Shaping life, changing the world

Johnson & Johnson, the world's leading global Pharma, Medical Devices and Consumer-goods company, was founded in 1886 in the United States by the brothers Robert, James, and Edward Johnson. Since that time, it has strived to improve quality of life for people around the world, create healthier communities, and lead the way in groundbreaking advances in medical science and technology. 
Today, the Johnson & Johnson Group includes 3 major divisions: Pharma, Consumer Products and Medical Devices, as well as dozens of subsidiaries. Its companies in Israel include: Omrix Biopharmaceuticals, a developer of lifesaving bio-surgical products, Janssen Israel, a distributor of innovative and groundbreaking drugs, Biosense Webster, pioneers of revolutionary 3D mapping technology and intrabody navigation, and Johnson Medical Israel, a company responsible for the distribution and marketing of Johnson & Johnson medical devices in Israel.

Johnson & Johnson employs approximately 130,000 people worldwide, including around 1,000 employees in Israel, whose knowledge, capabilities and pursuit of excellence are applied to the development, production and marketing of hundreds of solutions that touch patients and physicians in almost every area of healthcare.

Johnson & Johnson's Credo, crafted in 1943 by the company's chairman and founder, Robert Wood Johnson, sets the values that guide the company, principally the commitment to provide a comprehensive and innovative response to the needs of patients and healthcare providers. Already back then, this document was considered a trailblazer, since it dealt with “corporate social responsibility”, years before the concept gained currency in the business community. 
Over the years, the Credo has undergone only minor changes, and in Johnson & Johnson we believe that beyond it being a moral compass, it is also a good recipe for business success. As proof we can show dozens of thriving subsidiaries that have practiced the Credo daily for over 130 years.

Robert Wood Johnson, along with his two brothers, James Wood and Edward Mead, launched Johnson & Johnson. Its first factory opened in New Brunswick, New Jersey Image courtesy: Johnson & Johnson Archives.
Women supervise eight manufacturing departments at Johnson & Johnson, and the company hires its first female scientist Image courtesy: Image of Edith von Kuster courtesy of her family; lab image courtesy of Johnson & Johnson Archives.
On the eve of Johnson & Johnson becoming a publicly traded company, General Robert Wood Johnson wrote “Our Credo”. “Our Credo” articulated the company’s dedication to corporate social responsibility long before the term came into popular use. Today, it continues to be the company’s guiding philosophy and inform all aspects of its work Image courtesy: Johnson & Johnson Archives.
Janssen and Cilag, two companies within the Johnson & Johnson family of companies are merged into one company - Janssen Cilag. The newly established company leads Johnson & Johnson’s Pharma division
A 2 year-old startup company called "Biosense" achieved significant milestone and received FDA approval for the Carto® system and treated successfully its first patient
Johnson & Johnson opened its first operating company in Israel to promote marketing and sales of innovative medical equipment to hospitals and medical centers across the country
Johnson & Johnson acquires Omrix Biopharmaceuticals, an Israeli company that develops and manufactures life-saving products produced from human plasma

"We believe our first responsibility is to the patients, doctors and nurses, to mothers and fathers and all others who use our products and services"
At Johnson & Johnson, every effort is made to answer everyone’s needs with a high-quality quick response and at a fair price.
The highest standards of quality and innovation are indicative of Johnson & Johnson products as well as the service and support the company provides the community of patients and medical professionals.

"We must provide an inclusive work environment where each person must be considered as an individual"
Johnson & Johnson recognizes the central importance of our company’s employees and does everything possible to provide them with a supportive, meaningful, and empowering work environment.
Equal opportunity for employment, development and advancement, supporting the health and welfare of our employees, providing a sense of security, fulfillment and purpose - these are the values guiding every one of the company’s managers, anywhere in the world.

"We are responsible to the communities in which we live and work and to the world community as well"
At Johnson & Johnson, we believe our responsibility extends beyond our commitment to serve the patient community through lifesaving and life-extending products. We all shoulder a responsibility for the communities in which we live. Contributing to health and education around the world, supporting nonprofits and charities, protecting the environment and natural resources, are an integral part of the day-to-day activities in all Johnson & Johnson companies.

“Research must be carried on, innovative programs developed, investments made for the future... "
Research, development, targeted investments, and innovative ideas - all play an important role in the success of our company, both on the professional and commercial planes. This success allows for the continued productive and fertile activity of the company.
Working at any one of Johnson & Johnson's companies brings a strong sense of purpose, challenge and satisfaction. Each day, every one of the tens of thousands of employees across our global business experiences what it means to engage in vital, meaningful and valuable work.
At Johnson & Johnson, employees are at the center. As an employee, you have the opportunity to make your opinions heard and the freedom to share and create new ideas in a collaborative environment.

Our state-of-the-art work-environment exposes employees to advanced technologies, allowing them to learn, progress and develop at the cutting-edge of the worlds of pharma and medical devices. 
A career at Johnson & Johnson enables all employees to preserve their unique identity while taking part in purpose-driven and life-transforming work.