Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Overall a good place to work until 2009

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Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Sewell, NJ
Current Employee - Sales Representative in Sewell, NJ

I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Very professional, organized company to work

Cons

The Management that began in Jan 2009 was horrible. Most of the management was downsized in 2012, so maybe the culture has improved.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your employees when they give advice. Have check and balances in place for management.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive 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 for 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 for 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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