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Experience in technical research and development in Novartis Pharma.

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Current Employee - Fellow in Basel (Switzerland)
Current Employee - Fellow in Basel (Switzerland)

I have been working at Novartis full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Very innovative company committed to development of breakthrough medicines.
Good training and personal development opportunities.
Very competitive salary.
Focus on ethical business model.

Cons

High pressure and workload.
Sometimes challenging work-life balance.

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None

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Basel (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Scientist in Basel (Switzerland)

    I worked at Novartis full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of networking opportunities, great working environments (buildings are mostly nice and up to date and with a lot of space and natural lighting), lower levels can get to interact with higher levels. Competitive pay and great life/work balance.

    Cons

    Having done PHD and or post doc in Novartis will not help much landing a position in there. Often management does not consult lower levels when taking decisions, and these are not communicated to all levels a it should. Communication and integration issues exist.

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    Avoid distressing situations for lower levels by improving intentions, goal settings and listen more before taking certain decisions.

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    Current Employee - Market Access Manager in Milano (Italy)
    Current Employee - Market Access Manager in Milano (Italy)

    I have been working at Novartis full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - strong pipeline
    - diversified business
    - clear strategy

    Cons

    - highly political driven
    - different cultures between divisions
    - hiring many leaders from outside

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - promote and reward from within
    - improve work life balance
    - increase salary benchmarks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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