Celgene Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Celgene President & CEO Robert J. Hugin
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Pros
  • Compensation is great, and they offer stock options (in 10 reviews)

  • Excellent pay and work life balance (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of communication and disorganization is the norm (in 4 reviews)

  • Interns are VERY rarely brought on as full time employees (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Trainer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Celgene full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent sense of community and most people are excited about the company mission. Suggestions are always heard, even if they aren't implemented. Great salary, employees are treated well.

    Cons

    All of the facilities really need some work. Too many people travel from location to location throughout the workday for meetings because they can't find one office big enough to hold everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Talk more to other departments. Chances are your changes indirectly impact someone in another group.


  2. Hematology Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Celgene full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good company hands off management

    Cons

    if you are not in the club it is tough to get ahead


  3. Great Place To Work Overall

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Summit, NJ

    I have been working at Celgene full-time

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great pay, highly educated work force, bright future

    Cons

    Not many bad things . One of the better pharma companies to work at in New Jersey

    Advice to Management

    Provide more room for growth for staff, especially lab staff


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  5. CSL

    Former Employee - Sales, Medical Education Liaison, Medical Specialist Liaison in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Sales, Medical Education Liaison, Medical Specialist Liaison in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Celgene full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work with , I worked with some of the best people ever.

    Cons

    Grew to fast and became big pharma


  6. Very friendly company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Summit, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Summit, NJ

    I worked at Celgene

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

    Pros

    Very friendly coworkers, great benefits for full timers

    Cons

    No downsides of working here.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. not a bad place to work....

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Summit, NJ

    I have been working at Celgene

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent Pay, Good Benefits, Good work life balance

    Cons

    People tend to be clique-y, and depending on where you work, your team could be going through growing pains. Also implementation of system changes can be quite painful.

    Advice to Management

    provide more opportunities to network with others in different functional disciplines/therapeutic areas. I know Celgene has a cellular therapeutics area but i dont think i've ever seen an employee from there.


  8. Best Company to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Celgene full-time

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

    Pros

    Celgene is the best company I have ever worked for. The company really cares about their employees and understand that they are their best investment Salary and benefits as well as work/life balance is great Our purpose is all about the patients we serve - That culture is driven from executive management down within the organization

    Cons

    Does not utilize the talent Celgene has attracted to their full capabilities and/or potential. Does not have a strong personnel development program (could be due to the top talent they hire??)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great for individual contributors only.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Celgene full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Salary -Benefits -Company performance -Product pipeline and potential

    Cons

    -Lots of employees have inflated, "managerial" job titles (e.g. Manager, Sr. Manager, Director) even though they don't have direct reports. Makes it difficult to differentiate between members of management and non-management and undervalues the positioning of those who actually manage individuals. -Company is starting to adopt and institute some of the bureaucratic, inefficient programs of larger pharmaceutical companies. -Not unusual for senior management to invent roles and positions for former colleagues and connections. Raises the question as to whether the position is actually needed and whether the most qualified person got the job.

    Advice to Management

    -Dispense with overblown, exaggerated job titles. Reserve the management titles for those who are actually a part of management. -Continue to foster and emphasize the efficient, mid-size company mentality that has worked so well for Celgene in the past several years, and avoid following the path of Big Pharma.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good products; bad working environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Celgene

    Pros

    Fair compensation, diverse portfolio of approved products with a robust pipeline

    Cons

    Shady marketing practices; Lack of separation of functions; Commercial tries to run the show in every regard; Work Life balance is not respected; Unprofessional behavior is common and goes uncorrected by management


  11. Fantastic!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Celgene

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company really seems to care about its employees. Everyone is nice, work-life balance is important.

    Cons

    Everything's great as long as you consistently do more with less, at least in the discovery part of the organization.



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