Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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3.4 474 reviews

74% Approve of the CEO

Novartis Pharmaceuticals President André Wyss

André Wyss

(113 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)

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    I got whiplash from the number of times management changed their minds

    Associate (Current Employee) Emeryville, CA

    ProsGood commute, non "upper" management level people were awesome, had a really good boss but unfortunately he could not handle the crazy dramatic inconceivable personalities around him

    ConsSwear to god, i think there are some governments run better than Novartis Emeryville

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe realistic about goals and timelines. Don't just implement a system or change without good communication.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Toxic culture perpetuated from senior management down, constant box checking and micromanagement.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsField based sales teams in many areas are exceptionally talented. In spite of toxic management, some great products, making their way to the patients because of exceptional field force. The goal of best in class patient services programs will be achieved, slowly, in spite of itself. Excellent benefits, salary, and diversity.

    ConsSenior management issues are rampant throughout organization. Realignments and reorganizations are the norm. Culture of the organization is one that encourages shameless self promotion and working in silos. Collaboration and innovation frowned upon and often punished. Box checking/micromanagement from the highest levels down. Problem employees/managers protected and promoted. The disconnect between home office and field team is much larger then in other companies. Too many layers of management, lack of respect for the organization in many markets.

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

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    Was a great company prior to 2008

    Executive Sales Consultant (Current Employee) Greenville, MS

    ProsGreat market base compensation and benefits

    ConsLeadership gone and pipeline is lacking for primary care

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

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    Novartis was a great company to me throughout my career, but things are different now

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt was a great place to work and still is in the oncology division

    ConsAll about bottom line, too many internal processes, they do not value the people that got them to the top.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind your soul

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales Representative (Former Employee) Hartford, CT

    Prosculture change in 2012 was improvement, but has a long way to go before true culture shift

    Conslimited product line and culture was not really changed even thought they really tried to change the culture which was better than "the beatings will continue until morale improves"

    Advice to Senior Managementdo away with review process

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

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    changing times

    Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsWas a solid company with a strong structure. Looks to the future.

    Consdecreasing departments and lack of assistance.

    Advice to Senior Managementstart by helping your own people.

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

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    overall positive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proschange in culture values and expections

    Consnot enough products coming out. Products going off patent

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a vision. Dont be afraid of doing copromotions

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    Novartis

    Drug Safety Specialist (Former Employee)

    ProsWas a great learning experience

    ConsContracts should be longer than 6 months

     

    Great company. Good compensation.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStable. Good salary and benefits.

    ConsPromotions can be challenging to get.

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    A good place to work.

    Associate Director (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay and nice people.

    ConsWeak management team but improving.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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