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Good Global Company, but Data Management is holding Study Team back

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Clinical Data Manager in Florham Park, NJ
Former Employee - Clinical Data Manager in Florham Park, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Large Global company Very interesting pipeline, particularly with regard to Oncology Translational Medicine Very intelligent and competent scientific & clinical group Team members (on studies I worked) were professional and motivated to do their best

Cons

For Oncology Data Management - lack of DM metrics and thereby accountability. This leads to a culture of who can point the finger the fastest opposed to accepting responsibility for errors and creating processes or improvements to prevent them in the future. Accepted DM culture of doing least amount of work for most amount of money, i.e. abundant and blatant internet surfing and Facebooking while at work. Completely outsourced model (starting to come back in-house) and high on-site contractor use. This is not necessarily a con if appropriate metrics are in place, but since not, fosters continuous blame to CROs and contractors opposed to process correction and thereby negating vendor relationships as well as producing a high turn-over rate of contractors.

Advice to Management

Reward productivity, fire those who want to surf the internet all day. Create / Implement department metrics to assess productivity of individuals. This will also reshape blame culture to one of accountability.

Other Employee Reviews for Novartis

  1. Overall great learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, health benefits, free product

    Cons

    Open office environment, low merit increase

    Advice to Management

    Provide recognition when earned


  2. So far so good!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analytical Analyst in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Analytical Analyst in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Safety of the employee are utmost important. Great working environment that place people's safety first. Work with a great team!

    Cons

    There is a gap between the higher management and operator in the plant, contract employee and Novartis employee. Need to improve the program of " work and balance" such as the fitness facility and etc.


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