Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 469 reviews

74% Approve of the CEO

Novartis Pharmaceuticals President André Wyss

André Wyss

(112 ratings)

61% 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)

469 Employee Reviews
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    My ten years with Novartis has provided me with wonderful opportunities

    Manager (Current Employee) Vacaville, CA

    ProsGood benefits and great work life balance. They supported my executive MBA program and there is tuition reimbursement. Flat organization allows many go-getters to really excel by taking ownership and adding value to the organization.

    ConsUnfortunately the business strategy did not support new products coming to our site.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt is nice working with talented and nice people, you can learn and achieve a lot there.

    ConsThe company reorganizes too frequently.

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

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    Good company overall

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company has a strong commitment to helping patients.

    ConsCurrently, undergoing significant organizational change

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Tremendous opportunity and experience.

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people are fantastic and supportive.

    ConsLong hours, constant overload in work demands.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember your people, listen to their ideas.

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

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    Great company.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSmart, dedicated, decent colleagues. Flexible workplace in Gen Meds. Progressive, global mindset.

    ConsExperienced/senior team burdened with tasks/responsibilities that could be delegated. Not enough entry-level roles.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOutsourcing entire line functions has resulted in loss of key in-house expertise.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for.

    Customer Care Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent time off, summer hours, opportunity for growth, friendly staff, company store, team building activities, excellent training

    ConsMostly contracted work, very difficult to get a staff job, not a lot of job security as a contractor

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Scientist

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood company to work but middle management is doing injustice and give promotion to their favourite people,

    Conslike learn new products and instruments

    Advice to Senior ManagementEqual work distribution to all

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work!

    AP Analyst (Former Employee) Fort Worth, TX

    ProsBusy place and working as team member and learning new software

    ConsIn the beginning it was very hard because of lake of training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf all employees put all efforts including off sure location, process would run smoothly.

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

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    Positive

    Technical Writer (Current Employee) Suffern, NY

    ProsFamily-like culture and very hard-working/committed colleagues.

    ConsThe site is closing by 2016

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall favorable place to work but several caveats

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) East Hanover, NJ

    ProsPay is good and benefits are good.
    Staff and corporate culture are ethical.

    ConsRecent round of layoffs left me with out the resources to do my job properly

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen doing layoffs, management should develop a continuity of operations plans BEFORE the layoffs so that you can be sure that work can continue at least at 80 to 90% of previous levels.

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

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