Celgene – Why Work For Us?

What is it that defines Celgene? Is it our unique pipeline and our innovative approach to treating disease? Is it our cutting-edge research addressing the source of disease? Our growing reputation as an important contributor to medical progress? Our commitment to healthcare providers and compassion for their patients? While each of these factors contributes in significant ways to what Celgene is, they represent only part of the story.

Most fundamentally, Celgene is its employees - now more than over 4,000 strong - who are focused on the single mission of delivering innovative therapies to patients with unmet medical needs in cancer and inflammatory diseases. And what a varied group of talented people they are, including:

  • Phd Bench Scientists
  • Sales Representatives
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Information Technology Professionals
  • Clinical Research Physicians
  • Lab Technicians
  • Marketing Professionals
  • Regulatory Experts
  • Accounting and Finance Personnel
  • Clinical Coordinators
  • Senior Executives
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists

As different as each of these positions and the individuals who hold them are, they are united in their commitment to discover, develop and market life-enhancing drugs that make a measurable difference in the lives of millions of people. Our employees are in the right place, at the right time, doing the right things, to build on the Company's scientific and commercial achievements. Celgene has been fortunate to attract employees of the highest caliber since its earliest days. More recently, as our rapid commercial growth has required the acquisition of specialized skills, we have benefited from the increased availability of highly trained and qualified individuals as a result of consolidation in the pharmaceutical industry. We are gratified that these individuals have decided to build their careers at Celgene. We believe that our ongoing success will enable us to maintain this extraordinary level of commitment and to continue to attract the best people at every level of the organization.

Celgene is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the highest caliber talent and to fully leveraging that talent to achieve consistently strong business results. We have created a work force that reflects the diversity of our community and the population at large. We have a culture that recognizes why we are a company and our value in society.

Celgene is a place where:

  • People are valued
  • Ideals are valued
  • Extraordinary achievements are valued, expected and delivered

Celgene provides an environment that:

  • Respects differences in life experiences, cultural backgrounds, work and life styles that add value to our business.
  • Recognizes and responds to employees' needs for work/family life balance.
  • Provides development opportunities that enable all employees to continually improve their capabilities and contributions.

Our Workforce

Our business teams require a variety of thought, energy and insight to attain and maintain a competitive edge. The strength of our company lies in the combined contributions of the individuals who make up our business teams.

Celgene's employee population includes talented professionals with diverse backgrounds committed to achieving Celgene's mission of providing innovative therapies for unmet medical needs in cancer and immune-inflammatory diseases.

Out of Celgene's employee population in North America:

  • Approximately 1 out of every 3 Celgene employees is a person of color
  • Approximately 1 out of every 2 Celgene employees is a woman

CELGENE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

At Celgene, we hire talented people, provide them with challenging opportunities and engage them in their development. The result is an organization of talented, engaged and committed employees who rank among the top business professionals.

Our guiding principles for employee development are:

  • Managers must know their people, their capabilities and aspirations.
  • Job assignments are used to develop our leadership and drive business growth.
  • Feedback and rewards reinforce performance and developmental messages.
  • Development occurs throughout one's career and occurs company-wide.
  • Managers are accountable for the vitality and diversity of leadership depth.

These principles provide the framework for development at Celgene, and help to develop plans to maximize performance and career potential. Celgene offers a wide array of programs and tools to support them, including:

  • Orientation programs to get employees off to a good start
  • Performance and development feedback for all employees
  • Professional courses to supplement on-the-job experiences
  • Educational assistance for external coursework
  • Easy intranet access to development and career management information and tools

Celgene is committed to learning and development, and we are proud of our people and committed to their growth - they are the key to our success.

Celgene offers a broad array of benefits designed to enable you to select a benefits package that meets your unique needs. Celgene's offerings are highly competitive vs. benefits packages at other high-performing drug industry employers. Through annual evaluation and fine-tuning, Celgene keeps its benefits competitive and maintains their value to employees.

Here's a brief overview of the benefits available to regular, full-time employees and part-time employees who work more than 30 hours per week.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Health Care & Dependant Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Disability Plans
  • Vacations & Holidays
  • Health Services
  • Mother's Room / Lactation Rooms
  • Fitness Benefits
  • Discounts
  • ... and so many more!

What is it that defines Celgene? Is it our unique products and our innovative approach to treating disease? Is it our cutting-edge research addressing a broad range of conditions? Our growing reputation as an important contributor to medical progress? Our commitment to healthcare providers and compassion for their patients? While each of these factors contributes in significant ways to what Celgene is, they represent only part of the story.

Most fundamentally, Celgene is its employees, who are focused on the single mission of delivering innovative therapies to patients with unmet medical needs in cancer and inflammatory diseases. They are a varied group of talented people, including Ph.D. bench scientists, sales representatives, manufacturing engineers, information technology professionals, clinical research physicians, lab technicians, marketing professionals, regulatory experts, accounting and finance personnel, clinical coordinators, senior executives, human resource managers, nurses and pharmacists.

As different as each of these positions and the individuals who hold them are, they are united in their commitment to discover, develop and market life-enhancing drugs that make a measurable difference in the lives of millions of people. Our employees are in the right place, at the right time, doing the right things, to build on the Company's scientific and commercial achievements.

Celgene has been fortunate to attract employees of the highest caliber since its earliest days. More recently, as our rapid commercial growth has required the acquisition of specialized skills, we have benefited from the increased availability of highly trained and qualified individuals as a result of consolidation in the pharmaceutical industry. We are gratified that these individuals have decided to build their careers at Celgene.

We believe that our ongoing success will enable us to maintain this extraordinary level of commitment and to continue to attract the best people at every level of the organization.

Celgene Reviews

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    It is a great opportunity to work for a company that is growing so much and with such good products

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    A lot of exposure to new indications and launches

    Cons

    The amount of work increases too quickly for the number of employees

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Celgene Interviews

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Updated 29 Sep 2014

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    Immunology Specialist Interview

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    I was contacted by an outside recruiter and asked if I was interested in interviewing with Celgene. I interviewed in person on a Tuesday and had a second interview with the same hiring manager on Wednesday. Each interview was 2 hrs long. I flew to New NJ for an interview with the VP of sales on Friday. I was extended an offer on following Monday afternoon.

    Interview Questions
    • The volume of questions was unexpected. Right in the middle of my interview the manager called someone that I knew at Celgene. Very unexpected.   Answer Question
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Celgene Awards and Accolades

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100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2009
The World's 100 Most Innovative Companies, Forbes, 2011
Best Employers in America, Business Insider, 2013
Best Employers in America, Business Insider, 2014
Best Biotech Employer in America, BioSpace, 2014
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Additional Info

Website www.celgene.com
Headquarters Summit, NJ
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1986
Type Company - Public (CELG)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue £2 to £5 billion (GBP) per year

Celgene is a multinational biopharmaceutical company committed to improving the lives of patients worldwide.

At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our mission as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.

There are numerous clinical trials at major medical centers using compounds from Celgene. Investigational compounds are...
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