What stands out the most for registered nurse (RN) Michelle Ford about working in New York during the height of the pandemic? "I found out I was pregnant with my first child during the first week that COVID-19 hit," she recalled. "But I didn't quit, I didn't stop, I just kept going." For National Nurses Month, step inside her life-saving work to learn more about her experience, why she joined our team—and how you, too, can help change the future of health for good.
You’ve probably heard of the concept of work-related burnout, but what is it, exactly? What does it feel like? And perhaps most importantly, how can you avoid it? We’ve got answers, including how we’re going out of our way to help the people on our team be, feel and do their best every day at Johnson & Johnson.
Leadership under pressure. Commitment to service. Proven domain expertise. What U.S. military veterans bring to the table is a unique mix of skills and values, and it’s the reason they're so valuable to our team.
Game-changing innovation at scale? That's the daily routine for Market Access professionals at Johnson & Johnson, and storytelling is a key part of how we do it. Learn more from Steven Zona, including how you can join him on our team today.
More than three decades have passed since sociologist Arlie Hochschild coined the term " second shift " in reference to the cleaning, food preparation, caregiving and other forms of unpaid household labor that often await working mothers at the end of a workday. Yet for the past two-plus years, "simultaneous shift" might be the more accurate descriptor, one which has had far-reaching implications for women's career development as well as their mental health.
The antithesis of "cookie cutter" ("I speak from an authentic place"), Andrea Ireland is a Market Access leader at Johnson & Johnson, a champion of greater inclusivity in clinical trials—and someone who is putting diverse voices at the center of healthcare decision-making today.
It’s a not-so-simple truth: Black women's health experiences tend to be, well, different. Everything from their experiences of the healthcare system to the specific health challenges they face. Yet if we don't engage in open dialogues about those differences, we aren’t going to be able to effect meaningful change.
Think you’re ready for a promotion, but hesitant to bring it up with your boss? Here are six tips and strategies to help you initiate the all-important conversation, plan out next steps, communicate key messages and ultimately increase your odds of success.
Today, the field of surgical robotics is largely associated with minimally invasive surgery—it's how doctors perform complex procedures with greater precision and control than is possible with more conventional techniques. But tomorrow it's going to mean a whole lot more than that.
At first glance, the numbers around New Year's resolutions—specifically, our ability to keep them—don't look so good. Take the following timelines, for example: Among people who set New Year’s resolutions, approximately three out of four manage to successfully keep them through the first seven days of the new year. A decent start. One month in, however, the percentage falls to 64%. By six months, less than half of the people who set New Year's resolutions are still keeping them.
Searching for opportunities where you can apply your skill set, passion and interests to make a positive impact in the world—and ultimately help change the future of health for good? Read on for five reasons why you should join our team today.
From headline-grabbing vaccination efforts to high-impact innovations you might have missed, check out four ways we lived up to our mission—and lived out Our Credo —last year at Johnson & Johnson. Inside these breakthrough discoveries is the story of how we're continuing to change the future of health for good.
What do cats think about? We'll never be able to answer that question. But after countless hours collaborating virtually with colleagues and cohabitating with felines, we aren't afraid to try! Here's a dose of catnip as we head into the holiday season, including insights into how you can help us shape the future of health.
Why are people with media and agency backgrounds a natural fit for the Consumer Health team at Johnson & Johnson? Sarah Dempsey, Senior Manager, Audience and Media Management, North America, shares her story—and breaks down the exciting “digital-first” future she and her colleagues are building today.
Why is Consumer Health at Johnson & Johnson such a great fit for people with marketing backgrounds in the retail space? Follow Tulsi Patel's journey for answers—and find out how you can join her on our team today.
Senior Financial Planning Analyst Leon Ang captained communication efforts for our recently launched Digital Gym, the latest learning and development initiative from Johnson & Johnson. Here, Leon explains how he and his colleagues are "making gains"—digitally, anyway—and how you can, too.
