Bristol-Myers Squibb

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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)

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company, but outsourcing is tough

    Software Development Manager (Former Employee) Princeton, NJ

    Pros- smart people
    - products make a difference in the world
    - positive work environment

    Cons- bureaucratic policies
    - outsourcing on top of outsourcing makes it hard to get things done

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot all outsourcing will save you money - internal capabilities were stronger than after outsourcing capabilities. This lead to holding the business back.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    If you have a godfather in BMS it is the BEST place to work in.

    Manager (Current Employee) Princeton, NJ

    ProsBenefits, Work life balance. Gives a lot of flexibility for young mothers Best ever

    ConsManagement is implementing new strategy but is out of touch with the micro level. Feedback is not collected fairly & if you do not have a senior person supporting you you DO NOT grow. Over worked.. & no appreciation. Directors are out of touch & Moral is rock Bottom at present.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet reverse feedback from the people who work on your Sr. Management & try to learn the truth.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good benefits - No advancement

    Project Coordinator (Current Employee) Plainsboro, NJ

    ProsGood benefits, lots to learn, varied departments and good experiences. BMS looks good on resume.

    ConsSupport stuff is looked down and piegon holed. No advancement opportunities for the most part for support staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of consultants and agencies. Pay your own people better and you will get better results.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    BMS good place to work

    Project Analyst (Current Employee) Princeton, NJ

    ProsWork/Life balance
    autonomy
    very smart and capable coworkers

    Consupward movement is seems limited

    Advice to Senior Managementknow what the worker bees actually do

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Review: A couple of pointers

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Devens, MA

    ProsOne of the best places for those with families to work at

    ConsNeed some company outings
    Need more stewardship of junior employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore interaction with management and employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The best place to work and the opportunity to be a part of helping patients prevail over serious diseases. Watch videos!

    Director IT (Current Employee) Plainsboro, NJ

    ProsVery strong leadership. Opportunities to grow everyday. People love to collaborate and build solutions across business units. Learning all the time. Feel as though my contributions really do help patients prevail over serious diseases.

    ConsI see nocons at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep going with the pipeline and the decisions you have been making to create a company that is best in the world of BioPharma. Regarding the question below, I approve of how Jim ran the company and approve of how Lamberto Andreotti is running the company -- GO Lamberto!!!!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    OK

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Princeton, NJ

    Proswork life balance
    great benefits
    allow time off as needed
    the mission is probably the best reason to be there

    Conspolitics
    relationship driven not merit based
    insincere leadership - some inititaives do not maje sense yet they are rolled out as the best thing ever

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to focus on work not friends,
    recognize good employees. need to stop listening only to consultants. employ good people

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    Get ready for constant change and up upheaval

    Director (Current Employee) Plainsboro, NJ

    ProsThe benefits are decent though shrinking, you receive some autonomy and the other employees seem to care about their jobs.

    ConsShrinking benefits and perks...canceled pension, cafeteria costs rise, company store closed etc.
    Absent management - recent changes and they've all but disappeared
    Constant change for change sake
    Fear seems to be the current management style
    People who can get new jobs are heading for the doors

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at outside vendors and marketing costs as a way to trim expenses. Create some standards for vendors to compare apples to apples. Don't let marketers just throw money at problems and agencies looking for a fix. Don't let all of the good people go in an effort to reduce costs.

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Old San Juan, PR

    ProsExcellent place to work and to grow.

    ConsDownsizing the organization, selling some plants and acquiring others related to BioTech.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFrom my experience Bristol Myers Has an excellent management developmental program.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Administrative Assistant I (Current Employee) Wallingford, CT

    ProsHave been fair in raises and bonuses and have provided a wealth of knowledge in the corporate end of this industry.

    ConsCorporate values where you are only a number, moving up requires kissing up the certain individuals in this company, not the quality and quantity of your work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCould be more knowledgable in the day to day operations of specific sites versus looking at the company as a whole.

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