a plant employee or jnj executive noticing these apparent violations? did any jnj personnel say a single word to new brunswick about the pa plant conditions?are jnj employees afraid that if they speak out about plant violations they will lose their jobs? what kind of corp culture exists in jnj during the weldon reign? had larsen or burke been ceo would these pa plant violations gone unreported by plant employees? .
You already have your answer: cut costs. How else could this have happened? Do you think the plant manager had a fat facilities budget for improvements and he didn't use it? EVERY J+J facility is under cost pressure. EVERY ONE. Why did this happen in PA? Well, "it's just consumer products you know." I'm sure there is that mindset.
Remember when Ford used to say "Quality is Job One" when they were making terrible cars. The Quality "mantra" is just that, an advertisement.
I am also a J&J retiree, and this situation makes me very angry. I was in QA in a plant in Georgia, and even under production pressure we had the power to shut down the plant if any type of quality was in question. It is pitiful that people would have to fear for their job over their obligation to the patient to ensure safe medicine!! This is a management culture problem.
Evidently true at the PA plant. The conditions at the plant speak for themselves. I'd like to hear from some Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals employees on this. Let's get a name for who's in charge of operations at that plant. What's the real story?