Bristol-Myers Squibb Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Bristol-Myers Squibb CEO Giovanni Caforio
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Pros
  • Significant work life balance opportunities with flexible hours or work location (in 78 reviews)

  • Challenging and fast paced work environment (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance can be difficult at times; (in 12 reviews)

  • Have observed negative targeting behavior of senior management towards older employees (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Wallingford, CT
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Wallingford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great products that help people. Focus on career/self development. Competitive pay and benefits. Good pipeline.

    Cons

    Moving out of CT. Have to relocate in order to stay with company.


  2. Sales Representative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time

    Pros

    Great salary, benefits, time off, company holidays. Great products. Great training.

    Cons

    Could have better communication about upcoming changes or during the process of changes.


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    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Inoculum Technician in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Inoculum Technician in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment with competitive pay. Its a global company with a lot to learn about management and how a pharmaceutical industry is run.

    Cons

    Certain departments do have weak management and there is a lot of politics


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  5. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Associate Director Information Management in Hopewell, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate Director Information Management in Hopewell, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging, rewarding, and exciting biopharma company with a good work life balance and good pay/benefits. Excellent work place and talented coworkers.

    Cons

    As with all large multinational companies, the first and sometimes only way to increase the bottom line is the the reduction of the workforce.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture, flex hours, professional people

    Cons

    Not too many cons. Three week vacation to start but you have to work 10 years to get another week


  7. Excellent employer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time

    Pros

    I was purchased through acquisition, BMS could not have been more professional and fair with their new employees.

    Cons

    Purchased a second time by another employer

    Advice to Management

    Great structure, opportunities for advancement


  8. Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time

    Pros

    takes care of their employees, focus on specialized therapeutics now, great solid products such as Eliquis and Baraclude, good copromotion with AZ while I was with the company

    Cons

    too many changes with management, not sure why they sold off the diabetes division, not sure if any blockbuster drugs are in the pipeline

    Advice to Management

    The company should try to keep management team as consistent as possible to avoid distruption, especially to the sales force


  9. BMS

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time

    Pros

    Good company with talented scientists

    Cons

    Cross functional collaboration needs to be improved


  10. Big company trying to do good

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    Former Employee - Contactor in Plainsboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Contactor in Plainsboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb (More than a year)

    Pros

    -The people doing all the real work were wonderful and looked out for each other. -Always a sense that ultimately everything we did was helping sick people get better. -Upper management at least tried to look like they cared, especially in 2015, by having a "fun squad" hold events like $1 hot dog day and live music.

    Cons

    -Typical uncaring upper management making sweeping arbitrary decisions with no regard for employee loyalty. -Little room for advancement -Lately most employees are living under the constant threat that their jobs (and entire departments) will suddenly be eliminated

    Advice to Management

    -Actually meet with the people whose lives you'll be ruining by arbitrarily gutting departments. -Stop shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic and actually do something to make the company vibrant again.


  11. Marketing

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    Current Employee - Director, Global Marketing in Bridgeport, CT
    Current Employee - Director, Global Marketing in Bridgeport, CT

    Pros

    Great company. Rich in history .

    Cons

    stressful. overloaded work time. sometimes the working environment is overwhelming



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