Janssen Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Janssen Pharmaceutica is a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Beerse, Belgium and owned by Johnson & Johnson. It was founded in 1953 by Paul Janssen.
The company has a history of corruption and legal fines: Global health care giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its subsidiaries will pay more than $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil liability arising from allegations relating to the prescription drugs Risperdal, Invega and Natrecor, including promotion for uses not approved as safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and payment of kickbacks to physicians and to the nation’s largest long-term care pharmacy provider. The global resolution is one of the largest health care fraud settlements in U.S. history, including criminal fines and forfeiture totaling $485 million and civil settlements with the federal government and states totaling $1.72 billion.
Most horrible is that they poisoned babies and women for decades with toxic baby powder! Facing thousands of lawsuits alleging that its talc caused cancer, J&J insists on the safety and purity of its iconic product. But internal documents examined by Reuters show that the company's powder was sometimes tainted with carcinogenic asbestos and that J&J kept that information from regulators and the public.
The work culture is not great: An employee from Colorado stated this about a recent Johnson & Johnson acquisition of their business "They don't pay good they don't treat you as a human and they're not a good company over all their management sucks and communication sucks It was a good company... but ever since Johnson & Johnson took over its been going down hill fast..."
Current Employee - Scientist says"treat contractors as second class citizen here. No chance for them to convert."
Former Employee - Executive Sales Representative says"Negative culture at district levels directed by DMs and reinforced by RMs. Lack of integrity at both levels. This is existent in primary care, hospital and specialty field forces. Complaints are made to corporate HR, ER and VPs yet nothing ever changes. Ultimately good long-term reps are targeted and wrongly terminated, Others resign or retire when the toxic culture affects family life or health and can no longer be tolerated. Life is to short to work in a toxic culture."
Current Employee - Scientist says"Many senior managers, are just swimming in the ocean, do not have sufficient scientific knowledge, rigour, motivation and are self sufficient, biased. Closed door science, not all team members will have any idea what is going on. Lacks inclusivity for many employees either hired by company or recruiting agencies. Hiring is based on biased approaches and dirty politics. Many directors lack efficiency, specific experience intellect, knowledge base, understanding and capabilities, especially those who have got hired due to some biased hiring managers."
Former Employee - Director says"Bullying, beating people down and toxic culture are alive and well here. HR and other employee 'advocates' do nothing to assist/alleviate the problem people."
says"Bad training, if any at all, most of my former coworkers said that years ago it wasn't that way. Many of the managers are always on vacation aka work from home, and when things go wrong they blame it on lower level employees. Most problems are "fixed" by firing lab employees, instead of changing methods/it being a manager’s fault. Constantly pointing fingers to look good in front of the managers, who seem to encourage it. Many times have asked contractors to stay late and/or come in the weekends."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Most of the people who work there have been there for ages and don't recognize that there is any other way to do things other than the J&J way. Diversity in thinking and working is not welcome. Company claims to be a relationship-based culture, but it is VERY, VERY political."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Does not adequately invest in training their employees, too many products with deviations/errors, and high turn over. Treat your employees INCLUDING CONTRACTORS with respect. This company doesn't like to fill in positions when they are empty, instead load it onto existing team members"
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Very racist and unfair in treatment"
Current Employee - Senior Scientist says"Constant change, hiring phd's to do repetitive lab work and never included in scientific discussions, no flexibility, no team spirit, no appreciation."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"They do not advance or promote their Administrative Professionals. Dead-end job/position. AAs are treated poorly and disrespected by senior executives; a fact that is known company wide yet condoned and part of their culture across the entire company. Treated like maids and waitresses by VPs with big egos."
Quality Control Officer (Former Employee) says"Very stressful work culture no proper food and travelling .Senior people politics no job security any moment fired out without any specific reason very difficult to survive may lead anyone to go in depression."
Tecnico 1 empaque (Former Employee) says"No hay sensibilidad a la hora en que cometes algún error. La paga es vergonzosa ya que es una empresa multimillonaria."
ventas (Former Employee) says"El GM es un brasileno mediocre que es muy malo en su trabajo y con la gente. Mala experienciaPrestacionesEl director general"
Scientist (Former Employee) says"Janssan has great benefits, credo & work ethics value, however it is not applied at individual and group level. There was micro management, discrimination, discouragement & harassment by manager, no support from management. Loved the company but could not stand the mistreatment by few people in group.Great work ethics, benefits & credo valueCertain bad managers make people quit job"
Manufacturing Operator (Former Employee) says"La experiencia no fue de mi agrado ya que el ambiente y el trato hacia el empleado es grave y para mi fue mala la experiencia en jensen."
Call Centre Agent (Former Employee) says"The call centre had two staff members at any given time and was managed by someone who did not know anything about the modern contact centre. I left because the commute to and from work was the most activity I had during my work day.Nice colleaguesUncertain environment"
Document Control Specialist (Former Employee) says"Love working at this company.Work was very educational. I learned how the integrity department does business. I worked with several different areas within JNJ to verify purchases."
