For many years I greatly enjoyed coming to work everyday at Celgene. I started to notice some changes like a manager who did not know what she was doing along with her side kick who she got hired. I spent many hours fixing mistakes just so everything was correct only to get bashed by the very person I was helping. If you are not a favorite then you are treated unfairly. The workload is always stong and you are expected to be perfect. Many of my co workers were a joy to work with. The company itself is doing amazing things. It is a good company to work for but you do need to keep to yourslef and be a perfect employee. You do have unlimited amount of sick days but don't dare use them or you will be scolded, doctor's note or not.
Large company with a small company feel when I was there
Associate Scientist (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – October 12, 2017
Celgene had a small company feel but as they grew they lost that feeling. The management restructured into smaller project groups and really deflated the culture. A lot of the people who work there are not happy but they are afraid to leave because they are getting rich off the stock.
free lunches, flexible hours
restructure and the culture; not much discovery done in house, advancement is very difficult
Data Entry Coordinator (Current Employee) – Summit, NJ – October 7, 2017
On a typical day at work can be a relaxed day if management did not watching your every moved. its very uncomfortable. Not the entire company like this. When you are a contract person, you feel uncomfortable and not treated the same as the permanent employees.
Director in IT (Current Employee) – Summit, NJ – September 27, 2017
Very little provisions for maternity care for this type of company Very little support in the healthcare plans for infertility (IVF, etc). This is not a company to work for if you have that issue. Paid time off is limited Salary and compensation is great Some great managers; however othersble to get away with behaviors you wouldn't expect at large corporations If the company drove towards a work from home culture it would tremendously improve morale; however in a lot of ways it is the opposite
Technical Assistant (Former Employee) – Cedar Knolls, NJ – August 11, 2017
Celgene's campus' have very impressive employee amenities. On campus gym's, spa's and many other recreational outlets. Celgene also takes excellent care of employees by providing excellent health benefits, stock options.
Generous amenities and benefits, health conscious campus'
Certain Managers love to micro manage. If you can put up with this, then it should be no problem. You just need alot of patience. Do you job to the best of your ability and don't take anything personal.
Facilities Technician (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – July 18, 2017
Showing up to work here, you can feel the happiness off of every employee in the building. A typical day consisted of helping others with any orders they had and fixing any equipment that needed tending to. Would highly recommend this company!
This is a fast paced organization that is in the process of growing. Don't come to this company if you are expecting a work/life balance. Your work-life really depends on your level within the organization.