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"The Credo resonated with me strongly as I was interested in brands that had a background in science over anything else."
Marketing, Graduate, Maidenhead
"As a bioengineer, I found that graduate programmes within this sector were limited. DePuy at Johnson & Johnson offered a rotational graduate scheme where I could experience many different aspects of bioengineering over two years and also get support towards becoming chartered."
Graduate, Leeds
"My values aligned with the messages within the Credo and having the opportunity to help people through engineering was something I had always aspired to do. The company's interests (such as giving back to the community and the health and well-being of employees and patients alike) were also very appealing."
Graduate, Leeds
"The strong brand, development opportunities and responsibility. The employees were always incredibly friendly at career events, very supportive and proactive. Members of senior management that I met seemed down to earth, helpful and understood my position."
Graduate, Bristol/Maidenhead
"Johnson & Johnson is a great employer that is globally recognised. I liked the fact that I could move cross-sector while still being able to stay within Johnson & Johnson. There are great benefits and I really enjoyed my placement with the company. The culture of the organisation is very inclusive and encourages you to get involved in extra activities such as corporate social responsibility and the diversity and inclusion committee."
Marketing, Graduate, High Wycombe


"They were mostly competency questions asking me to draw on my experience from my placement year to give examples of when I'd shown leadership, proactivity and ownership of projects etc."
Marketing, Graduate,
"There were questions about my competencies, my level of work-related experience and questions asking for specific examples of things that differentiated me from other interviewees."
"There were typical competency questions about a time I overcame a problem or led a team to success etc."
Marketing, Graduate,
"The interview is largely focused around the four Johnson & Johnson leadership imperatives (shape, lead, deliver and connect). You will be discussing these four areas and how you have demonstrated each one."
Marketing, Graduate,
"Some questions were themed around leadership and teamwork but also tailored to the CV submitted, so make sure you know your CV!"
"There are the general competency-based questions that you would normally expect. You can ask interviewers to repeat the question and they can even reword the question for you if you don't fully understand. They are there to help you answer the question, not trick you. They were all very helpful."


"I was asked all the normal questions that you would expect about your previous experiences. Some of the questions were work related, but Johnson & Johnson also had lots of questions that were focused on personal experiences and questions about me. It’s useful to think about challenging situations that you have had in the past which will help you answer these questions."
Graduate, Inverness
"I was asked a wide range of questions, and there was a focus on company culture and the Credo. The STAR framework is useful to answer questions. The questions asked for information regarding leadership qualities and examples of work experience."
Graduate, Maidenhead
"I was asked why I wanted to work for Johnson & Johnson, which key skills I could bring to the role and how I could make a difference to the team that I would be working in."
Graduate, High Wycombe
"Most questions were based around situations where you displayed a required attribute/capability required for the job. These are best answered in the 'STAR' technique (Situation, Task, Action, Results). Be prepared to answer why you want to work for Johnson & Johnson and why you would be a good fit within the organisation."
Graduate, High Wycombe
"The interview consisted of a large amount of questions, so the main advice I have is to know yourself and your achievements well so you can answer behavioural questions easily. Being able to think of solutions on the spot and explaining how your approach works is also a plus."
Graduate, Diegem, Belgium


"I was asked to discuss certain times when I had shown leadership, innovation, and teamwork."
Finance, Graduate, Antwerp, Belgium
"I was asked several competency based and company based questions (e.g. why Lifescan? Why you? What can you bring to the company?), and some technical questions on data analysis techniques and presentation of results."
Graduate, Inverness
"There were four main parts to the interview - a competence based interview, a group project, a marketing strategy exercise and a short presentation on you. I found that the main focus was on whether you made decisions based on the right reasons, e.g. an ethical approach. I felt that they were really looking for enthusiasm, drive, the ability to work well in a team, and be organised, considerate and ethical."
Midlevel, Wokingham
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