Novartis Pharmaceuticals
3.4 of 5 425 reviews
www.pharma.us.novartis.com East Hanover, NJ 5000+ Employees

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.4 425 reviews

                             

74% Approve of the CEO

Novartis Pharmaceuticals President André Wyss

André Wyss

(99 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "competitive salaries,good work-life balance,salespeople can achieve realistic goals"
    in 28 reviews
  • "Awesome people, good benefits, secure working environment, job stability"
    in 25 reviews
Cons:
  • "Large company work life balance is hard if you can't do it for yourself"
    in 21 reviews
  • "Not robust career development, there should be more emphasis on your future in Novartis"
    in 11 reviews
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Overall, pretty good company

Clinical Data Manager (Former Employee)
East Hanover, NJ

I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat pipeline, tons of projects going on, good people overall, very nice and convenient facilities (East Hanover), good culture, great benefits.

ConsWhen it comes to managers, it's a hit or miss. You may get a very good one or you may get the complete opposite. Over the last few years, began outsourcing a lot of work, even entire departments, leading to many internal layoffs. These outsourcing companies to a terrible job with the clinical trials! It's a shame where this is headed!

Advice to Senior ManagementWould be more helpful if they hired managers that had good work experience with the type of department they would need to manage.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Clinical Operations, hurdles

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

ProsGreat people, made friends for life. Aesthetically pleasing environment.

ConsRed tape, difficult to complete tasks in a timely manner. Career development and training -poor.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not a bad place

Applications Service Manager (Current Employee)
East Hanover, NJ

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

Proswrok load and flexibility. pay is on par with other pharma

Consvery limited career opportunity in IT dept.

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

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One of the best companies to work for

GTL (Former Employee)
East Hanover, NJ

I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals as a contractor for less than a year

ProsTeam dynamics, spirit and Talent

ConsToo many redundant systems. Delay output.

Advice to Senior ManagementHarmonize sytems

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

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I loved it.

Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Pasadena, CA

I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 10 years

ProsNovartis, provided me the opportunity to grow and excel in the company.

ConsWe had to many levels of management and it took a long time to get an answer.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep management involved with all the key medical group providers.

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

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very good employer with nice manager

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Prosvery good work environment and nice ppl

Consnot much to say though

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Great Company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time

ProsGreat benefits .Great work life balance. Many opportunities to learn and grow. Beautiful Campus and overall atmosphere. Compensation better than most.

ConsWith all of the benefits that were offered it is not always possible to take advantage of what is available. There can be a lot of stress due to the strictly regulated nature of the business.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake more time to understand the individual personalities of the employees.

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

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One of the better pharma companies to work for..

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

ProsGood pipeline and freedom to explore ideas

ConsToo much bureaucracy and politics

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize your good employees

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Great Employer

Technical Assistant (Former Employee)
East Hanover, NJ

I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat working environment with great facilities and beautiful campus. Everyone is very friendly and open to assist you.

ConsThe on going construct created little bit of dust around the offices. Sometimes the noise was really word. Apart from that, nothing unusual I noticed.

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

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I work in a Global role responsible for planning and strategy.

Director (Current Employee)
East Hanover, NJ

I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

ProsVery bright people, challenging environment with high visibility.

ConsCareer opportunities are limited if you are not mobile.

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

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