Bristol-Myers Squibb
3.5 of 5 345 reviews
www.bms.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Bristol-Myers Squibb Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.5 345 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

Bristol-Myers Squibb CEO & Director Lamberto Andreotti

Lamberto Andreotti

(152 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "BMS has a solid approachable leadership team and strong work life balance beliefs"
    in 55 reviews
  • "Supportive work environment, emphasis on expanding skill set, caring matrix management"
    in 18 reviews
Cons:
  • "Some inconsistency in work/life balance betwen R&D and Technical Operations"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Very slow decision making by senior management"
    in 16 reviews
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Great Company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb as an intern for less than a year

ProsProfessional
Everyone contributes effectively
Great culture
Good pay

ConsNone
not one
still great
seriously nothing bad
stop asking, i liked them alot

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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BMS BioParma Leader - Leading from the front

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

ProsGreat company, good people and acknowledges the importance of work life balance

ConsIn some areas the transformation is still work in progress

Advice to Senior ManagementThe transformation to biopharma needs to be reflected in the execution of the decision making model. The flexibility to employees is greatly appreciated

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Wow. The North America Capability Center in Tampa has turned out to be a great career decision for me.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Tampa, FL

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

ProsGreat people, great culture. Excellent local leadership and regular visits by leaders in the northeast. The environment is wonderful and management is open, friendly and helpful.

ConsI wish they had local food service here, but they are just starting operations so maybe in the future

Advice to Senior ManagementI took a trip to NJ as part of my training. The culture there seems traditional and slow, but again... people are helpful and help you try to navigate successfully.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great multi-platform enterprise environment working with very intelligent staff.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time for more than a year

ProsYou get a chance to work with leading industry software and hardware. You can develop yourself rather quickly, if you put the time and work in. The work-life balance is one of the best.

ConsVery large campuses, it's like being a freshman in college.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Research Scientist II (Former Employee)
Wallingford, CT

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

ProsA good culture for the CT Wallingford site.

ConsWorks need be from passion, but profit oriented science is a reality.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I have worked for BMS for over 20 years and I had great experiences I would never have had otherwise!

Sales Representative (Current Employee)

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

ProsI like helping doctors help patients. Selling life saving medicines for a world class organization is a privilege.

ConsIt's a big corporation so sometimes it moves a little slow. Sometimes it feels like legal, marketing and sales aren't on the same team.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue streamlining!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bristol Myers Squibb is a great company to work for.

Research Investigator I (Current Employee)
Princeton, NJ

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

ProsEmployees are very friendly and nice. Culture is very good.

ConsSmaller size compared to other big pharma.

Advice to Senior ManagementShould promote personal growth of employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Intern Experience

Analytical Development and Testing (Former Employee)
Bloomsbury, NJ

I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb as an intern for less than a year

ProsDo cool work, decent compensation, good guidance. Overall a good experience and had the chance to work on and finish a project. Manager helped me out a lot and taught me a lot

Consa lot of bureaucracy and some things are very inefficient. heavily, heavily biased towards biologists. They have no individuals with any programming experience (even though the tools they use are all based around programming).

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great company to start your career

Senior Research Investigator (Current Employee)
Princeton, NJ

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

ProsScientifically strong in drug discovery and development. A good place to learn about drug discovery and development process. There are a lot of opportunities and resources for a motivated scientist to expand their knowledge related to drug discovery and development.

ConsToo many outstanding scientists and your talent may be eventually recognized but needs patience and luck to get there.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of truly outstanding scientists. They are the future for the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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This is a great company to work for

Manager Corporate Meeting Services (Former Employee)
Princeton, NJ

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

ProsBMS has a solid approachable leadership team and strong work life balance beliefs. They offer great benefits and strong opportunities for personal growth. Although this is a Global Company, the internal teams across sites are very well connected. It was a great place to work for 22 years at many levels with growing responsibilities.

ConsCompany is going through downsizing and outsourcing as most large corporations.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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