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Celgene Reviews

Updated 14 October 2017
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  • Work/life balance could be better, educational assistance should be a little more competitive (in 17 reviews)

  • Becoming more like Big Pharma than biotech (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Drug safety"

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    Current Employee - Drug Safety Specialist in Hillingdon, England
    Current Employee - Drug Safety Specialist in Hillingdon, England

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

    Pros

    Good values and decent salary

    Cons

    Improvement in management and communication


  2. "Too much focus on making money"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Scientist in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pipeline but facing severe competition in therapeutic areas. Have lost monopoly in MM.
    Good rewards but at a social price.

    Cons

    Lack of prioritisation
    Leadership team needs to be changed. Not connected to work force. Continous mantra without validation
    Work life balance talked a lot but not in practice.
    Expensive products that are Continously rejected by NICE.

    Advice to Management

    Connect with your people and move with the times. It's people that make a company.


  3. "Exciting, engaging, hard work."

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility and a culture of empowerment.
    High rewards for performance.
    Strong sense of mission and trust on the Haem/Onc side of the business.

    Cons

    Lean structure means that workload can be high.
    Senior management can get disconnected from the teams because of lack of focus.

    Advice to Management

    Focus, focus, focus. Work harder on your teams than you do on managing upwards.


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  5. "KAM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Celgene full-time

    Pros

    Culture, products, vision, people and professionalism

    Cons

    Perception of high individual workload


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    "good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Celgene full-time

    Pros

    Exciting pipeline - lots of interesting molecules in the pipeline
    Excellent senior management team

    Cons

    High staff turnover - lots of good colleagues left recently


  7. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Celgene full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    looks after its employees and puts patients first

    Cons

    not always easy to keep work/life balance - work takes over!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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    "Good overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has a feel of a company that is heading in the right direction and doing the right thing, for the right reasons. Is very well respected within the industry, good place to work, benefits get better the more senior you get (if you can get there).

    Cons

    A lot of ideas discussed, projects created and work completed only for it to be lost in the decisions of senior management or another project the following year to completely change the direction.
    Some of the internal processes aren't in place for what you'd expect at such a company.

    There is discontent amongst those that have been there 5+ years that the company isn't what it used to be - This is inevitable to some degree and not necessarily a con.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees and actively use the work that they do, check that your lower level management is not saying one thing up the ladder and doing another thing down it.


  9. "No rewards for hard work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Stock options if joined before 2013. Great pipeline and potential to be leaders in Biotech.

    Cons

    Career Progression based on department. Little opportunity in some departments. Depends on friends of managers rather than work ethic. Be prepared to work your behind off - i mean more than 10 hours a day without being rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees fairly


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Drug Safety Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, development opportunities

    Cons

    Could listen to employees opinion a little more.


  11. "Great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Celgene full-time

    Pros

    Impressive benefits come with job and no expenses spared on staff. Company has a great product portfolio and development pipeline.

    Cons

    There is too much reliance on in house training with very little out in the field. Salaries can be very variable.


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