Celgene Reviews

Updated May 21, 2020

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Celgene Chairman and CEO Mark J. Alles
Mark J. Alles
113 Ratings
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  • "None other than tough work life balance at times(in 29 reviews)

  • "Slowly Turning into big pharma; very little internal advancement; not much room for growth; Very tight timelines(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Remember motto - doing well by doing good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Operations 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Celgene full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Innovative, nimble, professional development and opportunity

    Cons

    Growing almost too quickly to maintain

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    Celgene2020-05-21
  2. "Great Place To Work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Market Access in Brazil, IN

    I worked at Celgene full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, dynamic culture, innovative

    Cons

    The company was acquired by a big pharma.

    Celgene2020-05-20
  3. "Awesome culture, tons of growth"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist 

    I worked at Celgene full-time

    Pros

    Innovative, continuous learning, excellent teamwork

    Cons

    I don’t have anything bad to say

    Celgene2020-05-14
  4. "Great company...no more"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Summit, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Celgene full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Prior to being acquired, it was one of the greatest companies ever!

    Cons

    New executive leadership stopped listening

    Celgene2020-05-08
  5. "Great company with respected colleagues"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Science Liaison in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Celgene full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great science, respected team, streamlined management

    Cons

    Communication across entire team, frequent change in direction

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    Celgene2020-03-31
  6. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very good benefit package, generous bonus, patient centric

    Cons

    merger with BMS took a long time, culture at risk

    Celgene2020-01-17
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Was a very special place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Summit, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Celgene was a truly amazing place to work. The best place I have worked in my career. Very fast paced and demanding, but if you work hard and are smart you can flourish. Being part of a talented project team bringing treatment for unmet medical needs to market has meant a lot to me

    Cons

    It’s already apparent that the big-pharma culture at BMS is not aligned with the agile biotech culture that defined Celgene. It’s turning out to be the case that the same job one person has at Celgene is managed by 5 or more people at BMS. This means a lot of talent will be mapped into positions that minimize their potential. There is a lack of confidence that BMS will value the talent and expertise Celgene employees bring to the table. The majority of the late stage pipeline BMS now owns is thanks to the hard work and dedication of Celgene’s workforce, but BMS is already pushing to fit everything into their model which is alarming. I loved being part of Celgene and am deeply saddened what made it special will likely go away.

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    Celgene2019-12-10
  8. "Great Company to Work For"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits Great Culture Work From Home Policy

    Cons

    Deadlines can be a bit difficult.

    Celgene2019-12-16
  9. "Celgene"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compounding Operator in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Celgene full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, time off is respected when needed.

    Cons

    Inside a clean room, isolated from the world, most of the time. To much favoritism when to grow a career.

    Celgene2019-12-16
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manage SAP ERP software"

    5.0
    Former Employee - SAP Manager 

    I worked at Celgene full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Open culture and techno savvy

    Cons

    No more SAP ERP software

    Celgene2019-11-20
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