Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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overly bureaucratic but high quality science and well integrated multicultural work force

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Current Employee - Lab Head  in  Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Lab Head in Cambridge, MA

I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Pros

Stylish, European organisation. The company pays attention to detail whether it is science, regulatory, PR or employee satisfaction. Social in an American scale.

Cons

Lack of uniform standards in operation. One has to learn how to interact with individual departments. Supervisors often create stressful microenvironment and associates have little protection but seeking other jobs. Very male heavy management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The won't listen. Joe Jimenez is only recently took over leadership and too soon to tell. He may be too American (blunt and profit centric) for a European (more socially committed workplace) company.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

494 Other Employee Reviews for Novartis Pharmaceuticals (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Gave us the keys then took away the car!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, resources, reputation.

    Cons

    Too many chefs sometimes nearly spoiling the soup, then the kitchen staff has to come to the rescue. Our group delivered way above expectations and was promised great things in return and then essentially dismantled with no warning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please think long term. Money market pressure for continuous short term growth is a major underlying factor for the current global economic troubles. Don't give in to it.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It was great for awhile and then it all changed

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consultant  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Flexibility. Good Money. Company Car. Driven Sales Force. Great Reputation with Dr. Community, Great Products.

    Cons

    Micromanagement with "GPS" type computer system for recording calls. Very time consuming expense reports and on going product testing. Disconnect between HQ in NJ and a suffering economy in Detroit in relation to goal setting and realistic metrics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Admit that mail order, generics and the sluggish economy has impacted how Dr.'s can wirte RX and adjust goals so more people can make quota.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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