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 Monteagudo 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.
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.
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.
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.
How can we solve real-world challenges that are, in Pallaw’s words, both “deeply, deeply important and really, really hard”? Five insights from the Co-Chair of our Data Science Council and Chief Data Science Officer, Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain.
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 Enterprise CIO Jim Swanson, 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.
Can you imagine taking on a new role, getting up to speed, building relationships and even driving global impact—all without meeting anyone in person? Priyanka Jha, Global eCommerce Capabilities Lead, just did exactly that. Follow her journey.
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 Horvath 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 2D 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 2D 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.
May is Military Appreciation Month, and to mark the occasion, we caught up with one of our own who's currently serving. Lara Hamade, an IT Lead at Johnson & Johnson, is also an Infantry Platoon Leader First Lieutenant in the New Jersey Army National Guard. Lara's inspiring story shows how many skills prized by the military—like leadership, teamwork and perseverance to overcome obstacles—apply equally to a successful career at Johnson & Johnson, where she's hard at work on cutting-edge projects to change the trajectory of health for humanity.
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.
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.
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.