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Bristol-Myers Squibb Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
456 Reviews
3.8
456 Reviews
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Bristol-Myers Squibb CEO & Director Lamberto Andreotti
Lamberto Andreotti
204 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Significant work life balance opportunities with flexible hours or work location (in 75 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    Inovatitve working model and structure

    Cons

    Because of the new model is getting leaner. But its not really a con.

  2.  

    New Brunswick location

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    great work culture/environment
    conference reimbursement
    great appreciation for the child life profession
    friendly and helpful staff

    Cons

    very little parking around the hospital.
    little space for upward promotions within the child life department
    not enough staff to meet the needs of the patient population

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Good Company to workwith

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with so many things to learn

    Cons

    Every day new challage to take and new project to do and received work with all information .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NO COMMENT AT ALL

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company that is moving towards being more innovative and agile.

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

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time

    Pros

    Collaboration and teamwork. Employee contributions are valued and rewarded. Comprehensive benefits and a variety of employee discounts.

    Cons

    Gaining decisions can be a lengthy process.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    Working as a co-op. Great managers and allow you to exlpore different areas of the company

    Cons

    Multiple levels to get anything done

  7.  

    employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    flexible hours and people get along well. Can learn a lot from co workers.

    Cons

    personal career growth is slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognize the employeesat lower level

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Great Place to Grow My Career

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

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great, my manager makes sure that our group makes use of our time and is cognizant of our time off.
    Benefits are great, and I received a sign-on bonus.
    Pipeline is well stocked, with a lot of opportunity for growth in the future. There is a strong investment in immuno-oncology.

    Cons

    Managerial decisions are not always clear at the onset.
    Bureaucracy can make things move slowly at times, and recognition is dependent on your manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership and forward thinking is sound. Encourage more interaction between departments to foster growth.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Consulting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Investigator II
    Current Employee - Research Investigator II

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Work independently, flexible schedule, decent work/life balance. Ability to work remotely.

    Cons

    PPM tool is not user friendly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve PPM tool

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Get in, get experience and then leave for someplace better....

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    If you manager allows you too, you can telecommute (work from home). Unfortunately, many do not believe in doing this.

    Cons

    They re-org every year. They layoff every year. There is no room from advancement. If you are on the A list, then good for you. If you are on the B list you're pretty much screwed. No professional development, they always claim to never have the money to train employees. Team building is generally a waste of time. No one adheres to the Core Behaviors. It's all about politics. You are working with Service Providers who give unsatisfactory service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Lots of training opportunities.

    Cons

    None. Company really evolving into a biopharm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work of investing in your employees

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