Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

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Novartis is an overall great employer

  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Cambridge, MA

I have been working at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Innovative culture and good values

Cons

Compensation bonus and promotion salaries low

Advice to Management

Need to do more thorough comparison to compensation within industry

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  1. Better than many other big pharmas

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, MA
    Current Contractor - Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    seemingly more research-driven and less profit-centered than many other companies
    no set working hours
    great facilities and resources
    top-tier talent
    spectacular relocation benefits

    Cons

    Still suffers from some of the same bureaucratic drudgery common in many big pharmas. E.g., town hall meetings with CEOs that issue feel-good statements that amount to nothing substantial, layoffs (although far less than in many other pharma companies)
    Strong precedent to NOT hire postdocs into permanent positions

  2. Best place I have every worked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seniore Administrative Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Seniore Administrative Assistant in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees, President and all the way down the line - everyone is seems to be happy here. They recognize and reward their staff. Ice cream Tuesdays in the summer, bonuses, pension plan...
    They have a nurse on staff.

    Cons

    Some Admins are hired as a contractor and never seem to get hired permanently.
    Too many software systems.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the contractors who are good! Don't leave them hanging. Especially in the IT area. They have great people; but all hired as contract workers and all end up being a contractor for over two years.

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