Celgene Reviews

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Pros
  • Another good reason would be the stock options as part of its compensation for FT employees (in 9 reviews)

  • Probably the best employer for ensuring that you maintain the work-life balance (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of communication and disorganization (in 3 reviews)

  • No chance of permanent full-time position; no cafeteria; no automatic review/raises; no benefits (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Nice Company Stock Wise. But That's About It. Average Company At Best

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Celgene full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good stock price. Steady pay that's on-time every time. At my site my co-workers are nice.

    Cons

    Ever since our acquisition management as a whole really doesn't seem to be in touch with what they're doing. Limited professional growth in my field. Basically when something better comes I'll be jumping ship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the team members in your area who actually do a good job behind the scenes. The ones that make you look good. And actually listen when they talk to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Pipeline - Horrible Managers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT  in  Summit, NJ
    Former Employee - IT in Summit, NJ

    I worked at Celgene full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefit package, amazing stock. Inspiring to make a difference to peoples lives.

    Cons

    HR is horrible, they are not biased as they always favor management. You will never get a fair share. Lack of communication and disorganization.They don't live up to their core values. Always do more for less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assess your management. Skip levels are necessary. If you want to be a leader, act like one. Stop favoring incompetent people who are just a "yes sir". What are your managers actually doing to create a team environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Constant feeling of helplessness and overwhelmed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley Heights, NJ

    I have been working at Celgene full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Job stability, stock options, steady paycheck

    Cons

    Limited professional growth, poor management. They are quick to justify resources at higher management levels and leave all the burden and add more work at lower level people becasue they get either less or no resistance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please open your eyes, and re-assess how resources are being abused to satify some managers egos, they are just out there to build empires. Hard workig people get no recognition, because they are not management, this will have tremendous impact on morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Nice facility, poor management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Celgene

    Pros

    Good pay and benifets, new facility - state of the art. Strong product line. Excess capacity ready for growth.

    Cons

    Limited professional growth, poor management

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Management - that would never be management anywhere else

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Summit, NJ

    I have been working at Celgene

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, compensation, stock options

    Cons

    Honestly - people at Celgene overall are just not very nice. They are the most unfriendly, hard-driving group of people you would ever want to meet. Going to work their was depressing and most of all intimidating. And truth be told, the management THOUGHT they knew alot more than they truly did. If they ever saw how other larger drug company executives were like, they would be ashamed of themselves. But the old boys network thrives at Celgene.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the company as a learning organization, treat others with dignity, the ends do not always justify the means.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to get a steady paycheck.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Summit, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Summit, NJ

    I worked at Celgene

    Pros

    Steady somewhat competitive pay rate as long as you play along, small yearly bonus, reasonable benefits, lots of good folks at the ground level.

    Cons

    The culture is very confusing, management constantly preaches about taking initiative, be open, values,be good etc.
     However, the environment is very corporate.
     In reality, opinions and initiative are not tolerated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove your non -profit slogan "Doing well by doing good".
    Change it to something more realistic to represent a for profit organization.
    maybe something like " Our medicine helps people".

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Performance as Employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Celgene full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Have stock option and the stock price is increasing
    2. Good life work balance since no one desires to do extra
    3. Good products to sell which benefits the patients

    Cons

    1. Yearly salary increment is less than inflation
    2. Yearly incentive is less than 1 month bonus: Employee incentive plan 5% and sales/marketing incentive plan 12%
    3. Less than 5% employee can have more than exceed expectation for yearly review. No encouragement for employee to do more than achieve expectation.
    4. Hiring is person for the job or setting up job for the person especially for those that know the HR personnel
    5. Cutting costs, headcounts and benefits of employees - where is the "Trust in your words and your actions"?
    6. Layers of bureaucacy for decision making and asking to justify the obvious - where is the "Willing to face the challenges and the unknown"?
    7. Retaliation from HR and management when employees are willing to be open to express their views and opinions which is different from management.
    8. No career development plan or roadmap for employees. HR ask the employee to think of their own career roadmap, of course becomes employees think about where are other opportunities in other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just talk the talk but walk the talk.
    Appreciate the employees not just with the stock option but more on the yearly appreciations.
    Have a closer look at the HR department and allow real communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Really Poor Management/Manager / Lack of support

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Celgene full-time

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere, nice colleagues, good values

    Cons

    Poor managers and management. Depends of the department you are working in. Difference of treatment and work condition based on the department you are working in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire proper managers and inspire yourself from proper leading companies in the sector. Don't pretend to be one if you don't act like one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Come on Bob..are you reading these reviews. let me know if you care to see the email i sent out. I have a copy..

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Onsite Tech
    Former Employee - Onsite Tech

    I worked at Celgene as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Work Load was good, they do hire people you can easily get along with.

    Cons

    Management, I mean seriously management on the IT side is horrible. As i read the review below, from someone who also worked at celgene. I put my 2 weeks in and I sent a email out telling everyone how bad the politics are. You know what happened. They asked me not to come in the last 2 days with pay because apparently i told everyone how the IT group is handled. My favorite part is they threatened users by telling everyone when their contract is up so they get more work done. Also you do not grow,. Once you get full time thats it no moving up. Your basically the donkey of the company. This company needs to be looked into by someone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick new managers for IT. Especially service desk and onsite tech. They are horrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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