What started as a job that I felt that I was "born to do" (and shared that feeling with my supervisor and workmate), became something completely different. More and more new tasks were lumped upon myself and my workmate that were not initially part of our contract.
I managed to surpass the expectations of my superiors on countless occasions; introducing several procedural improvements and enhancements that provided greater efficiency and productive consistency.
In the end, it seemed that some of my efforts to provide a more efficient means of accomplishing the necessary tasks on a day-to-day basis were wasted.
I will look back upon my time at Janssen with a smile, as I know I was well-liked, respected, and greatly appreciated. My release from the company was a legitimate change in business approach (outsourcing work to India), so I am confident that it was not due to job performance or attitude.
Points positifsFree coffee, semi-flexible schedules, friendly staff, reasonably easy to get to via transit.
Points négatifsThere's always rough patches, but none specifically come to mind.
I would work 8-4.30, stay later if needed. In the morning, i was creating invoices for all the surgical instruments to send to hospitals the same day. Then send the letters from the director of sales, process all new contracts and adjustments on their file in our system.
My supervisor was amazing and i have learned a lot from her. We were working with a nice group and it made the job fun.
I cant say there was a hard part about the job, maybe try to keep your personal informations to yourself.
We were 6 Liaisons on the floor and I was the only one crossed-trained on all their jobs, i learned how to interact between departments, I would create memos for the customer sales representatives.
I really loved my job,i was always looking to go to work in the morning.
Human Resources Representative | Toronto, ON | 1 mars 2018
Great place to work for the most part.
Johnson & Johnson is a great place to work in regards to work-life balance and room to grow. The only down fall is that it is an American company, and if your manager is located in the US then it may be a completely different experience.
For the first 2.5 years I worked there, my manager was located in Canada and my experience was wonderful. However, for the last 6 months I worked there, our manager left and we were transferred to a manager in the US. This is when things got really bad, as they do things completely different there then they do here, even though it is the same company.
I was treated very poorly, and they do not care about work-life balance or anything about you really. It is strictly all about numbers and the work and nothing else.
The most incompetent and over-sized management team you can ever work with. The number of management and engineering are TRIPLE the number of production workers. They are granted big salary and big bonus for their incompetent performance. They are truely micromanaging but have no clue to make a decision and always want to dump all responsibilities and faults to floor workers. This company wasted tons of money on useless managers and projects but when their business is going down (of course) they show no respect to floor workers include maintenance so the layoffs and benefit cuts always start from floor workers first even cut your safety shoes. Don't move your career DOWN there.
Work from Home Role. Great work/life flexibility. Great time management and data entry skills learnt. I gained amazing confidence from being offered such a great opportunity to advance in my working career. I was able to utilise past experience while learning new skills, and exploring parts of my own work ethic that i didn't have a chance to explore until that role. Supportive Team and Management. Great companies that worked along side us.
Hardest part was the fact i was living in a different country by myself, so I was lonely on that part.
The best part was that I gave it a go, tried something new and was pleasantly surprised with how well I handled everything.
Points positifswork from home
Points négatifslong hours
Medical Representative | London, ON | 8 févr. 2018
Janssen Ortho was a solid pharm company with a geniune commitment to employees and patients
The day to day is typical pharma. They take the J&J credo values seriously, offering a good culture with work life balance. They tend to move product/therapeutic class around the organization regularly, which is good for clinical education and keeps the job from getting stagnant. the biggest challenge in all pharma roles is access to your key targets, the big advantage is very fair compensation for a moderate work schedule, at least compared to similar industries
Points positifsGood compensation, good work life balance
Points négatifsCan be tedious, not all medical professionals are respectful to sales reps
Si vous êtes talentueux, intelligent, travailleur, vous avez un très bon sens politique, de bonnes habiletés relationnelles et êtes très mobile, vous irez loin chez J&J car les chances sont égales pour tous et pas seulement pour une élite prédéterminée en fonction de l'origine ethnique ou sociale .
Points positifsbonis généreux, structuré, beaucoup de gens compétents, excelle dans la mise en marché, multicultirel et multiethnique, ne manque pas de moyen
Points négatifstrès conservateur comme style de gestion, difficile de concilier travail-famille dans les postes de gestion, le crédo est plutôt un outil de relation publique, très politique, beaucoup de sous-traitance, structure organisationnelle complexe
Working at J&J is incredibly challenging but that is also what makes it so rewarding. The Consumer Healthcare Division has a broad portfolio of products and services which make for great variety in the advertising and other matters to handle which provides opportunities to grow and learn. However, there is no real line of succession for a law clerk within this organization which is partly why I left.
