Celgene Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
86 Reviews
4.2
86 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Another good reason would be the stock options as part of its compensation for FT employees (in 10 reviews)

  • Probably the best employer for ensuring that you maintain the work-life balance (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of communication and disorganization (in 3 reviews)

  • No chance of permanent full-time position; no cafeteria; no automatic review/raises; no benefits (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Berkeley Heights, NJ

    I have been working at Celgene as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice People! Great atmosphere and work life.

    Cons

    No Cons! Everything is just perfect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Pharma biotech company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Summit, NJ
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Summit, NJ

    I worked at Celgene full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Takes care of their employees. Good benefit.

    Cons

    Politics at VP level in various departments may mask the real problem solving that can be done at mid management level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your mid level employees more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company; Not for Career Advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Summit, NJ

    I have been working at Celgene (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are great, and it's a wonderful working environment. Compensation is great, and they offer stock options. It's a company that is doing well despite the awful economy.

    Cons

    There is little opportunity for advancement for an administrative assistant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider your internal people for jobs first. If you don't find a suitable candidate in-house, then consider outside applications. Developing current employees should be a priority.

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  5.  

    Not for contractors

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

    I worked at Celgene full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pros are for employees - good benefits, nice facilities, nice "extras". As a contractor, I was paid well, but never hired.

    Cons

    Contractors work in 6 months stints. Celgene stopped hiring from contractors. If what you do is core for the business, you may be hired eventually. If you are in an any kind of support role, you will not.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great.

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

    I worked at Celgene as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for. Everyone was really friendly, and even though it is a big company, you don't get lost in the system. I am not sure about benefits since it was only a contract, but full-time employees seemed very satisfied.

    Cons

    It was only a contract position, and positions don't open up often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Celgene is a Great company to work for with exeptinal benefits and a great work envoirment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Berkeley Heights, NJ

    I have been working at Celgene full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    everyone is very friendy and the ability for movement and career achievment is high. they are alway training the employees.

    Cons

    Longer hours and stuch to the desk most of the day

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for!

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

    I have been working at Celgene full-time

    Pros

    There's so much to learn and overall great experience!

    Cons

    Too much competition within the department!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give everyone a chance to showcase their talent rather than recycling the same people over and over again.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Promising company but certain departments are not the best to work for

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

    I worked at Celgene full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company is growing and has a lot of opportunities to offer in specific areas of the company. They offer competitive benefits. Exciting time to work for the company with so much potential in the industry.

    Cons

    Did not receive clear direction from head of department and not encouraged to ask questions on clarification of role in the department. The changing roles of the department can be frustrating to some.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, great people, great growth

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

    I have been working at Celgene as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone at Celgene is very relaxed and laid back, while work is a priority it is not brought home at all. Salary and benefit packages are great

    Cons

    Cons include a lack of work resulting in boredom, and since it is such a large company finding ways to venture to other positions or departments can be difficult

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Innovative but sometime arrogant

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

    I have been working at Celgene full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great science and smart employees. Values r&d. Offer nice development pops once you are identified as high performing.

    Cons

    Stuck on the Celgene way being better than other suggestions. Uses many contractors in roles where minimal improvement is expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review benefits like vacation, flex time. Many pharmacy biotech companies offer virtual arrangements for their workforce when meetings, calendars permit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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