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Bristol Myers Squibb Careers

New York, NY
10000+ employees
Company - Public (BMY)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Bristol Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company committed to creating innovative medicines for millions of patients around the world fighting serious diseases in therapeutic areas such as oncology, hematology, immunology, cardiovascular and neuroscience. At the same ... Read more

Mission: Bristol Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company committed to creating innovative medicines for millions of patients around the world fighting serious diseases in therapeutic areas such as oncology, hematology, immunology, cardiovascular and neuroscience. At the same

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Best Places to Work: 2020 (#38), 2015 (#40), 2011 (#28)

Company Updates

  • As part of our continuing tough conversations on race and inequality, we hosted Eric Holder, former U.S. Attorney General and current partner at Covington & Burling LLP, for a virtual conversation on the global environment of race and business. "People should be advocates for the fair treatment of their colleagues," Holder said. #UnitedWeStand #BlackinAmerica

  • Our Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings, including our latest #LEED gold-certified lab and office space in Cambridge, MA provides a healthy environment for our colleagues. Eco-friendly strategies at Cambridge include daylight adjustable lighting, smart window shades that adjust for daily and seasonal weather, and an advanced lab airflow system. Learn more about our commitment to #sustainability.

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Bristol Myers Squibb – Why Work With Us?

At Bristol Myers Squibb our inclusive culture encourages all to pursue innovative ideas, develop leadership capabilities and gain valuable, diverse experiences to shape exciting careers. No matter what your role, we are united by our mission to help patients prevail over serious diseases. Together, we make the difference. Join us.


Bristol Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

Each day, our employees around the world work together for patients – it drives everything we do. We work every day to deliver innovative medicines for patients with serious and life-threatening diseases.

Bristol Myers Squibb is a differentiated company, led by our unique BioPharma strategy that leverages the reach and resources of a major pharma company paired with the entrepreneurial spirit and agility of a biotech firm.

Our medicines are helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, hematology, immunology, cardiovascular and neuroscience. Through our R&D organization, we have built a sustainable pipeline of potential therapies and partner with external innovation to broaden and accelerate our work.

We work sustainably, responsibly and seek to give back. Through the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation, we promote health equity and strive to improve health outcomes of populations disproportionately affected by serious diseases and conditions, giving new hope to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

We develop people to perform at their best.

  • Join us and make a difference. We offer an engaging work environment where all are encouraged to pursue innovative ideas, develop leadership capabilities and gain valuable, diverse experiences to shape exciting careers. We hire the best people and provide them with a work environment that places a premium on diversity, integrity, collaboration and personal development. Be part of a global team advancing science to improve the lives of patients with serious diseases.

We are recognized for the work we do.
Innovative on every front.

  • Bristol Myers Squibb and its employees receive numerous distinguished awards and recognition. We’re proud to be one of the best companies for working mothers and an industry leader in environment, equality, health and safety.

We're looking for people who want to change lives.
Learn and grow with us.

  • We’re seeking bold, focused, innovative and passionate people who bring unique talents and insights to the team’s mission. We are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining the world’s top, diverse talent so you can pursue innovative ideas and perform your best.

We believe in a culture of inclusion.

  • Through a culture of inclusion, we create a better, more productive work environment. We believe that the diverse experiences and perspectives of all our employees help to drive innovation and transformative business results.

You empower patients. We empower you.
We foster a work experience that enables you to live your life to the fullest potential.

  • You'll find flexible working hours, subsidized daycare, expanded paid parental leave and caregiver benefits, health and wellness initiatives, and comprehensive medical coverage.


We're doing important work.
You believe in patients, we believe in you.

  • Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.
  • Our benefits and compensation provide Total Rewards experiences designed to enrich, empower and engage our employees at every stage and milestone of life. Our Total Rewards experience enriches your life today and engages and empowers you to save, perform, grow, and build toward all of your tomorrows.


