Celgene Reviews

Updated 26 Jul 2020

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4.0
79%
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48%
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Celgene Chairman and CEO Mark J. Alles
Mark J. Alles
114 Ratings
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  • "None other than tough work life balance at times(in 29 reviews)

  • "Slowly Turning into big pharma; very little internal advancement; not much room for growth; Very tight timelines(in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Review of Celgene"

    3.0
     

    I worked at Celgene

    Pros

    Good company values, friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Several managers have been promoted too soon leading to people in management that do not understand the area they are managing.

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  2. Helpful (4)

    "Poor Performance as Employer"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Celgene full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Have stock option and the stock price is increasing 2. Good life work balance since no one desires to do extra 3. Good products to sell which benefits the patients

    Cons

    1. Yearly salary increment is less than inflation 2. Yearly incentive is less than 1 month bonus: Employee incentive plan 5% and sales/marketing incentive plan 12% 3. Less than 5% employee can have more than exceed expectation for yearly review. No encouragement for employee to do more than achieve expectation. 4. Hiring is person for the job or setting up job for the person especially for those that know the HR personnel 5. Cutting costs, headcounts and benefits of employees - where is the "Trust in your words and your actions"? 6. Layers of bureaucacy for decision making and asking to justify the obvious - where is the "Willing to face the challenges and the unknown"? 7. Retaliation from HR and management when employees are willing to be open to express their views and opinions which is different from management. 8. No career development plan or roadmap for employees. HR ask the employee to think of their own career roadmap, of course becomes employees think about where are other opportunities in other companies.

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  3. "Good company"

    4.0
    Manager in Summit, NJ

    I have been working at Celgene

    Pros

    They have better benefits than other companies. Good parental leave.

    Cons

    Always crazy work environment. Accelerated timelines.

  4. "Great Company While it lasted"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Associate Director 

    I worked at Celgene full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, good benefits package

    Cons

    Small-ish company with many undeveloped processes

  5. "good company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Summit, NJ

    I have been working at Celgene full-time

    Pros

    good stock bonus. good location

    Cons

    too many layers and managers.

  6. "Was a terrific place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Manager in Summit, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Celgene full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People, Salary, Benefits, Opportunities, the Science

    Cons

    It was sold and didn't need to be

  7. "Remember motto - doing well by doing good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Operations 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Celgene full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Innovative, nimble, professional development and opportunity

    Cons

    Growing almost too quickly to maintain

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  8. "Great Place To Work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Market Access in Brazil, IN

    I worked at Celgene full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, dynamic culture, innovative

    Cons

    The company was acquired by a big pharma.

  9. "Great company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Affairs in London, England

    I have been working at Celgene full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The culture is open and friendly.

    Cons

    Recently acquired and starting to lose the culture

  10. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director Medical Affairs in Istanbul
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Celgene full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great company culture. For example, it is always easy to reach and discuss with Global Executive team. Lots of International Projects to be a part of. One of the best compensation program. Very successful company with exciting launches and clinical development program.

    Cons

    It is acquired by BMS, however Celgene team is going on and there still job opportunities.

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