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Celgene Reviews

Updated July 17, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Celgene"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Celgene full-time

    Pros

    growing company
    "passion for the patient"

    Cons

    favoritism at middle management and above

    Advice to Management

    diversity at management level and above is nonexistent


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very Fake Environment"

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    Former Contractor - Temp in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Temp in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Celgene as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A few brilliant people in the building , a good place to network and use as a stepping stone. Full gym access and free bagels every Friday.

    Cons

    There is a lot of Cons , first of all DO NOT TRUST ANYONE!! I cannot stress that enough , you will be surrounded by brown nosers and they will make sure you never become full time if you are a threat to their position. The people that worked in my department were very lazy and more focused on pleasing the uppers than their actual job and would be doing personal business all day long . You will see the people who are trying to fit into the culture to get to the top and you better watch out for them , they are the biggest fakes in the company , if you get a opportunity at celgene you will immediately know if you will make it there , not by your performance but solely on if you kiss the managers butt and that's what they feed off of because everyone's trying to take their position and since a lot of the managers are very under qualified for the job they will form a click that you will never penetrate , they will single you out and that's where like glass you can see the Favortism . My advice is unless you are coming in as a lead or manager , you will never make it there .. The only way to make it is by kissing butt because that's the focus it seemed like not the actual job and this is where you ask yourself , are you a leader or a follower

    Advice to Management

    In my department there was only one manager that was qualified for the job. The rest of the management your egos are not experience and you lacked it tremendously , you scatter around over a paper out of place and for an hour waste the company's money over something that should take 1 second to do also why would a temp like me catch very important errors that could shut celgene down in which you should of seen a long time ago....most of all you are all so lazy and lacked team motivation and unity because you are to busy playing teachers favorite and are extremely insecure that you had to control every little thing because you thought you might lose your job, lets face the truth to the "worst manager" of the department, you got the job through knowing someone in upper management and was flirting with him all the time and everyone noticed , you are very under qualified for the position , you didn't even know what half the things were said in the meetings and was so focused on being right all the time and proving that you are smarter ....everyone felt this way about you. You guys are not even close to being manager material at all , the best manager in that entire facility is upstairs and everyone knows who he is because he brings positivity in the right way and is a true leader , learn from him

  3. Helpful (1)

    "overview"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good science and resources are available for bench work

    Cons

    Culture of fear and intimidation, weak senior science leadership

    Advice to Management

    Out of touch with bench scientists, weak and inconsistent science leadership, who is in charge of research? Many different views that are poorly communicated and coordinated.


  4. "na"

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    Former Employee - Associate Analyst in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Associate Analyst in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Celgene (Less than a year)

    Pros

    it was a career move

    Cons

    it was too far away to drive


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Company:good; Research:poor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Celgene full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Clinical operations good, Quality senior management; Good financials, benefits; Main product (revlimid) still under patent for years. Business Development (BD) very good at buying late-stage (proven) compounds/companies at a good price

    Cons

    Internal research poorly run. Same head of research 9 years, zero phase 2 successes. All prior success entered clinic before his arrival, or was bought elsewhere. Research leadership now corrupted with poor quality several levels down. Personality cult of obedience to Tom Daniel; nobody advances unless they tell him what he wants to hear, right or wrong. Recent layoffs very poorly run, fired key functions which needed immediate replacement, questionable legality (29 of 32 laid off were age 40 or older). Laid-off employees' personal items were rifled through, just in case they were thieves. Political basis for key research decisions (which projects advance to nomination, which sites decline, which sites advance, who gets promoted). New strategy does not have buy-in from rank and file researchers. Questioning leadership puts your career on hold, or worse.

    Advice to Management

    Go back in time about 5 years when it was obvious Tom Daniel wasn't leading research, and find someone who would. Now, you are too close to the patent window (Rev) for internal research to make a difference. Good luck.


  6. "Strategic Sourcing: Management is unethical - Avoid this group"

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    Former Contractor - Contractor in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Celgene as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Celgene provided me with another pharma company to gain experience with, especially in biotech. However, the fact is, IT sourcing is not really industry specific so you are not really doing much if anything related to the company's product lines.

    Cons

    Lack of cooperation between end users and the sourcing group. Unethical management in Sourcing. Very resistant and non-cooperative behavior by many of the end users Sourcing is trying to support. Very little to be learned here if you are new to sourcing.

    Advice to Management

    None, they wouldn't listen anyway.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "If your a consultant good luck"

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    Former Employee - Contracts Manager in Summit, NJ
    Former Employee - Contracts Manager in Summit, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company growning but you won't get hired

    Cons

    If your a consultant you can't work from home . If your not an employee your basically no one at all . Worst company I've ever worked for .

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times of the industry

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Head quaters does not whats going on in small campus like R & D in Warren"

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation is excellent, So is salary, stocks etc

    Cons

    Managements is awful. Old workers does not welcome new hire. their treatment is bad

    Advice to Management

    Please look in Warren R & D division


  9. Helpful (6)

    "An absolute unprofessional company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene full-time

    Pros

    A decent location, with decent pay and good benefits. The work is not very stressful, and if better managed, would be an excellent place to work.

    Cons

    -Nepotism reigns supreme at Celgene. If you are a friend or relative of a supervisor or someone with pull in the company, you will be treated fairly, professionally, and with respect. If not, they will treat you unfairly and unprofessionally regardless of the quality of work.

    -Management consistently talks to other employees not in HR or of a supervisory level about the job status of other employees.

    -Lack of communication and disorganization is the norm.

    -A very hostile work atmosphere if you did not receive your employment via nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    The Registrations department needs to be reorganized from top to bottom. They have management there that has no concept of proper business ethics, proper communication, or proper sense, and would be fired immediately in any other top Fortune 500 Pharma company.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "A once great place to work fading into the sunset."

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    Current Employee - Clinical Operations in Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Clinical Operations in Summit, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The stock price is going up

    Cons

    Complete managerial ineptitude. Layers and layers of bureaucracy.
    A glut of former "high powered" managers and directors that brought "Big Pharma" to an organization that isn't prepared to operate under "Big Models." Morale is non existant and as long as the stock price goes up, the issues go by the way side.

    Advice to Management

    Do an in-depth assessment of how your front line directors and managers treat their staff. You would be appalled to see how Celgene's name is becoming synonymous with "worst place to work."


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