Employee Benefits and Wellness

Celgene employees enjoy a high level of benefits — befitting our most important resource. These benefits include opportunities for professional development and a wide range of wellness options.

Continuous Learning and Professional Development

Our success in achieving business objectives depends on the contributions of each employee. We’re committed to the professional and managerial development of all employees to meet both the changing demands of their positions and to help them achieve their personal and professional goals. These principles guide our employee development efforts:

  • Managers must know the capabilities and aspirations of their people.
  • 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.

We encourage employees to take part in courses of study that enhance their general development and support continuous learning and professional development. This supports our philosophy of learning and development by advancing employees’ personal and technical development to help them achieve individual goals and corporate objectives.


Employee Training Session

Professional development opportunities also contribute to enabling employees to incorporate Celgene’s “Leadership Success Behaviors” — five practices of individuals who produce exceptional results — into everyday operations. In addition to formal leadership development programs, there are numerous tools available to help employees envision and plan for rewarding careers at Celgene. For example, My Career Profile is a robust career development tool that enables employees to consolidate their experiences and career aspirations in one place to facilitate employee and manager career discussions, allowing us to match our talent with the experiences and career opportunities that correspond to employees’ strengths and business needs.

Enhancement to Employee Benefits for U.S. Employees

Celgene Human Resources continuously engages with employees in meaningful conversations to find ways to make their experience at Celgene better. In 2018, these conversations with U.S. employees helped us to better understand how their benefits and policies could be enhanced to address their needs and concerns.

As a result of this feedback and in keeping with our culture, we have enhanced our U.S. benefits offerings. This includes increasing flexibility for employees to navigate the demands of career and home life, providing options for employees to customize their work schedules, and supporting employees who have growing families.

Increased Paid Parental Leave
Becoming a new parent is a life-changing event. To support new parents and to assist with balancing work and family, Celgene U.S. provides eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of paid time off to care for a newly born infant or new adopted or foster child. The amount of the benefit is 100 percent of the employee’s base salary, determined by the employee’s regularly scheduled hours of work. If both parents work at Celgene and meet the eligibility requirements, both employees are eligible for the benefit. In addition, at the end of the 12-week Paid Parental Leave, adjusting back to a daily routine can be challenging for the employee and child. Celgene’s U.S. employees can now gradually “bridge back” to work part-time with full pay for up to four weeks based on their regular scheduled hours of work.

Caregiver Leave Benefit
Caring for a family member with a serious illness is one of life’s greatest challenges. As a company focused on improving the lives of patients, Celgene recognizes that our employees are caregivers as well. Celgene provides eligible U.S. employees with up to six weeks of paid time off to care for an immediate family member with a serious illness.

Backup Child or Elder Care
This offering provides a backup service for employees whose regular child care or elder care becomes unavailable.

Additional Maternity Support
These expanded benefits include nutrition, pediatric and lactation consultation. Additionally, nursing mothers traveling on business will be able to freeze and ship breast milk home to their child with this new benefit.

Flexible Work and Summer Hours
With the demands of career, family and home life, Celgene supports our employees and provide them with the flexibility to balance their personal and professional lives with the Flexible Work Arrangement program. Face-to-face interaction is an important part of Celgene’s collaborative culture, but technology has enabled many employees to perform some duties remotely. In addition, Celgene also provides Summer Hours, enabling eligible employees to leave the office on Fridays at 1:00 p.m. local time to get a head-start on the weekend, if their schedules permit.

Wellness Options

Celgene’s investment in employees extends to their health and well-being. That’s why Celgene offers a number of healthy living programs, services, and educational opportunities. These opportunities include nutritious food and exercise programs, and health programs both in the U.S and internationally.

United States


United Kingdom and Ireland



Australia and New Zealand