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Updated Apr 12, 2022

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Celgene Chairman and CEO Mark J. Alles
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Pros
  • "Great Benefits for full time employees(in 44 reviews)
  • "Great people work there and create good drugs.(in 41 reviews)
  • "Great pay, patient focused, and quality driven.(in 22 reviews)
  • "There was a great culture(in 22 reviews)
  • "Very good Salary & Stock Options Compensation Package, although in past 12(in 13 reviews)
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  1. 3.0
    Former Contractor, less than 1 year

    Provided a good platform and learning curve

    Aug 24, 2019 - Anonymous Contractor in Summit, NJ
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good training ground. Depends on your Manager to sign you up

    Cons

    Not a very inclusive culture

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Best Company to Work

    Jun 16, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Celgene is the best company I have ever worked for. The company really cares about their employees and understand that they are their best investment Salary and benefits as well as work/life balance is great Our purpose is all about the patients we serve - That culture is driven from executive management down within the organization

    Cons

    Does not utilize the talent Celgene has attracted to their full capabilities and/or potential. Does not have a strong personnel development program (could be due to the top talent they hire??)

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  3. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Not What it Was

    Jun 25, 2018 - Director in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Pipeline is promising if they can pull it off. Those coming in now may be financially rewarded if there is success. Culture of bringing in at higher levels from the outside so if you join new there is opportunity.

    Cons

    Alles just figured out that management has to manage to avoid disasters like the FDA failure to file letter. Employees who have been there for more than five years have all option grants underwater, everything granted since 2012 is worthless, motivation shot. Company President, General Counsel, Business Development leadership, more, all gone. Stockholders meeting a joke, Board obviously did not care.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Pros and Cons

    Oct 14, 2017 - Analyst I, QC Chemistry 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    For Sun Valley, I'm sure it's the best gig around. Good benefits, very good pay, low workload. Overall, a good job.

    Cons

    Lack of outside experience from management leads to work being governed by tribal knowledge and a 'mind reader culture'. High expectations from employees, but little structure.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Scientist

    Feb 2, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Small Company Culture and Collaboration

    Cons

    Career Advancement Limits and Politics

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great company to work for

    May 19, 2020 - Medical Affairs in London, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The culture is open and friendly.

    Cons

    Recently acquired and starting to lose the culture

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Patient Support Specialist

    Oct 9, 2016 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    family oriented and diverse culture

    Cons

    Underestimate the quality in employees

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  8. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to work

    Sep 27, 2016 - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Corporate culture is amazing

    Cons

    should move away from contract hiring within IT

    2 people found this review helpful
  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Not sure of the merger

    Mar 29, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Summit, NJ
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great work culture and people at Celgene

    Cons

    Not sure how the M&A with BMS will affect Celgene

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Was a very special place to work

    Dec 9, 2019 - Manager in Summit, NJ
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Celgene was a truly amazing place to work. The best place I have worked in my career. Very fast paced and demanding, but if you work hard and are smart you can flourish. Being part of a talented project team bringing treatment for unmet medical needs to market has meant a lot to me

    Cons

    It’s already apparent that the big-pharma culture at BMS is not aligned with the agile biotech culture that defined Celgene. It’s turning out to be the case that the same job one person has at Celgene is managed by 5 or more people at BMS. This means a lot of talent will be mapped into positions that minimize their potential. There is a lack of confidence that BMS will value the talent and expertise Celgene employees bring to the table. The majority of the late stage pipeline BMS now owns is thanks to the hard work and dedication of Celgene’s workforce, but BMS is already pushing to fit everything into their model which is alarming. I loved being part of Celgene and am deeply saddened what made it special will likely go away.

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