As Global President of our Self-Care and Consumer Experience Organization in Consumer Health, Manoj Raghunandanan is a lightning rod for digital innovation at Johnson & Johnson, but he wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the remarkable journey that made him the leader he is today. Take a two-part trip with Manoj to learn more about Consumer Health, his unique background—and why you should join him to change the future of health for good.
The theme of Hispanic Heritage Month this year is “Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope.” For Cesar Huezo, whose parents immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico, connecting heritage and hope has been a lifelong odyssey. Here are three vignettes from that journey—and why it has taken him where he is today.
Diallo is Head of Acquisition & Divestiture (A&D) Integrations, HR at Johnson & Johnson, but he’s also a senior Non-Commissioned Officer who serves in the National Guard and a former “Green Beret”—a member of the elite United States Army Special Forces community. Here are three reasons he knows those roles align perfectly.
“Microaggression” may be a buzzword these days—ahem, you could say it's all the rage —but how are these remarks and behaviors actually defined? How do they make people feel? And how should you respond if they occur?
How do you bring to life truly game-changing innovations in health, whether that means new treatments in neuroscience, for example, or a vaccine to combat a global pandemic ? Well, it takes a village. And from start to finish, you’ll find market access leaders at Johnson & Johnson like Dr. Ina Rudolph spearheading the effort.
Getting life-changing products and medicines into the hands of the patients who need them is the mandate for the Market Access team at Johnson & Johnson—one that's central to our mission of changing the future of health. Here's how a Global Compound Market Access leader is bringing it to life.
An undergrad at Smith College and aspiring dermatologist, Dorithy Barnieh connected her lifelong passion for medicine with her deeper sense of purpose during her marketing internship this summer at Johnson & Johnson. Here's why she says, "Never be afraid to put yourself out there"—and how you can, too.
Being named a "Top 100 LGBT+ Future Leader" for the second time hasn't changed the mission one bit for Laura Devaney. What's her take on the state of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace today? And what can be done to build cultures where everyone truly belongs? Find out from one fearless leader.
After the dazzling innovation on display at our inaugural Data Science Showcase —AI-powered tools with the accumulated medical knowledge of humankind , for example—you might think we'd have a hard time topping it just one year later. But our recent Data Science and Intelligent Automation Showcases did exactly that. Hosted by Najat Khan and Pallaw Sharma (co-chairs of our Data Science Council) together with Ajay Anand and Steven Sorensen (co-chairs of our Intelligent Automation Council), the three-day all-virtual event proved to be no less dynamic, vibrant or awe-inspiring than its in-person predecessor.
Pride Month is all about inclusion, which has been a through line in Sam Paton's bright young career. How the London-based Commercial Strategy Manager went from university graduate to new hire to “Top 100 LGBT+ Future Leader”—all in a five-year span—is the story of how you can, too.
When U.S. Navy veteran Danny neared retirement age, the future looked to him as vast and open as the ocean from an aircraft-carrier deck. Since then, his leadership skills and military background have proven to be the key combination for a successful civilian career with Johnson & Johnson. Follow Danny's journey for insights on how to join him on our team today.
Kizzy Vassall, Head of HR, Enterprise Data Science at Johnson & Johnson, is bringing to life our diversity, equity and inclusion agenda today. To see how she’s doing it, follow her surprising journey to our company—and find out how you can join her, too.
We're so excited to be launching the Johnson & Johnson SkillBridge Program, our latest military-connected talent pipeline program—one designed specifically for separating United States Armed Forces active duty military service members. But we also know you might have some questions: What differentiates it from other programs? What type of support does it offer? And who, exactly, is eligible to apply?
Along with all-virtual work environments came all-virtual recruiting, changing the playing field for candidates—and creating new opportunities for you to level up as well. From essential social media hygiene to high-powered search engine hacks, here are five insights to help put you in the driver’s seat.
