Novartis Pharmaceuticals
3.4 of 5 462 reviews
www.pharma.us.novartis.com East Hanover, NJ 5000+ Employees

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Great company, however don't expect to be compensated

Engineering Associate (Current Employee)
East Hanover, NJ

ProsCompany has a great repuation and supports the advancement of it's personnel. Benefits are pretty decent.

ConsMonetary compensation isn't up to par. Starting salaries may be competitive to bring you into the company, however promotions are not readily attained, and annual raises amount to 3 - 4.5 percent, about enough to cover inflation.

Job continuum's for potential salary don't necessarily indicate where your salary will actually fall on the range. In order to work towards a significantly higher salary, it seems that you have to leave the company then get rehired at the appropriate salary band. Internal promotions don't necessarily mean you will earn the same as an external hire. "Pay for performance" is lip service.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from the inside and show them the same respect and compensation you would an external hire.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Paralysis by Analysis

    Associate IT Director (Current Employee)
    East Hanover, NJ

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals


    Pros: Good benefits if you have a family. Also have good pension and… Cons: Employees are not trusted or empowered. Hi level of constant review and approval before moving forward. Promotions are not based on accomplishments or meeting/exceeding objective.… Advice to Senior Management: Reduce the processes and allow experienced employees to do their job. Also, don't… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great people - senior leaders must learn to trust them.

    Director (Former Employee)
    East Hanover, NJ

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals


    Pros: Great people work at Novartis. Passionate about healthcare, most of them sincere about making a difference. There are opportunities for career development for those willing… Cons: From senior leaders on down, people are often reluctant to make a decision, to be accountable, to speak up for what they think is right,… Advice to Senior Management: Dan - let your businesses run like global divisions and units -- hands off. Don't run the company like… More
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