The legal team in Canada for the consumer business is small and consists of General Counsel, Associate Counsel and two law clerks.
Points positifsMassages, dry cleaners and employee shop
Points négatifsLong hours and disconnect with US headquarters and Management
Là où il devait y avoir 2 employés, la compagnie en assignait 3 ... l'employé n'était pas une partie intégrante de la machine mais plutôt un humain devant gérer et contrôler un environnement de travail.
L'employé avait le temps d'analyser, de réfléchir et de permettre, grace à ses recommandations, l'amélioration de la sécurité, des équipements, des procédés, de la qualité des produits, de l'environnement physique, ... il y avait preuve de reconnaissance de la part de la direction.
Points positifsHumanisme, conditions de travail, salaire, avantages sociaux, appartenance, ...
Points négatifsLa séparation et le manque de transparence entre la Direction et les employés
Senior Laboratory Technician | Guelph, ON | 21 mars 2019
Do not reccomend working @ J&J!!!
It is a workplace that chews you up and spits you out!!
Stay away and save yourself the headache of working at an unsafe (mentally and physically) environment!!
Safety is a facade.
If you are compassionate and want to ensure the safety of everyone, they try to silence you.
If you persist, because you continue to care, by engaging in their own safety programs and taking leadership, offer your time, and urge them to take it seriously, they try to stop you by taking away projects, (even going as far as taking away assistive devices for my disability) and make you feel as if you are problem that they want to throw out like trash.
So eye opening!!
The company is very good when it comes to work life balance and they pride themselves on that. They also often have nice perks like a gym in their buildings.
But any criticism in favor of improving operations and maintaining an innovative edge is unwelcome. They don't attract top talent with the ability to push forward and make progress because they are a company designed to keep their market share-- they are not in the business of making any risky moves. And so, they hire cookiecutter employees with cookiecutter mindsets.
For a company that is in the business of health, they contract out their cafeteria services to companies that don't provide very healthy options. All the fat executives drink soda, but when you ask them why they work for the company, they tell you because they value helping people.
Because it is such an incestuous company, no one takes any risks or bothers to act on integrity for fear of upsetting people who they will no doubt see at some point further on in their career. Contractors are expendable, and exist in an almost separate class, making some valuable team members feel undervalued when they are laid off at a moment's notice for budgetary excuses.
Technological infrastructure is always ten steps behind the competition because it is such a big company with so many checks and balances. Alignment is lacking when areas of the company have upgraded systems and others are behind due to budgetary constraints or issues with the timing of implemen
Points positifsGym in building, excellent work-life balance
Points négatifsLack of good management, outdated technological infrastructure
External Manufacturing Operations Department (McNeil)
Johnson and Johnson (McNeil Consumer Healthcare) was an incredibly educational working experience. As a co-op I was assigned responsibilities that tested my knowledge of the supply chain field and pushed to challenge myself daily . When I had become comfortable with my responsibilities and was observed managing my time efficiently, I was allowed to increase my exposure across multiple business departments to develop cross-functional skills and pursue interests.
The leadership team at Johnson & Johnson, from my direct manager to the director level managers, were incredibly supportive and inspiring. There was no uncomfortability associated with a hierarchal system and I was encouraged to approach the leadership team with questions. I developed an immediate level of respect toward them and how they managed our team and carried out their mission. I appreciate both the level of professionalism and friendless they extended toward me throughout my period of employment.
My co-workers were friendly and patient and I learned a great deal from all of them. By offering to support them in any projects they were currently undertaking, I was able to develop relationships with them and gain a better understanding of other roles in the department. The bonds between co-workers were tight and our departments Credo Team planned volunteer and social events that made it an exciting place to work.
I came away from Johnson & Johnson eager to challenge myself in a full time employment
Director of Regulatory Affairs | Guaynabo, PR | 16 oct. 2014
As a Regulatory Affair Assistant of the Caribbean I was in charge of the recollection of all legal documents to form the DOSSIER. I was in charge of working hand by hand with the Minister of Health of the Caribbean to approve all products and submit the new ones, which compound the Johnson & Johnson Hemisférica company.
