Bristol-Myers Squibb

  www.bms.com
  www.bms.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Bristol-Myers Squibb Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
451 Reviews
3.8
451 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
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 68 reviews)

  • Supportive work environment, emphasis on expanding skill set, caring matrix management (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance gets a lot of talk but they are not walking the walk (in 11 reviews)

  • Very slow decision making by senior management (in 17 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2. 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

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Good Company to workwith

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    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
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Great Place to Grow My Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very good but lots of changes coming

    • 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

    Pros

    Affecting patient well being. Challenging and fast paced work environment.

    Cons

    Politics. Too many beurocratic layers and recognition not based upon your work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect the talent you have rather than use them.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great 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

    Pros

    Large company with comprehensive benefits. Excellent training program with upward mobility.

    Cons

    No cons to report here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Consulting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9.  

    Great Place to Work

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

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

    Pros

    Very polite atmosphere, with everyone shown respect and rewarded for a job well done.Company strives to succeed in an increasingly competitive industry and therefore creates an atmosphere for those ambitious to have an impact

    Cons

    Still a big company, and so sometimes a bit slow to make decisions.Company is continually responding to changes in its industry and therefore can be unsettling at times to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management can invest a bit more in guiding employees through career development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    High level BMS review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Manager  in  Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    Company has the ability to grow in the near future with a strong outlook on its pipeline. Friendly environment to work in.

    Cons

    Advancement in some areas but not others a typical at this company. Most adhere to the culture of development with a handful of those who do not.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

Bristol-Myers Squibb Photos

Bristol-Myers Squibb (Photo thanks to Flickr user A-4 Nieuws.nl, available under by-sa v2.0)
A research office facility of Bristol-Myers Squibb, located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey (Photo attributed to Coolcaesar - licensed under the CCL Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 & GFDL, version 1.2)

+ Add Photo

Worked for Bristol-Myers Squibb? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.