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7.8 / 10

(based on 6 ratings in 2017)


"It's easy and quick to progress as we're a global company with opportunities to move to nearly all of the offices if you meet requirements."
Marketing, Graduate, Maidenhead
"I'm unsure on how easy it is to be promoted but there is a lot of support available for becoming chartered."
Graduate, Leeds
"Progression is performance-based and there is an obvious career path in marketing that has been explained to me from the beginning."
Marketing, Graduate, Maidenhead
"The grad scheme has constant development steps that are very clearly laid out. Opportunities to grow and expand into a leadership role come up roughly every year or 18 months. It is expected that you will become a future leader of the company."
Graduate, Bristol/Maidenhead
"It takes a lot of self-drive to move up the ranks as you are somewhat responsible for your own development. You need to ask for skills training (which will be provided if you ask for it) and you also need a good breadth of experience and a strong network within the company."
Marketing, Graduate, High Wycombe


"The company is training graduates with the hope of retaining those that have talent and progressing their careers."
"Promotion is dependent on experience and performance. However, there is a well defined technical and managerial route that can be taken within R&D."
"In terms of promotion, there are various different routes available. One can rank up being more technical or managerial with either choice being weighed up very similarly."
"Promotions can happen quite rapidly if you display the correct set of skills."
Marketing, Graduate,
"There is a clear progression route within this company. The set rotation scheme on most of our graduate programmes helps to facilitate this."
Marketing, Graduate,
"The size of the company means that there is no lack of opportunity."


"The graduate schemes with Johnson & Johnson are supposed to be accelerated leadership programmes so once you ‘graduate’ from the graduate schemes you’re in a good position for a promotion."
Graduate, Inverness
"Being promoted at the early stages is quite streamlined and you are given a lot of support on how to get there."
Midlevel, Maidenhead
"I just recently started working but from what I gather, if you put in the effort and make it known that you are interested in a different position, then you have many options to grow into different roles."
Graduate, Diegem, Belgium


"In my experience, there are many vacancies available, and Johnson & Johnson looks internally to fill positions. For finance there are progression opportunities, but qualification is a key to start this progression to manager level."
Finance, Graduate, Antwerp, Belgium
"It is dependent on your performance throughout the year which you get assessed on from your personal development plan. If you demonstrate that you are exceeding your job specification then you will be expected to advance to a higher position within the company."
Graduate, Inverness
"As a graduate you complete two years at the same level, and then are required to move into a sales role. For many people this is not vertical progression as some may want to remain in marketing, but this is purely on the individual."
Marketing, Graduate, High Wycombe
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