Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews in Emeryville, CA

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Pros
  • Good work life balance with many activities for company bonding (in 38 reviews)

  • Good work-life flexibility, good benefits, good program for continuing education reimbursement (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • Work load is just too much and there is absolutely no work life balance at all (in 26 reviews)

  • No work life balance and lack of promotion opportunity (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Decent company, good people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QC Analyst  in  Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - QC Analyst in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is many opportunities for growth within the company.

    Cons

    Needs more structure and organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic about goals and timelines. Don't just implement a system or change without good communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Rigid place to work - if you have any autonomy in your soul, avoid all costs.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    If you love pharmaceuticals, and you love precision and not communicating with others, you'll be happy here.

    Cons

    No real community effort here. It's cubicle heaven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people breathe. Get some communication going and getaway from the uber-Germanic approach of work for work's sake.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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