Bristol-Myers Squibb
3.6 of 5 410 reviews
www.bms.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Bristol-Myers Squibb Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2014
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3.6 410 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

Bristol-Myers Squibb CEO & Director Lamberto Andreotti

Lamberto Andreotti

(180 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Significant work life balance opportunities with flexible hours or work location"
    in 59 reviews
  • "Supportive work environment, emphasis on expanding skill set, caring matrix management"
    in 19 reviews
Cons:
  • "Some inconsistency in work/life balance betwen R&D and Technical Operations"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Very slow decision making by senior management"
    in 17 reviews
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    Executive Director (Current Employee)
    Princeton, NJ

    ProsGreat strategy for growth
    Focused and disciplined execution of strategy
    Depth of talent and leadership
    Development of people is a priority
    Great culture

    ConsCompany becoming smaller which is currently limiting opportunities for advancement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very supportive and friendly environment that makes working a very relaxing and enjoyable experience.

    Intern (Former Employee)
    New Brunswick, NJ

    ProsFriendly environment, great pay, great cafeteria, great gym, flexible hours (half days during the summer). Everyone working there has a great attitude and is very friendly. Easily the best company I've ever worked at or seen.

    ConsDepartments aren't very close together and therefore give of feeling of isolation from other parts of the company. It's easy to stay in one building for months without moving around and seeing another.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people to work with

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Wallingford, CT

    ProsCompensation packages are competitive.
    On site day-care with Bright Horizons is wonderful.
    Challenging work with great people.

    ConsLimited upward mobility.
    Limited career change options (CT site).
    Recognition and advancement varies wildly between departments.
    Work-life balance gets a lot of talk but they are not walking the walk.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly people, not a stressed environment

    ConsNot a young atmosphere. Organizations are a bit confusing; it takes time to get used to.

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    Overall Good Company to work for

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Syracuse, NY

    ProsGood Benefits, Good 401K (6% match and yearly contribution).

    ConsMost of the management think that they are gods.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut your feet on the ground.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall a good company to work for.

    Manager, Public Affairs (Former Employee)
    Princeton, NJ

    ProsGreat place for work/life balance. Wonderful leaders

    ConsSeems to reorganize every 18-24 months

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall a forward-thinking company with career development opportunities available.

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Plainsboro, NJ

    ProsBMS offers a good benefits package to employees, including 401K and generous vacation allowances. I experienced a nice working environment throughout my time with the company, and was grateful for management's support of a great work life balance. Good collaboration exists across departments and divisions.

    ConsSometimes difficult to understand Sr. Management's direction for the company. Additional proactive communications would be beneficial for employees to better feel involved in the company's directional goals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to communicate a consistent message to employees across the board.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Associate Director (Current Employee)
    Princeton, NJ

    ProsThe company is fairly nimble, focused on achieving results, implementing a number of initiatives over the years that have seen the company improved on many of its performance metrics. Big on work life balance.

    ConsCompany still relatively large so sometimes bureaucracy gets in the way of speedy decision making

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep pursuing goal of making company a first rate biopharma entity

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork Life balance, large company feel but small company feel within specific divisions

    Consgot laid off after many years of service

    Advice to Senior ManagementMost management that I was in contact with was phenomenal!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice company to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany focuses on research results and data. Management style is macro not micro. The company is very diversified and efficient.

    ConsManagers in some department look down aliens and judges people only based on communications not work performance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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