Novartis Animal Health US

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Novartis Animal Health US Reviews

Updated December 30, 2014
Updated December 30, 2014
18 Reviews
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18 Reviews
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  1.  

    A lot of Inequality within departments

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis Animal Health US full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freedom with work hours and able to work from home as needed.

    Cons

    Favoritism based on sex and race within departments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Was a good company at one time

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    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Greensboro, NC

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation and good benefits. Fairly good work/life balance for sales reps out in the field.

    Cons

    Back-stabbing amongst some co-workers. Lack of authenticity and openness from the management team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let Elanco take over

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company! I miss it...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at Novartis Animal Health US full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were very competitive for the area. The employees were professional and friendly. Location could not be beat!

    Cons

    We screwed up some great product and a wonderful company when our manufacturing sites made major errors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Company has been sold

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis Animal Health US full-time

    Pros

    good benefits and vacation, pay

    Cons

    The 2 year rotation of all managers. You will have a new boss every few years.

  6.  

    good company

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    Current Employee - Field Sales
    Current Employee - Field Sales

    I have been working at Novartis Animal Health US full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    large company
    decent benefits
    good worklife balance

    Cons

    ever changing leadership, benefits have been decreasing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good sales people don't always make good managers

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once a great company, now only a shell of it's former self.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis Animal Health US full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Generally great people, with a lot of passion.
    Good benefits, retirement, etc.
    Focused portfolio

    Cons

    Too many processes and procedures - run more like a bank than an animal health company
    Current global leadership started out strong, but has morphed into short term, quarter by quarter reactionary leadership - slow to support and quick to critisize.
    Lack of R&D success and continued cost cutting, plus extensive stock outs have completely gutted the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Finalize the sale to Elanco and retire as soon as possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging times ahead for NAHUS employees

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Novartis Animal Health US full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility. Work life balance depending on direct management.

    Cons

    Challenging times coming up with the acquisition by Elanco. Uncertainty as to the future of the site. Continue to ask for more with less resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Long Time Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis Animal Health US full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Overall i think the company has good benefits. The company has been pretty good the last couple of years in taking care of the employees during a challenging business situation. The overall culture of AH division is good and for the most part a nice atmosphere to work in. I had a great time and really enjoyed working with them.

    Cons

    I have always felt that leadership had a Lack of future vision and no long term strategy. It feels like we were never able to make a big play to move the company forward. On one side there was good flexibility based on your manager, but overall poor work/life balance. Not uncommon to find myself working nights/weekends. Always a lack of staffing meaning the employees were always expected to take on more and more work. Not necessarily more compensation for additional workload either. Lots of cumbersome internal processes that prolonged decision making and made getting things done difficult.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's Getting Harder to Enjoy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Employees, products,animal health industry, comraderie

    Cons

    Procedures, compensation, strategic direction unclear

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategic direction unclear

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some good, some very bad

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    Current Employee - Field Sales in Oregon City, OR
    Current Employee - Field Sales in Oregon City, OR

    I have been working at Novartis Animal Health US full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some very good people are in isolated areas of the company.

    Cons

    Poor management in many areas, very little training, compensation and ranking biased toward high population-growth areas. Management by spreadsheet, creates incentive for unethical practices among sales force. Advancement criteria leads to unethical behavior by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include market-share as a primary component in incentive and ranking programs. Admit to product weaknesses and work to compete with quality instead of asking the sales force to offer "me-too" products to an unreceptive market. Your best products are made by someone else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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