A self-proclaimed “military brat” with the documents to prove it ("I was born with a military ID!"), Debbie was raised on installations around the world, the longest stretches in Germany and England. Later, the communications major who felt “a calling to serve something larger than myself” converted her area of academic study into a specialty—and then a career, culminating in the rank of Deputy Commander, Lieutenant Colonel—with the U.S. Air Force.
Sheryl Knepp is a social justice advocate and Director, Compliance and Data Integrity at Janssen R&D. Find out what allyship means to her, what it looks like in practice—and why she thinks leaning into it will help us change the future of health for good.
Serving a cause larger than yourself. Making a difference in people's lives. Understanding the big picture, then translating it into operational and tactical next steps. Delegating responsibilities to ensure the success of the mission.
From models that predict disease progression in oncology to breakthroughs in neuroscience, immunology and clinical operations, discover how this data scientist is taking on complex healthcare challenges with the potential to positively impact the lives of patients around the globe.
President of The American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry. Immigrant and innovator. When Ruby Castilla-Puentes says, "I've dedicated my life to elevating the conversation about mental health," she means it. Follow her path to Johnson & Johnson to find out how she's translating her lifelong passion into meaningful action today.
Community. Camaraderie. Commitment to excellence. A culture of service. It's no surprise the military-connected community feels at home at Johnson & Johnson. Check out our latest recruiting efforts to find out how you can join our team, too.
After 16 years with Johnson & Johnson, Yasmin Barnes-Valdes spent the next 16 away—an odyssey that took her to leading companies in the health and tech spaces—before rejoining our team last spring. What's changed at Johnson & Johnson since then, and what hasn't? Here's why Yasmin says, "This place feels like home."
International Women's Day is a time to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of women, but it also comes with an important mandate to reflect and take action for organizations everywhere. After all, a quick survey of the latest workforce data reveals lingering gaps, asymmetries and some pretty serious room for improvement.
"Accountability—individual accountability for driving outcomes—is what's going to increase diversity, equity and inclusion and lead to meaningful change," according to Scott Montemurno, Global Head of Talent Acquisition and Mobility. Here's how Scott and his team are bringing that to life.
A lot has changed about our recruiting practice at Johnson & Johnson since the onset of COVID-19. To help you understand what's new—and what isn't—we sat down with two of our talent acquisition leaders: Jamil Price, HR Leader for University Relations and Events, and Krystal Brindley, HR Leader for University Recruiting. Their answers to seven commonly asked questions should put your mind at ease as you navigate our new all-virtual recruiting process.
Born in Korea, raised in New Zealand and educated in the U.S., Soma Youm had just joined our team in Japan when the pandemic hit. But lockdown wasn't about to keep this global nomad from giving back. No way.
It's believed that nearly half the world's population will be myopic by 2050—but not if Lisa McAlister and her team at Johnson & Johnson Vision have their way. Here's the story of one pioneering woman in STEM who has her eyes on global impact.
Back before the pandemic hit, Jerome Johnson Jr. delivered a sensational presentation at one of our TEDxJNJ events. His story illustrates how these unique events not only bring people together, but challenge them to grow.
The all-virtual Women in Data Science Summit drew more than 800 participants, including colleagues from Johnson & Johnson along with leaders from Amazon, Google, IBM and more. After two days of deeply meaningful dialogue about inclusion in STEM, what did we find out?
"How can we advance our therapies, advance our innovation and get medicines to patients faster?" That's the question for Jim Swanson, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer—and data science is integral to how he's answering it. Find out why the senior leader is so deeply invested in building out our data science capabilities and how you can join him on the front lines of health today.
The Puerto Rican entrepreneur and apparel designer overcame incredible obstacles (including one natural disaster) to re-ignite her career as a woman in STEM—and you can, too. Find out how by following her journey.
How can you align your day-to-day work with your long-term career goals when you're just starting out in your career? We sat down with two Johnson & Johnson recruiters—Jamil Price, HR Leader for University Relations and Events, and Krystal Brindley, HR Leader for University Recruiting—to find out.
