Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Worked at Novartis for 10+ years. It was fantastic until 2006 . Then layoffs every year until 2012.

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Former Employee - Executive Sales Representative
Former Employee - Executive Sales Representative

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

Pros

Excellent compensation if you did well. Excellent benefits. The outlook for the company looks very promising. Generous severance if you are let go.

Cons

There is no future in pharmaceuticals. Go only if you are young and are not looking for a long term career. There are so many pharmaceutical reps. out there unable to find employment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make people accountable, and don't hire more people than you need.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Great Large Company

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

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

    Pros

    Large company so it has great benefits but hard time with work/life balance. That is up to you.

    Cons

    Large company work life balance is hard if you can't do it for yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice continuous improvement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Stay away from this place...not worth it. Managers do NOT give a sh!t about people.

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    Current Employee - Global Clinical Program Head  in  East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Global Clinical Program Head in East Hanover, NJ

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    None. Not one. Management is too busy giving employees the impression they really care about work/life balance then they tell people they cant work more then 1 day a week at home. Total BS. Nobody is friendly their. People walk around with grins on their faces. All the foreign people are not americanized and you cant even understand what they are saying half the time. They are hired because they get paid half of what americans would have to get paid. This is reflected in the type of people you have to work with on projects. I am talking about most Asians that are not US citizens.

    Cons

    Terrible disjointed end of year review process that does not get done correclty and serve its purpose. Management often admits they need to work on a lot of internal issues. So why havnt they changed things?? They bust your b@ll$ and then will screw you in the end. The average employee does not want to account for their responsibilities and this screws up many project timelines and then people will play the blame game and point fingers and you will get a bad review - if people even submit a review you requested of them - most people don't bother because nobody gets glamorous reviews there. Expect to be average in your review as an employee and just go thru the motions of working there and following the same procesess year after year until you are fed up with the place and quit or get laid off. This is the last place in NJ anyone should want to work. Stay away from it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit your job and join the peace corp. You will learn more valuable life lessons then working here. Then maybe you will actually care about people. Reverse your true values because they are backwards. Treat people with respect. Remember what you learned in Kindergarden about people? Its all true.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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