Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
489 Reviews
3.7
489 Reviews
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Bristol-Myers Squibb CEO & Director Lamberto Andreotti
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213 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great experience and scope of work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance,competitive salaries and benefits, opportunities for advancement, and rewarding work. Professional workforce with compassion for their ultimate customers....the patients who rely on our medicines to extend and enhance their lives.

    Cons

    Work teams can be spread across multiple states. Not many cons to mention. BMS is a very good place for whom to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The company has a great pipeline, and has been changing it's culture to be more people-oriented; Biologics at its best.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    Company has a great mixture of the best attributes from both "Big Pharma," and a small Biotech company. People are motivated and you are able to work on an array of challenging and fascinating work.

    Cons

    The culture can vary from site to site. Have to play politics well; certain sites and people can be two-faced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more incentives for performance. I have seen many more jobs go to external candidates than internal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work but depends on your goals!

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    • 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
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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    Stimulating work place with great attitude

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    Savvy with Money and Product Line--Questionable about Decision-Making and Project Management

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

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

    Pros

    The company is well situated cash-wise--low/no debt, many promising products that need to be developed. Facilities are being built and developed--signs of growth.

    Cons

    Very risk averse--unwillingness to consider new ways of doing things. Project priorities change with the appearance of knee-jerk reaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people and they will take care of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Introductory Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • 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

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