We think of your career as a living thing at Johnson & Johnson, and we want it to grow and evolve just as much as you do from the moment you join us. Matt Kane, Head of Global Learning, Leadership Development and Manager Capability, explains how we're bringing that vision to life right now.
Particle physicist Jorge Chaves, Ph.D., spent nearly a decade in research settings—Cornell, UPenn, then the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland—before joining our team, and while it might seem like a quantum leap to go from particles to people, his insights suggest it's anything but.
Charlotte Powers, Ph.D., is Head of HR Talent and Capability at Johnson & Johnson, but she first joined our team as an intern. What's been the secret to her success—and what has she learned along the way? Her career insights might inspire your own journey.
You might have heard of "burnout," a condition characterized by excessive stress, exhaustion and an inability to cope, but Ilse Neyrinck has lived it. Here's how the Regulatory Affairs leader survived, found the support she needed—and came back even stronger.
Environmental scientist and chemist Bert Verstappen has lived and worked around the world: Indonesia, India, Nigeria, Belgium. He's also studied firsthand what many people ignore: that is, what happens to products once they become so-called "waste." Why does he call himself "an optimist" about environmental challenges?
Alex Javidi, Ph.D., is driving bold innovation in healthcare today: therapies that treat rare diseases, statistical models that accurately predict how diseases progress—plus, a whole lot more. Follow in his footsteps to find out how you, too, can use data science to positively impact the future of health.
Xiaoying brought a unique skill set to our data science community: A physician by training, she also had master's degrees in biostatistics from Penn and computer science from Drexel. Here's why that's the perfect recipe for real-world health impact today.
Deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan taught Abby how to make difficult decisions and lead teams under pressure—lessons she's applying today at Johnson & Johnson. Discover why Abby says, "I’ve had a very unconventional path, and I love it!"
Working directly with patients is critical to our mission of changing the future of health, as Joseph Leahy can attest. To help celebrate Pride Month, find out how one member of the LGBTQIA+ community at Johnson & Johnson is making real-world impact—and why he says, "I feel blessed to do the work I do."
The fact is, anyone can become an LGBTQIA+ advocate and ally, as Reed Harris's story makes clear. Meet the straight man who co-leads the largest consumer-facing LGBTQIA+ initiative at Johnson & Johnson—and follow in his journey.
“The reason I’m here—and the reason I'm able to be so great—is because I’m comfortable with who I am, and I’m in an environment that’s safe, no matter what.” Here’s how one Johnson & Johnson employee is contributing to the LGBTQIA+ conversation.
To help you understand the scale of transformation data scientists are driving at Johnson & Johnson today, Michael Phelan, Ph.D. invokes Thomas Edison's invention of the electric light bulb more than a hundred year ago. While the light bulb literally dazzled the public, Michael explained, the network of innovation behind it was equally impressive.
As the global pandemic continues to evolve, we can imagine that many of our candidates will have questions in mind. In this Q&A, Scott Montemurno, VP Global Talent Acquisition and Mobility, discusses the talent acquisition and recruitment process at Johnson & Johnson—what's changed, what hasn't, and what candidates can expect every step of the way.
Plotted on a line chart, America's per capita consumption of mozzarella cheese apparently correlates with the number of civil engineering doctorates awarded annually. Ditto the divorce rate in Maine and per capita consumption of margarine.
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)—a form of pulmonary hypertension, or high blood pressure in the lungs—is a rare, incurable disease. Caused by the obstruction of small arteries in the lung, the condition worsens over time, making it critical that patients get the right diagnosis and treatment.
Our mission at Johnson & Johnson is to change the trajectory of human health, and data scientists are helping us achieve it. Among the presentations at our inaugural Data Science Showcase , for example, were potential breakthroughs on everything from Alzheimer's disease to dengue—including a few other, perhaps even more surprising applications, too.
You'll find that people with unusual perspectives tend to thrive at Johnson & Johnson. From physician-scientists like Dr. Lamousé-Smith to photographer-engineers like Dana Underwood , "hybrids" of all kinds feel at home here.
