Celgene Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Not for contractors

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

    I worked at Celgene full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pros are for employees - good benefits, nice facilities, nice "extras". As a contractor, I was paid well, but never hired.

    Cons

    Contractors work in 6 months stints. Celgene stopped hiring from contractors. If what you do is core for the business, you may be hired eventually. If you are in an any kind of support role, you will not.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great Company; Not for Career Advancement

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Summit, NJ

    I have been working at Celgene (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are great, and it's a wonderful working environment. Compensation is great, and they offer stock options. It's a company that is doing well despite the awful economy.

    Cons

    There is little opportunity for advancement for an administrative assistant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider your internal people for jobs first. If you don't find a suitable candidate in-house, then consider outside applications. Developing current employees should be a priority.

  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Innovative but sometime arrogant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Scientist in Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Scientist in Summit, NJ

    I have been working at Celgene full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great science and smart employees. Values r&d. Offer nice development pops once you are identified as high performing.

    Cons

    Stuck on the Celgene way being better than other suggestions. Uses many contractors in roles where minimal improvement is expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review benefits like vacation, flex time. Many pharmacy biotech companies offer virtual arrangements for their workforce when meetings, calendars permit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Customer care

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Berkeley Heights, NJ

    I have been working at Celgene as a contractor

    Pros

    Company with a bright future.

    Cons

    Bad place to work if you're a contractor.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Growing Pains

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Celgene

    Pros

    Strong company and great future.

    Cons

    A lot of disorganization and disconnect between functional groups due to the companies growth.

  7. Not a good place to be. The power is over the reason

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Celgene full-time

    Pros

    The CEO is a very smart guy

    Cons

    I wonder on the values of the COO and a General Manager in the Americas' organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware with the people you have to deal with. Human resources may be inexistent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. I was laid off after they purchased a company I was working for.

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Durham, NC

    I worked at Celgene full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Although I didn't work for this company that long, it seems as though they may pay their employees pretty decently.

    Cons

    I can't really give any cons because I didn't work with them that long after the purchased the company that I had been working for for 6 years. If they want you, they want you and if they don't, they don't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Past employees shouldn't be denied applying for positions within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Management in IT is horrible

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager in Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager in Summit, NJ

    I have been working at Celgene

    Pros

    Exposure to mutliple technologies hence learning is good.
    Responsibilities are broad.
    Good medical and dental plan
    No major competion yet

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Many employees are overworked.
    Arrogant and Ignorant Managerial staff.
    401k is matched in stock and only "X" amount vests per year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Workers are good,but skills of managerial staff needs to be reviewed
    Expand to other asian countries
    Some employees are overworked hence add more staff

    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    It's an average place to work

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Summit, NJ

    I have been working at Celgene

    Pros

    Benefits
    Flexibility
    People are very, informed and intelligent

    Cons

    Unorganized
    No seems to know what they are doing
    Lack of communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your employees

    Recommends
  11. Great place for those who have the passion for what they do

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Boudry (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Boudry (Switzerland)

    I worked at Celgene full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of variety in work, good benefits, on-site gym and cafeteria, reasonable salary

    Cons

    A bit of chaotic management due to fast growth, leading to director and above level positions blocking and resisting promotion of their staff unless they're deemed a non-threat to their job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house, get rid of directors and executives that don't meet the Celgene values and have stayed in their position through manipulation and backstabbing. Just because they deliver it doesn't mean this is the best and certainly both quality and cost are sacrificed in the process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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