Celgene Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
80 Reviews

4.2
80 Reviews
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Celgene President & CEO Robert J. Hugin
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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.  

    Celgene is a Great company to work for with exeptinal benefits and a great work envoirment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative  in  Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Berkeley Heights, NJ

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

    Pros

    everyone is very friendy and the ability for movement and career achievment is high. they are alway training the employees.

    Cons

    Longer hours and stuch to the desk most of the day

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great as an Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PhD Intern  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - PhD Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Celgene as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful team of people to work with, great management (at this very low level) and wonderful supportive environment where my supervisors encourage me to grow and learn and improve, and give great feedback on how I'm doing and what I can do better.

    Cons

    Celgene is a big corporation, I have not experienced any drawbacks personally, but I think as you get higher up in the organization people get a bit frustrated with the upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Summit, NJ
    Former Employee - Consultant in Summit, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great product pipeline, excellent top-level management, outstanding strategy for the future, fulfilling work to help patients in severe need.

    Cons

    Difficult to secure full-time positions due to high use of contractors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    High expectations, dynamic company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Summit, NJ

    I have been working at Celgene full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Well qualified and hard driving employees. Celgene is a very successful biotechnology company with a high entrepreneurial spirit.

    Cons

    Communicating clearly about performance expectations could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Performance expectations are high and well rewarded. Middle management supervisory skills needs work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Recruiter  in  Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Executive Recruiter in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Celgene as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    love the work life balance

    Cons

    old dated systems and archaic methods

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Celgene Corp

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service  in  Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Summit, NJ

    I have been working at Celgene full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people are great to work with

    Cons

    had to move up the ladder without a college degree.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great corporate culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Celgene full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    we are treated as an adult. this may be easy to say, but in corporate America today, this is rare to find. the level of respect and trust in each others' words is a value we hold very high in the work place

    Cons

    have to meet sales quota that goes up linearly; but that is the nature of the job. Celgene tries to be fair.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Incredible training with world-class scientific and business talent

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

    I worked at Celgene

    Pros

    Fantastic R&D Budget
    VERY strong senior management
    Great benefits and PTO

    Cons

    Middle of the road salaries
    Interjection of new positions made advancement challenging
    Academic R&D approach was fun but sacrificed focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing but keep an eye on R&D deliverables

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Celgene

    Pros

    Leadership is very forward thinking.

    Cons

    Location could be a lot better.

  11.  

    Great company going through growing pains

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Berkeley Heights, NJ

    I have been working at Celgene as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice environment and mostly friendly people. Things are busy which is definitely a positive.

    Cons

    Significant number of contractors. Many appear less committed than employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more employees and less contractors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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