Bristol-Myers Squibb Reviews

Updated April 26, 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. A great company that cares about the reps.

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    Former Employee - Swnioe Salwa Representative in La Habra, CA
    Former Employee - Swnioe Salwa Representative in La Habra, CA

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Meaningful direction and mission statement that leads to great mwdical accomplishment.

    Cons

    Needs beŕter mgmt organization and follow up system is..

    Advice to Management

    Keep time for openness and innovation.

  2. Territory Business Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and people

    Cons

    Upper management is not in-tune with the current market

    Advice to Management

    Observe what our competitors do, and make sure that we are not lacking the competitive edge

  3. Scientist

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist I in Hopewell, NJ
    Current Employee - Research Scientist I in Hopewell, NJ

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong pipeline, exciting projects, flexible working hour,

    Cons

    No career development, horrible managers, especially first line managers. Many managers only use people shorter tan themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Train first line managers, let them know how to develop their people instead of using them as a pair of hands. Let them learn to treat people fairly. The distribution of the projects directly decided people's visibility and development opportunity. This needs to be fair. Managers should develop all her/his people in his group instead of favoring anyone. The levels between managers and reports are so close, so many managers hesitate to develop her/ his report in very close level. Also many managers only use and develop people shorter than her/him.

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  5. Business Data Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Windsor, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Windsor, NJ

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    it has a laid back environment

    Cons

    not much space: some people share cubical space.

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great people, average work environment

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    Former Contractor - Graphic Designer in Plainsboro, NJ
    Former Contractor - Graphic Designer in Plainsboro, NJ

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Fast-paced working environment
    -Opportunities to be creative
    -Friendly coworkers and approachable managers

    Cons

    -Engrained inflexible corporate culture of a large company
    -Lack of training in their overly-complex project procedures

    Advice to Management

    -Hire fewer contractors and hire/retain employees to gain more loyal workers

  7. Old style company in Syracuse, NY

    Current Employee - Engineer in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Syracuse, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly, beautiful area, plenty of social activities like bowling league, golf league and softball league

    Cons

    cold part of the company

  8. Great Company, Good People

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    Current Employee - Sourcing Analyst in Plainsboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Sourcing Analyst in Plainsboro, NJ

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management takes time to teach you and mentor you if they see that you bring value to the team

    Cons

    pharma industry moves slowly sometimes

    Advice to Management

    continue to invest in your employees and it will pay dividends

  9. BMS is in general a great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Hopewell, NJ
    Current Employee - Scientist in Hopewell, NJ

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) BMS R&D has pretty flexible work time; 2) BMS has good health insurance coverage;3) BMS has good corporate culture; 4) BMS has pretty strong pipeline

    Cons

    I have not seen any significant cons so far. The company is doing a very good job in my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    I think it will be even better if the management can provide more opportunities for career development, particularly for entry-level employee.

  10. Video Producer

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Creative group, variety of jobs

    Cons

    too many layers of approval

  11. 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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

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