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Bristol-Myers Squibb Reviews in Devens, MA

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
473 Reviews
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Bristol-Myers Squibb CEO & Director Lamberto Andreotti
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Significant work life balance opportunities with flexible hours or work location (in 77 reviews)

  • Supportive work environment, emphasis on expanding skill set, caring matrix management (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance gets a lot of talk but they are not walking the walk (in 12 reviews)

  • Very slow decision making by senior management (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    Decent people Decent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Specialist in Devens, MA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Specialist in Devens, MA

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good vacation allowance and sick time, good 401K match -100% to 6%. Northeast Site (Devens) is in nice location, right off highway. Coworkers are generally good to work with, although some moral boosting would do all well. Company is investing in site and has a bright future.

    Cons

    Typical corporate crap - bonus way below what it should have been given recent stock price jump. Upper site management sometimes aloof of realities in Manufacturing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop adding upper management personnel with 6 figure salaries who are useless and add nothing of value and instead take some of that money and pay the people actually doing good work in the Manufacturing side!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Planner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planner in Devens, MA
    Current Employee - Planner in Devens, MA

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility, excellent cafe and fitness area

    Cons

    Terrible leadership, buildings are not connected and you have to walk outside to go from building to building in inclement weather.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not micromanage

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Great experience. The people at this location are great, hardworking, friendly, and willing to help and teach.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op in Devens, MA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op in Devens, MA

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Innovative, new facility, great people, open office layout

    Cons

    possible long hours and weekend shifts for salaried employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to learn and experience new technologies in pharmaceutical drug making...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Analyst in Devens, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Analyst in Devens, MA

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Knowledge available, onsite cafe, flexibility of work -life schedule

    Cons

    Parking, location of facility, hiring practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let talent get away...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Contradictions abound!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Devens, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Devens, MA

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    Good comp and benefits
    Good product pipeline
    Good strategy

    Cons

    Incompetent leadership/management (turnover is high)
    Management contradictions with core behaviors
    Stressfull

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen
    Invest in talent
    Develop people
    Develop a retention strategy
    Let innovation really take root.
    Listen (again)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Review: A couple of pointers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Devens, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Devens, MA

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    One of the best places for those with families to work at

    Cons

    Need some company outings
    Need more stewardship of junior employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More interaction with management and employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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