Our inaugural Data Science Showcase brought together business leaders and data scientists from around the globe to share breakthrough ideas that are transforming healthcare from end to end. Yet from that panoply of voices emerged a common refrain: As data becomes inseparable from decision-making, how we apply data science becomes an extension of Our Credo in turn.
It took just over five years for Tyler Rochwerg to go from Johnson & Johnson intern to the Forbes' "30 Under 30" list for marketing and advertising. And as part of the team that unveiled our latest breakthrough at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), he just might be getting used to the spotlight, too.
Invention can happen anywhere—and it tends to happen everywhere at Johnson & Johnson. Nearly a century since the improbable invention of the BAND-AID® Brand adhesive bandage, employees like Frederick Shelton, holder of more than 700 patents , continue to bring great ideas to life every day.
The 2019 Data Science Showcase at Johnson & Johnson brought together data scientists and business leaders from around the world to collaborate, share cutting-edge breakthroughs and envision the future of healthcare. While there were so many standouts during the three-day event, winners were ultimately selected—based on audience voting—in five tracks:
You hear a lot about company culture these days. It "seems to be on every organization’s radar," according to a recent study from Deloitte . And among job seekers, too, it appears to matter now more than ever, with nearly half of candidates identifying culture as their main motivator in one recent survey.
All new parents at Johnson & Johnson are eligible for a minimum of eight additional weeks of paid leave during the first year of a child’s birth or adoption. And while the ins and outs of returning to the workplace may be the last thing on your mind, it's a good idea to develop a game plan for your return. Here are nine tips to make that transition as smooth as possible.
Welcoming a new life into your world—could anything be more exciting? And yet for working parents, the planning process beforehand can be stressful, too. To help make your transition a little bit easier, keep these four tips from Johnson & Johnson in mind. Plus, find out how we go above and beyond to support our employees every step of the way.
We stand on the front lines of the biggest health challenges of our times, from Alzheimer's disease to HIV , with a long history of firsts to back it up. And today, we're setting our sights on a new challenge: atrial fibrillation (AFib), a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke and other negative health outcomes.
We bring great ideas to life, and then to the world at Johnson & Johnson. We're always innovating to deliver measurable impact and address unmet needs—and depression, as the leading cause of disability worldwide , is one such area where there's considerable unmet need. Right now, in fact, as many as one in three adult patients treated for major depressive disorder (MDD) does not respond to the existing treatment options and may be thought to have Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD).
With the power of 3-D printing we’re making the impossible possible. But this transformative technology isn’t just changing the way we think about the design and delivery of healthcare products and solutions, it’s also revolutionizing our business—and providing us with new opportunities to innovate and make an impact around the world.
CES, the annual trade show in Las Vegas, is probably most famous for the litany of ambitious and often quirky technologies and inventions that companies trot out on the main stage each year. And at CES 2019, alongside flying cars, boxing robots and self-rolling suitcases , our very own Tara Zedayko was navigating the whirlwind of fanfare and flashbulbs, having a great time while making a major impact on the ground.
People step away from their STEM 2 D careers for many reasons: to welcome a new baby to the world, to serve their country or to otherwise shift their focus to another area of their life that requires their full attention. And when the time is right to shift back to professional passions in STEM 2 D fields, Johnson & Johnson is ready to help with the transition.
As we celebrate another Earth Day, it is only natural to reflect on the state of the environment and the challenges we're facing—a changing climate, loss of critical ecosystems, declining biodiversity, pollution, ocean acidification and more. What many don’t realize is that these environmental challenges often impact human health as well.
Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate matters of the heart, which is something we know more than a little bit about. After all, we encourage all of our team members to explore their interests and pursue their passions while working to lengthen, strengthen and improve the lives of people everywhere.
Internships are vital stepping-stones for undergrads navigating the transition from student to young professional. But how should you go about finding the right one? What can you do to prepare? And how can you ensure you succeed once the internship begins?
