Novartis Pharmaceuticals
3.4 of 5 461 reviews
www.pharma.us.novartis.com East Hanover, NJ 5000+ Employees

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.4 461 reviews

                             

74% Approve of the CEO

Novartis Pharmaceuticals President André Wyss

André Wyss

(110 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good work life balance with many activities for company bonding"
    in 32 reviews
  • "good company with good benefits"
    in 27 reviews
Cons:
  • "Large company work life balance is hard if you can't do it for yourself"
    in 22 reviews
  • "Not robust career development, there should be more emphasis on your future in Novartis"
    in 12 reviews
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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proscompetitive salaries,good work-life balance,salespeople can achieve realistic goals

    Consfrequent layoffs,more specialty products,large territories,strict compliance policies

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPay well, good benefits, good severance

    ConsDeclining industry with fewer job offers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Transplant Division

    Executive Transplant Acct Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsForward thinking, positive environment, great research

    ConsDownsizing of organization without good opportunity to obtain other positions within the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo fewer reductions. Work harder to allow downsized employees first shot at other division opportunities.

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

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    Senior Sales Consultant (Current Employee)
    West Palm Beach, FL

    Prosmoney / benefit good / Good pipline

    Consmany changes/ work life balance lack of motivators

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Constantly undergoing change

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are nice... but not sure if all are genuine. Employees have lot of perks in the office.

    ConsVery unstable. It's not always about who can do the work but who can be the most politically savvy.

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    Disappointing 2013.

    Pharmaceutical Sales (Current Employee)

    ProsHard work equals Great Bonus

    ConsWeak Pipe line and Structure

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good years but it is time to move on to a better opportunity.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood local management in midwest.

    ConsGeneral Meds has no pipeline.

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    I got whiplash from the number of times management changed their minds

    Associate (Current Employee)
    Emeryville, CA

    ProsGood commute, non "upper" management level people were awesome, had a really good boss but unfortunately he could not handle the crazy dramatic inconceivable personalities around him

    ConsSwear to god, i think there are some governments run better than Novartis Emeryville

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe realistic about goals and timelines. Don't just implement a system or change without good communication.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Toxic culture perpetuated from senior management down, constant box checking and micromanagement.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsField based sales teams in many areas are exceptionally talented. In spite of toxic management, some great products, making their way to the patients because of exceptional field force. The goal of best in class patient services programs will be achieved, slowly, in spite of itself. Excellent benefits, salary, and diversity.

    ConsSenior management issues are rampant throughout organization. Realignments and reorganizations are the norm. Culture of the organization is one that encourages shameless self promotion and working in silos. Collaboration and innovation frowned upon and often punished. Box checking/micromanagement from the highest levels down. Problem employees/managers protected and promoted. The disconnect between home office and field team is much larger then in other companies. Too many layers of management, lack of respect for the organization in many markets.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Was a great company prior to 2008

    Executive Sales Consultant (Current Employee)
    Greenville, MS

    ProsGreat market base compensation and benefits

    ConsLeadership gone and pipeline is lacking for primary care

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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