Bristol-Myers Squibb was an excellent company to work for in my 16 years of my career. Most of management was fair and supportive. The culture unfortunately changed once they changed to a Biotech. Very rewarding to take part in the launch of new drugs to enhance and improve the lives of patients. Compensation was very good as were the benefits. The hardest part of the job for me was dealing with the politics.
Executive Assistant, Research & Development (Current Employee) – New Brunswick, NJ – November 27, 2018
I love the people I work with, but not a competitive company to work for if you are an Administrative Assistant or an Executive Assistant, regarding salaries. For me personally, it is too far from home. Being a smaller company, ca. 20,500 people on average, it is more personable than a large giant - it is a good company and near to the top in my list of one of the best companies for which to work. Thank you.
Very friendly atmosphere - lovely, warm people. That makes it very difficult to think about leaving. Precious people.
Salary compensation poor for Admins - not competitive
Clinical Associate (Former Employee) – Upstate New York – December 11, 2018
Travelled for sales support and training. Company was understanding of travel schedules and work/life balance. Management provided good support and learning opportunities. Company benefits were excellent.
IT Project Manager (Former Employee) – Global – January 9, 2019
One of the lucky ones, I worked for a highly functioning group with decent management. Site to site and group to group, this all differs. Over the years of employment at BMS, I was able to witness many horrible managers, but balanced out by many great ones too. This goes for the sites as well. My position allowed for travel to many of the sites. Some sites had a sense of tension in the air, while others were more relaxed but functional. BMS is making some new moves in the Biopharma realm that will be interesting to watch (from the sidelines). I don't think anyone would go wrong looking for employment at any of the sites. Just be aware of your surroundings and the potential of getting wrapped up in corporate politics. If these things don't bother you, it can be very rewarding.
State of the Art Facilities (MA & IRE), Some decent Managers, compensations
Corp Politics, Some bad management, antiqated sites, poor Leadership decisions (less science, more business)
SAP Demand Management Implementation Team (Former Employee) – New Brunswick, NJ – October 8, 2018
BMS was supportive company with great workplace culture. They offered advancement from within, learning opportunities, great benefits and community involvement. The hardest part of the job was leaving for better opportunities but the most enjoyable part of the job was my colleagues. They are a top notch company with a really great employee talent.
CEO down communications, Great benefits, Great salaries, Great advancement opportunities
Projects are tedious, employees can get lost in shuffle, salary range lags a few years
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) – New Jersey – October 16, 2018
The BMS experience did help me solidify some ideas on what career path I wanted to pursue. While I grew into a relatively new area, the ability to move through different areas was not just held to my previous experience. Yes, standard big company issues, but the areas I worked had great teams, and employee activities in and out of the company helped peer to peer interactions.
Pay, benefits are good; excellent community visibility and sponsorship; internal movement and growth
Shifting management; very class oriented, i.e. stay in your lane mentality
Sr Clinical Document Specialist (Former Employee) – Princeton, NJ – February 14, 2019
Worked for BMS 20+ years, excellent career and growth opportunities. Great company to work for.. I would attribute the intense number of various meetings to the changing work environment; perhaps re-think necessity versus productivity and time spent.
Medical Science Liaison-Hematology/IO (Former Employee) – Los Angeles County, CA – September 26, 2018
A great company that encourages collaboration and innovation. Supportive of personal growth and development. Benefits are exceptional and the compensation package very competitive and lucrative should you stay for prolonged time.
Training Specialist/LMS Administrator (Current Employee) – Lawrence, NJ – January 22, 2019
All around work and work associates and setting was great. New facility. Nice Café. Accessible parking. Laid back culture with an on going drive for new and innovative strategies for advancement and improvements.
Training Consultant (Former Employee) – Skillman, NJ – January 28, 2019
While I had some good co-workers and a great manager, most of the time the management was out for making things easy for themselves or rewarding their friends. There was no discipline for employees who behaved unprofessionally. The work was good and there wasn't huge stress, but there also wasn't a lot of advancement.
My personal experience with the manager who's initials are M.M. this department consist of much older women who'd been with BMS for 17 years plus. Their culture is rigid and old fashioned. They weren't open to a more modern technical work style. I'm extremely independent, efficient, thorough and very technically savvy. This being said when performing a task I found short-cuts, ways to achieve the same results in a more efficient manner. Which created great time management, and unfortunately frowned upon unbeknownst to me. I survived 4 weeks in this antiquated unsophisticated asinine group and I'm not just referring to their processes.