Novartis

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You'll be as challenged as you care to be here

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Former Employee - Senior Director, IT
Former Employee - Senior Director, IT

I worked at Novartis full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Tremendous scope for movement & development. Great products across a broad range of healthcare solutions. Big, international projects with real impact.

Cons

Mismatched expectations across international teams. Inconsistent management quality across functions & divisions. There are different cultural norms for work/life balance depending on site & business unit. Compensation is middle of the road for most roles/functions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create greater consistency in culture across divisions & sites. There's still greater tribal/functional identity than there is "One Novartis" - which impacts overall quality initiatives and performance.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Exciting to join and even more exciting to leave!

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    Former Employee - Study Manager in Basel (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Study Manager in Basel (Switzerland)

    I worked at Novartis full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -dynamic workplace
    -young workforce
    -beautiful Switzerland HQ campus with 5 star restaurants.

    Cons

    -daily pressure that never last
    -no organization what so ever
    -if you know certain people, congrats you are promoted!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Invest in IT please. We had been so behind technology that I was ashamed to tell which systems we were using.
    -We are human and we need to breathe. Maybe you can see the workforce as humans with a soul and family waiting at home. Nobody works until midnight in Switzerland but in Novartis do.
    -Reduce turnover. I often ended up meeting 4-5 people in the same role in a time frame of 1 year.
    -Value working from home
    -Value committed people.
    -All of the above is valid for Novartis Oncology.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Innovation driven company

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    Current Employee - Regional Chief Financial Officer in Basel (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Regional Chief Financial Officer in Basel (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Novartis full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good career opportunities. Company has a long-term view and invests in people

    Cons

    Company is a bit bureaucratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop other Divisions and dont make them follow what is good for Pharma

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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