Novartis
3.4 of 5 200 reviews
www.novartis.com Basel, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

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Very serious and uptight. Good science, big egos.

Scientist I (Current Employee)
Cambridge, MA

I have been working at Novartis full-time for more than 8 years

ProsSalary is good. Resources are good. Bright minds for discussing ideas.

ConsCan be slow to change. Management is extremely top down, and has too many layers. Roles are very rigid, difficult to get exposure to areas outside of individual specialty.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees at all levels- ideas don't always have to come from the top!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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An unsustainable bureaucratic nightmare.

Operations Supervisor (Current Employee)
Lincoln, NE

I have been working at Novartis full-time for more than a year


Pros: Strong systems which do not leave much flexibility for the way things are… Cons: The pro is also the con. The systems are so rigid that they stifle new growth and inhibit new or unique ideas. Thinking outside the… Advice to Senior Management: There is so much dead weight at the Lincoln, NE facility! Getting rid of about half the work force of non-performers would speed up remediation… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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The future is bright!

Quality Management (Current Employee)
Johns Creek, GA

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


Pros: Novartis is a socially responsible company that I am proud to work for. The pipeline of future products both with Novartis as well as… Cons: The acquisition and integration of Alcon into Novartis has created a temporary rocky spot as the company works thru the… Advice to Senior Management: As you work through the integration and culture change activities, remember that additional bureaucracy… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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