Celgene Reviews

Updated Mar 29, 2021

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4.0
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Celgene Chairman and CEO Mark J. Alles
Mark J. Alles
116 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great pay, stock options, bonus(in 41 reviews)

  • "Great company, lots of opportunities to learn and grow(in 32 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "hard to achieve work life balance(in 31 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. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Awesome place to work

      Mar 18, 2021 - Manufacturing Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      everything from hours works to benefit

      Cons

      there is no cons at all

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Recommend this Cult to your Worst Enemies! (JuMP)

      Mar 20, 2021 - Manufacturing Associate in Bothell, WA
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      Pros

      Genuinely great people to work with in Manufacturing, great work relationships can be formed amongst Manufacturing Associates.

      Cons

      High Turnover in key Manufacturing Roles, lack of experienced personnel Management often wastes lots of time in projects that makes the process more time consuming and less safe. Employees are the lowest priority. Burnout happens fast and often. People often backstab other people and put on a show to promote themselves. Heavy politicking and maneuvering at the expense of team cohesion and trust. The entire manufacturing department is just trying to escape to Process Development. Promotion only happens by sucking up to management. If someone in management doesn't like you, you won't go anywhere. Sexism, especially in management. Almost no women in supervisor or manager roles. Much harder to get projects approved as a woman. Non-existent work life balance. Expectation is for you to work more than you should by default. Unfair treatment between day and night shift. Communication between departments is poor, especially between Dexter and JuMP. People leading projects often have little hands on experience with the area they are trying to "improve", leading to processes being made harder and less safe for the patient. Manufacturing personal are often treated like second class employees. Other departments dismiss manufacturing associates out of hand. Too many people brainstorming on projects, not enough people executing. Management will not hesitate to outright lie to keep employees in line. Lack of learning opportunities, fails to promote mentorship, only expect the role you signed up for. Culture clash between GMP as written versus GMP as intended. Throwing yourself on the sword is expected, but never recognized.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Celgene

      Mar 28, 2021 - Senior CRA in Fort Worth, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company car, bonus, and stocks

      Cons

      Bad Managers and 17+ protocols

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company to work for

      Feb 7, 2021 - Executive Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company. The help with work life balance.

      Cons

      No downside to this company. Great place to work.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good pay, little work

      Jan 29, 2021 - Manufacturing Associate in Bothell, WA
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      Pros

      They pay really good, lots of free time

      Cons

      Very poor communication, and they use fear as a teaching tactic

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Acquisitions, change management and relationship management skills reqd

      Feb 26, 2021 - ABP 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Caring people, always room for upward advancement

      Cons

      Flux. Change without a clear line of desired results. Hurry culture without aljgned destination target agreements.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Work/Life balance

      Jan 10, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance and compensation

      Cons

      Growth and development, Career opportunities

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Celgene/BMS is great but not Juno (Seattle site)

      Dec 24, 2020 - Scientist in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      Great benefits and good pay

      Cons

      - Poor structured which make it a very challenging environment for communication and connecting with other teams - Most importantly, unexperienced management. This will give you too much headache and duplicated effort to complete every task - Everybody claims they are busy all the time. Not sure if it is true though - Because of the unexperienced management, you will see focus on micro- management (detailed)

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      One of the best companies

      Dec 8, 2020 - Director in Glen Gardner, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      From the top down the company has a great vision even if things didn't turn out as planned.

      Cons

      acquisition by BMS resulted in loss of key personnel.

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Painful Mergers

      Nov 19, 2020 - Senior Research Associate in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      Exciting novel cell therapy experience. Exposure to multiple platforms and processes (manufacturing, analytical, raw materials,etc.). Fun work functions and lunches to make up for constantly working ridiculous hours.

      Cons

      The changes across the mergers (Juno to Celgene to BMS) that would impact employee’s career progression were very poorly communicated even at the managerial level. Everything is treated like an emergency; leads to rushed work that ultimately isn’t necessary or has to be repeated. Poor work life balance.

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