Bristol Myers Squibb Reviews
Updated May 29, 2023
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- "The benefits are good and the gym is nice." (in 291 reviews)
- "People are great and respectful" (in 286 reviews)
- "good work life balance is good" (in 218 reviews)
- "The culture was great and very fun for a first job out of college" (in 167 reviews)
- "BMS is (I think) a pretty standard big pharma company... Pay seems good (I was there as a co" (in 118 reviews)
- "treat employee unfair and poor management" (in 107 reviews)
- "Good managers are rare and getting rarer." (in 72 reviews)
- "Upper Management is biased and horrible!" (in 52 reviews)
- "Company senior leadership seems distant and indecisive." (in 51 reviews)
- "layoffs are common" (in 31 reviews)
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- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★Featured Review
I love working for BMSJan 20, 2023 - Quality Assurance Specialist in Seattle, WARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Competitive pay, good benefits, nice bonuses, good managers, good company culture.
required to work in office.
- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Top companyMay 28, 2023 - Engineering Manager/Senior Engineer in New Brunswick, NJRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Patient driven work environment and priorities
There is a lot of work and really high expectations
- Former Employee★★★★★
Disney LandMay 25, 2023 - Senior LeadershipRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The work done at BMS meaningful. Saving patient lives is the best part of working there.
The industry nickname for BMS is Disney Land. If you want to fast track your career by 10 years, BMS will hire you as a senior leader. This is due to significant amount of inexperienced leaders hiring inexperienced individuals. I have never seen so many directors, SD, ED in my 20 year career. Of all the companies out there involved in CAR T they are the most disorganized. Site level leadership operate at the levels of supervisors and managers but carry around big titles. There is zero strategy and thoughtfulness behind decision making. Unfortunately the senior level are where the biggest problems lay. You can literally look these “leaders” up on LinkedIn and clearly see they are not fit for such high level roles. There are AD, directors, SD, and ED who were managers 1-3 years ago and now lead teams of hundreds overnight without the qualifications to do so. It is baffling how such a critical life saving drug is being ran this way. BMS has a history of restructuring and layoffs and I’m sure at some point senior global leadership will catch on and rectify this.Continue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
Stereotypical pharmaceutical company.May 13, 2023 - Process DevelopmentRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Established company with talented people. Broad pipeline of products to have something for everyone
Poor attention to quality and patient care. Visibly puts profits over patients. stereotypical pharmaceutical company that validates the negative and impression that society tends to have on the industry.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Leadership out of touch with what IT wantsMay 1, 2023 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Lots of training opportunities Nice people to work with Benefits
Lack of touch with what IT wants Everyone from the bottom up to directors hate the badge studies and 50% rule. People proved they can work remotely just as well as in person, and the open floor plans are loud. People absolutely hate it, and many have left because of it. Your top talent doesn’t want to come in, or wants more flexibility to be remote, and you’re forcing them to go into an office where most people they work with are remote .. wow. What a de-motivatorContinue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
Amazing place to workMay 12, 2023 - Medical Science Liaison (MSL)RecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Amazing place to work. Excellent manager who advocated for me as an individual but also the team as a whole. Compensation is wonderful and I always felt incredibly appreciated. Wish there were more fully remote opportunities for those that can’t love to NJ but otherwise no complaints at all. Highly recommend!
Metrics are much more intense than most other companies.Continue reading
- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
The Good the bad the uglyMay 26, 2023 - Batch Record Reviewer in Summit, NJRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. The women’s bathroom have tampons. Some of the cleaning staff was friendly. Decent computer software programs. Not too shabby.
What kills you kills you. Get better food options for overnight people. Real food. They will take your computer and not give you your stickers back.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 8 years★★★★★
Working for patients and became a patient due to stressApr 15, 2023 - Manager in Tampa, FLRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Benefits , people over all are nice and friendly.
Poor upper management in IT . Complicated processes and procedures , it takes forever to make decisions. hiring process sucks , promotions and opportunities are given to internal people based on who you know than what you know. Heavy on top and middle management in IT. BMS IT is 100% dependent on Accenture for end to end support of applications , most of the IT managers , validation and quality departments doesnt have knowledge of the systems and processes. Lot of power politics and executive management working for their best interests than for company .Continue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
Liars, cheatsApr 17, 2023 - Associate DirectorRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
They do a great job lying to employees saying they value Diversity and Inclusion. They don't . I found out I was getting paid $30,000 less than other Associate Directors. They ask you to volunteer for the PBRG's and they are stingy in handing out Bravo Points for something that's almost like a part time job. The leaders smile in peoples faces and make decisions in back rooms . They care about the bottom line meaning the BMS Leadership Team not the people.
They could pay people equitably. They could actually put in some leaders who have compassion and empathy. They should actually make leaders live in NJ instead of paying for the hotels and travel to commute from other states for their 2 -3 days a week in the office. They had multiple complaints about a leader for over 10 months from over 7 employees and HR did nothing about the harassment and intimidation. I bought into the BMS values but it's just on paper.
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Good companyMay 26, 2023 - Senior Manager in Lawrenceville, NJRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Lots of documentation, great managers, established procedures/protocols.
Too big to make needed change quickly, too many mergers make it difficult to establish true BMS standards.Continue reading
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Bristol Myers Squibb has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 4,321 reviews left anonymously by employees. 78% of employees would recommend working at Bristol Myers Squibb to a friend and 72% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.
78% of Bristol Myers Squibb employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Bristol Myers Squibb 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.
According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Bristol Myers Squibb to be culture, career development, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, management.