Celgene Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2020

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4.0
79%
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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)

    "Good company values"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internship in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, flexible hours, and a lot of opportunities to move up within the organization

    Cons

    There is a stagnant mentality that you have to pay your dues within the industry to move up, which inherently undervalues your external dynamic experiences and soft skills.

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  2. "Senior Product Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good marketing budget to do activities and tactics, customer focused, great Sales team. Great options package, but may only apply to those who have started with company several years ago

    Cons

    Sometimes decisions can seem arbitrary and inconsistent. Limited career growth

  3. "Administrative"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Celgene

    Pros

    Patient is always first and foremost-you feel like your making a difference in whatever your job is!

    Cons

    Not enough support staff to balance the work load equally

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Upper leadership very poor"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Science Liaison 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rewarding area and good company portfolio

    Cons

    Upper management very poor in their people skills and leadership. Very tight group of original people who are passive aggressive in their behaviour and non-inclusive.

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  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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