Trace back the career paths of many our innovators and you'll find a common point of origin, but it isn't a school, skill set or area of expertise. Rather, it's one of the Leadership Development Programs (LDPs) at Johnson & Johnson.
LDPs are rotational programs that empower you with diverse experiences and open the doors to multiple career paths. Here's what they look and feel like from the inside.
The process of looking for a new job tends to be time-consuming no matter where you are in your career trajectory. After all, you’re looking for an employer that shares your values —a place where your unique combination of expertise, dedication and drive can make real-world impact.
Johnson & Johnson Innovation recently opened its latest health sciences incubator, JLABS @ NYC—a 30,000-square-foot facility housed at the New York Genome Center in SoHo. In addition to hosting about 30 healthcare start-ups, JLABS @ NYC also aims to create a wealth of opportunities for mentorship and growth for Johnson & Johnson employees.
Whether you’re looking for a short-term opportunity or a long-term home, your next move could be to advance our next health breakthrough when you join Johnson & Johnson. To celebrate the new year, let's look back at some of our major achievements from 2018, and look ahead to some of the ways we plan to make an even greater impact in 2019.
More than half of the first 14 employees at Johnson & Johnson were women, and we continue to believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace—one where everyone feels they belong—is not only a business imperative but a key driver of our growth today.
May is Military Appreciation Month, and to mark the occasion, we caught up with one of our own who's currently serving. Lara, an IT Lead at Johnson & Johnson, is also an Infantry Platoon Leader First Lieutenant in the New Jersey Army National Guard.
Powered by compassion, science and ingenuity, we're changing the trajectory of health for humanity every day at Johnson & Johnson. And while we're leveraging the latest and most sophisticated technologies in the world, we also know that it will take more than technology alone to tackle the biggest health challenges of our times.
Among large companies, providing employees with paid time off (PTO) for volunteer work is the exception to the rule. In fact, just 22% of organizations offer this high-impact benefit, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's most recent Employee Benefits Report . That percentage was 21% the year before, and 21% the year before that—stagnation that suggests this simply isn't a priority for many enterprises.
Within a decade of tossing her cap with the rest of her undergraduate class, Jill Applebaum had built an exciting career, moving from Google to a small tech company, then back to academia where she launched a successful start-up.
May is Military Appreciation Month, and to mark the occasion, we caught up with one of our own who's currently serving. Lara, an IT Lead at Johnson & Johnson, is also an Infantry Platoon Leader First Lieutenant in the New Jersey Army National Guard.
Dana Underwood is a very, very busy guy. He's a mechanical engineer who has built robots that manufacture artificial DNA at scale. On top of that, he's a seasoned entrepreneur who created a platform that lets people collaborate on one-of-a-kind creations that he calls “social gifts." And he's also a successful professional photographer: Barack Obama, Spike Lee, Queen Latifah, Quincy Jones, Dwayne Wade and many other people around the world have posed for his camera.
In the next decade, healthcare will continue to transform, evolve and expand, with old models being replaced by innovative new methods that promise to bring better care to everyone. That means new treatments, new approaches to product development and even entirely new roles within the healthcare space.
We're in it to win it in the fight against today's most daunting health challenges, from AIDS to Ebola and Alzheimer's disease , and we don't plan on stopping until we find a cure. Today, Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. , claiming more lives than diabetes or kidney disease. And given the fact that someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer's disease every 66 seconds , we need to make huge strides today in order to make an impact tomorrow—and make good on our commitment to changing the trajectory of human health .
That’s how Nigel Storey, Senior Director and Chief Operating Officer of Johnson & Johnson Design , summed up his 15-year career at Johnson & Johnson. In those 15 years, he’s held no fewer than eight roles, including Analyst, Solutions Architect and Business Relationship Manager at Ethicon , Application Services Commercial Marketing Manager, Senior Delivery Manager of Application Services and IT Director.
Learn how we're tackling the world's toughest health challenges