Guess who's the worst offender for this issue (buying doctors and making them JnJ's mouthpiece)? ...... It's no other than Biosense Webster..... that company is just full of liars and opaque people (maybe it's too much sunshine out here)..... and this is coming from someone that works in this office.
For those in MD&D, this guy hit the nail on the head --
Anyone who's worked for the company for 5 years or more (my experience was in the MD&D sector) knows the Credo is used to brow beat employees into drinking the Kool-Aid. Like the alleged HR rep said earlier in this thread, the primary factor is the business bottom line, and thus becomes the implied first paragraph of the Credo. Whenever questionable business practices hit the headlines, JnJ will reliably trot out the Tylenol recall from 1982. In almost 40 years they have nothing better. There are, however, plenty of other bad optics (Pelvic mesh, Risperdal, talcum powder, ASR hips, physiomesh, ortho mcneil quality debacle, mentor implant issues etc.).
I understand that issues will happen with products and lawyers will be quick to jump on the personal injury train, but when the discovery phase of lawsuits shows that leadership KNEW of issues, sometimes years in advance, and did nothing, the Credo force-feeding takes on a level of cynicism. I was around for massive "displacements" and watched loyal employees thrown to the wayside before the holidays. The purge of tenured, "non-diverse" reps began years ago. I've literally watched a manager recommend a new hire because "JnJ loves diversity" when the interview was quite literally one of the most incoherent I've seen. They got the job.
Oh well, not my problem anymore. But I do feel for my former colleagues who are too far along to move on to something else and not far enough to retire.