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Military and Veterans 

Join the many veterans, reservists, guardsmen and military spouses who are continuing to transform lives through their work at BMS. 

Go from mission-critical to life-changing.

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we provide a rewarding environment for veterans to build their careers, develop as individuals and create a new life for themselves and their families.

Making the transition from your military career to your civilian life is challenging. To help, we formed a dedicated Veterans Community Network (VCN), where you can receive support from fellow service members, foster engagement and create a community of veterans, reservists, guardsmen and military spouses in our workplace. 


Some tips to keep in mind

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Your plan

Think about your personal and professional goals and how you can apply your experiences to the journey ahead.

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Transferable skills

BMS considers military experience to be equivalent to many educational and technical requirements. Leadership, teamwork and efficient performance under pressure are just a few attributes military veterans bring to the corporate environment, and those attributes are strongly considered even when qualifications are not an exact match.

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Job search

Focus on jobs that not only interest you, but that you are also qualified to perform. A well-written resume will help recruiters see how your skills align with the job.

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Your resume

It’s important to align your skills, training and accomplishments—and their relevancy—to the job’s basic requirements. If you’re applying to more than one job, it’s often helpful to have several versions of your resume, each corresponding to the different roles/positions.

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Your interview 

Before you interview at BMS, seek advice from someone who’s been in your shoes. Your recruiter can connect you with one of our Veterans Community Network (VCN) ambassadors.

If you’re ready for a career with us and have a disability that inhibits your ability to complete our application process, we’re happy to provide assistance. Simply email [email protected] .

Continue your meaningful mission 

If you want to be inspired every day by incredibly interesting, life-changing work, that’s exactly what you’ll find at BMS. Whether it’s Project Management, Manufacturing, Communications, Logistics or Cybersecurity, your transferable skills may be exactly what we need. Your mission is clear: apply today.

Supporting military members like Ken

Shortly after joining BMS, Ken Faria found out he was being deployed for several months as a member of the Air National Guard. Without hesitation, his manager and team stepped up to support him during his military leave—and then worked together to make his transition back into civilian life as seamless as possible.

This level of support is something every military-connected individual can expect at BMS. You’ll also be directly supported by like-minded peers through our award-winning employee resource group for the military-connected community. Now is the time to apply the skills you built during your military career to help us change the future of health for humanity.

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Our commitment to the Guard and Reserve

“As Board Chair and CEO of Bristol Myers Squibb, I am honored to sign the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Statement of Support. This represents our unwavering commitment to supporting military servicemembers both inside and outside of our workplace. We deeply value the distinctive skills and leadership that our servicemembers bring to our workforce, and we actively foster opportunities to hire, develop, and retain our Veterans,  Guardsmen and Reservists. In times of peace and conflict alike, we will continue to recognize and support our country’s servicemembers and their families. Thank you for your service.”

Military Spouses 

BMS recognizes that military spouses’ careers are impacted by their service members’ military service. That’s why we partner with Hiring Our Heroes (HOH), a valuable resource with events and programs open to military and veteran spouses, as well as military caregivers.


In addition to supportive management and leadership, BMS has a Military Leave Policy that provides full salary while an employee is deployed for up to 24 months, including additional time for readjustment. 


Our company has a long history of employing veterans across our entire business. We find that veterans bring the leadership, perseverance, discipline and teamwork skills that enhance our culture and business results. From early-career candidates transitioning back to civilian life to experienced veterans seeking mid- to senior-level roles, there is a place for any veteran on our team. 

Featured Career Stories

Read the career stories of veterans, reservists, guardsmen and military spouses to learn how they are building their careers and putting their transferable skills to use at BMS.

Hear from our military members 

Military veterans, reservists, guardsmen and military spouses are finding valuable careers and supportive teammates at BMS.


Your leadership, experience in the military, and the ability to problem-solve will allow you to quickly climb, whether your ambition is upward or lateral mobility."

Jose Munoz

U.S. Marine Corps, Manager Cell Therapy Warehouse Operations

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I was told numerous times to take care of things at home and the work at BMS would get covered by my colleagues and management as needed. They understood when I had to leave early to pick up one of my children from school. In my situation, it was just a very flexible and good atmosphere to be in."

Heather Dexter

Spouse of U.S. Army Reservist
Scientist, Research & Early Development

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When I joined BMS, I sensed a real family feel here. When I got in here, I realized I'd joined another family that will help me grow just like the Air Force."

Charles Agyemang

Air Force National Guard
Manager of Downstream, Single Use Facility Manufacturing, GPS

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The work we do is so rewarding

We are proud to be one of the best companies for the military-connected community, helping to build careers and create new opportunities for those who have served our country. 

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