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Celgene Chairman and CEO Mark J. Alles
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Celgene Chairman and CEO Mark J. Alles
Mark J. Alles
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Pros
  • "Great Benefits for full time employees(in 46 reviews)
  • "All of the people are nice and very friendly.(in 40 reviews)
  • "Good salary with stock options.(in 22 reviews)
  • "There was a great culture(in 22 reviews)
  • "Great pay, patient focused, and quality driven.(in 18 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    great

    Jul 25, 2019 - Manager in Summit, NJ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    pay benefit bonus stock option career space

    Cons

    bms kill celgene no future

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Good Company to work for w/ the obvious corporate mentality.

    Dec 18, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The majority of the people there are very nice. The stock options were great while working there. Pay was average. Work life balance was good, not too demanding. I enjoyed working with other departments in supporting the production of the medication.

    Cons

    I can only speak for the department I worked in. My manager was more interested in his personal growth that his mentoring and managing his team. It seemed that his only priority was to be respected and recognized by his colleagues and he did whatever was necessary to get there. It's unfortunate that many of his peers take notice of this however never confront him. He is widely known as being disrespectful within the company.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Incredible Company

    May 31, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I'm grateful to work at a company like Celgene. Have been here ten years, and it's been a great ride. Strong culture (genuinely patient focused), entrepreneurial spirit where "disruptive thinking" is valued, high growth/career opportunities, impressive pipeline and solid leadership team. I'm guessing the "total rewards package" is the best in the industry ... generous equity program - stock options and/or RSU's rewarded at all levels ... as well as generous bonus plan for all levels. We work hard, but the rewards are great.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be a challenge. High performance culture translates to lots of hours!

    4 people found this review helpful
  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Pleasant work experience and extremely friendly workplace

    Feb 28, 2012 - Co-Op in Warren, NJ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    One of the best reasons to work at Celgene is because of the amicable atmosphere at their Cellular Therapy site. Another good reason would be the stock options as part of its compensation for FT employees. Biotechnology & stem cells is an advancing and a novel field to work in, and Celgene is one of the leading pioneers.

    Cons

    There were a few cons however - the company likes to keep a lot of contractors, this creates some trepidation over job security. Sometimes, you are stuck with projects you dislike while others get easier, more fun projects to work on.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Leader in Biotech with Explosive Growth and Opportunity

    Dec 8, 2011 -  in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Feels like something special is happening and you are part of it - Brilliant people around you. Many from other large pharmas like Pfizer, Merck, and BMS - Nice facilities - Competitive compensation - Great stock options - Pretty good IT help desk

    Cons

    - Many locations in NJ so site hopping is common - Some processes are still emerging to best in class since newer company

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    2 people found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Pros of working here, far outweigh the cons

    Aug 27, 2013 - Administrative Assistant in Summit, NJ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Celgene has never had layoffs due to economy, stock continues to climb, pay is good, and the extras - especially the stock options - are great.

    Cons

    As others have said, there's a bit of the 'old boy network' here, especially at the headquarters in Summit. Depending on the department you are in and the level you are at, there's not always room for promotions and career growth.

    5 people found this review helpful
  7. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    A lot depends on what department you work for

    Mar 30, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, stock options for even lower-level employees, good and thorough training for new employees, very comprehensive employee assistance program that offers legal consultations, help with planning vacations, etc.

    Cons

    Management in some departments that rules with a culture of fear. People are afraid to speak up honestly about issues within their department because even though their opinion is asked, when it is given, they get their heads bitten off.

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    10 people found this review helpful
  8. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Celgene

    Dec 28, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The majority of the people there are very nice. The stock options were great if you can work there for a long term. Pay was low to average. I enjoyed working with other departments in supporting the production of the medication.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership. For example, I would say in my career I have not seen a manager as horrible as my former manager. She is a micromanager and wants to control everything. The majority of the peoples in our site agree she is toxic to the site. It's unfortunate that many of her peers take notice of this however never confront her. She is widely known as being disrespectful within the team.

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    9 people found this review helpful
  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Getting more like a big pharma rather than biotech in recent 2 yrs

    Dec 7, 2017 - Scientist in Summit, NJ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Stock option. RSU. 401(K) match is similar to any other pharma but in form of com stock. generous health care, prescription drug benefit.

    Cons

    Recent 2 years, the company was undergoing tremendous culture change. The management team should know it and prob heard old folks talking quite a bit. In one sentence, Celg is more like 2 big pharma at Kenilworth, NJ (both 10 yr ago and now) rather than a biotech at Summit, NJ 10 yr ago. Go figure out who they are!

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    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good benefits, but they don't really care about their administrative support staff.

    Apr 9, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Summit, NJ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Really good stock options. Decent PTO policy and health benefits. Casual dress on Fridays is nice.

    Cons

    HR Department is terrible. They aid and abet managers who want to railroad their employees out unfairly because of their own agendas.

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    4 people found this review helpful
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