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great working environment

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

I think is a great place to work because you can learn from the best people in the field. There are many Scientists and you can learn a lot from them

Cons

have to work long hours to finish project as any workplace. It was a long commute for me that s why this new job is better

Other Employee Reviews for Novartis

  1. Helpful (2)

    Experience at Novartis is highly dependent upon group politics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall, Novartis as a whole is not a bad place to work: employees tend to be fairly compensated, the benefits package is good, the vacation policy can be fairly liberal, and the work tends to be interesting and meaningful. Additionally, depending upon which site you are, you might get some extra vacation time between Christmas and New Years which is always a plus.

    Cons

    There is a great degree of differences between groups at Novartis and getting or not getting a promotion tends to depend more upon your group than upon your actual performance. While this is pretty much true no matter where you are, the problem seems to be exasperated at Novartis and senior leadership doesn't seem to do much to prevent it. Additionally, group leadership can be quite toxic and work to actively drive high performance out of a group if they are seen as a political threat.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure standards are being evenly applied across the company


  2. Helpful (6)

    Novartis is NOT a place to grow professionally

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Flexible hours and scheduling - Discounted NVD products - Average benefits. New gym. - Limited opportunities for projects abroad (nationally & internationally)

    Cons

    - Little recognition of effort and work. Management is quick to blame and provides little support to their own groups. - Promotions given even if individuals are not fully qualified - Work is done and prioritized in a constant "crisis" mode, providing little time and opportunity to get "normal" work done.

    Advice to Management

    Provide mandatory performance review of managers from the people they manage! Provide better management training. Stop hiring contracts and then extending their contracts for years with no end in sight. Stop running around like chickens with their heads cut off, you'll hurt yourself and others.


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