Bristol-Myers Squibb Reviews

Updated March 25, 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. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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)

    Pros

    Fellow employees and teamwork go together !!!

    Cons

    not really anything to complain about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top management has to better understand this

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Opportunities if you work for it

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    Opportuinty to be promoted. I had 9 career changes and advancements by choice. Education benefits are very good. Science and technology are blended together.

    Cons

    Not a walk in the park. Expectatons are high but that is what jobs are all about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Praise your people at every opportunity.

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  5. Good place to work

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    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    Good people...good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Very big organization. Sometimes slow to change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    The Research & Development group is really innovative and very productive.

    Cons

    Most of the recent acquisitions have not panned out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Research Scientist 1

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist I in Wallingford, CT
    Current Employee - Research Scientist I in Wallingford, CT

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

    Pros

    quite relaxing place to work

    Cons

    working with toxic substances on regular basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great management team
    Keep up the good work
    A little bit or more money for research scientist will be great. We risk our life all the time for the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Good place to work, located in central New Jersey so highly convenient location,

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good upper management, currently excellent pipeline, good working environment

    Cons

    Daily commute can be tiresome as it is central NJ.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Amazing company

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Devens, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Devens, MA

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

    Pros

    Company seems to value its employees and very patient-centric!
    Great benefits (like most healthcare plans, deductable on insurance increased. BMS puts $1000 into your HSA to offset this increase)
    Great bonus (if my bonus hadn't been pro-rated due to my short time here, I would have made this year in bonus what would take me 5 months in my previous job to make)
    Great manager and I really like his boss as well (compassionate and passionate about their job and employees)
    Big push to publish and present. Great place to develop a career!!!

    Cons

    Been here 6 months so far and I can't think of any honestly. Always busy but I like that kind of environment. My previous job I worked ~35 hours/wk. Here I work ~45-50 hrs/wk but I would take that over my previous job and lesser hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't ruin what seems to be a great company! The future of this company looks amazing!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. great company

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    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
  11. 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!

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