Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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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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    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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    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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    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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    look wlsewhere

    District Sales Manager (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsVery hard to find but stock is solid

    ConsUsed to be a great place to work but now the employees are just a number not peron

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A meaningful career to pursue

    Intern (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGood working environment and culture. Good work-life balance and plenty of training opportunities to upgrade yourself. They promote discussion and sharing session.

    ConsLack of office space for the employees. There were often few employees sharing an office desk. Have to respond fast and alert as you move in and out of clean room.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt will be great if each employee can have their own personal office space to save time carrying their laptop and stuffs around finding space to share.

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

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    good brand but dont get carried away with it.

    PV Scientist (Current Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    Proswork from home is a big bonus, good no. of paid leaves

    Consmanagement does not approve ur leaves even if you have more than enough leave balance left..sometimes, your leaves get lapsed just coz you weren't able to use them up due to approval issues. Work load is just too much and there is absolutely no work life balance at all. In case you are asked to work on saturdays (which is actually a week off) there is no extra payment.

    No, I would not 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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    room for improvement

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Basel (Switzerland)

    Prosbig pharma and big pipeline

    ConsPoor management of the work and people

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

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