Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Updated June 29, 2015
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Novartis Pharmaceuticals President André Wyss
André Wyss
128 Ratings

Pros
  • Good work life balance with many activities for company bonding (in 39 reviews)

  • good company with good benefits (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is difficult to manage (in 30 reviews)

  • No work/life balance to speak of (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Associate General Counsel

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate General Counsel in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate General Counsel in East Hanover, NJ

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company, some great leaders, forward thinking

    Cons

    Several international folks work by "numbers" and pay lip service to compliance / Core Values

    Advice to Management

    Put people with integrity in key management positions


  2. Novartis - A great place to pursue an analytics career

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Flanders, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Flanders, NJ

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent diversity and inclusion culture

    Cons

    Company needs to do better job of developing leaders and promoting from within.


  3. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avenel, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avenel, NJ

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, pleasant environment to work in. Flexibility to work from home and Novartis genuinely care about their employees.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons to report.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Culture

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility is available per your mananger's discretion.

    Cons

    Office politics can be over whelming.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Sales Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Great training and resources

    Cons

    top down management. Problems are ignored

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the field


  7. Need to get better

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer in Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer in Hanover, NJ

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (More than 3 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company - lots of exposure to different kinds of projects

    Cons

    Continually changing structure, lot of politics

    Advice to Management

    Need to start retaining talent by offering what other competitors offer (better pay, lesser volatile atmosphere to work in and better appreciation)


  8. Job statisfaction

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Strong and diversified pipeline. Sr. management has good vision for the company

    Cons

    compensation can be improved. Middle management can be improved. Promotion criteria lacks clarity


  9. Executive Vaccines Solution Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EXECUTIVE VACCINE SOLUTIONS SPECIALIST/GlaxoSmithKline in East Stroudsburg, PA
    Current Employee - EXECUTIVE VACCINE SOLUTIONS SPECIALIST/GlaxoSmithKline in East Stroudsburg, PA

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good people and leadership. Would go back given the chance.

    Cons

    The division has been traded and closed.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Novartis Pharma

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, fitness facilities, restaurants

    Cons

    Obsessed with offshoring functional skills to low cost centers like India


  11. Helpful (1)

    Trending downward

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was once a good company that cared about employees. Salary was well within market standards. Peer environment was strong.

    Cons

    Just saw a review that ranked it last among Pharma companies to work for and I am not surprised. Severed the entire Neuro-psych division 3 days before Christmas. Eliminated every DM and Acct Mgr with CV experience to save a few $ and create a "new team"

    Advice to Management

    Read "The Speed of Trust" because your credibility is worthless



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