Admin Executive/ Customer Services (Former Employee) says"The management and the directors are big problem Some directors were only in their post because they were being made redundant from their current job due to restructuring. They did not have a clue how the dept ran. They got shot of very talented people but seemed to keep on the wingers. They like painted dolls. HR manager was very incompetent and did not follow any company rules, but just jotted down things in a book. Tried to discuss moving to another dept for development fell on deaf ears. They seem to cut themselves off from the rest of the company. Co- workers were always moaning when taking coffee breaks. The company knew a lot of people were unhappy but they did nothing to change it. Promoted people with little experience because the management liked them. The job was full on all day everyday. I learnt because I put my head down, worked loads of lunch breaks and stayed after hours when the dept was in crises. No recognition for this. The new manager wanted younger people so life was made miserable you just wanted out. Lying is a big part of the culture there. You were forced to go to conference of which people hated and the management knew but they did not care. If you did not go it was noted.Reasonable pay, holidays, private healthcare.No prospects, lying. no recognition"
Territory Manager, Hamilton/Grimsby (Former Employee) says"Very vicious manager disappointing. The Company proudly professes its importance of The Credo, but forgets to follow the contents of it. Must put this recent experience behind me. Janssen’s response to the Covid 19 virus was disappointing, especially for a multi national drug company."
Tecnico (Former Employee) says"El trato al empleado no es malo, pero es imposible poder progresar ya que las opciones son muy limitadas. Ademas la paga es muy pobre comparado con otras empresas.BeneficiosPaga muy baja, dificil poder progresar."
Gerente de Ventas (Current Employee) says"El Ambiente laboral es malo, mucho derivado e incentivado por los Directores que son los primeros en tratarte mal, esperan que les hagas la barba para progresar en la empresa. Predican con el lema de “abierto y sin rodeos” y cuando alguien opina que no está de acuerdo con algo o responde ante un mal trato lo estigmatizan y se vuelve non grato. Janssen no vive la cultura del Credo de J&JPrestaciones superiores de leyHorrible ambiente y cultura de trabajo, del sigo pasado"
Senior Financial Analyst - External Manufacturing (Current Employee) says"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 tortured by managers and peers. Honestly there are other job opportunities worth seeking. Save yourselfNone12hr 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."
Marketing Digital (Former Employee) says"Ambiente muy conservador y clasista respecto al tipo de contrato con el que te entras. Mal ambiente y tensión a la hora de la renovación del contrato. Excesiva preocupación por el resto de los compañeros por si te ofrecen más beneficios sociales que al resto. Realmente todo el que puede se acaba marchando al año y medio.Trabajar en la industria farmaceúticaambiente conversador"
Safety Officer (Former Employee) says"Your not ‘allowed’ to go home until all the work is done which meant working late (until 9pm on fridays) unless you have children, with no compensation as ‘that’s your job’. This is despite not missing any external timelines. The manager was dating/engaged and then married the senior associate in the same team. Which meant special treatment for said senior - who managed to la the senior role without a degree under her belt (all safety associates have to be degree educated). Issues were raised with senior management who paid it lip service but actually did nothing. When it was escalated further (after the credo survey results came out) the people asked to give feedback were not honest as feared backlash and so the issues remained. There was a culture of promotions in friendships rather than for work. I would avoid at all costs! Leaving was the best thing I ever did! Managers were brought in who had no experience, in fact had less experience than existing employees who were not even considered for the rolesGood benefits, gym in siteLong hours, little/no respect for individuals, b*tchy management (openly complained about employees and frequently used curse words)"
CTA (Former Employee) says"Mauvaise ambiance très hiérarchisée avec micro management, entreprise très "spéciale"..énormément de turn over. Évolution très limitée. Mais ceci uniquement au niveau de la R&D France."
sales operations (Former Employee) says"Only thing good is the pension but you need to survive 5 years to get it. My advise, stay away if you value your health and well-being.Pension PlanManagement - Work Load - Culture"
Quality Assurance Manager (Current Employee) says"The Company manufactures Remicade which is JNJ's blockbuster pharmaceutical product. This is a fast paced, high volume, workplace where the daily work responsibilities heavily outweigh the alotted amount of time required to complete assigned tasks. As a result it becomes the expectation that employees will continue to work from home to meet timelines.Very good benefitsFamily life/work life inbalance"
Scientist I (Current Employee) says"Being a contractor isn't great. People are generally always on the lookout for a new job."
Industriële reiniging (Former Employee) says"Als ik begonnen was bij Janssen hadden we een super goede teamleider van het schoonmaakbedrijf waar we voor werkten , waardoor ik mijn VCA attest behaald heb dankzij hem, maar sinds hij veranderde van job/locatie is de sfeer , vooral collegiaal enorm slecht achteruit gegaan , vooral door de andere teamleider alsook de mensen van andere origine , twas de hel geworden"
Sr. Manager Digital Learning Technology (Current Employee) says"pharmaceutical industry is what you expect. The pay is good but the culture is toxic. If you are not a sales person or have a sales background you are the black sheep"
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In The News
PRNewswire reports"Janssen Announces US FDA Approval of SPRAVATO® (esketamine) CIII Nasal Spray to Treat Depressive Symptoms in Adults with Major Depressive Disorder with Acute Suicidal Ideation or Behavior"
Business Wire reports"GeneCentric Therapeutics Enters into Research Collaboration with Janssen on Genomic Drug Response Biomarkers for Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer"
Precision Oncology News reports"GeneCentric Therapeutics, Janssen Partner to Uncover Bladder Cancer Biomarkers"
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News reports"J&J's Janssen, Fate Therapeutics Launch Up-to-$3B Cancer Immunotherapy Collaboration"