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Celgene Reviews

Updated September 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good work life balance ( WFH even for contractors)" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Some employee incentives including stock options" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "work life balance - success comes at a price" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Slowly Turning into big pharma; very little internal advancement; not much room for growth; Very tight timelines" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Celgene Cambridge"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting company focused on innovative science with a promising pipeline. The organization is pretty lean so there's opportunity to learn outside of your immediate job responsibilities. Good employee perks such as use of the gym, outside gym reimbursement and free subway pass. Great group of colleagues and a good amount of social events.

    Cons

    Bad traffic on CambridgePark drive. Not an issue if you take the subway in.


  2. "IT Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work culture, positive vibes, various networking opportunities, great projects. I would love to work here again.

    Cons

    There are absolutely no cons!

    Advice to Management

    Great job!

  3. "Thumbs up"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible, overall peaceful, good compensation, excellent work/life balance

    Cons

    Very difficult to get promoted


  4. "Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Celgene full-time

    Pros

    Good pipeline, convenient location in SF

    Cons

    Poor management, low salary relative to other Bay Area biotech


  5. "Rheumatology Specialty Sales Representative"

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

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

    Pros

    Product, Leadership, Work/life balance, Presidents Club

    Cons

    I can not think of any


  6. Helpful (2)

    "employment review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene full-time

    Pros

    stock options, benefits, somewhat flexible work hours

    Cons

    top heavy hiring, minimal growth development


  7. "IT Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid company with room to grow.

    Cons

    I did not have a bad experience at Celgene.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Former shell of itself"

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

    I worked at Celgene full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are friendly and work/life balance is better than other companies

    Cons

    Highly competitive environment with little collaboration. Multiple groups will work on the same project.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Celgene Review"

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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

    Good benefits, stock options, friendly people

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility, no opportunity for growth, no career ladder

    Advice to Management

    Need to promote people in lower levels, only Director and above ever get promotions


  10. "Statistician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene full-time

    Pros

    has good stock options / RSU

    Cons

    The base is relatively low compared to similar companies


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