Bristol-Myers Squibb Reviews in New Brunswick, NJ

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
444 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 68 reviews)

  • Supportive work environment, emphasis on expanding skill set, caring matrix management (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance gets a lot of talk but they are not walking the walk (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Opportunities and culture depend on your location and manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in New Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The work life balance is pushed from the top and many managers implement it.
    There is lots of information and training available to grow your skill set

    Cons

    No clear path to growth.
    No clear and consistent development plan.
    Managers are not aligned on basic initiatives so your experience and opportunity can vary vastly based on your organization and line management.
    In some organizations a request for a laptop requires a rationale in 2013!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value entrepreneurial mindsets of your employees.
    Provide opportunities for growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Large Pharmaceutical Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Capability Manager  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Capability Manager in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Big pharma company. Many opportunities.

    Cons

    Duplicated function departments. Layers of managements.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It is a good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Investigator II  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Research Investigator II in New Brunswick, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good pay, culture is OK, senior leadship is great.

    Cons

    decision making process is slow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very supportive and friendly environment that makes working a very relaxing and enjoyable experience.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in New Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly environment, great pay, great cafeteria, great gym, flexible hours (half days during the summer). Everyone working there has a great attitude and is very friendly. Easily the best company I've ever worked at or seen.

    Cons

    Departments aren't very close together and therefore give of feeling of isolation from other parts of the company. It's easy to stay in one building for months without moving around and seeing another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Company in Constant Transition

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pipeline and great growth opportunities particulalrly in biologics, both research and manufacturing.
    Flexible hours, competative pay and good culture of diversity.

    Cons

    Company adapting to change in business from predominatly large pharma, to smaller bio-pharma mentality.
    Still thinks and acts like a large pharma, but wants inovation and efficiencies of a small biotech company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act like a biotech....Move quickly, lose the overhead and formality, and at times.....accept a little more risk!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Forward moving company, good benefits, on site gym, opportunity to move around in the company, flexible hours and decent pay

    Cons

    Upward movement tends to be determined by your manager, not all managers are as supportive as they tend to be more competitive for their own gain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice if the company offered better manager training and encouraged that they be supportive of their employees, better information regarding what is necessary to justify grade advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too many temps, so they may avoid benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more on experience than education...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    generally good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    projects, new management with more optomisitc road map & structured vision for future, on-going culture shifts, larger pharma with decent support systems,

    Cons

    overly lean workforce, basic systems often ill defined, changing but, generally not innovators of best practice or implementation of strong systems, lacking required level of standardization, performance review process

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good but could be better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Development Engineer  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Process Development Engineer in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Supportive work environment, emphasis on expanding skill set, caring matrix management

    Cons

    Opportunities could be limited for ambitious engineers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for providing opportunities to the younger (ambitious) scientists to reduce attrition level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great Learning Experience All-Around.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Procurement  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Global Procurement in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Learning Environment
    -Friendly Atmosphere
    -Flexible Hours and good Life-Work balance

    Cons

    -Slow paced, company not agile

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give Co-Ops and Interns more interaction with each other

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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