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Bristol-Myers Squibb Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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Bristol-Myers Squibb CEO Giovanni Caforio
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance philosophy (in 131 reviews)

  • Salary Benefits Culture Positive Work Environment (in 61 reviews)

Cons
  • There are so many great things to work on that work life balance can be a challenge (in 25 reviews)

  • Lots of upper management turn over (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Quality Assurance Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, Respectful people on all levels, Opportunities for Growth and Development, Workers like family

    Cons

    Rotating shifts and weekends. On call for 48 hours. Limited restroom facilities on the production floor.

    Advice to Management

    Great team efforts


  2. "Great place, but heavy on politics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, commute, science

    Cons

    management vision is unclear, lack of teamwork, limited growth

    Advice to Management

    promote teamwork and provide a clear growth path


  3. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, went from laid back to industry standards

    Cons

    constant change of management, technologies

    Advice to Management

    Diversify portfolio, retain and recognize talent


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  5. "BMS"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and the company is very patient driven.

    Cons

    A lot of reorganizations in the company.


  6. "Senior Programmer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time

    Pros

    The work helps people who are sick. It is uplifting.

    Cons

    Look at the staffing levels on yearly basis and how quickly they change.


  7. "Great place to work, but lots of change"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Patient focus, great benefits, fast paced

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities, Somewhat siloed

    Advice to Management

    Mid level leadership development


  8. "senior manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time

    Pros

    Good pipeline and good products. Great if you work for the right manager.

    Cons

    Good managers are rare and getting rarer.


  9. "On contract with BMS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    nice perks, can work home a day or two a week, they value their people, especially the permanent employees

    Cons

    tough to get on as permanent no matter how hard you work or how many hours over you go above an beyond

    Advice to Management

    treat contractors as valued employees, too. From what I have seen they are the ones holding up the fort (for the most part).


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not the best among Bio-Pharma company"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Pennington, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Pennington, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good. R&D pipeline is supposed to be strong

    Cons

    Due to competitive market lot of job cuts and transformation to make it a small company. No pension plan for new hires

    Advice to Management

    Spending too much money on I-O portfolio. Need to look at acquisitions as R&D pipeline is weak


  11. "Talent Acquisition"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Positive environment; smart people, great benefits

    Cons

    HR doesn't value the recruiting function and it shows!

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the people and who you hire and who you are losing!



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