Rewards & Recognition

We recognize, reward and celebrate those who consistently embody our mission and behaviors to reach above and beyond, driving our business forward. We do this in a few ways:

  • Compensation: Our competitive compensation program aligns with a pay-for-performance culture and an unwavering commitment to the company’s mission. We provide competitive base salaries and significant opportunities to earn variable compensation in the form of annual bonuses and/or stock-based compensation.
  • Recognition Awards: We believe in the power of "thank you“ and celebrating the extraordinary behaviors, efforts and achievements of our employees. With our global Bravo platform, you can recognize fellow employees from across the aisle or around the world, encouraging others to join in through social recognition.

Financial / Savings

  • When you participate in our tax-advantaged 401(k) plan, we match your contribution dollar-for-dollar up to 6% of eligible pay for U.S. employees. (excludes employees who participate in a collective bargaining agreement)


Time off

  • Extended Time Off: For extended absences, paid and unpaid leaves, we offer extended time away from work so you can focus on what is important to you, such as adoptions, family and parent care. Our policies are designed to be inclusive of the diversity of families at all life stages and to help you bring your best energy to the important work we do each day for patients.
  • Vacation: Beginning with your hire, we offer three weeks of vacation. Vacation time increases to four weeks at five years of service, five weeks at 15 years of service and six weeks at 25 or more years of service.
  • Holidays: Nine fixed holidays and four optional holidays for celebrations that are meaningful to you.
  • Sick Time: Paid time off for illness, and short-term and long-term disability plans for an extended absence mean you can focus on one thing: healing.

Life, Work & Family

  • Our benefits extend to all employees’ spouses, both opposite-sex and same-sex, as well as children.
  • Flexible Ways of Working: We offer the opportunity to explore creative approaches to work that can help you be more effective and still meet business results. The company’s goal is to offer flexible options to better serve employees’ diverse needs and enhance bottom line results. Flexible hours, summer hours and work from home options offered at most U.S. based offices.
  • Childcare Onsite: On campus full-time, part-time, back-up daycare, and summer camp programs available at many of our larger offices.


Health & Well-Being

  • Health Care & Employee Health Services: We provide competitive medical and dental plans as well as our Living Life Better wellness program and, at our larger campuses, onsite employee health services that offer annual health screenings, flu shots, travel advice, job-related medical surveillance.
  • Living Life Better: To support steps to a healthier life, we offer a web-based wellness platform that provides a number of health resources including online and telephonic health coaching, with the opportunity to earn wellness incentives through healthy actions.
  • Fitness Centers: Available for membership at our larger campuses, fitness centers provide a wide range of workout equipment and classes.
  • Pharmacy Benefits: When you enroll in one of our medical plans, pharmacy benefits are included.

Bristol Myers Squibb Reviews

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    "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bristol Myers Squibb full-time (More than 10 years)


    BMS cares about its employees which is evidence of their People and Business Resources Groups and Diversity and Inclusion Program. The mission is focused on patients. There are many development opportunities at BMS.


    None or I would have considered employment elsewhere.

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Bristol Myers Squibb Photos

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Bristol Myers Squibb Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
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    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Bristol Myers Squibb (Princeton, NJ).


    I had been in frequent and ongoing discussions with the internal executive recruiter for finding the appropriate placement within BMS. Finally a position opened up that would be a good strategic fit for their requirements and my skills and experience. The internal recruiter did an excellent job of prepping me on the position as well as providing me with insights on the company culture and how best to approach likely questions. I did 3 telephone interviews with members of the team before being short-listed for an in-person interview with the hiring manager along with 3 other team members.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were of the classic variety: tell us about yourself, why do you want to work here, what do you have to offer, tell us about a time you failed   Answer Question
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Bristol Myers Squibb Awards & Accolades

  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2020
  • Top Companies for Executive Women, NAFE, 2020
  • Military Friendly Employer, Viqtory Media, 2020
  • ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2020
  • Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion, Disability:IN, 2020
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