Bristol Myers Squibb
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Best Work Experience Ever!

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They have an amazing work culture, and I had amazing coworkers there if I could join the company again, I will do it, no doubt. I feel very grateful to all of them at Phoenix Site because they were there for me to teach me and coach me every day. Fantastic Place to Dedicate your career path. A company with a Real Purpose!
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Loved working here

Thoroughly enjoyed my tenure at Bristol Myers Squibb in Syracuse. The facility was recently pitched by a South Korean company. Looking forward to see what they do.
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What people like
  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Ability to learn new things

Bad Management and IC plan is not good

The IC plan hasn’t been fair for majority of nation. Not surprising, all territories aren’t created equal. Some have much higher index & potential. When more than half of the company isn’t hitting target but the top percent is making a ridiculous amount & you set goals at things like 250% growth that’s not realistic.


Training is good.


The management does not treat their employees equal. HR is not behind you.
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Very nice staff, the on board processing is too long. Great company. Good management. Hours of operation.low pay good staff. Management is ok it’s a good first start
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Great benefits and pay, culture lacking

The pay and benefits is top but you feel like you don't exist sometimes or matter and it's not very exciting. I guess if you have a priority on pay you will like it here
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Not my favorite place to work

Management is disorganized and they don't care about contractors. Nothing is enjoyable and the morale is very low. Promotions are few and far between.
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High caliber employees, open-ended learning experience, not enough admin staff towards the end of my time there

Hard working and dedicated employees as well as a great deal of in house training. Overall pleasant atmosphere—friendly and respectful collaboration. Each employee is accountable to follow through


Meaningful work


Not much opportunity to work remotely in the past
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good very good

very good and helps you to keep work life balance , it is good good good good good , best best , best m best most enjoyable part is good management and
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Great people, poor management

Coworkers are great and the work we do on a daily basis is amazing Upper management lied to the contractors about conversion after 6 months so no opportunity for growth within the company
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No growth

If you want to move up, be prepared to be disappointed, it's extremely competitive and management will only help if they like you, your work ethic doesn't really matter
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Good company with lots of perks

Good company to work for if you are a full time employee. Hard to be converted if you are a contractor. Work life balance depends on who your manager is.
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It's ok

No a bad place to work, lots of room for improvement, good pay, not great health insurance. People are nice and there is a good sense of doing something that matters.
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Meaningful work in an enjoyable environment

The work is interesting, varied, and meaningful. The majority of the staff is young so there is never a dull moment and plenty of room for growth. Training moves quickly so you are always learning new things, but everyone is very supportive and you’ll never feel like you’re alone.
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Ambiente relajado y tranquilo

La dirreccion es excelente me gustó porque son considerados y amables, saben escuchar y todos trabajamos para el mismo objetivo.
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Great Place to work

Good place to work and learn. Great coworkers and facilities. Money is no object. The lake is a great place to stare and space out while thinking over your life decisions.
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Typical of large pharmaceutical work environments

What is the best part of working at the company?Promising research pipeline - innovative solutions processWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Corporate expansion - mergers of different working cultures What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Progressive work culture - however the size of the company is apparent - senior leadership is disconnected created compliance complications What is a typical day like for you at the company?8 hours - 50% meetings - 30% follow-up- 20% functional operations
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Stressful Workplace

Managers had unrealistic expectations and quotas. Boston is known to have difficult access but managers still wanted to know, "how are you going to access Dr. Big Target"- when realistically neither myself or the competition could.
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Poor management, lack work structure and reneges on contracts.

Not a stable work environment Lacks leadership. Lacks Human Resources so it’s difficult to file a complaint.Favoritism is rampant in the environment.Environment is racially biased.Doesn’t hold promise as to being hired permanently. Is always on a hiring freeze.


Great for beginners or entry level jobs


Not guaranteed to be hired permanently
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Poor Leadership and Zero Development Opportunities

I spent a few years at the Phoenix facility and honestly don't think i learned anything new. Training and development are non-existent. Management is an absolute joke and they routinely hire their own friends. It makes the leadership teams particularly toxic. There are multiple people in the SLT that truly have no idea what they're talking about - leading to incredibly dumb decisions that floor level employees can tell are going to cause problems. The focus is on running the lines to failure - not taking the steps to actually fix stuff. The Phoenix site prefers the band aid method and "how can we use the SOP grey area to our advantage?" But if you speak up about the poor decision making... prepare for your paycheck to be negatively impacted. The recall that happened not too long ago? It was completely preventable - if only leadership would put QUALITY over their paychecks. There were literally pictures of leaders toasting with whiskey and cigars while floor level employees were completing critical media fill inspections on overtime! You'd think the leadership would at least be on-site during that time for moral support after the previous media failures. But nope. Long story short... the multi-million-dollar expansion project that the employees worked so hard for was suddenly scrapped and the facility is being divested. Trust me, employees know EXACTLY who is to blame for it.


Pay is good


Leadership is a joke, no development / training opportunities
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Overall had a great experience

Pay was decent. Time off was generous. Colleagues were amazing and really believe in what they are doing. Unfortunately due to reorganizing years ago my position was eliminated but remember my time there fondly.
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Great place to learn

Learned a lot about GLP and GMP processes, which looks great in future interview. Each lab group has its own "ecosystem" mostly set by the director, so learning about each groups culture is important before joining
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4.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.1 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.7 out of 5 stars for Management
3.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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