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Celgene Reviews

Updated July 31, 2017
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  • Work/life balance could be better, educational assistance should be a little more competitive (in 16 reviews)

  • Slowly Turning into big pharma; very little internal advancement; not much room for growth; Very tight timelines (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. Helpful (5)

    "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

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Celgene full-time

    Pros

    Good Company to work

    Cons

    None so far, it had been great


  7. "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Celgene full-time

    Pros

    Overall, great company, competitive salaries and benefits.

    Cons

    Specific to the department I work in (Legal) - very poor management; little to no guidance. Very fractured department and management isn't interested in doing what needs to be done to fix it.

    Advice to Management

    Hire upper management who isn't afraid to manage - who rewards those who work hard and have a good work ethic while holding those who don't accountable.

  8. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Summit, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Summit, NJ
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Celgene full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and flex time

    Cons

    Expected to work nights, weekend etc...

    Advice to Management

    Stay in tune to your "hard working" dedicated employees....don't let them go....they were there for you.....


  9. "Great workplace culture with nice people that like to get things done"

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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

    Minimal bureaucracy for a company of its size and rapid growth. Nice people. Good work-life balance. Real faith in and practice of the company values.

    Cons

    Wish we had an office closer to NYC, but really, this is a small point.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let our flexible, get-things-done culture erode with our rapid growth.


  10. "Overall experience with celgene"

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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

    Competitive salary and great health benefits.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get upper level jobs.


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