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Celgene Reviews

Updated 19 October 2018
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Pros
  • "Good work life balance ( WFH even for contractors)" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Some employee incentives including stock options" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "work life balance - success comes at a price" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Slowly Turning into big pharma; very little internal advancement; not much room for growth; Very tight timelines" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great company purpose; culture varies by group"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Summit, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Summit, NJ (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employees feel like what we do matters. Company culture is very focused on patients.

    Cons

    Very top-heavy organization. Management styles vary considerably; some groups have higher morale than others because of this.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more "do-ers"- invest in the young people and give the experienced personnel an opportunity to mentor and develop a staff that can execute on the visions of leadership.


  2. "Programmer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice work environment doing research for cancer patients.

    Cons

    No other cons so far.

  3. "Manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene full-time

    Pros

    Great company and expanding so fast

    Cons

    Employees with passion and work hard here.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "People wise and work life balance is worth working but managers lack a lot ...."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Celgene full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance and benefits.

    Cons

    Managers do not have the vision to advance their employees. Or at least very few of them. And many of them are their just to retire and get their bonuses.


  5. "Good company to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Very fast moving and ever changing


  6. "IT Dept"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment doing life saving research for cancer patients. Significant authority afforded to positions not normally available at other pharmas. Smaller company feel yet having the resources of big enterprise.

    Cons

    Centralized organization, hard to gain influence if outside. Business units are decentralized with management spread geographically.


  7. "Exciting science, strong teams, and growth potential"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Celgene's size and philosophy make this medium sized company a nice balance of agile and resourced, with ample opportunity for Scientists at various stages of their careers

    Cons

    The traffic on Alewife Drive

  8. "Reporting and Testing Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Extremely relaxing job, super friendly Environment

    Cons

    I dont see any Cons


  9. "Love going to work every single day."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Summit, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Summit, NJ (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, ethical, people, compassionate, hard-working, culture, etc.

    Cons

    The location is not the most convenient, but with their flexible work policy it is doable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, it is going in the right direction.


  10. "Thumbs up"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Celgene full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, overall peaceful, good compensation, excellent work/life balance

    Cons

    Very difficult to get promoted


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