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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Great company going through growing pains

Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
Berkeley Heights, NJ

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

ProsNice environment and mostly friendly people. Things are busy which is definitely a positive.

ConsSignificant number of contractors. Many appear less committed than employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more employees and less contractors

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

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Celgene

ProsHard working co-workers
plentiful work
pleasant working atmosphere

Consshort turn around project cycles

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Great company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Celgene

ProsExcellent pay and work life balance

ConsLimited opportunities to advance career vertical

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Pfizer, BMS, Sanofi, Uhhhh wait, it's Celgene.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Summit, NJ

I worked at Celgene full-time for less than a year

ProsThere is very little be desired here. The pay is middle of the road as are the benefits and working conditions.

ConsIn two word: bought nepotism. What was the crown jewel of mid-size pharma with endless potential became a nightmare on a daily basis. Mid-level to upper management are an assortment of former large pharma AD's and VP's disbanded and later reallocated to Celgene like an island of misfit toys. Infighting and jockeying for advancement at the expense of the people that actually get the work done. Leadership does dictate performance and when management inspires distrust, disregard and a CYA persona, how could anyone expect a positive working environment.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure you mid-level to (lower) upper-level management actually know how to treat people with respect and attract their interest in longevity. Even now years removed from Celgene, I wouldn't go back there if it were a choice between unemployment and Celgene.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not a good place to be. The power is over the reason

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Celgene full-time

ProsThe CEO is a very smart guy

ConsI wonder on the values of the COO and a General Manager in the Americas' organization

Advice to Senior ManagementBe aware with the people you have to deal with. Human resources may be inexistent.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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One of the BEST companies I've worked at!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Celgene as a contractor

ProsGreat company to work for. Co-workers were a delight and the building had everything! Loved going into work each day....except for the commute from where I lived.
Treated their contractors as good as the regular employees.

ConsThere were none, except for the commute I had.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Internship

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Celgene

ProsFriendly people, challenging work, great learning opportunity

ConsInterns are VERY rarely brought on as full time employees

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

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Training Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Celgene full-time for more than 10 years

ProsCelgene is a great company that stresses values and a good work/family ratio.

ConsNetworking is a key to career development.

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

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Celgene

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Celgene full-time

ProsGreat experience and great people to work with

ConsNot much to say at the moment

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

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very good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Celgene full-time

Prosvery good company with very friendly people and ability to make lots of relationships

Consadvancement is very slow in this company you need to spend so much time here

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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