been fantastic

    Cons

    Far greater efforts required to push decisions through a large matrix org.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johnson & Johnson

    Pros

    nice team, good boss, ok pay

    Cons

    hard to work cross function

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