Bristol-Myers Squibb Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
465 Reviews
3.8
465 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 76 reviews)

  • Supportive work environment, emphasis on expanding skill set, caring matrix management (in 22 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.  

    Good Company

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

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

    Pros

    good benefits, work-life balance is respected at rep level, fairly compensated, company car, working with educated professionals who helped each other be successful

    Cons

    Too many 7:30am conference calls.....kids need to be driven to school. Too much change in upper management on a regular basis, however that is true with most biologics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce 2 POA's to one and implement Regional Mtgs instead

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Only contractor jobs are available

  3.  

    BMS provides a unique environment for both career and personal growth.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    BMS has shown that it wishes to invest in its employees growth. They are accommodating to personal needs at times, and can give you insight to how a major player in the biotech/pharma world operates.

    Cons

    The company is massive. It can be hard to find your own path that will help you become successful if you do not start out with a great team.

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  5.  

    Good work life balance

    • 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 as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very good work life balance

    Cons

    Hierarchial in nature and promotions may be hard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  7.  

    Excellent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President Commercial Operations in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Vice President Commercial Operations in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very professional. Well organized. Relatively fast decision-making. Remarkable culture of helping each other. Good diversity. Excellent compliance level (training, enforcement...)

    Cons

    Still slow in some cases. A bit old fashioned (e.g. adoption of digital health, integrated care). Flip-flopping decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More consistency in the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    Inovatitve working model and structure

    Cons

    Because of the new model is getting leaner. But its not really a con.

  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Account Mgt. reiew

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

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

    Pros

    its a job that last around 2 years

    Cons

    delay on new poducts cost company big $...

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    The people are amazing. The culture is collaborative. Innovation is rewarded.

    Cons

    extremely dynamic organizationally. Politics are an issue

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