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Ok place to work

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Parsippany, NJ
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ

I worked at Novartis

Pros

- summer Fridays
- hours not too grueling

Cons

- P&G haven (without the resources)

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Invest in your employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  East Orange, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Orange, NJ

    I have been working at Novartis

    Pros

    - challengible global working environment;
    - Good career evelopment opportunity;
    - talent co-workers;
    - rich compounds and strong pipeline;
    - efficient management team

    Cons

    - complicated and out-of -date working reporting system;
    - lack of standidaziaion of working procedures, trial reporting procedures;
    - heavy workload

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Implementation of the new advanced reporting procedures and system
    - standadize the working procedures and clinical trial reporting procedures

    Recommends
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    Great option for an industry postdoc

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scientist  in  Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scientist in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Novartis

    Pros

    Great resources, great collaborators, smart people, and competitive pay. If you are looking for an opportunity to learn drug development, but focus on basic (publishable) biomedical research for your postdoc, NIBR is the place to do it.

    Cons

    If you are looking to get hired on after your postdoc is over, this probably isn't the place to try. It happens, but it's somewhat rare. You also have to remember that publishing is your priority, not anybody else's at the company. Everyone else is focused on making drugs, not publishing.

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    NIBR could use some clear guidance from upper management. What makes a good drug target, what makes a bad one? When is basic research essential to a project and when is it a distraction? These questions seem to be answered after the fact, rather than anticipated and directed from the outset.

    Recommends
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