Bristol-Myers Squibb Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
442 Reviews

3.8
442 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very good but lots of changes coming

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    Affecting patient well being. Challenging and fast paced work environment.

    Cons

    Politics. Too many beurocratic layers and recognition not based upon your work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect the talent you have rather than use them.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    High level BMS review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Manager  in  Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company has the ability to grow in the near future with a strong outlook on its pipeline. Friendly environment to work in.

    Cons

    Advancement in some areas but not others a typical at this company. Most adhere to the culture of development with a handful of those who do not.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very polite atmosphere, with everyone shown respect and rewarded for a job well done.Company strives to succeed in an increasingly competitive industry and therefore creates an atmosphere for those ambitious to have an impact

    Cons

    Still a big company, and so sometimes a bit slow to make decisions.Company is continually responding to changes in its industry and therefore can be unsettling at times to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management can invest a bit more in guiding employees through career development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Sales  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Sales in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company does listen to suggestions from employees. I have seen quick turn around on suggestions. They listen and act, if possible. The company also has a strong pipeline.

    Cons

    The salaries are a bit lower than other similar bio Pharma companies. The company has made some strides to improve but they aren't quite there yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to your employees and taking action!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Law Clerk  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Law Clerk in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    it was pretty good overall

    Cons

    none that i can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent Company to Work For

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate II  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Hard work is rewarded, lots of immuno/oncology research, cool and extremely friendly staff, and a sweet location (Redwood city). Great compensation on top of that! An excellent environment with a mixture of experienced PhD employees and a young crowd of hard and intelligent workers.

    Cons

    No vision insurance. Pension plans were cut. That's pretty much it. If I was in a higher position, maybe I'll say more, but for now, we are keeping busy with lot's of projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to expand on the pipeline research so that we can catch up with other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company but currently in flux

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice work / life balance. Most colleagues great and easy to work.

    Cons

    Your happiness will vary depending on who you report to. In some cases it is great in other cases it can get downright vindictive and very ugly. As with most HR departments, they tend to turn a blind eye except in the most egregious examples of management abuse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although politics are a fact of corporate life, like dietary fat, keep it to a minimum to promote good organizational health.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    Good pipeline good learning experience

    Cons

    Less training conference opportunity due to budget

  10.  

    Opportunities and culture depend on your location and manager

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    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
  11.  

    My experience at Bristol-Myers Squibb has been a relatively positive one.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate IV  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate IV in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time

    Pros

    We do have a decent pipeline and the Redwood City site seems to be responsible for a better than average amount of the progress. People are generally friendly. The 401K contribution is average, the salary is average to high, and the medical and dental benefits are average.

    Cons

    There is no path for personal development in general. It really depends on which group you are in and whether your supervisor is comfortable with pushing to get things done for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward hard work, create opportunities for development of lower level employees, and try to be consistent with employee salaries.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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