Celgene
3.6 of 5 57 reviews
www.celgene.com Summit, NJ 1000 to 5000 Employees

Celgene Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014

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86% Approve of the CEO

Celgene President & CEO Robert J. Hugin

Robert J. Hugin

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70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Another good reason would be the stock options as part of its compensation for FT employees"
    in 7 reviews
  • "High salaries, Good working hours, Excellent learning environment, Great people"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Lack of communication and disorganization"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Interns are VERY rarely brought on as full time employees"
    in 3 reviews
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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Celgene as a contractor for more than a year

Prossome great managers; decent contract with hiring agency; less micromanaging; employees are treated well/respected

ConsNo chance of permanent full-time position; no cafeteria; no automatic review/raises; no benefits

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The company has a great product pipeline

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Celgene

ProsThe company has very unique product line.

ConsI don't have any complaints

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An absolute unprofessional company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Celgene full-time

ProsA decent location, with decent pay and good benefits. The work is not very stressful, and if better managed, would be an excellent place to work.

Cons-Nepotism reigns supreme at Celgene. If you are a friend or relative of a supervisor or someone with pull in the company, you will be treated fairly, professionally, and with respect. If not, they will treat you unfairly and unprofessionally regardless of the quality of work.

-Management consistently talks to other employees not in HR or of a supervisory level about the job status of other employees.

-Lack of communication and disorganization is the norm.

-A very hostile work atmosphere if you did not receive your employment via nepotism.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe Registrations department needs to be reorganized from top to bottom. They have management there that has no concept of proper business ethics, proper communication, or proper sense, and would be fired immediately in any other top Fortune 500 Pharma company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Celgene for more than 3 years

ProsGreat benefits, stock options, and compensation. Dedicated leadership and focus on the patient. Phoenix manufacturing facility is a great place to work. Great people, great culture, and great leadership.

ConsI really don't have any negative feedback.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up! Celgene is a truly uncommon company, who focuses on patients, employees, and creates an authentically decent work environment.

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

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Great experience!

Intern (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Celgene as an intern for less than a year

ProsVery nice team atmosphere. Everyone is helpful. Great inter-group team spirit. Nice focus on the patient.

ConsNo cons. Great place to work.

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

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Great environment

Intern (Former Employee)
Summit, NJ

I worked at Celgene as an intern for less than a year

ProsVery helpful and insightful, great work place culture

ConsInterns were paid through a temp agency so you always had two bosses to approve any days off/sickdays

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I do feel like my commitment to the work matters

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Basking Ridge, NJ

I have been working at Celgene full-time for more than 3 years

ProsProbably the best employer for ensuring that you maintain the work-life balance. Work is constant and aggressive, but also still a learning experience as they aren't regimented in their ways.... yet.

Cons"Still a learning experience" (mentioned above) = can be arduous to establish processes and standards

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Pleasant work experience and extremely friendly workplace

Co-Op (Former Employee)
Warren, NJ

I worked at Celgene

ProsOne of the best reasons to work at Celgene is because of the amicable atmosphere at their Cellular Therapy site. Another good reason would be the stock options as part of its compensation for FT employees. Biotechnology & stem cells is an advancing and a novel field to work in, and Celgene is one of the leading pioneers.

ConsThere were a few cons however - the company likes to keep a lot of contractors, this creates some trepidation over job security. Sometimes, you are stuck with projects you dislike while others get easier, more fun projects to work on.

Advice to Senior ManagementDont lose touch with lower level associates, these people are the building blocks of tomorrow!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A once great place to work fading into the sunset.

Clinical Operations (Current Employee)
Summit, NJ

I have been working at Celgene

ProsThe stock price is going up

ConsComplete managerial ineptitude. Layers and layers of bureaucracy.
A glut of former "high powered" managers and directors that brought "Big Pharma" to an organization that isn't prepared to operate under "Big Models." Morale is non existant and as long as the stock price goes up, the issues go by the way side.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo an in-depth assessment of how your front line directors and managers treat their staff. You would be appalled to see how Celgene's name is becoming synonymous with "worst place to work."

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good Work Place

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Summit, NJ

I have been working at Celgene

ProsDiversity, Technologically advanced, Good Salary, Good Benefits

ConsUndergoing growing pains as it transitions from a smaller company to a larger, mid size pharmaceutical company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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