Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Novartis Pharmaceuticals President André Wyss
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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. Helpful (2)

    Overall, Great Experience!

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    Former Employee - Area Manager
    Former Employee - Area Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Professional Training & Development, Salary, Bonus, Company Benefits, Car, etc. Fun job!

    Cons

    4 Years of layoffs, fear, negative drug studies, company got too big to care or listen to employees or customers.

    Advice to Management

    keep things smaller so you can control your actions. listen to employees and customers.


  2. Good place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good facility and work environment, smart people.

    Cons

    I did not find any cons.


  3. Executive Sales Specialist

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    Former Employee - Executive Neuroscience Representative in Warner Robins, GA
    Former Employee - Executive Neuroscience Representative in Warner Robins, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for.

    Cons

    Low morale at times, while working there.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for management.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Regional Internal Auditor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Doral, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Doral, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Pharmaceutical career development learning opportunity

    Cons

    Difficult to manage work life balance


  6. Specialty Neuroscience Sales

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good product training with potential for advancement .. They almost always hire within

    Cons

    Patriarchal & way too many daily/weekly reports that are repetitive

    Advice to Management

    Positive reinforcement that "sells your team", and keeps forward movement


  7. Scientist II

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    Former Employee - QC Raw Material Finished Product/QC Stability Laboratory Scientist in Passaic, NJ
    Former Employee - QC Raw Material Finished Product/QC Stability Laboratory Scientist in Passaic, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best company in the world

    Cons

    Novarits Shut down it's Suffern NY plan due to mfg cost

    Advice to Management

    Hire more working people instead off hiring more management people. Less empowerment for working people.


  8. Novartis for lookers

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    Former Employee - Patient Care Coordinator Neurology in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Patient Care Coordinator Neurology in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture, progressive without being heartless, patients cared for, good people recruited

    Cons

    Unwieldy internal processes, management strangled


  9. Helpful (1)

    Novartis

    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities within the company.

    Cons

    Due to its large size, the company can be very bureaucratic!

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and value talent. Take more risks with your employees


  10. Great benefits, company culture meh

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, including a good pension. Lots of onsite amenities (E Hanover), eg, gyms, phys therapy, acupuncture, pharmacy.

    Cons

    High anxiety culture in places, aggressive marketing influence. Being a local rather than global entity affects the environment and one's job.

    Advice to Management

    Manager training and oversight are areas that need work.


  11. LMS Admin

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - ELearning Specialist in Clifton, NJ
    Former Employee - ELearning Specialist in Clifton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, people, company opportunity, flexibility with schedule

    Cons

    I did not find any cons at the company.

    Advice to Management

    Enforce to the candidants that the company has a wonderful long time probability.



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