Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    good company to start a career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    good company, good pipeline of projects, some perks on weekdays

    Cons

    difficult to gain professional growth. limited staff, you have to do a lot more work than what is expected because a lot of the good workers were let go or quit and company does not rehire. this equals to a lot of stress . limited professional growth potential


  2. Product specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Egypt, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Egypt, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart company that work through long term strategy

    Cons

    Routine is very bad and delay important issue


  3. Review of Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Novartis is a good company to work for, due to its benefits package.

    Cons

    Novartis purchased Alcon Laboratories, and began changing the culture of Alcon, and not in a good way.

    Advice to Management

    Alcon has become too much of a "who you know" than what you know.


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  5. Great Company to work for. Culture is dynamic

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Novartis Pharmaceuticals is a great company to work for. They have excellent products and pipelines.

    Cons

    Company increased field force size so big just like any other Pharmaceutical company. Downsized so many times to keep up with competition.


  6. PSR

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Launch new product in competitive generic market. Plenty of opportunity to gain experience.

    Cons

    New company, very little knowledge of actual market obstacles / opportunities.


  7. Executive sales consultant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Sales Consultant in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Sales Consultant in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    highly ethical , continuous training. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Novartis said they are transparent but we're not when it came to restructuring. Its not about the person, just revenue.

    Advice to Management

    its all about revenue. Be honest.


  8. Excellent company with career advancement, if you are willing to sacrifice work/life balance

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are treated with respect and if you want to advance there are plenty of oppurtunities. Great benefits and salary.

    Cons

    It is expected that you design your life around work. Multiple waves of lay-offs, however in a year or two people are getting hired for the same positions.


  9. I was a Executive Specialist analyzing and promoting products to any individual that manages patients.

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    Former Employee - Executive Sales Specialist in Central, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Sales Specialist in Central, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I like challenging situations that require than just selling, My disease state and product knowledge helps me to understand the customers needs and customize my selling approach to their needs. My compensation was competitive, with excellent training and benefits.

    Cons

    The company lacked new products to sell and when we ran out of brand protection we literally had nothing to promote. There was no alternative or cross selling with other business units which would have created a bridge to products in the pipeline that would be nearing approval to sell.

    Advice to Management

    Dedicate more time to new product development and acquisition of developing products from other companies.


  10. Great company, sub-optimal management

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    Former Employee - Medical Director in Elizabeth, NJ
    Former Employee - Medical Director in Elizabeth, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is no question that Novartis is a great company. They have a great pipeline, good processes, and treat their employees well. The people are fantastic and high quality.

    Cons

    Senior management seems to be more focused with their own survival, as opposed to appropriate development. There is no development of talent. Employees are famously 'responsible for their own development', but one can only do so much on their own.

    Advice to Management

    Less vice presidents, more people to do the work. Focus on really developing amd promoting the tremendous talent that you have.


  11. Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Easy, flexible, small territories, some good colleagues

    Cons

    no loyalty from company,terrible line of products, layoffs almost yearly

    Advice to Management

    respect your people



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