Bristol-Myers Squibb Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
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Bristol-Myers Squibb CEO Giovanni Caforio
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Pros
  • Significant work life balance opportunities with flexible hours or work location (in 78 reviews)

  • Challenging and fast paced work environment (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance can be difficult at times; (in 12 reviews)

  • Have observed negative targeting behavior of senior management towards older employees (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work but very demanding

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Lawrenceville, NJ

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company mission, teamwork, systems, flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    very demanding, company runs very lean with 1 person doing the work of 4. Have to work many long days and weekends just to keep up. Rewards dont match the demand and expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth, manage the workload so we're not overwhelmed, overworked, and exhausted.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Diversity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Global Marketing in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Current Employee - Director Global Marketing in Lawrenceville, NJ

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros at this company.

    Cons

    This is not the company for you if you are a person of color.

    Advice to Management

    don't just talk about diversity...live it. let go of the boy's club mentality.


  3. Good Learning Opportunity (Post-post-doc)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Investigator II in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Research Investigator II in Lawrenceville, NJ

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, collegial colleagues. Pressure and politics at the scientific level are modest.

    Cons

    Promotion criteria very opaque. Yearly salary adjustments lag behind inflation. Infrastructure (IT, site maintenance etc) needs more support.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk. Career advancement is part of career development and neither are really in the hands of the employees.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Over, stressed, over worked, pushed to the limit work capabilities.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Lawrenceville, NJ

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work on a variety of assignments.

    Cons

    Consistently asked to produce with less resources, Very Stressful. Often, deadlines are very unrealistic. Highly stressful environment.

    Advice to Management

    Better planning of resources will result in happier employees. Resources often asked to work double jobs because of lack of initial planning. Tight deadlines are often missed and employees are hit in appraisals for this.


  6. Great company, people, culture and work-life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lawrenceville, NJ

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great leadership, work-life balance, career opportunities

    Cons

    Promotions take long time, not many vacation days


  7. Experience at BMS in general was positive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Lawrenceville, NJ

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    New management and restructuring focused on translational research is a strong positive.
    New immune checkpoint inhibitors for cancer therapy will bolster BMS.

    Cons

    Pervasive passive-aggressive behaviors.
    Difficult to get solid commitment for new pursuits by upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Provide transparency on approval structure, particularly so now with new management--this is an opportunity.


  8. Outstanding leadership, vision, and organization

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Lawrenceville, NJ

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very 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.

    Cons

    Bonus structure could be more rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    Continue 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.


  9. Continues to Improve. Future looks bright

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, not really much else

    Cons

    Benefits, process orientated. Over-structure creates some challenges, but not impossible to work through


  10. The Bees Knees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Learning Specialist in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Current Employee - Learning Specialist in Lawrenceville, NJ

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Work / Life Balance
    - Work at home days
    - Tuition Support
    - Friendly and professional atmosphere
    - Dedicated Teams
    - Support of work rotations and outside training
    - Supportive Management
    - Positive Work Culture
    - Good Benefit Coverage

    Cons

    - Promotions are few and far between
    - Change can sometimes be slow
    - Salary may be average / low

    Advice to Management

    - Support promotion or growth of employees within the company
    - Provide better programs to cultivate in-house talent


  11. Great company in a rewarding industry.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Lawrenceville, NJ

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Inspirational mission to help patients prevail in their fight against grievous illnesses. Global presence and focused corporate strategy provide tremendous growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Competitive, high risk business facing increasing regulatory and pricing pressures.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to trust and empower the staff.



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