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Novartis Reviews in East Hanover, NJ

Updated Jun 27, 2014
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2.8 10 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Novartis CEO Joseph (Joe) Jimenez Jr.

Joseph (Joe) Jimenez Jr.

(4 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance can be achieved if you prioritize it(in 14 reviews)

  • Great products, challenging environment, good pay and benefits(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • There are different cultural norms for work/life balance depending on site & business unit(in 11 reviews)

  • People loosing focus on business due to senior management style(in 6 reviews)

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    Rigid organization

    Director (Current Employee) East Hanover, NJ

    ProsCompensation is reasonable and benefits are good. Novartis is a company with global reach with resources for global projects.

    ConsThere are many layers of redundant people and many without a lot to do. It can be difficult to move projects forward because of the bureaucracy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMuch of middle level management hardly works. Consider reducing the use of HR in talent planning. Focus on the productivity of staff. The company is paying for a lot of corporate deadwood in East Hanover.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Scientist with 6 years experience

    Scientist (Current Employee) East Hanover, NJ

    ProsClose to home and good benifit

    ConsInprove performance review system and life/work balance

    Advice to Senior Managementimprove poor management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The Land of CYA

    Director (Former Employee) East Hanover, NJ

    ProsThe comp package is quite good, but expect to work hard to keep it.

    ConsThe politics are overwhelming, so be prepared to wade through the mire of red tape.
    The corporate motto may be "Caring and Curing" but the actuality is "make your numbers or your fired."

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the employees. Open workspace isn't the answer to becoming a great company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Keep your resume updated.

    Corporate Drone (Former Employee) East Hanover, NJ

    ProsNVS provides great benefits and the tradeable options are great in this economy.

    ConsDespite what Senior Management say, the culture is "make your numbers or you're fired."
    Lousy severance package.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart listening to what your employees are saying rather than what you THINK they're saying.

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