Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
483 Reviews

3.5
483 Reviews
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Novartis Pharmaceuticals President André Wyss
André Wyss
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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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company has a strong commitment to helping patients.

    Cons

    Currently, undergoing significant organizational change

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outsourcing entire line functions has resulted in loss of key in-house expertise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Scientist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    like learn new products and instruments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Equal work distribution to all

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AP Analyst  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - AP Analyst in Fort Worth, TX

    Pros

    Busy place and working as team member and learning new software

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If all employees put all efforts including off sure location, process would run smoothly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    For technologists, it is not the place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Architect  in  East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Architect in East Hanover, NJ

    Pros

    Work life balance, provides opportunities to innovate

    Cons

    It's a typical European company, lot of hidden hierarchies. Absence of strong IT Governance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show career roadmap to employees and make them grow in their roles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Writer  in  Suffern, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Suffern, NY

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The site is closing by 2016

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall favorable place to work but several caveats

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work from home options, nice campus

    Cons

    Stressful project work, teams global

  11.  

    look wlsewhere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Very hard to find but stock is solid

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend

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