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Bristol-Myers Squibb UK Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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  • work/life balance suffer sometimes due to intense workload coming from the ongoing transformation (in 32 reviews)

  • Transparency of upper management sometimes clouded (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    compensation and benefits are good, love people that I work with.

    Cons

    limited career progression, not enough meaningful planning of talent development. All adhoc and situation led.

    Advice to Management

    Don't work in silo's, involve your people in decision making.


  2. "Job NOT as advertised, would give 0 stars if I could!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse selection of canteen food, lovely maintenance and catering staff, nice building and plants

    Cons

    Job is not as described; it is extremely dull, unchallenging and unrewarding.
    I was hired for an intellectual scientific position and it turned out to be entirely administrative. 1 year on and I am still bored.

    Management are labile, incompetent and hypocritical with a poor work ethic. There is no adequate leadership and redundancies are carried out all of the time. Poor team morale is evident.

    Contrary to their assertions, BMS is ultimately an unethical company that puts profit before patients and employees. Tread carefully.

    Advice to Management

    Be considerate, helpful and inclusive. Send management to leadership training urgently. Make sure that your hiring is organised (i.e. if there isn't a sufficient workload, don't hire people - this will avoid wasting employees' time)

  3. "Highly political culture, weak leadership - would not recommend."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits, casual dress code, fresh food in canteen,

    Cons

    High workload, lack of career progression opportunities, political culture, rota for having to park off-site, weak leadership. Too many processes, systems and bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Focus working on leadership team to evolve culture.


  4. "Helpdesk"

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    Former Employee - Helpdesj in Chester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Helpdesj in Chester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multicultural
    Great benefits
    Good pay
    Good social aspect
    Excellent progression opps

    Cons

    Very corporate
    Outsourcing
    Sometimes you just feel like a number
    Preferential treatment
    Lack of support


  5. "Excellent company but with some areas for big improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chester, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company mission
    Flexible work arrangements depending on manager
    With the right manager, developmental opportunities are plentyful

    Cons

    Very fine line of responsibilities between certain grades with a significant difference in benefits
    In some functional areas it is a case of who you know rather than the staff ability


  6. "Wouldn't want to work anywhere else!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented and friendly people, innovative, dynamic work environment. Great benefits. Going through reviews to simplify processes and eliminate bureaucracy.

    Cons

    Managers unwilling to manage underperformers and have difficult conversations. Inconsistent grading system determining salary and benefits. Some functions slow to adapt to new ways of working and new cultural norms. Very lean organisation, so vacancies or an underperforming team member has added burden on team workload.

    Advice to Management

    Add more admin staff to enable us to drive the business further using our expertise.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "BMS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time

    Pros

    International environment, good salary and benefits, pleasant location.

    Cons

    Talents are not recognized, too many meetings, some manager has not the right expertise nor the right attitude to lead people and this might be very frustrating for employees. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Company's values are very important to create a fair work environment, thus be sure you follow them as expected.
    I think that managers with different nationalities and the right skills would add a great value to the company.

  8. "Great company, strong pipeline"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Medical Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They look after staff welfare well. Good company to work for to get experience. Great development opportunities

    Cons

    Need to have more opportunities for staff to manage people as that is lacking at the moment

    Advice to Management

    Don't just do what the US global teams dictate... UK market is different!


  9. "Great people and great products"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Innovative products, ethical and patient orientated, UK head office is a lovely space to work in, people are generally friendly and good to work with.

    Cons

    Processes still need further simplification. Whilst there are promotion and career opportunities to be had, BMS could do more to support the individuals development. They are striving to get better at this.


  10. "Processes very tortuous"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nce people, excellent medicines

    Cons

    Need more support with on boarding it is a nightmare

    Advice to Management

    Improve Onboarding, coaching, development and sort out the processes they are tortuous and very frustrating


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