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Novartis Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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3.4 224 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

Novartis CEO Joseph (Joe) Jimenez Jr.

Joseph (Joe) Jimenez Jr.

(107 ratings)

70% 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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    too much politics, can't get things done

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood work life balance, pays well

    Consmanagers are not here for patients, but for climbing corporate ladder

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    Novartis....used to be better....just ok now.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat Benefits, Bonus and Stock if you are in Oncology. Other areas have been up and down, which can effect your bonus.

    ConsRuns very lean, a lot of travel, high pressure, long hours everyday.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hopeless

    VSS (Current Employee) Marion, IL

    ProsWas a new start for something

    ConsSold to Gsk and project over

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Finance Manager (Current Employee) Parsippany, NJ

    ProsSmart employees, very challenging work

    ConsHard work does not always guarantee a promotion. Seems like the company is more concerned with developing the other countries employees and US employees are not given the same opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe fair and identify the real talent in the organization and not the chosen ones

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Marketing and Sales analyst

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsReally dynamic, lots of projects and challenges

    ConsDepend on which country you are, but personal evolution is really low (verify if there is growth in your country, if not structure don't move). There is good salary, but really stable over the years. Management is really based and focus on financial aspects.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mixed

    Regional Key Account Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsBecause it is such a diverse organization there are several areas for career growth.

    ConsPoor planning. Many lay offs. Too conservative.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease your financial investment in strategic planning.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    operator

    Production (Current Employee) Humacao, PR

    Prosi work because i need the job experience

    ConsFDA training,GMP training, safety training

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people, future in doubt

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prospay, benefits, people, environment, safety

    Consred tape, low product base, systems

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

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    Very serious and uptight. Good science, big egos.

    Scientist I (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsSalary is good. Resources are good. Bright minds for discussing ideas.

    ConsCan be slow to change. Management is extremely top down, and has too many layers. Roles are very rigid, difficult to get exposure to areas outside of individual specialty.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees at all levels- ideas don't always have to come from the top!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Used to be managed better 5 years ago

    ScientistI (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsNice benefits, ok salary, lunch is subsidized so it is very affordable for a good lunch.

    ConsHas no more vision, the leadership does not show where the institute is headed. Very little communication from above.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTell the employees what is happening

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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