Work with CAPA (Corrective Action Preventive Action), GMP (Good Manufacture Procedures), I had to verify the Art of the products for approve, products like, AVEENO®, LUBRIDERM®, Benadryl®, Neutrogena®, and all baby Johnson & Johnson Products. I had to send samples of the Active Ingredients to be analyzed by the different laboratories, in addition in charge of sending the right amount of samples required by the island to the Minister of Health for approval.
Keep track of my agenda for the approved products and aware of the expiration dates and the submission of new products. Use computer programs that are specified for the new drugs application process and use ANDAs Global RA Registration Request Form.
Be sure that existing and new products comply with all FDA (Food and Drug Administration) laws and regulations, assures that everything was in good quality for the use, because that kind of products are for humans use. Be aware of the labeling, advertising, active ingredients and the art. Provides guidance to Marketing on new product concepts, claims, and formulations to assure compliance with FDA requirements.
Submits comments on proposed changes to regula
The Finance team at Janssen is know for working some crazy hours. Yes, you read it right. Most of the analysts are working more than 70 hours a week. Things just gets worse during month/quarter end closes. Management will never acknowledge your efforts by putting overtime and instead throw more work at your desk.
Management does not have industry experience and technical accounting knowledge to guide team in right direction. As a result managers do not agree with each other where there is impact across other accounting teams.
Managers will put blame on you when your reach out to them for guidance and ask you to work independently.
It is very difficult to even ask for sick time off, managers seem very uncomfortable if your request to take day off to recover. The reason is that managers do not want to be held responsible for any inquiries from other finance teams in your absence. This again ties to them not having technical accounting knowledge in application to manufacturing setting.
Except minimum to zero transitional training when you start new with team, it helps a bit if you are applying internally and have a J&J experience of over 3 years.
ERP systems are not set up correctly and often do not provide the level of detail you may require to analyse any transaction.
I would recommend anyone who is currently employed to stay clear of this firm, those who are currently unemployed can take their chance as they have noting more to lose. But be prepared to get
Points négatifs12hr work day, dirty office spaces, no room for sick time off, extremely poor work life balance, negative competition amongst managers, no resources for training, cafe food is unappetizing, poorly maintained drinking water units, empty talks of worklife balance and J&J Credo - They are not hold true.
Each day coming into work is a different experience. Since the job consists of customer service interaction as well and desk work, there is always something new that comes up. Most of my day is spent on the computer, either creating and editing marketing/programs, answering customer/member emails, reviewing data from previous programs, or entering data. The remainder of the day is spent with the members themselves. I would sometimes teach group exercise classes, person exercise prescriptions, and just build a stronger rapport with the individuals who come in and out of the facility each day. I manage a group of personal trainers so I also deal with payroll, interaction between personal trainer and clientele and promotion and implementation of the personal training program.
I thoroughly enjoy working with my team. Ideas are always bounced off one another and everyone's opinions are valued. Management is very easy to deal with. I am open to new ideas and critiques so conversations that might be hard in other places, are not in mine because of the open relationship I have with my managers.
The hardest part of the job is to focus on desk work. Since I am physically stationed in a fitness center, people come in and out all day. I want to have long conversations with every individual giving them guidance in their wellness goals, but at times, my workload does not allow that to happen.
The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that I have effected people in a
Points positifsFriendly staff, upbeat atmosphere, free gym, healthy food options, location, low stress, something different each day
Points négatifsLow pay, too much time spent behind the desk
I started out my career in J&J as an administrative assistant in Sales Training and loved every minute of working with Sales Reps, District Manager, and Regional Managers. I became an SME for their career development program as I was responsible for tracking all requirements and insuring with my management that they had completed all that was necessary to move to the next level within the sales organization. I participated in their training classes and also presented their career development requirements to them in their Basic Training.
Moved on to an Export Coordinator role the last 6 years of my career at J&J. In this role I supported a business which J&J had contracted with Daewoong in Korea. I was responsible for the monthly shipments of raw materials from various vendors for Mylanta Liquid and Mylanta tablets. Also had affiliates that required special manufacturing of liquids and tablets so I worked very closely with our manufacturing plants to put a plan in place to accomodate their needs.
There was a lot of tracking and partnership with Finance to assure that the business remained profitable. Also worked with a freight forwarder in Philadelphia to initate invoicing and shipping of the materials from a special warehouse that was used only for our business.
The enjoyable part of my job was the customer service aspect and getting shipments and formulas matched to this business. A lot of interaction with different departments within J&J, ie, QA, Manufacturing, Gr
Points positifsCustomer service, interaction with various departments within the organization, organizational skills, relationships, learning the manufacturing business