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Bristol-Myers Squibb Reviews in Wallingford, CT

Updated July 9, 2014
Updated July 9, 2014
453 Reviews
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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)

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  1.  

    Great people to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Wallingford, CT
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Wallingford, CT

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Limited 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's a job... and one I like, but the culture here needs revamping.

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    Current Employee - Clinical Protocol Manager  in  Wallingford, CT
    Current Employee - Clinical Protocol Manager in Wallingford, CT

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some people are really great to work with, good bonus, flex-time, work from home options, small office environment, work rotations

    Cons

    Some people are not so great to work with, not-so-great benefits, management that is not amendable to change, low salaries compared with other companies, high workload

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve benefits, raise salaries to be more in line with other companies, balance workload better, get rid of line managers that haven't done anything in years, but stay because of longevity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Research Scientist II

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist II  in  Wallingford, CT
    Former Employee - Research Scientist II in Wallingford, CT

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A good culture for the CT Wallingford site.

    Cons

    Works need be from passion, but profit oriented science is a reality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    BMS is a great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist  in  Wallingford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Wallingford, CT

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

    Pros

    Not micro-managed as long as you are on top of your work. Respected for my contributions.

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs result in low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize people that work independently on model development as you would those screening for programs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    No Complaints

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wallingford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wallingford, CT

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities, good work/life balance

    Cons

    large company, fighting for visibility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company, but poor middle management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Research Scientist II  in  Wallingford, CT
    Former Employee - Associate Research Scientist II in Wallingford, CT

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good place to learn, great benefits and hard working employees.

    Cons

    Poor quality of middle-management. Corporate values set by upper management are swept under the carpet by middle management (Exec director and director level)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company with good benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist I  in  Wallingford, CT
    Current Employee - Research Scientist I in Wallingford, CT

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

    Pros

    Location is is rural but easy access to Hartford or New Haven. Fitness center, credit union, cafeteria. Commute is not stressful. Many cultural and interesting activities are close by. Boston and NYC are close and NY can be traveled to by train.

    Cons

    Traveling to NJ for meetings is rough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bridge the gender gap. Promote women the same as men and pay the same too.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Part of the latest RIF

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Scientist  in  Wallingford, CT
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Wallingford, CT

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Reorganizations occur too often and usually do not have any positive outcome

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wallingford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wallingford, CT

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Departmental Community Atmosphere, Telecommuting Allowed, Great Managers, Encouragement for Educational Enrichment, Great Benefits, Excellent Cafeterias and Health Centers, Very Professional Corporate Environment. Travelers stay at very good hotels. Team work is highly utilized and in a great way.

    Cons

    Making employees drive back and forth to various NJ sites as instead of using excellent in house technology for meetings. Not enough telecommuting is promoted. Politics can be a little rough depending on department. Upper level management not in touch with needs of worker bees. Mid-level management is overworked and highly politicized internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go talk with the lower level workers (non-managers and scientists) without management around - you might get surprised by what you find.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company, more space to grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Investigator II  in  Wallingford, CT
    Former Employee - Research Investigator II in Wallingford, CT

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Pros

    Intra-campus bus shuttle
    Friendly environment
    knowledgeable researcher
    decant salary
    children day care

    Cons

    research field narrow
    middle manager non--US education background

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    later

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