Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews in Florham Park, NJ

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals President André Wyss
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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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  1.  

    Good company with good leadership here

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    Current Employee - Expert Clinical Manager  in  Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Expert Clinical Manager in Florham Park, NJ

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

    Pros

    Transparency at many management levels via town hall meetings, discussions

    Cons

    Too many layers, bureaucratic procedures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It is a good working place.

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    Current Employee - SAS Programmer  in  Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - SAS Programmer in Florham Park, NJ

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

    Pros

    Work and life reach a good balance

    Cons

    Some groups are too busy.

  3.  

    Great experience, but hit a ceiling

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ

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

    Pros

    you 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.

    Cons

    there 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 ManagementAdvice

    Look 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall a great work atmoshphere

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Florham Park, NJ

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    sometimes 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 ManagementAdvice

    build trust

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Manager  in  Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Manager in Florham Park, NJ

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fun yet boring

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    Former Employee - Global Marketing Business Analyst  in  Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Global Marketing Business Analyst in Florham Park, NJ

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

    Pros

    You 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.

    Cons

    Sometimes, 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 ManagementAdvice

    Do some insourcing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very poor communication and unclear, unproductive processes.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III  in  Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Florham Park, NJ

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

    Pros

    Nice people and physical environment to work in.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your administrative staff with the same respect as your medical colleagues.

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

    Very willing to help development of employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Leader  in  Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Leader in Florham Park, NJ

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    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 ManagementAdvice

    generally approve senior management decisions

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    intellectually challenging and fun

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Florham Park, NJ

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    intellectually challenging work, collaborative environment

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Interesting

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    Current Employee - Clinical Data Manager  in  Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Clinical Data Manager in Florham Park, NJ

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    The benefits are not bad

    Cons

    micromanagement of employess that are experienced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop micromanaging

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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