Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
486 Reviews
3.7
486 Reviews
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Bristol-Myers Squibb CEO & Director Lamberto Andreotti
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211 Ratings

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.  

    Stimulating work place with great attitude

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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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, great people, and great environment to grow in the research field.

    Cons

    Benefits could improve, and additional perks when comparing other biopharmaceutical companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work but depends on your goals!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Devens, MA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Devens, MA

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Location, away from the city. Love the people I work with and the pay is decent.

    Cons

    The only REAL con I have is this:

    12 Hour Shifts have been forced on us with no overlap between 1st and 2nd shift! EVERYBODY hates the hours but the new management came in with this change in mind and didn't care what the employees thought! The training program is basically non-existent...if you're not a super self-motivated person it can be hard to learn the process and gain opportunities .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees! No one wants 12 hr shifts and you're not getting more work out of us as we're burnt out a lot of times.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    Very good company, I really enjoy working there. People there are very nice, and I can join meeting and lunch with them. I really had fun there.

    Cons

    Lot of reasearch work and coding work, sometimes quite boring always working alone. The hourly pay also is low.

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  5.  

    Great place to work!

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    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are great and the mission is very important. I feel like my work matters.

    Cons

    It is hard to learn the business. Long term employees forget what it was like to be new.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    Atmosphere, time off and benefits

    Cons

    I do not have any cons

  7.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    The campus is very nice.

    Cons

    The large size makes it difficult to get to know people at other locations.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Introductory Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great schedule, awesome work/life balance, occassional work from home days, decent pay for a contractual employee

    Cons

    They outsource so many employees. I am a contractor--I work efficiently, I work effectively, I have had multiple full-time employees go to bat for me to get a permanent job and to no avail--it is all about the head count. Very political, too many layers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give permanent jobs to those that deserve it. I would have given the next 20-30 years of my life to have a career here, but the politics didn't allow it. I do not feel valued as an employee at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A lot of Potential.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Devens, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Devens, MA

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

    Pros

    Pays well and support staffs are great to work with.

    Cons

    Inconsistency in rules, rolls, training, and responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a more robust and consistent training program. Develop a team oriented approach to problem solving and trouble shooting issues. It may take longer but will insure that the problems are corrected the first time and do not result in causing other problems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    It is the heaven also the hell

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Hopewell, NJ
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Hopewell, NJ

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, flexible working hours, summer hours, can bring the kids to work in emergency. Good vacation plan,

    Cons

    Bad management system. Seems like BMS never train their managers. Very poor employee development. Managers take credits from junior's work. The manager is complain poor recognition of his manager and simultaneously doing the same to his juniors. I have been here for 3 years and never been offered any development opportunities. If you do not have any ambitious and only look for a stable income. It is a nice place to stay. For young people, this is a good place to consume your enthusiasm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When your juniors did excellent job, please recognize them and motivate them to be more productive instead of taking credits into your pocket and demotivated them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great while they're interested

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great people, great oncology assets, great rewards

    Cons

    Poor leadership, poor employee development, scary HR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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