NEW YORK (
Johnson & Johnson
, in the wake of damage to the company's reputation and "mixed performance" during the year, the
Wall Street Journal
reports that certain details of the announcement were delivered to employees via an email that said they would be paid 90% of the recommended bonus amount.
The impact would be felt by roughly half of J&J's 114,000 employees globally,
Over the last two years, prior to this negative bonus news, J&J gave eligible employees the full amount or more of their bonuses, according to the report.
The disappointing news is being delivered to employees as J&J tries to repair its image following the massive recalls of over-the-counter medicines such as Tylenol, and other products such as hip implants and contact lenses.
, J&J suffered about $600 million in lost sales for the year.
Shares of J&J have inched up 0.3% to $62.29 in Wednesday morning trading, while related stocks trade in mixed territory.
has risen 0.6% to $34.07 and
has fallen 0.3% to $18.33.
-- Written by Andrea Tse in New York.
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