Bristol-Myers Squibb
3.6 of 5 412 reviews
www.bms.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Bristol-Myers Squibb Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.6 412 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

Bristol-Myers Squibb CEO & Director Lamberto Andreotti

Lamberto Andreotti

(182 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
412 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Significant work life balance opportunities with flexible hours or work location"
    in 59 reviews
  • "Supportive work environment, emphasis on expanding skill set, caring matrix management"
    in 19 reviews
Cons:
  • "Some inconsistency in work/life balance betwen R&D and Technical Operations"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Very slow decision making by senior management"
    in 17 reviews
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    All good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPeople, patients we help, good leadership

    ConsToo many meetings and field requirements

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    Excellent experience with strong internal collaboration

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSolid leadership with a strong product pipeline. Heavily invested in disease states that offer great potential for years to come. As Pharma goes, BMS is one of the best.

    ConsVery difficult to stand out among peers, even with great numbers to support. Anxiety, as common with many big pharma companies, is present due to patent cliffs, evolving market conditions and government regulations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Treat you well

    File Clerk (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsLearned a lot from my work there. Just worked in summer. Treat employees with respect regardless of position. Flexible hours

    ConsI didnt plan on starting a career there so I dont really have all that much negative to say about them. Maybe they couldve helped explain things a little more thoroughly

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    Excellent company to work within. Great vision and attentive management.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Princeton, NJ

    ProsHelping patients. Collaborative atmosphere. Clear vision

    ConsFocusing on Specialty will result with a smaller BMS; so fewer opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAs reductions in force are inevitable, have HR become more proactive in internal placement of current talent; the old-fashioned manner of posting and internal competition is not "best" for BMS.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    excellent company, great benefits, salary and other perks....

    Executive Assistant (Former Employee)
    New Brunswick, NJ

    ProsLunchroom, gym, discount store, flex hours, good working environment

    ConsToo many temps, so they may avoid benefits

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more on experience than education...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Outstanding leadership, vision, and organization

    Director (Former Employee)
    Lawrenceville, NJ

    ProsVery well organized. Very strong culture of leadership. Very strong talent development culture and programs. Outstanding group of people to work with. Happy place to work.

    ConsBonus structure could be more rewarding.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue with your strong culture of leadership, talent development, and teamwork. After having those things in place, everything else just happens very well on its own most of the time. Give the employees a better bonus structure and promote some of them who have been in positions for a long time doing outstanding work. You'll retain your best people even better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Frustrated trying to get things done

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Princeton, NJ

    ProsGood training, mostly smart and experienced people, good space and tools provided to do your job.

    ConsNot team oriented, lack of team work and brain storming. Teams driven by what management wanted, yet management did not know what they wanted and kept changing their mind. Difficult getting management to make decisions. Constantly going back to the drawing board. Encountered some very unprofessional people who lacked respect for their colleagues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementElicit ideas and solutions from your team members. Foster and environment where people can contribute and feel empowered to work through and own the solution.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Low pay/no pay re-orgs don't engender loyalty

    Data Manager (Current Employee)
    Princeton, NJ

    ProsGood people, good work life balance, managers are trustworthy

    ConsPay is very low for the industry if you try to rise through the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementExecutive-level management needs to value people and show it

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Diverse Experiences

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Hopewell, NJ

    ProsGreat company for gaining experience in a variety of disciplines. Each division is like its own company. Entrepreneurship is encouraged. Very careful about software deployments. Highly regulated and structured environment. Great structure and concern for continuous improvement.

    ConsTakes a while to deploy new technology. Managers can be very punitive and uneven in their evaluation of subordinate skills. Not always easy to determine what management wants. Lots of change and restructuring. Sites are not easily accessible. Some sites have only one entrance from major highways. Company resources are unevenly distributed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good environment, nice people, beneficial experience

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Princeton, NJ

    Prosno evil competition among workers, work together very well, good coordination. Could attend all the meetings as an internship, and learn a lot of things

    Consbad food in the cafe of BMS, far away from other good restaurants. Work load is a little larger than other large similar companies.

    Advice to Senior Managementcould provide more positions for internship,

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