Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Good company but be prepared to WORK hard

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Former Employee - Product Director in East Hanover, NJ
Former Employee - Product Director in East Hanover, NJ

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

Pros

Training and development, facility, salary and benefits are top notch. There are alot of smart people there that you can learn alot from. One of the best in supporting career development through traditional and untraditional roles.

Cons

Work/life imbalance: associates routinely work 12+ hour days, after hours, vacation. The politics change frequently and the management as a result.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make a change and stick with it long enough to see if effective. The organization changes too rapidly to see what is working and what isn't.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Difficult times to work for Big Pharma

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Pharmaceutical Representative positions usually offer good salaries, decent bonuses and great benefits. Add the freedom & flexibility that comes with working out of your home and it can be a good job.

    Cons

    Novartis is a very conservative organization that often takes too long to react to marketplace changes. They also face significant patent expirations on key products. So inevitably, the first thing a big pharma company does is reduce sales staff. And Novartis recently cut 65% of their U.S. sales force. During my 10 years in pharma, I had to face at least 7 restructuring/layoff scenarios. That is not a fun way to go through your career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    change and reorganization every year for 6 straight years

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Winston-Salem, NC

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best District Managers on the planet

    Cons

    lack of stability and employees are not valued

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leave territories alone for awhile

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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