Bristol-Myers Squibb Reviews

Updated April 12, 2015
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Bristol-Myers Squibb CEO & Director Lamberto Andreotti
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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. Territory Business Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and people

    Cons

    Upper management is not in-tune with the current market

    Advice to Management

    Observe what our competitors do, and make sure that we are not lacking the competitive edge

  2. Great people, average work environment

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    Former Contractor - Graphic Designer in Plainsboro, NJ
    Former Contractor - Graphic Designer in Plainsboro, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    -Fast-paced working environment
    -Opportunities to be creative
    -Friendly coworkers and approachable managers

    Cons

    -Engrained inflexible corporate culture of a large company
    -Lack of training in their overly-complex project procedures

    Advice to Management

    -Hire fewer contractors and hire/retain employees to gain more loyal workers

  3. Old style company in Syracuse, NY

    Current Employee - Engineer in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Syracuse, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly, beautiful area, plenty of social activities like bowling league, golf league and softball league

    Cons

    cold part of the company

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  5. Great Company, Good People

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    Current Employee - Sourcing Analyst in Plainsboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Sourcing Analyst in Plainsboro, NJ

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

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

    Pros

    Management takes time to teach you and mentor you if they see that you bring value to the team

    Cons

    pharma industry moves slowly sometimes

    Advice to Management

    continue to invest in your employees and it will pay dividends

  6. BMS is in general a great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Hopewell, NJ
    Current Employee - Scientist in Hopewell, NJ

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

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

    Pros

    1) BMS R&D has pretty flexible work time; 2) BMS has good health insurance coverage;3) BMS has good corporate culture; 4) BMS has pretty strong pipeline

    Cons

    I have not seen any significant cons so far. The company is doing a very good job in my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    I think it will be even better if the management can provide more opportunities for career development, particularly for entry-level employee.

  7. Video Producer

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Creative group, variety of jobs

    Cons

    too many layers of approval

  8. Very patient-centric company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great purpose. Changing rapidly to meet the ever increasing demand in the industry. Committed to meeting unmet medical needs of seriously ill patients with breakthrough research.

    Cons

    At times can feel like change for change sake. Opportunity to be more inclusive of others. Work-life balance can be off.

    Advice to Management

    Truly listen to all employees at all levels of the organization. Invest in employees success along with the success of the company. Seems to happen more for senior levels than for the rank and file.

  9. Company is old fashioned and needs to get with the times

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    Former Employee - Virology Account Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Virology Account Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are smart, and company has deep pockets

    Cons

    A large sinking ship- to many systems that are outsourced

    Advice to Management

    Please try to streamline all of the ptocesses

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    BMS

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    Former Employee - Mfg in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Mfg in Syracuse, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing, building new sites, historical pharma

    Cons

    Political, same leaders at the top, hard to manage up.

    Advice to Management

    Broaden strategic landscape and listen to employees

  11. Work with meaning

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    Former Employee - Information Analyst
    Former Employee - Information Analyst

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fellow employees and teamwork go together !!!

    Cons

    not really anything to complain about

    Advice to Management

    Top management has to better understand this

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