Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Good but don't count on Employee Development unless your in top 2%

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

Pros

The company offers competitive salary, benefits and generous time off. The facilities and amenities are fantastic and the company holds campaigns/activities to engage the employees in various activities. Flex time and telecommuting are also allowed but at the discretion of each manager. Lots of employee resource group activities to support diversity and understanding among the diverse employee base. Rewards and recognitions programs in place and LOTS of town hall meetings and communication forums from senior management.

Cons

Employee development not taken serious unless you are in top/key player in company. The company has been undergoing large layoffs. As a result, the remaining employees are overworked and stressed out. Work life balance means working from home in the evenings after putting in a 8 - 10 hour day at the office. Most employees also respond to calls, emails or requests when on vacation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Show an interest in ALL employee career development and hold vacation time sacred so your words and actions align. Employees are overworked and way too stressed out so start figuring out what information is really needed vs. asking for every variation or minute piece of detail.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Novartis Pharmaceuticals

  1.  

    Poor management and heading in wrong direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Sales Consultant  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Executive Sales Consultant in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    Pros

    Novartis use to be a great place to work but the culture has changed for the worst. Constant changes, management not supportive and HR non-existent. Pipeline gone and not much promising in near future. Very unethic with customers and their dealings.

    Cons

    Very unethic with customers and their dealings. Downsizing every 18 months and constant staff changes. No constancty for customers.Pipeline gone and not much promising in near future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire them all and start over!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Future isn't bright

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

    Pros

    Still a nice company to work for, great benefits (though they are getting worse), mostly nice and well-qualified people

    Cons

    Shaky pipeline, bad decision making by management - remember Famvir? No way they'll find a substitute for Diovan cash cow so it will be one lay-off afer another. The company is going down, hopefully they have enough money in Basel it keep it afloat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back Kurt Graves and Len Kanavy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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