Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
525 Reviews
3.7
525 Reviews
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Bristol-Myers Squibb CEO & Director Lamberto Andreotti
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232 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Encourages new and unique ideas. Values communication across cross functions. Wants employees to leverage technology for advancement of the pipeline.

    Cons

    Sometimes hear (like most places) "this is how we used to do it". This is mostly from those that have been there through multiple re-orgs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep your ears open and value new ideas!

  2.  

    great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    good pay great benefits esp for those with young kids

    Cons

    just typical of most large companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sales Rep

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great training, good pay and benefits, great team building

    Cons

    went through expansion period and then had layoff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be sure to keep your top producing reps salary competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good place to work and learn.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Intern - Hourly in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Contractor - Intern - Hourly in New Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great leaders, co-ops and interns are treated with tremendous respect and given a lot of responsibility from the first day.

    Cons

    Could have better onboarding and trainings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a more defined career path for all incoming employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Co-op program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Co-Op in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Co-Op in New Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    Great experience, very generous pay as well as very understanding and welcoming.

    Cons

    they do not hire co-ops or interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fill Room Operator in Mount Vernon, IL
    Current Employee - Fill Room Operator in Mount Vernon, IL

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

    Pros

    Non strenuous, relaxed atmosphere, good pay

    Cons

    rotating shifts, management is a mess, lot of overtime when if scheduling was done differently wouldn't be needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to workers on different scheduling conflicts and convey your message more clearly on goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    Career growth, time-off policies, and benefits.

    Cons

    Leadership and priorities are often difficult to understand.

  9.  

    Contract

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contractor in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Contractor in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    Good benefits, and reasonable salary

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted-fear of layoffs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company with good Work life balance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    work from home and summer hours give flexibility to enjoy work and life throughout the year

    Cons

    continued reorg changes make career growth and planning difficult

  11.  

    Tough to work in sales here unless you can turn your brain off

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    Pay is decent, especially in the specialty divisions. R&D plus acquisitions seem to promise good growth potential which would hopefully lead to some job security.

    Cons

    Almost impossible to work here unless you can disconnect your brain and take direction from central command and control. Worse yet, most of the people giving the commands rotate through their jobs every 1-2 years but still think they know all the answers. Another main issue is functional silos based on a particular task rather than broader base functions based on a division/business unit based knowledge set.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees more. Slow down the churn of the "super stars" through management positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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