Fun Facts on Work/Life at Bristol-Myers Squibb
As a result of its many work/life programs for U.S. employees—from family leave to child care and scholarship programs for employees’ children—Bristol-Myers Squibb has consistently ranked among Working Mother magazine’s Best Companies. Here are some reasons why.
The company has awarded a total of 160 scholarships to employees' children through the Bristol-Myers Squibb National Merit Scholarship Program and the Career Education Awards Program.
- 58 employees took advantage of the tuition reimbursement program.
- 899 employees took family leave to care for newborn and adopted children.
- 15 employees received financial assistance to help defray the costs of adopting a child.
- 1,531 children were cared for at the onsite child development centers in Hopewell, Lawrenceville and Plainsboro, New Jersey; and in Wallingford, Connecticut. The number includes preschoolers and school age children.
- The child development centers provided 4,942 days of summer camp care in June, July and August.
- The school holiday program provided 2,022 days of care for 768 employees’ children.
- Backup child care programs offered by its onsite child development centers, Just in Time Care and a program in New York City, served 539 children, saving 1,891 work days for employees.
- The National Access Program saved 72 families more than $50,000 in child care tuition. This program—implemented last year—offers tuition discounts to selected national child care centers.
- 50 new scholarships were awarded to employee’s children, bringing the total scholarships given through the Bristol-Myers Squibb National Merit Scholarship Program and the Career Education Awards Program to 160.
- Monthly lunchtime seminars focused on balancing work/life responsibilities, parenting and elder care.