Celgene Reviews

Updated 18 Jun 2021

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4.0
74%
Recommend to a Friend
55%
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Celgene Chairman and CEO Mark J. Alles
Mark J. Alles
116 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great pay, stock options, bonus(in 41 reviews)

  • "Great company, lots of opportunities to learn and grow(in 32 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "hard to achieve work life balance(in 31 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. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Poor Performance as Employer

      8 Dec 2013 - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Review of Celgene

      13 Jul 2016 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent

      18 Jun 2021 - Clinical Trials Administrator in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great place to work, enjoy

      Cons

      No cons. It was acquired by BMS in 2020

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Recommend this Cult to your Worst Enemies! (JuMP)

      20 Mar 2021 - Manufacturing Associate in Bothell, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Genuinely great people to work with in Manufacturing, great work relationships can be formed amongst Manufacturing Associates.

      Cons

      High Turnover in key Manufacturing Roles, lack of experienced personnel Management often wastes lots of time in projects that makes the process more time consuming and less safe. Employees are the lowest priority. Burnout happens fast and often. People often backstab other people and put on a show to promote themselves. Heavy politicking and maneuvering at the expense of team cohesion and trust. The entire manufacturing department is just trying to escape to Process Development. Promotion only happens by sucking up to management. If someone in management doesn't like you, you won't go anywhere. Sexism, especially in management. Almost no women in supervisor or manager roles. Much harder to get projects approved as a woman. Non-existent work life balance. Expectation is for you to work more than you should by default. Unfair treatment between day and night shift. Communication between departments is poor, especially between Dexter and JuMP. People leading projects often have little hands on experience with the area they are trying to "improve", leading to processes being made harder and less safe for the patient. Manufacturing personal are often treated like second class employees. Other departments dismiss manufacturing associates out of hand. Too many people brainstorming on projects, not enough people executing. Management will not hesitate to outright lie to keep employees in line. Lack of learning opportunities, fails to promote mentorship, only expect the role you signed up for. Culture clash between GMP as written versus GMP as intended. Throwing yourself on the sword is expected, but never recognized.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Director Medical Writing

      29 Mar 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Boudry, Neuchâtel
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good salary, Grants of Restricted Stock Units and Stock Options, Bonuses, Health Insurance, Good Pension Plan

      Cons

      High stress level, communications could be improved

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Awesome place to work

      18 Mar 2021 - Manufacturing Associate 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      everything from hours works to benefit

      Cons

      there is no cons at all

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great company to work for

      7 Feb 2021 - Executive Assistant 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great company. The help with work life balance.

      Cons

      No downside to this company. Great place to work.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good pay, little work

      29 Jan 2021 - Manufacturing Associate in Bothell, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      They pay really good, lots of free time

      Cons

      Very poor communication, and they use fear as a teaching tactic

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Celgene

      28 Mar 2021 - Senior CRA in Fort Worth, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Company car, bonus, and stocks

      Cons

      Bad Managers and 17+ protocols

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good company

      21 Jan 2021 - Key Account Manager (KAM) in Taichung
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good team work. good benefit ex: education program.

      Cons

      small company but approval processes is very long time.

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