Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
524 Reviews
3.5
524 Reviews
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Novartis Pharmaceuticals President André Wyss
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132 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance with many activities for company bonding (in 39 reviews)

  • Good work-life flexibility, good benefits, good program for continuing education reimbursement (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • The work-life balance is not well balanced and the pressure is difficult to support (in 30 reviews)

  • No work life balance and lack of promotion opportunity (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Novartis is an excellent place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Scientist
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Scientist

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good pay rate, access to CME's and additional training, great team environment, flexible hours

    Cons

    Contracts are too short and are not extending immediately. Unstable working there as a contractor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make longer term contract positions because learning curver at any company is at least six months.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Summer Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible, Teamwork while also working independently

    Cons

    None really, Great company to intern at

    Recommends
  3.  

    Intern experience with Novartis

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Intern in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People here are really nice and fun to work with. They are all knowledgeable and supportive.

    Cons

    Can be very busy sometimes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Intern in East Hanover, NJ

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great People, Friendly and helpful. Loads of knowledge to gain from the experienced people

    Cons

    None. I had a great experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AP Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - AP Analyst in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Busy place and working as team member and learning new software

    Cons

    In the beginning it was very hard because of lake of training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If all employees put all efforts including off sure location, process would run smoothly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in East Hanover, NJ

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and very good senior leadership. Great Diversity programs and policies and treats employees fairly and with respect.

    Cons

    Difficult to gain new positions in other departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay on your excellent financial control and policies but encourage new innovative thinking to develop new marketplaces.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and team members are awesome. I worked alongside really smart people. Great compensation package and a lot of career advancement training

    Cons

    Very structured with little room for innovation and outside of the box thinking. There isn't much room for mobility. Merit increases are low compared to industry average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove bureaucracies and red bottlenecks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very Favorable experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Committed to R&D spending above peer companies
    Diverse portfolio of industry leading products
    Hire bright people with good values
    Invest in the development of talent
    Beautiful campus

    Cons

    Significant downsizing in field sales, research in recent years
    Heavy workload for many

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    compensation, brand is strong, great company

    Cons

    layoffs abound all the time, low access

  11.  

    Novartis

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Drug Safety Specialist
    Former Employee - Drug Safety Specialist

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Was a great learning experience

    Cons

    Contracts should be longer than 6 months

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