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Top down management, lack of people empowerment

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Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Basel (Switzerland)
Current Employee - Associate Director in Basel (Switzerland)

I have been working at Novartis

Pros

-Amazingly beautiful and lush campus environment
-Fully supportive of flexible and work from home arrangements

Cons

-Big, slow, bureaucratic organization
-Too Germanic and conservative, not flexible or innovative in thinking style.
-Dreadful IT support and HR management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Flatter structure, encourage bottom up people empowerment, open accountability, honesty and creativity.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ok place to work at. good balance between family and work life (though depends on project you are in)

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    Former Employee - Solution Architect/Manager  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Solution Architect/Manager in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Novartis

    Pros

    Relaxed work culture. Chances to learn new things when they implement new products. Easy to get average ratings during appraisal cycle. Senior management understands issues if explained properly. Good allowance limits for hotel booking when travelling on business trips

    Cons

    When it comes to IT, senior management is too much vendor oriented. They want to outsource as many applications as possible, without even looking at what is good for company and existing Technical employees. International assignment options for someone working in India are too less. Lack of technical exposure for technical IT people. Too much of documentation. Technical work in a project will be only 10% and documentation will be 90%

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a precious experience for me to work there.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at Novartis

    Pros

    As it just started there is a lot of opportunity to do different things and there is more opportunity for promotion.

    Cons

    It seems oversea experience is critical to get a good position. Local accociate has great disadvantage even they might equally competent or better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is true that talent is the most important for the company. But you'd better do more than say that.

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