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

I worked at Novartis full-time for more than 3 years

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be managed better 5 years ago

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    Former Employee - ScientistI  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - ScientistI in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Novartis full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice benefits, ok salary, lunch is subsidized so it is very affordable for a good lunch.

    Cons

    Has no more vision, the leadership does not show where the institute is headed. Very little communication from above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell the employees what is happening

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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