Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
530 Reviews
3.7
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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 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.  

    Amazing company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    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!

  3.  

    great company

    • 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

    Pros

    good pay great benefits esp for those with young kids

    Cons

    just typical of most large companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales Rep

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    great training, good pay and benefits, great team building

    Cons

    went through expansion period and then had layoff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be sure to keep your top producing reps salary competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Co-op program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Co-Op in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Co-Op in New Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    Great experience, very generous pay as well as very understanding and welcoming.

    Cons

    they do not hire co-ops or interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fill Room Operator in Mount Vernon, IL
    Current Employee - Fill Room Operator in Mount Vernon, IL

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

    Pros

    Non strenuous, relaxed atmosphere, good pay

    Cons

    rotating shifts, management is a mess, lot of overtime when if scheduling was done differently wouldn't be needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to workers on different scheduling conflicts and convey your message more clearly on goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work and learn.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Intern - Hourly in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Contractor - Intern - Hourly in New Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great leaders, co-ops and interns are treated with tremendous respect and given a lot of responsibility from the first day.

    Cons

    Could have better onboarding and trainings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a more defined career path for all incoming employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    Career growth, time-off policies, and benefits.

    Cons

    Leadership and priorities are often difficult to understand.

  10.  

    Great place to work but very demanding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Lawrenceville, NJ

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    Company mission, teamwork, systems, flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    very demanding, company runs very lean with 1 person doing the work of 4. Have to work many long days and weekends just to keep up. Rewards dont match the demand and expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth, manage the workload so we're not overwhelmed, overworked, and exhausted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good working environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    Stable and niche industry. Good work culture

    Cons

    You need to know the right connections for career advacnement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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