Novartis Pharmaceuticals
3.4 of 5 460 reviews
www.pharma.us.novartis.com East Hanover, NJ 5000+ Employees

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.4 460 reviews

                             

74% Approve of the CEO

Novartis Pharmaceuticals President André Wyss

André Wyss

(110 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Wary of working for Big Pharma

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPay, flexible work schedule and benefits

    Conscareer development, management and culture

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Management should listen more to their employees.

    Medical Advisor (Current Employee)
    East Hanover, NJ

    ProsLots of perks, a lot of flexibility to work remotely and in regards to schedule.

    ConsThere is a huge lack of communication and cooperation between different functions and between management and employees. There is little openness to challenge of ideas and subject matter experts are usually disregarded. People work in silos, and the organization is hugely political.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider listening to your people more, you have a lot of very experienced knowledgable people that can contribute greatly to the business. People are passionate and feel valor ate when they are listened to and considered. Additionally, try to on board people better, a lot of teams, people is thrown to a position with no guidance what so ever and sometimes with not very welcoming teams.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Upper management's fantasy world allows them to believe they've reinvented the wheel

    Neuro Psych Specialist (Former Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    ProsDirect report management was great

    ConsThe upper management is either in denial or smoking something

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to "the front lines!" ((Sadly, this will never happen, rather it's easier to stay quiet, check Facebook & collect an unreasonably high salary to look busy while making no difference whatsoever. Thank God for R & D!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Toxic culture perpetuated from senior management down, constant box checking and micromanagement.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsField based sales teams in many areas are exceptionally talented. In spite of toxic management, some great products, making their way to the patients because of exceptional field force. The goal of best in class patient services programs will be achieved, slowly, in spite of itself. Excellent benefits, salary, and diversity.

    ConsSenior management issues are rampant throughout organization. Realignments and reorganizations are the norm. Culture of the organization is one that encourages shameless self promotion and working in silos. Collaboration and innovation frowned upon and often punished. Box checking/micromanagement from the highest levels down. Problem employees/managers protected and promoted. The disconnect between home office and field team is much larger then in other companies. Too many layers of management, lack of respect for the organization in many markets.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I got whiplash from the number of times management changed their minds

    Associate (Current Employee)
    Emeryville, CA

    ProsGood commute, non "upper" management level people were awesome, had a really good boss but unfortunately he could not handle the crazy dramatic inconceivable personalities around him

    ConsSwear to god, i think there are some governments run better than Novartis Emeryville

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe realistic about goals and timelines. Don't just implement a system or change without good communication.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Novartis was a great company to me throughout my career, but things are different now

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt was a great place to work and still is in the oncology division

    ConsAll about bottom line, too many internal processes, they do not value the people that got them to the top.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind your soul

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    overall positive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proschange in culture values and expections

    Consnot enough products coming out. Products going off patent

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a vision. Dont be afraid of doing copromotions

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    I was a great place to be!

    Primary Care (Current Employee)

    ProsLearned alot and did well witrh the company

    ConsUnfortunately within the last 10 years the sales force has gone from 8,000 representatives down to roughly 600.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet the representatives do what they do best!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Executive Neuroscience Specialist (Former Employee)
    Guaynabo, PR

    ProsGreat salary,used to be very aggressive and used to have lost of money to invest.

    ConsThey had all the eggs in one basket, hypertension. No pipeline very unstable

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's for the long term health of the company

    Field Representative (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsGood training. Lots of resources.

    ConsPoor culture. You're a number. You're in fear of being downsized every year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou're turnover of good people is hurting the long term bottom line.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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