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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. Helpful (4)

    "Manufacturing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Celgene (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great individual personnel and employees. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Popularity contest. Just as there is great employees there is incompetent employees. Departments and management blaming each other when something doesn't go as planned.

    Advice to Management

    Know your employees and don't go on what others say.


  2. "na"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Jail cell"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operations Associate in Warren, NJ
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operations Associate in Warren, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Celgene (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free coffee and free food during meetings

    Cons

    Just about everything. No work to be done, yet get yelled at for not working.

    Advice to Management

    Get work for your employees


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has a great set of values that they actually put into practice. The company has a great pipeline if extremely important drug products, so it is a very fulfilling experience. Great pay and benefits, some of the best in the area. Most of the people who work there are dedicated professionals.

    Cons

    Management is a mixed bag. There are some excellent managers who are technically competent and good with people, but there are also some very poor managers. Your experience may vary based on who you report to, but that's typical of any company. There tends to be a lot of nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Keep developing your employees, and pass on the questionable management hires of the past.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Summit, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative invironment, great pay and great benefits with room to grow.

    Cons

    Would be helpful if the company focused on individual employee development.

    Advice to Management

    More efficient training and attention to employee development


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Contracts Specialist in Warren, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Contracts Specialist in Warren, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, stock options, and bonus.

    Cons

    Management in our division wasn't great but overall the work experience was good.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to employees and be more involved in the day to day.


  8. "OK Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Consultant in Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Consultant in Summit, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Doing great things for oncology

    Cons

    Very backwards and doesn't want to change


  9. Helpful (10)

    "Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Director in Summit, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Summit, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Celgene full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The salaries and benefits are good

    Cons

    They are growing to big for their own good. Senior level management is not supportive and watch your back because you never know who will put a knife in it.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Celgene"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are enthusiastic about helping patients, as well as the innovation that their research requires. The SF site especially has a small startup feel, with the benefits of a larger company

    Cons

    For most people, the commute is pretty time consuming.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the tech used for teleconferences. Also, make the contracting process more efficient - a lot of people feel like they are spread out too thin across multiple projects


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Great company but too political"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Summit, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Celgene full-time

    Pros

    Compensation, culture, smart people, growing organization/energy, multiple products. Restricted stock units! Overall, good culture, energy, and work environment. Lean organization so opportunity to take on more work and learn faster

    Cons

    Slowly becoming big pharma/hierarchical. Career progression can be hit or miss depending on political standing within organization. Depends on how much superiors with political capital 'advocate' for you. Some deserving people are passed over for promotions because of favoritism and inconsistency across the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your talent, particularly at junior level. Check in to make sure employees are happy with current situation and career goals are being met. Do skip level meetings so employees do not always have to go through supervisors. Make it easier for employees to move between departments - currently can be very challenging, hit/or miss.


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