Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Advancement is available if you are willing to invest a lot of your personal time on extra projects and
assignments.

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Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Full scale of career opportunities, support at district and corporate level to field are good as long as your manager supports.

Cons

Manager changes seem more frequent and each manager has own agenda and process. Once everyone is on same page then a new manager.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Corporate level directors with 18-24 month contracts and goals cloud longer term vision at field level.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Process engineer in chemical development

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    Former Employee - Principal Scientist  in  East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in East Hanover, NJ

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Large company
    Competitive salary
    Decent benefits
    Can learn a lot due to size of company
    Great bunch of people in the pilot plant before they laid everyone off

    Cons

    Swiss company means that the US always seen as 2nd rate
    They laid off the entire development department in the US
    Company went downhill after stock was listed on the NYSE, now all that matters is increasing profits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shame on you, for sending all the development jobs over to China and laying off thousands of professionals in the US. I hope it comes back to bite you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    decent place to work but a lot of politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    . Good company for starting a career . Little perks like company picnic, lunches, etc

    Cons

    A lot of departments understaffed, overworked. Management pointing fingers at one another. Low-morale is evident but managers ill-equipped to handle. Difficult to professionally move around another department unless you are in the higher management level or unless you are within the group's "elite or hip crowd". Seems to foster a spirit of fraternization among managers rather than foster inspiration to future leaders. A lot of talented and efficient employees specially in key areas were let go without extensive consultation or planning. Use to be "honor-system" now, time-in/out clocks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop with politicking and retain good and efficient employees.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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