Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
472 Reviews
3.8
472 Reviews
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Bristol-Myers Squibb CEO & Director Lamberto Andreotti
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207 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Significant work life balance opportunities with flexible hours or work location (in 77 reviews)

  • Supportive work environment, emphasis on expanding skill set, caring matrix management (in 22 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.  

    good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    friendly, helpful, good management, talented people

    Cons

    open office concept, can hear everyones conversations

    Recommends
  2.  

    great 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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Focus on what matters......people, process, products

    Cons

    need better succession planning transparency,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more transparent re career development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the company it used to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work options, exciting Oncology portfolio, some fabulous co-workers who are incredibly dedicated and committed to bringing new medicines to patients, despite multiple internal barriers and hurdles.

    Cons

    Portfolio beyond Immuno-Oncology is questionable. Significant changes in senior leadership over the past 12-18 months has lead to a significant "'brain drain" at the highest level. Big focus on doing "more with less" has led to significant burn out and attrition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It is the heaven also the hell

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst Management ever!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits like 401K (match 6%), Health insurance and free YMCA. People in the floor are friendly. I can't say something else.

    Cons

    Management does not care about employees, they are only protecting each other. Human Resources only protects high management and any situation with a supervisor they just prefer to fired you. This is the type a management that are in huge offices with expensive furniture. They think they are gods and you have to praise them. People are just afraid to face the management because they know they are protected by human resources. Because this company is in the middle of no where, working in this company for people living around, is like working in heaven cause the other election is Walmart. Management says; if you don't like it just go to Walmart. If you have born and raised in this city and don't want to move, this is a good option. If you are coming from a better city, think about it because it can be like working in hell. If you want to be promoted make sure you play golf with the Sr management or just do whatever activity you manager does. Don't expect to see good engineering or quality methodologies, this plant is 20 years behind technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just resign a let good people in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Not so great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Plainsboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Plainsboro, NJ

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    they had a great lunch and learns

    Cons

    No direction and my manager wasn't very helpful really just depends on who your manager is

  8.  

    Planner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planner in Devens, MA
    Current Employee - Planner in Devens, MA

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

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility, excellent cafe and fitness area

    Cons

    Terrible leadership, buildings are not connected and you have to walk outside to go from building to building in inclement weather.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not micromanage

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist

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

    Pros

    good benefits, work-life balance is respected at rep level, fairly compensated, company car, working with educated professionals who helped each other be successful

    Cons

    Too many 7:30am conference calls.....kids need to be driven to school. Too much change in upper management on a regular basis, however that is true with most biologics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce 2 POA's to one and implement Regional Mtgs instead

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Only contractor jobs are available

  11.  

    BMS provides a unique environment for both career and personal growth.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    BMS has shown that it wishes to invest in its employees growth. They are accommodating to personal needs at times, and can give you insight to how a major player in the biotech/pharma world operates.

    Cons

    The company is massive. It can be hard to find your own path that will help you become successful if you do not start out with a great team.

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