Pays well, but closing the Wallingford, CT site by 2018
Research Scientist (Former Employee) – Wallingford, CT – July 14, 2015
BMS is competitive in salary with Pfizer, Borhinger, etc., but management has allowed stock to drop more than other pharma companies. People working there are very nice, but some managers are not very understanding with health or childcare issues. I guess that really depends on individuals. Benefits are good.
Pays well, and has opportunities to move up if you play the corporate game, in addition to working hard.
Management could be more attentive to prevent culture of "Clicks" and if one doesn't want to join, then a person is ostracized.
This is an employer that overworks its employees by maintaining an inefficient culture plagued by inefficient policies, procedures, and excessive meetings. In addition, it is an excessively relationship-based company, which results in a proliferation of cliques and favoritism. Lastly, this is not a company that appreciates and values diversity, as demonstrated by it's extremely low level of African American, Latino, and Asian representation, and even lower advancement into management ranks. On a positive note, I was compensated adequately over the five years I was with the company.
Senior Art Director (Former Employee) – New York, NY – April 10, 2013
This is a company that was once a leader in the industry and I was hired at that time. They were diversified and had four core business areas: pharmaceutical, nutritional, medical device and consumer products; now they only have one. When I was employed there, the work/life balance was nonexistent. There was very little interest in advancing their people, which was a shame, since most of my colleagues were highly qualified professionals. A little old fashioned, they took a long time to embrace new media. I also noticed that they kept some people they should have let go and they let go people they should have kept during the required layoffs.
I have nothing against the pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb. However, I am looking for another job due to the work slowing down in my three years of current position and job doesn't match my education background. Took position because the employment agency was the only one to call me back when applying. Now, I am trying to get out. Rated Job Culture (3 Stars) because I only see the same couple people every day, even when working overtime due to vacation coverage. Rated Job Security/Advancement as (2 Stars) because of a new contract with unknown details and there is zero advancement in my current role. Supervisor rarely has extra work for me to perform when I am done with daily tasks.
Close to Home; Good Benefits
Near Zero Social Interaction in Building; Not Much Work
marketing and advertising services member (Current Employee) – NJ – July 1, 2012
My department Director does not model the core behaviors. Procedures are not rigorously followed and subjective even though it is well documented. Praise in general is not extended on a frequent enough basis even for outstanding performance. However, small mistakes are magnified and made an issue of.
There is not enough time to get things done. Director settles for good enough so that we can accomplish more.
Overall The pay and the benefits are very good. The culture is very nice. The product and mission are honorable.
Raises are low, typically 2%/yr. Layoffs are frequent with large layoffs annually.
work from home, training and development, culture, mission and commitment, location, facility
Director (Former Employee) – Washinton DC – March 3, 2015
Bristol Myers Squibb provided an enjoyable and productive work place environment. The issues were most rewarding in that they involved different countries, cultures and personalities on a very frequent basis. My colleagues were diverse, secure in their positions and knowledgeable about the work they performed on a daily basis. The most enjoyable part of the job was traveling to the most ravaged parts of southern Africa, helping mothers and children who were most impacted by HIV/AIDS. Bristol, the African governments and the will of the people- all working together-helped to transform the face of Aids, from one of hopelessness and despair to hopefulness and encouragement.
Bristol-Myers Squibb is an incredible company to work with and clearly values you as an employee by recognizing your work and giving opportunities in advancement given that you have a manager that takes the effort to recognize it.
Great people who are truly dedicated to a culture of compassion and innovation.
Assistant Veterinary Scientist II (Current Employee) – Wallingford, CT – September 8, 2016
I have worked here for over 10 years. In that time I have had many opportunities to learn new skills and have been promoted 4 times. I enjoy the people I work with as we all share a vision of compassionate animal care while still completing important animal research.
Divisional Service Representative (Former Employee) – La Mirada CA – September 12, 2012
Bristol Mayers was a blessing for me, great Company to work, great benefits, typical day, seat at my desk, check for new phone messages, prioritize my work load, since I was a Divisional Service Rep. I will be in charge to help other desks when in need. Bristol Myers had several different companies incorporated, I was trained to handle any and all different account when needed. I learn so much at this company, and I was very greatful. Management was the best. The hardes part of this job was keeping my own load work down since I always was helping on somebody else desk, I will have to stay after work to catch up with my own loads. the most enjoyable part of this job, Recognition and Benefits, the best. The co-workers we all were like a family, we celebrated birthdays, baby showers, aniversaries, on fridays most of the office employees Including managers will meet for the happy hour.
Senior SAP Helpdesk & Accounts Payable Analyst (Former Employee) – Princeton, NJ – July 21, 2013
BMS is the best place I ever worked. Discrimination of any kind is not tolerated. Management is friendly and approachable and your co-workers become good friends. The benefits package is one of the best. At the time I was there from 2001 to 2009, they matched 80% of your 401K contributions up to 6%. The medical insurance package is exceptional. They offer free life insurance, short-term, long-term disablility, maternity AND paternity leave, bereavement leave,stock options, you name it. They used to give us full PAID time off for Christmas break, from December 24th until January 2nd, but that stopped a year after I got hired.
Great company to work for and life saving products
Senior Hospital Business Manager (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh – October 20, 2015
I found the job to be very rewarding. The most difficult part of the job is having limited access to physicians. Company is very respected in the medical community and I was able to bring value to physicians and patients.
Compliance Consultant, Quality and Audit (Current Employee) – Plainsboro, NJ – September 21, 2016
A lot to learn, limited but precise guidance, continuous performance, great co-workers, team spirit, awesome inter location communication setup, easy communication with global teams, flexible schedule.