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Celgene Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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  • Work/life balance could be better, educational assistance should be a little more competitive (in 17 reviews)

  • Becoming more like Big Pharma than biotech (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative and Innovative work environment. Employees truly believe their mission.

    Cons

    Limited organic growth potential. Training is limited.


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Summit, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Summit, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere, everyone was so willing to teach you new things and a great team environment

    Cons

    as an intern they don't have a lot of tasks prepared for interns. if you get full time, you're hired as a contract employee paid hourly rather than salaried

    Advice to Management

    prep more work throughout the year for interns

  3. "Medical Affairs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Celgene full-time

    Pros

    Great business development department that has identified many opportunities for future pipeline

    Cons

    Executive leadership is very political


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Strange Culture"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Summit, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary and the people seem friendly AT FIRST!

    Cons

    You have to put up with long term managers that have no idea what they are doing. Senior management in Human Resources is awful. They are a bunch of silly, over paid buffoons!

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your old wood or your ship will sink eventually. The company is growing too fast to have ineffective managers at the helm!


  5. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at Celgene full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits- vacation, sick, personal days, healthcare, bonus, 401K and stock options.

    Cons

    jobs are mainly in New Jersey for most positions.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Good Company but it depends on which Department you work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Summit, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Summit, NJ
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Celgene full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Company overall but it depends on which department and manager you work for . Good pay & benefit.

    Cons

    -I worked for Celgene over 3 years , its a good company to work for but unfortunately I worked in Corporate Accounting which it runs by Mr. right who surrounded himself with bunch of yes men. There are so much Favoritism, politics , double standard and discrimination especially against older employee in that department. He appointed some incompetent middle managers who don't have the minimum skills to manage and don't even know what they are managing .
    - I would say in my career I have not seen a manager as horrible as my former manager. She micromanaged and wants to control everything

    Advice to Management

    - Implement (Our Culture) 4 circles policy that you talked about it and distributed
       to your employee ( Vision, Values, Behaviors, & purpose) especially the
        behaviors bullets points which it was not followed in that department.
    - If you want to appoint or hire middle managers with 0 experience, send them to
      some training to reflect Celgene values.-
    - Open the door for feedback from the employee about their managers.
    -Terrible leadership leading to a awful and toxic culture in our department


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Summit, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Innovative company, great people to work with

    Cons

    Fast paced, snug timelines... this can be a pro for those who can't keep still

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your employees

  8. "Growing, Expanding, Challenging & Rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Summit, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great to work with quality focused, truly patient-centric organizations... from early development to global clinical research to medical affairs. Transformational mid- management and senior leaders are emerging and in place.

    Cons

    Research, science and medical is central to Celgene, our patients deserve our best. Some are losing focus...

    Advice to Management

    Heed advise and counsel of your management with clinical - scientific research experience. Celgene should not be MBA types proving ground.


  9. "Great Work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Celgene full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. Loved my manager and Director. Great coworkers. Exciting projects.

    Cons

    Salary is not that competitive


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Growing company with great pipeline, great culture, extremely competitive pay, still does not have the big pharma feel,

    Cons

    Work/life balance could be better, educational assistance should be a little more competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and avoid the common pitfalls that big pharma falls into.


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