Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Novartis Pharmaceuticals President André Wyss
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  • Good work life balance with many activities for company bonding (in 39 reviews)

  • good company with good benefits (in 35 reviews)

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  • 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 (1)

    Overall, Great Experience!

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    • Senior Management
    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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    • Senior Management
    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. 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.


  6. Director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Basel (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Director in Basel (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The most robust pipeline in the Pharma industry. Extremely talented staff. Global reach, global company. Good products. Top of the field. Excellent execution even though it's a fast follower.

    Cons

    Tends to be hierarchical. Less favorable to women. Driven by fear . Over represented by McKinsey consultants and McKinsey alumni. Inwardly focused.

    Advice to Management

    Need to break the cycle of fear. Need to promote women. Need to get I to the field more. Need to be less of a follower and more of a leader.


  7. Team Lead - Global Labeling

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good opportunity to work in close collaboration with cross functional teams for projects.

    Cons

    Unique profile and limited roles and responsibilities, which sometime leaves you to think of broadening career options.


  8. Specialty Neuroscience Sales

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. wonderful enviroment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transplant Sales Specialist
    Current Employee - Transplant Sales Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly!! they care about their employees and patients

    Cons

    nothing am working or less than a year


  10. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Regional Internal Auditor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  11. Scientist II

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    • Senior Management
    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.



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