Celgene Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Celgene Corporation, incorporated in Delaware and headquartered in Summit, New Jersey, discovers, develops, and commercializes medicines for cancer and inflammatory disorders. The company's major product is Revlimid (lenalidomide), in combination with dexamethasone for the treatment of multiple myeloma patients. Revlimid is also approved in the United States for the treatment of patients with transfusion-dependent anemia, due to Low- or Intermediate-1-risk Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) associated with a deletion 5q cytogenetic abnormality with or without additional cytogenetic abnormalities. Revlimid is sold through proprietary risk-management distribution programs, to ensure the safe and appropriate use of these pharmaceuticals. Vidaza is approved for the treatment of patients with MDS.
A former employee shared his/her experience working for Celgene Corporation on Indeed in March 2018:
"Celgene used to have an innovative and collaborative culture where everyone worked together to make the company successful. Now with an influx of new people and a very poorly run HR department, the culture has shifted to one where everyone is watching their back and many people are jumping ship to go to better run companies where you don't need to put in 60 hours per week."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Highly toxic environnement in the in vivo group"
Former Employee - Quality Control says"Funny how it is an anti-cancer company but some of the people can be cancerous, I'm looking at one department in particular. Management is horrible."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Everything. However, they don't care to know what's really wrong because they blame the employee."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Over worked and under payed"
Current Employee - Senior Associate Scientist says"Terrible work atmosphere. Totally non-collaborative. Bad management. Every single person is working on an island with no direction."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"No 401k match unless you stay 5 years Cambridge MA - pharmacology group - Think twice. Look for better opportunities. -Toxic environment - High people turnover -Bad management and Micromanagement ! -Isolation from other departments -Bad reputation of celgene Cambridge pharmacology inside and outside of the company"
Current Employee - Senior Leader says"We were a lucky and fortunate company with Revlimid. During those fat years, however, we got cocky and never invested in hiring great people, and didn’t work on strategy. The few good talent we had left a while back. What remains at the top is a talentless, bureaucratic, myopic group of people with giant egos. They don’t listen, don’t acknowledge mistakes made and continue to think that change is not needed."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"New leadership in HR and Operations have lost site of the staff below them. Management has made questionable decisions which has caused the stock price and total compensation to plummet. A lot of people are jumping ship..."
Project Manager says"Everything culture, arrogant employees and mgmt. don’t be fooled by the 6 month interview period."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"favoritism at middle management and above"
Management (Former Employee) says"Celgene used to have a innovative and collaborative culture where everyone worked together to make the company successful. Now with an influx of new people and a very poorly run HR department the culture has shifted to one where everyone is watching their back and many people are jumping ship to go to better run companies where you don't need to put in 60 hours per week.Work Hours, Culture, Hr, Management"
Senior Manager (Current Employee) says"You'll find yourself surrounded by the same old drama and office politics here. There are too many people who have been stuck in the same position for too long and feel trapped under the glass ceiling. Lots of cynicism, backstabbing, and no teamwork. Their values are weak and their idea of a positive culture is just smoke and mirrors. Don't waste your time or energy here because there are way better opportunities now in other organizations.They bought out the old Merck facilities which are nicely renovated.Hypocrisy. Lack of accountability with weak management."
Logisticien (Current Employee) says"Je Déteste leur politique de recrutement d'emplois . Une grande entreprise comme-t-elle ne recrute même pas les enfants du pays Neuchâtelois.Je ne trouve pasNe recrute que leurs connaissances et famille"
rheumatology account manager (Current Employee) says"call on Rheumatologists, management and culture were very negative"
Clinical Experience (Former Employee) says"It is a great company that has medicine works. Since it grows so fast, no directions all the time. Employees need to figure out a lot to do without any support.great company, always free foodwork without support"
Director, External Quality Assurance, CAR T (Former Employee) says"Lack of clarity from management, unable to provide resources in time to meet deadlines. There was not a great balance of work/life balance. Management was not always receptive to feedback and there were times that they would not follow procedures and would deviate from compliance."
