Bristol-Myers Squibb Reviews

Updated May 15, 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. Development

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good team spirit. hard work but satisfying.

    Cons

    Much political undercurrent between departments.


  2. Bms has been very supportive in terms of work life balance whilst balancing career aspirations and development.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive of work life balance Great portfolio of products across stages of development Good career progression and capability building support Generally fun place to work

    Cons

    No huge cons that you wouldn't find in any other large multi national corporation. Elements of bureaucracy and internal process can be high but proactive attitude of senior leaders to change this

    Advice to Management

    Carry on evolving and developing the company in a similar way to is happening at the moment. Reducing process where possible.


  3. An exciting place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff are really engaged and passionate about the company - bringing innovative medicines to patients where there is an unmet need. Everyone is friendly. You make the career you want in BMS. No two days are ever the same. Through the benefits package, BMS shares its financial success with the employee.

    Cons

    Workload - there's so many possibilities and not enough time to make those possibilities a reality. The ability to prioritise is a key to being successful.

    Advice to Management

    Have honest and open conversations with under performers.


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  5. Overall very positive....but

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Uxbridge, England (UK)

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall a good company to work for. They have some good products and seem to have really changed things in the past few years with a number of good potential products in the pipeline. The people were great to work for in the main. There is the odd exception but you get that everywhere.

    Cons

    Probably the biggest issue is that they seem to restructure every 4-5 years, so you are left to fight fr your job. The other problem can be workload, as the department I was in kept on taking people with little experience leaving others to pick up the pieces and help them along.

    Advice to Management

    Don't keep on restructuring


  6. Room for improvement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. good and friendly people from reception/catering staff to senior management. It is a nice feeling when you turn up to work (good location).

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, complex SOPs, workloads, lack of innovation contribute to low morale among employees. Managers need to understand their line-reports and their needs and work together as a teams. Cutting down on workload than the headcount would be the way to go.

    Advice to Management

    Your biggest asset is the quality of talent that you employ so, please make efforts to retain them. The American hire&fire mentality has got to go.


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    Not too bad now.

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Chester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chester, England (UK)

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training, great access to resources, annual pay rises, bonuses.

    Cons

    American stone age style of time administration, missed time deducted from holidays not from pay with no chance of regaining time, first two hours of any overtime is given free to the company. no Time In Lue. A feeling of low morale in all locations. Outsourcing currently pandemic in most departments. Unions are forbidden in new sites and are being phased out of existing sites, except of course in France.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of this stone age American time managment, we are all big boys now. Stop all this outsourcing nonsense currently going on. Its affecting the quality of the product and morale.



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