Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Reviews in Pennington, NJ

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
489 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 78 reviews)

  • Supportive work environment, emphasis on expanding skill set, caring matrix management (in 23 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.  

    Great work environment. goal focused/oriented company. Work atmosphere and environment is very open and collaborative.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Service Analyst in Pennington, NJ
    Current Employee - Network Service Analyst in Pennington, NJ

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Not micro managed, relaxed work atmosphere. Company in individual divisions has a clear set goal and idea of where they want to be.

    Cons

    Very large company, sometimes makes it hard to relay information to outsourced organizations (BT) or other parts of BMS if you are not a high ranked manager - level employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I am very happy to be part of the Bristol-Myers Squibb community.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Pennington, NJ
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Pennington, NJ

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

    Pros

    The culture and drive for innovation at Bristol-Myers Squibb is exceptional. The employees are very diverse and extremely helpful and kind.

    Cons

    Moving in between departments and establishing a career as a full-time employee comes with challenges, but is worth all of the work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keeping Bristol-Myers Squibb employees happy and satisfied is a great part of the culture here. This really helps the employees enjoy their work and drive for innovation in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A mixed bag.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Support Manager in Pennington, NJ
    Former Employee - Applications Support Manager in Pennington, NJ

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

    Pros

    Nice working environment as far as the workforce in general, which tends to be very professional and culturally diverse. Compensation and benefits are competitive as is work/life balance overall.

    Cons

    Frequent organizational restructuring creates chaos and undermines morale. Employees are viewed as disposable. There is very little opportunity to advance career-wise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the true costs of chronic restructuring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I was over-stressed and dissatisfied. No room for advancement.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pennington, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pennington, NJ

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    I liked that they provided amenities such as a daycare on premises; Gym, etc. The cafeteria is fairly decent as well. Office spaces are much better than some of the other companies. Laxed dress code was also much appreciated.

    Cons

    There was a lot of nepotism--it didn't matter how hard you worked but the promotions and raises were always given to the favorites. It became increasingly demotivating to work in an environment like that. There also wasn't much flexibility to have a better work-life balance, even though this was emphasized by the company on paper. At the end it felt like the negatives outweighed the positives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring should be done on the basis of merit as well as personality. There should be zero tolerance for nepotism. There should be a better career plan for employees.

    No opinion of CEO

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