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Big Pharm Great Pipelines

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Current Employee - Clinical Trial Head in East Hanover, NJ
Current Employee - Clinical Trial Head in East Hanover, NJ

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great place to work. Very diverse employee population. Respectful colleagues and managers. Great pipelines.

Cons

bureaucracy. only hire experienced people in clinical development.

Advice to Management

Do not let the business opportunity lost in the endless and useless internal process.

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  1. Former employee, loved the company, loved the people

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Novartis truly has some of the best people I have ever worked with. Opportunities to work overseas. Fair compensation. If you work for it, the company is willing to work with you to move into different departments, etc,

    Cons

    In my experience there was an overabundance and over use of email. Work life balance could have used some improvement. Too many "firedrills"

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reinvent yourselves. This organization acts quickly, and adapts quickly. Maintain the focus on attracting and retaining top talent.

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    work life balance doesn't exist

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    Former Employee - Position Being Relocated in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Position Being Relocated in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at Novartis full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    they actually have great benefits compared to other lfie sciences companies. of course they can't compete with Genentech.

    Cons

    wow.. to many to list.
    their moto is to keep talent and promote within. i think it's the complete the opposite considering they've mastered in laying off great FTE employees, sending work off shore, and hiring mainly contractors and temps to save money. If you've been with the company for many years, more than likely, your colleagues who have less years with Novartis are making 30-40% more than you. Now, if you have a close relationship with management, then surely they can get you a 30% pay increase on a promotion without hesitation.

    The indians have very long hours while the Chiefs have a 6 hour work day.

    Advice to Management

    if you truly value talent, then do a better job in keeping them.

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