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Updated Jun 25, 2020

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Bristol Myers Squibb CEO Giovanni Caforio
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  • "Great work environment, collaborative workspace(in 122 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and collaborative culture(in 91 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No diversity in upper management(in 48 reviews)

  • "Requires a lot of time sometimes affecting work life balance(in 47 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Feb 17, 2020 - Forecast Analyst in Lawrenceville, NJ
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great work/life balance, people believe in the mission of helping patients

      Cons

      No diversity in upper management

      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Celgene Phoenix Location

      Feb 4, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great benefits. Good company culture outside of Phoenix facility. Make products that help people.

      Cons

      This facility has huge issues with favoritism. Promotions are based on friendships with leadership and perception rather than performance and contribution. Many promotions/positions are filled without ever opening the job or considering multiple candidates. Senior management is inflexible and not open to feedback, but quick to blame their subordinates for the negative outcomes of their own decisions. There is no diversity in upper management and very little in middle management.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Meh!!

      Jun 25, 2020 - Associate Director in Summit, NJ
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very good handling of Covid-19. Company has great products.

      Cons

      No advancement. Upper management is so disconnected from the realities of their workforce. If you are looking to collect a paycheck and do very little, this is the place for you. If you want to grow and advance, BMS will not provide you with opportunities.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Former Employee

      Sep 11, 2019 - Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Benefits and compensation are very good

      Cons

      Upper Management needs to get a better understanding of the work being done at lower levels and resourcing needs to be addressed.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      BMS

      Mar 8, 2017 - Research Scientist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Innovative, good scientists, interesting work, good people

      Cons

      Hard to progress career, especially if you are a woman. Company consistently invests in the wrong people for management - individuals with no people skills, diplomacy, tact. They are technically competent, but they can't manage people. Some are just out for their own careers. If you are female, you will start levels below male counterparts with same background and it's a hard hole to dig out of. You will also be paid less. You will have to fight to have your salary on particular with your male colleagues. And your male colleagues' careers will progress faster than yours because they will be given priority for prime opportunities. This is how management will justify progessing them and not you- even if you ask for the opportunity to do more/show more skills. Some managers are better than others, but most are pretty terrible. And most of upper management is just trying to deal with change and keep their own careers and power structures. They are pretty clueless how the people below them work, what work is being done, and who is working hard and who is coasting and collecting a check. If you can control your perception to upper management, you'll be fine, no matter how little you contribute.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Hostile Work Environment

      Oct 27, 2009 - Process Development Upstream in Syracuse, NY
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      On a personal level, most people are very smart and nice. There is a lot of work that needs to get done. You are allowed to be yourself and speak freely.

      Cons

      Upper management is unapproachable and does not care about what you have to say. If they are listening and like what they hear, be sure that you WILL NOT get credit for the idea. They consistently rotate their Jr. workforce of contract workers. They are trained for two years and then thrown away. Essentially, they are wasting well trained employees and driving managers crazy by forcing them to constantly train new workers as well as deal with horrible communication issues and pressing research deadlines. The Jr. staff are the only workers getting their hands dirty and some mid-level staffers are literally only there to kiss ass and spread rumors. The ones that are actually productive are pushed to their limit with no end in sight.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Change with evolution

      Aug 11, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Salary and benefits are good and on par with other pharma companies. Direct management understands the role and value of MSLs and supports development. There is very open communication with the internal medical team and the field.

      Cons

      Constant change without a clear rationale or focus on external customer. Management does not address needs of external customers or listen to input on how the company can address the challenges facing our company. The most important customer is upper management and deliverable is a metric. Layoffs that helped VP make her bonus hurt our team and negatively impacted BMS in both sales and perception of company's commitment.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Processing Associate Manager

      Aug 6, 2015 - Asso in Mount Vernon, IN
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      An overall great place to work. They put the patients first and have a high degree of attention to detail and place a high priority in the quality of their product.

      Cons

      Their is sometimes an over reaction to events that occur in operations and a lot of daily operations decisions are escalated to upper management/director level positions which stalls/halts production.

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      A Once Great Company Now in A Death Spiral

      Jan 20, 2017 - Director in Princeton, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      If I was asked a year ago to provide a list of "Pros" related to working for BMS, the list would have been extensive. My response to the same question today...not many "Pros" to working at BMS during this very tumultuous time of company transformation. We are hemorrhaging great talent and nobody seems to care as attrition is viewed as a mechanism to allow the company to achieve it's talent reduction targets. Having to watch so much talent and vibrant leadership walk (or be forced) out the door, I made the difficult decision to leave this sinking ship. But if you love shiny new ultramodern infrastructure, Princeton Pike may be a great place for you to work.

      Cons

      -Staff reduction decisions being made with no regard for performance history or years of service. -Employees still standing are completely preoccupied with company transformation and trying to predict what the next round of changes will bring. This has led to a "self-preservation" mentality - people clamoring for non optimal roles that they think will offer them a level of job security. -Company operating model has been turned upside down in the last year (thank-you BCG!). Poor communication and expectation setting around how to work in the new model. In short, WAY too much change in a short period of time. -Over-reliance on a single asset - Opdivo. -Weak upper management driven to transform the company to be "more competitive" in the future, but in reality are dressing the company up for an acquisition.

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      23 people found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Scientist

      Jan 7, 2018 - Associate Research Scientist in Redwood City, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Long-time employees are great- good scientists, cooperative, supportive. Flexible work schedule. Good benefits, especially 401k matching and vacation. Big budget for research.

      Cons

      Difficult to move up, especially for veteran employees. More of a boys club, good luck if you’re a female scientist. Employees with tenures >10yrs are abandoning ship because of the deteriorating culture and low salaries. Problem employees are not dealt with and instead are given promotions and accolades by upper management.

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      12 people found this review helpful
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