Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews in Florham Park, NJ

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3.5 17 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Novartis Pharmaceuticals President André Wyss

André Wyss

(2 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance with many activities for company bonding(in 36 reviews)

  • good company with good benefits(in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Work load is just too much and there is absolutely no work life balance at all(in 24 reviews)

  • No work life balance and lack of promotion opportunity(in 7 reviews)

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    Good company with good leadership here

    Expert Clinical Manager (Current Employee) Florham Park, NJ

    ProsTransparency at many management levels via town hall meetings, discussions

    ConsToo many layers, bureaucratic procedures

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo comment at this time

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

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    It is a good working place.

    SAS Programmer (Current Employee) Florham Park, NJ

    ProsWork and life reach a good balance

    ConsSome groups are too busy.

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    Great experience, but hit a ceiling

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Florham Park, NJ

    Prosyou get exposure to decision making, and new areas from day 1. you are viewed as an expert on your teams - and so until you prove otherwise. very smart colleagues and a culture that values science as the heart of innovation and value. It is a great place to get experience as other companies value what this company is doing well.

    Consthere is no work-life balance. the parking lot at Novartis Oncology was always nearly full routinely at 7pm each day. No advancement and little recognition for the amount or quality of work. Tough place for women to advance in particular.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook outside the box when it comes to leadership or you will get cookie cutter results. Leaders come in different packages - genders, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds. Look for people who manage both up, down, and sideways very well and can motivate and inspire colleagues. Sometimes those that manage up do very poorly down and across, where they really need to have their impact as leaders. They may not be the traditional Novartis leadership package, but you are so lucky to have really talented people. Recognize them, encourage them and promote them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall a great work atmoshphere

    Director (Current Employee) Florham Park, NJ

    ProsFlexzibility, multiple opportunities since there are multiple divisions/business to move in and out of

    Conssometimes can get very hierarchical, management not focuse don career development of employees, highly political environment; not the best when it comes to proactive compensation of high performers

    Advice to Senior Managementbuild trust

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

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    Great place to work

    Senior Clinical Manager (Current Employee) Florham Park, NJ

    ProsGood company to work for, lot's of opportunity to move around internally, very flexible schedule, good pay, great pipeline in oncology, talented colleagues, and nice campus.

    ConsA bit difficult to move up within same team. need to move around to excel in your career. At least there are opportunities

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

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    Fun yet boring

    Global Marketing Business Analyst (Former Employee) Florham Park, NJ

    ProsYou get to meet new people. You also get to learn new things everyday. If you like to learn and work in the pharmaceutical industry, Novartis is the place to be.

    ConsSometimes, work was tedious. Other times, there was little work. Plus the communication between departments was slacking. It was either late or difficult to pick up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo some insourcing.

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

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    Very poor communication and unclear, unproductive processes.

    Administrative Assistant III (Current Employee) Florham Park, NJ

    ProsNice people and physical environment to work in.

    ConsVery poor communication from managers to administration. Very little respect shown toward administration staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your administrative staff with the same respect as your medical colleagues.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very willing to help development of employees

    Project Leader (Former Employee) Florham Park, NJ

    Pros-amazing benefit packages: healthcare packages, bonuses, 401K, education reimbursement, childcare, etc
    -Great pay
    -great work environment
    -friendly employees who are always willing to help others

    Cons-not enough people give focused presentations or host focused meetings- a lot of time is wasted as at meetings as a result

    Advice to Senior Managementgenerally approve senior management decisions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    intellectually challenging and fun

    Intern (Former Employee) Florham Park, NJ

    Prosintellectually challenging work, collaborative environment

    Conswork load sometimes can be a bit more than other firms as far as i know

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting

    Clinical Data Manager (Current Employee) Florham Park, NJ

    ProsThe benefits are not bad

    Consmicromanagement of employess that are experienced

    Advice to Senior Managementstop micromanaging

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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