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Bristol-Myers Squibb Uxbridge Reviews

Updated September 9, 2017
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Uxbridge, England (UK)

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Bristol-Myers Squibb CEO Giovanni Caforio
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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. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "Good Company but Burdened by Bureacracy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Good working atmosphere and scope to improve yourself
    - Generous with benefits and bonuses

    Cons

    - Expectations for work / life balance not really catered for
    - Many different systems and levels of approval to move things forward


  4. "Overall very positive....but"

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall a good company to work for. They have some good products and seem to have really changed things in the past few years with a number of good potential products in the pipeline. The people were great to work for in the main. There is the odd exception but you get that everywhere.

    Cons

    Probably the biggest issue is that they seem to restructure every 4-5 years, so you are left to fight fr your job. The other problem can be workload, as the department I was in kept on taking people with little experience leaving others to pick up the pieces and help them along.

    Advice to Management

    Don't keep on restructuring


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Room for improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. good and friendly people from reception/catering staff to senior management. It is a nice feeling when you turn up to work (good location).

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, complex SOPs, workloads, lack of innovation contribute to low morale among employees. Managers need to understand their line-reports and their needs and work together as a teams. Cutting down on workload than the headcount would be the way to go.

    Advice to Management

    Your biggest asset is the quality of talent that you employ so, please make efforts to retain them. The American hire&fire mentality has got to go.


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