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Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Jakarta (Indonesia)
Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Jakarta (Indonesia)
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

- really nice working conditions: relaxed and open communication, good relations among employees, good relations between boss and subordinates, employees could have their say. - respect for individual needs: understanding employees uniqe needs, good work-life balance, good environment for working mothers (though sadly, no breastfeeding room), respect individualism, respect the way people work - structured and strong rules and regulations: rigid SOPs, strong compliance - strong sense of directions - senior management sharing enough information down below, so that people felt included/engaged - the feeling and pride of 'I was part of something bigger', as BMS was (is) a globally known company with good reputation - up to date information system - fair compensation (though could be better)

Cons

- rigid SOPs are cascaded from HQ. sometimes they were not quite inline with local customs, and a headache to implement. and it was hard to make higher management understand that, so we must make extra effort to make sure we are in compliance. - the feeling that top management in the HQ did not quite understand the smaller and faraway markets and did not give enough effort to try understand.

Advice to Management

Selling Indonesia market along with its production facility and 'abandoning' its entire operations was perhaps not a very good move seen today. Asia, as we now can see, is where the money is. The potential buyers are all here. Economic growth is good here. And behold, lies in the midsts of Asian giants is Indonesia.

Other Employee Reviews for Bristol-Myers Squibb

  1. Not a results oriented company and does not value its people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation, clean biopharma industry. An opportunity to gain good experience

    Cons

    Shrinking in size. Does not follow a consistent strategy, Regularly implementing reorganizations that seem to be more based on an executive's attempt to justify how they are improving the company rather than a sound and consistent business strategy. Management seems to think the solution is a revolving door of new people rather than building upon its people's expertise, accumulated knowledge and drive to help the company perform and evolve. Many many cases of the companies senior management acting unethically. Some of these cases have resulted in the settlement of large law suites. Individuals at all levels within the company go from being stars to being let go in an instant because someone decides talking poorly about another group or individual will help them get ahead. This approach destroys morale and working together as a team to deliver results. Evaluates people on whose in favor rather than on a performance basis. Goal setting for most individuals is short term rather than long term. This is a lost company that is a shell of its former greatness.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people. These are truly your only assets and the source of better ideas.


  2. Awesome position.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Collaboration across multiple functions and business units is excellent.

    Cons

    Intense pace during key business periods, but manageable.


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