Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Great company, however don't expect to be compensated

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Current Employee - Engineering Associate in East Hanover, NJ
Current Employee - Engineering Associate in East Hanover, NJ

I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Pros

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

Cons

Monetary 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 ManagementAdvice

Promote from the inside and show them the same respect and compensation you would an external hire.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Novartis Sales Force options

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    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    excellent products and more in the pipeline

    Cons

    travel, paperwork time, the 10 hours a week doing expenses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We have to get out of the catering business...we have to become partners for the doctors. Resources. Managed Care must be enabled more...they have to offer more opportunities for healthcare groups to value our products. We drive too much in big states. states should be divided into smaller territories and one rep covers most products for a smaller group of physicians. Then we create relationships with 50 customers who see us often instead of travel time in a car. No one has to determine who the correct Novartis rep is... Might not be necessary in cities, but a rep in a smaller town would have local ties & cover just the local area.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    it's ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Researcher in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Researcher in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    the people are great and we are challenged

    Cons

    managers like micro managing and give little freedom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less stuffy

    Approves of CEO
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