Regional Account Manager (Former Employee) says"A decent place to work; however, they tend to promote people into positions with no prior experience. I guess some people are considered to show potential while others, who demonstrate superior skills and experience, get left behind."
Employee (Current Employee) says"Cut throat environment at every level...employees throw each other under the bus for advancement opportunities. Immature and inexperienced workforce put in inappropriate roles (directors, etc.). Unethical actions being done and encouraged by management for the sake of competition with competitors. Could not work in these conditions"
Finance (Former Employee) says"They promise a lot, but first the 401K, for the first 4 years you can only put your money into their own stock(all your eggs in one basket). Second the finance/shared services group only care about what you have done for me today. Managers are not involved in the day to day and when asked questions get input from their employees then pass off the answer as their own. They also do not work with you to learn their system... They expect you to know their way of doing things or you not good enough. HR is not interested in your problem, only what their managers tell them. Problem is their managers don't know what they are doing. They have a lot of advancement, problem with that is then you have people that don't know what they are doing in charge. They tell you that you can make 150% of your bonus, but they never pay it.noneeverything"
Analyst (Former Employee) says"Leadership cares very little about their team members and they frequently use the good pay and benefits as an excuse to not take care of employee needs."
compounder (Former Employee) says"I was a compounder at the Phoenix plant. They put the carriage in front of the horse with no production. The managment was the worst I have ever worked for! Not to mention the H.R. rep was a joke. I would not recomend this company to anyone who is looking for long term employment(with all the layoffs they had and name changes who knows how much longer they will be around). Thumbs down all around.pay was ok"
Patient Support Representative (Former Employee) says"No formal HIPAA training. Numerous HIPAA violations observed. Training is specifically tailored on a favoritism basis. Management exhibits individual biases towards specific employees."
Lead Test Engineer (Former Employee) says"One of the best companies I have ever worked. Great people to work with. I also love the technology that we implemented. Very successful company and still is."
Customer Care Representative (Current Employee) says"Management is never on the same page and hardly knows whats going on. Job itself is not stressful, work environment is a little stressful. Not very professional. Work from home option is nice after 6 months of employment."
Data Entry Coordinator (Current Employee) says"On a typical day at work can be a relaxed day if management did not watching your every moved. its very uncomfortable. Not the entire company like this. When you are a contract person, you feel uncomfortable and not treated the same as the permanent employees."
Head (Former Employee) says"The company was potentially great with good drugs and pipeline, the problem was the highly toxic human environment, especially after the acquisition of BMS. Some top leaders were ok, some others, Alles more than all, seemed to be there just to sell and dismantle the Company.SalaryEnvironment an poor competence of key managers"
QC (Current Employee) says"The only good thing about Celgene is how other departments are nice to you except your own team. I advice, do not work here, rather work at the summit"
Coordinator (Current Employee) says"General overall comment is that many departments do not strive to raise the bar for performance and/or efficiencies. Management often takes the path of least resistance. If you are looking for advancement or to put your strengths to work, you may want to look at another company.Good CompensationWeak management"
Electronic Submission Specialist (Former Employee) says"For many years I greatly enjoyed coming to work everyday at Celgene. I started to notice some changes like a manager who did not know what she was doing along with her side kick who she got hired. I spent many hours fixing mistakes just so everything was correct only to get bashed by the very person I was helping. If you are not a favorite then you are treated unfairly. The workload is always stong and you are expected to be perfect. Many of my co workers were a joy to work with. The company itself is doing amazing things. It is a good company to work for but you do need to keep to yourslef and be a perfect employee. You do have unlimited amount of sick days but don't dare use them or you will be scolded, doctor's note or not."
Director (Former Employee) says"Despite it phenominal growth, Celgene still acts like it is a small biotech that lives and dies by the stock price. It avoids investing in the ultrastructure that is needed to conduct business according to current standard industry practices, and silences employees who try to improve the Company's current practices. Not a good environment who those who take drug development and regulatory agencies seriously."