Celgene Employee Reviews about "big pharma"

Updated 20 May 2020

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Celgene Chairman and CEO Mark J. Alles
Mark J. Alles
150 Ratings
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  • "hard to achieve work life balance(in 30 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. "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.

  2. Helpful (3)

    "Was a very special place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Summit, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Celgene was a truly amazing place to work. The best place I have worked in my career. Very fast paced and demanding, but if you work hard and are smart you can flourish. Being part of a talented project team bringing treatment for unmet medical needs to market has meant a lot to me

    Cons

    It’s already apparent that the big-pharma culture at BMS is not aligned with the agile biotech culture that defined Celgene. It’s turning out to be the case that the same job one person has at Celgene is managed by 5 or more people at BMS. This means a lot of talent will be mapped into positions that minimize their potential. There is a lack of confidence that BMS will value the talent and expertise Celgene employees bring to the table. The majority of the late stage pipeline BMS now owns is thanks to the hard work and dedication of Celgene’s workforce, but BMS is already pushing to fit everything into their model which is alarming. I loved being part of Celgene and am deeply saddened what made it special will likely go away.

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  3. "A very mixed bag"

    3.0
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    Former Contractor - Consultant in Boudry
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Celgene for more than a year

    Pros

    Some lovely, well-meaning people even though the sector is of questionable merit

    Cons

    Too many misleading job titles and conflicting responsibilities. Parochial attitudes across affiliates. This is Big Pharma.

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    "Getting more like a big pharma rather than biotech in recent 2 yrs"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Scientist in Summit, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stock option. RSU. 401(K) match is similar to any other pharma but in form of com stock. generous health care, prescription drug benefit.

    Cons

    Recent 2 years, the company was undergoing tremendous culture change. The management team should know it and prob heard old folks talking quite a bit. In one sentence, Celg is more like 2 big pharma at Kenilworth, NJ (both 10 yr ago and now) rather than a biotech at Summit, NJ 10 yr ago. Go figure out who they are!

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    "Scientist at Celgene"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Summit, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good compensation package; Talented employees; Friendly environment

    Cons

    Slowly Turning into big pharma; very little internal advancement; not much room for growth; Very tight timelines

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Director Commercial"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, good compensation and patient centric company. Innovative medicines that are market leaders. Strong pipeline and business acquisitions. Expanding from a Hem/Onc business into inflammation and immunology.

    Cons

    Changes in Senior Leadership and current culture are bringing down this once amazing company. Becoming more like Big Pharma than biotech.

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  7. Helpful (4)

    "Good company, in danger of developing a "big pharma" attitude"

    4.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene

    Pros

    Good work environment with passionate people dedicated to the patient.

    Cons

    Moving towards becoming big pharma, a few bad egg managers creating internal politics and toxic environment

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "great company and mission, high burnout"

    4.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Celgene

    Pros

    smart people great equity higher purpose company is financially sound and well-respected

    Cons

    high degree of burnout in certain departments internal politics becoming big pharma disparate treatment of different groups (eg, some have summer hours, some do not)

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company to work for!"

    4.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene

    Pros

    Culture, stock option compensation, benefits,

    Cons

    Culture is changing from small biotech to big pharma slowly but surely.

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  10. Helpful (7)

    "Great company but too political"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Summit, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Celgene full-time

    Pros

    Compensation, culture, smart people, growing organization/energy, multiple products. Restricted stock units! Overall, good culture, energy, and work environment. Lean organization so opportunity to take on more work and learn faster

    Cons

    Slowly becoming big pharma/hierarchical. Career progression can be hit or miss depending on political standing within organization. Depends on how much superiors with political capital 'advocate' for you. Some deserving people are passed over for promotions because of favoritism and inconsistency across the organization.

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