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Celgene Reviews

Updated April 14, 2017
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  • The work life balance could be better but it also depends on the department and the position level (in 14 reviews)

  • Becoming more like Big Pharma than biotech (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Do not recommend"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Summit, NJ
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Summit, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Celgene (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great for short term growth potential

    Cons

    Terrible leadership leading to awful culture


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Buyer / Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer Planner in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Buyer Planner in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company, good salary and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Some groups do not have upward mobility.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Summit, NJ
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Summit, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room to grow with the right guidance and manager's support.

    Cons

    Some managers have a way of shutting other people out, and are only interested in bettering themselves, so will make others fail at their job. I've seen it done to others, and myself.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Current Changes: demonstrate no employee value"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Summit, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Used to be innovative
    Prior management (which is all removed) had more experience, more EQ, better business sense, some remanents of a positive culture left
    Good pipeline, more in I&I

    Cons

    Demonstrate very little value in employees
    Reduction in equity for all
    Current management does not have sufficient experience for what is being asked
    No human element to the communications or changes

    Advice to Management

    Take better stock of your employee pool
    Ask employees for feedback before making sweeping, futile changes
    Try to understand what employees are going through
    Try to be accommodating and flexible, not expect business as usual right away


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Celgene (More than a year)

    Pros

    Corporate culture is amazing

    Cons

    should move away from contract hiring within IT


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Experience here so far"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and benefits.

    Cons

    Typical big corporation politics are always at play.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Overworked, Unappreciated, and left to fend for myself."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great culture (before reorg), brilliant scientists
    - Challenging targets
    - State of the line equipment and technology

    Cons

    - Non supportive management
    - No longer a "smaller company" feel
    - Employee's low morale

    Advice to Management

    More careful screening of who gets hired. Monitoring of how managers are doing their job.


  9. "Scientist(Contractor)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Summit, NJ

    Pros

    It is a growing company. You can learn a lot and people work hard.

    Cons

    A lot of opportunties but also some re-org and politics. It is everywhere now in the corporate. A lot of contractors in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully they have clear direction. It seems they realize that change can help them to survive but sometimes it is pain to change.


  10. "Great Company Overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Summit, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Summit, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Celgene (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Super smart people
    - Company is leading edge in terms of their field; very prestigious brand name
    - High compensation

    Cons

    Not clear outline of expectations for my role with management - recruiter and manager provided conflicting messages:
    - Recruiter highlighted the fact that I could live in NY and train in; manager expected me to rent a car for the summer (which would have come out of my own personal expenses)
    - Recruiter told me that upon a full-time offer I could explore different parts of the company via role rotations every couple of year; manager told me they wanted someone who was interested in their specific department who wanted to stick around for more than several years

    Unfortunately management didn't tell me about these expectations until the end of my internship so it felt like there was a bit of a gap from a leadership perspective, but could've also been my fault that I made assumptions based on what I was told in the interview process.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Space Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Space Planner/Administrative Assistant in Lakewood, NJ
    Former Employee - Space Planner/Administrative Assistant in Lakewood, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Celgene was a great company to work for.

    Cons

    I can't find a can with Celgene.



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